Some designers feel that packaging an InDesign file and sending it to their printer is faster and safer than creating and sending a PDF. This isn't necessarily true. Especially when using the Cedar Graphics PDF presets.
Check out this brief video for a comparison.
Knowing which tool to use is crucial for new designers. Although Photoshop is a great tool, InDesign provides much better tools for multiple page layouts. Watch this video from Humza reviewing the benefits of InDesign for printing layouts.
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.
Did you miss this quarter's Hiawatha Business Summit sponsored by the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance? Hosted by Cedar Graphics, this quarter's focus was on If I only knew ____, I could do ____better. Watch this video to learn more about what data you have and how to use it to increase direct mail ROI.
Cedar Graphics is well known for the unique special printing effects we do inline using our UV inks and presses. Here's a brief refresher via two YouTube video tutorials covering how to set up these effects in your favorite design software.
If you are utilizing Adobe Photoshop for your print file creation, you know that creating spot or PMS colors can be tricky. In this video, Humza demonstrates how to perform this task in Photoshop as well as a much easier was to do this in Adobe InDesign
Scott Sanborn of KGAN CBS 2 and KFXA Fox 28 sat down with Hassan Igram and Justin McDonald of Cedar Graphics to learn more about what goes on behind the scenes and what all Cedar Graphics creates here in the corridor.