What is Print Resolution & Why Does it Matter?

Print Resolution Example Image

What is 300dpi, and why does it matter? Have you ever zoomed into your monitor so close that images no longer look crisp, but rather a close-up of a Monet painting? When you really zoomed in, the images lose their visibility and turn into little dots of color. Those dots are called pixels. The more […]

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What is 300dpi, and why does it matter?

Have you ever zoomed into your monitor so close that images no longer look crisp, but rather a close-up of a Monet painting? When you really zoomed in, the images lose their visibility and turn into little dots of color. Those dots are called pixels. The more dots (or pixels) you have, the better the image will look when printed. This is also what we refer to when we say “dpi” or “dots per inch”.

300dpi

A high-resolution file will have a higher number of dots, which is required for printing. 300dpi (dots per inch) is the resolution we recommend for print files. Files submitted to print that have a resolution lower than 300dpi will likely result in a lesser quality or blurred print product.  We often receive files that are 72dpi which is the required resolution for digital outputs such as computer screens. These low-resolution files will appear clear on screen but will print quite blurry. See the example below of two business card files. The left image printed at 300dpi and the right image printed at 72dpi.

Print resolution comparison - 300dpi vs. 72dpi

If you receive a resolution warning when uploading your files please send your files to info@primoprint.com. One of our file processors will be able to check the files and let you know if higher resolution images need to be provided.

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Creative Sites that Inspire Our Team

Get Inspired by these Design Sites

To inspire means to give someone the craving or capability to do or feel something, something creative. Below are four sites that inspire our creative team. Check them out and get inspired! Tweet @Primoprint your favorite sites to draw inspiration from using the hashtag #GetInspired. Juxtapoz Juxtapoz.com offers a huge variety of articles highlighting artists across […]

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To inspire means to give someone the craving or capability to do or feel something, something creative. Below are four sites that inspire our creative team. Check them out and get inspired! Tweet @Primoprint your favorite sites to draw inspiration from using the hashtag #GetInspired.

Juxtapoz

Juxtapoz.com offers a huge variety of articles highlighting artists across the media spectrum. It’s a great place to be inspired visually as well as come away having learned something new.

– Kelly Alexander (Graphic Designer)

Creative Market  

Every Monday morning I get excited to check out the freebies from creativemarket.com which more often than not inspire a new design.

– Michaela Horton (Graphic Designer + Photographer)

Dribbble

Dribbble is show and tell for designers.” It’s a great way to see what other designers are working on and allows members to give and receive feedback on their latest projects.

– Jen Johnson (Brand Manager)

Bashooka

I really like the blog Bashooka. There are a ton of posts about inspiration, freebies, templates, how-to’s, etc. They really seem to be in touch with current trends and they post often!

– Brooke Ernst (Design Team Director)

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Why Table Tent Marketing is so Effective

Marketing with Table Tents

I’m sure we’ve all been to restaurants and bars and seen the small triangle cards sitting on the tables. And I would bet that just about every time you see one on your table, you grab it and look at the message. I know I do! With the use of custom table tents, your audience is at […]

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I’m sure we’ve all been to restaurants and bars and seen the small triangle cards sitting on the tables. And I would bet that just about every time you see one on your table, you grab it and look at the message. I know I do! With the use of custom table tents, your audience is at your fingertips. They are sitting there, willing and waiting, for you to give them something to look at. That is why tabletop marketing is so effective.

And do you want to know the glorious part? This marketing tool works far beyond as table tents for restaurants and bars!

Other great uses for table tents are listing company services, showing pricing, highlighting new products, advertising your social handles, displaying credentials, providing directions, and showing upcoming events. The possibilities are really endless. If you have an audience standing around, and some sort of table or counter available, table tents are the way to go.

Here are some examples of how we have used table tents in the past:

Examples of Table Tent Marketing

And don’t be afraid to think outside the box. One client we design for realized that table tents are the perfect size and shape to go around the scarves they sell. So now this paper marketing tool has become part of their product packaging. The same concept would work great for t-shirts or other products that can roll up and fit inside. And they sit nicely on store shelves since they have the flat bottom.

Use Table Tents for Unique Packaging

Templates and Stock Options

When you are ready to put together your artwork, be sure you download one of the table tent templates from our website. 4 x 6 and 5 x 5.5 sizes are available for UV Coated table tents and the 5 x 5.5 size is also available with a Matte finish. This will show you where the fold lines are, making sure your artwork is displayed properly.

Do you have a great idea for how to use your table tent? We’d love to see what you’ve got! Tag us (@Printprint) on Instagram or hashtag your photos with #primoprint.

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New Painted Edge Business Cards

Pearlescent Painted Edge Business Cards

Creatives seeking to showcase their personality are in luck. Primoprint is excited to release its 32PT Uncoated Painted Edge business card. This 32PT thick uncoated card stock currently features edge painting in a variety of striking colors: Pearlescent Colors: Gold, Pink, Green, Purple, Yellow and Orange. Standard Colors: Red, Yellow, Blue, Brown, Turquoise, Orange and […]

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Creatives seeking to showcase their personality are in luck. Primoprint is excited to release its 32PT Uncoated Painted Edge business card.

This 32PT thick uncoated card stock currently features edge painting in a variety of striking colors:

Pearlescent Colors:

Gold, Pink, Green, Purple, Yellow and Orange.

Standard Colors:

Red, Yellow, Blue, Brown, Turquoise, Orange and Pink

The cards are also available with white unpainted edges. Our edge painted business cards offer a pop of color, creating a fresh and captivating look. At this time, Painted Edge cards are 2”x 3.5” with standard corners and come in quantities of 250 and 500.Painted Edge Business Cards Infographic32PT vs 19PT

 

Crushing Our Competitors

Our goal is to make high quality, affordable cards. For $69, we are offering the single sided card, while our double sided card is priced at $89. Currently, our competitors such as Oubly offer cards for $119, and Thikit’s cheapest painted edge card comes in at $127.08. Primoprint’s standard production time is 2-4 business days.

DIY Disasters

With Pinterest and other DIY websites, it may be tempting to craft your own. While there are those who may attempt to replicate our methods, our Painted Edge business cards offer a superior alternative to messy DIY attempts.

Business cards are essential in building relationships and networking. Primoprint’s Painted Edge business cards are sure to leave a lasting impression.

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