Commercial Printing Tips & Tricks Blog | Cedar Graphics UV Offset & Digital Printing

Welcome to the BIG TIME

Posted on 2/1/2015 by Scott Burnett in Design Ideas Cedar Graphics Variable Data Printing Indigo 10000

Go big or go home! Just in time for the Super Bowl, check out this unique idea variably printed vinyl poster produced on our HP Indigo 10000. It's amazing what you can do with variable data, a great image, and an amazing press. All you need is a design, spreadsheet, an imagination, and Cedar Graphics.

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Get your 2015 Calendar Now!

Posted on 11/6/2014 by Justin McDonald in Design Ideas Cedar Graphics

The 2015 edition of Cedar Graphics Award winning Calendar is here. Each month features vibrant imagery and specific details about which substrate, process, or special coating effect was used. Follow along with us through out the year as we reference specific processes and how to achieve them yourself.

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August 2014 CG Calendar - Reticulating Varnish Video

Posted on 8/26/2014 by Scott Burnett in Design Ideas Cedar Graphics Video

For back to school, August features a cool reticulating gloss combined with a matte varnish for a vivid effect. Very similar to a strike through or spot UV but with more texture in the matte and gloss areas. This is a Matte varnish with a reticulating gloss UV coating Printed on 100# uBrand Gloss Text.

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Soft Touch Printing Effect

Posted on 3/19/2014 by Scott Burnett in Design Ideas Soft Touch Coating

Check out this unique and dramatic soft touch printing effect. This unique coating gives a velvet texture and matte appearance to your printing project. This is very popular for high end catalogs or any product that needs a luxurious feel or unique customer experience.

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Strike Thru Matte Gloss Effect

Posted on 2/13/2014 by Scott Burnett in Design Ideas Special Effect

Check out this combination of matte vanish and a spot gloss coating featured in the Cedar Graphics calendar for February. This is often called a strike-through coating. This is accomplished inline on our KBA six color press. Design tutorials are also available on our site.

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QR Codes - How they work and how to use them effectively

Posted on 12/1/2013 by Justin McDonald in Design Ideas QR Codes Marketing Ideas

QR codes can be a great tool for engaging your customers when used with a printed piece, but if done wrong, they can be confusing and frustrating. We've done the research for you and have listed the best practices and a few unique ideas to ensure that your QR code campaign goes as planned.

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