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Your one stop resource for tips on print design. Get your fix on colors, CMYK, ISO paper sizes and much more…
Printernational offers information and tutorials about all aspects of graphic and print design, illustrator, photoshop, indesign and everything related to it. We also offer information on paper sizes, formats and design standards for working for print.
We believe the most important factor of design on any medium (business cards, flyers or brochures etc.) are the basic concepts of creation: form and function. Building on these concepts with any tools necessary to do the job.
Printing labels can be challenging. It is something at some point everyone will have to do. To help you get started, here is an excellent source for free downloadable label templates in .doc, .odf and pdf formats to help you create and design labels.
Business card design tips & guidelines
Printernational.org offers you a collection of tips and guidelines on designing business cards with grace. We'll cover text size minimums, text usage, business card content, testing and typography…
Business card design: tips and guidelines
10 Tips to better print design
With these tips I hope to help novice graphic designers on their way to better print design. The tips are for print design in general: doesn't matter if it's a brochure or a poster or a identity. In no particular order…
Print design tips
ISO Paper sizes
In the ISO paper size system, the height-to-width ratio of all pages is the square root of two (1.4142 : 1). In other words, the width and the height of a page relate to each other like the side and the diagonal of a square. This aspect ratio…
ISO paper sizes
Working with colors: Converting to CMYK
Here is a list of several common programs with instructions on how to convert your color space to CMYK. If the file already exists select the following menu options: Image > Mode > CMYK When starting a new file select CMYK for the mode…
Converting to CMYK
Print theory: Halftones & Line screens
In offset lithography, the density of inks can not be varied in continuous fashion across an image, so a range is produced by means of halftoning. In halftoning, tiny translucent CMYK ink dots of variable sizes…
Halftones and line screens
Recommended books about print design