Reagan has also been mentioned in the people section of the Triangle Business Journal. Just one more addition to the deep well of experience and know-how that is Universal Printing. Next time you need printing, banners, posters, envelopes, mailing or just about anything ink-on-paper, contact us or give us a call. We’re right around the corner.
We’ve noticed over the past several years that some of our clients have tried the offshore printing gig (like in China, for example.) As far as we can tell, they have all come back to buying locally with someone they can trust, have a face to face conversation with, and avoid experiencing any of the challenging cultural differences.
This experience has been both rewarding and frustrating for us. Frustrating because we usually don’t find out until a client has already printed overseas, been burned or let down, and then come back. Rewarding because they do come back, with similar stories and a realization that the trust, professionalism, quality and reliability we provide as a “given”, which they had previously taken for granted, has real value to their companies.
– The Legendary
Yes… Universal Printing produces a bunch of of projects and ships them all across the country and throughout the world, but our base of operations is smack in the heart of North Carolina. Specifically, the Triangle — That happy bustling region that includes Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, but also encompasses Apex, Carrboro, Cary, and Morrisville.
Around here, we like our College Basketball! We’re surrounded by 4 of the 12 ACC teams (UNC, Duke, NCSU, and yes I’m counting Wake Forest!) and when it comes down to “Tourney Time,” we are right here in the thick of it!
So in honor of “March Madness” and the NCAA Basketball Tournament, we’re posting our own “Elite Eight” of our 8 most popular blog posts. We hope you’ll take the time to read or re-read them, or share them with friends and colleagues! In the meantime, we’ll be rooting for Duke and Carolina, and the other ACC teams representing the Atlantic Coast this weekend.
Choosing Inks for Color Printing – Coated vs. Uncoated
Tips to enhance your graphic design portfolio
More about Color: Digital Color | RGB vs. CMYK
Choosing Inks for Color Printing – Spot Color vs. Process Color
Direct Mail… Back-in-the-day or Future Play?
Choosing Inks for Color Printing – Metallics and Other Specialty Inks
How to Save PDF files for Better Printing!
Tweet me… Social Media and Commercial Printing CAN work together!
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Let’s face it… NOBODY enjoys proofreading. Ok, maybe there’s a rare few that get a kick out of it from time-to-time, but nobody really “likes” it. Still, it’s a very important step in any graphic design project or page layout process, and one that sometimes gets overlooked. It’s easy to “pass the buck” on this, and assume someone else should have proofread; but anyone involved in putting files together for printing should take a moment to proof their work. Granted, I’m only talking about proofing for completion and accuracy. Grammar and punctuation can be addressed in someone else’s blog! For us, we just want to help get it on press quickly, and address any concerns BEFORE the project is plated and printed. These tips will help make your proofreading process a little easier.
So you want to know even more about paper, eh? I don’t blame you. Our previous blog post went over some of the basics of paper, like the type of coating or finish, and caliper, weight and bulk. This post will cover opacity, brightness, shade and grain. Let’s get started!
Paper comes in all colors, weights, and finishes; and sometimes our customers know EXACTLY what paper they want. More likely, we’ll take in a project where the client won’t have a clue what they want, or even need.
Photoshop has come a long way since its original release back in 1991. Sure… I know some of you hardcore Adobe fans will argue and say it first came out in 1988. But let’s get real… Photoshop didn’t REALLY become impressive until it’s version 2.0 release.
Every year, between Thanksgiving and Christmas, all of us at Universal Printing get together for our annual Holiday Luncheon. The owners, Bob and Sandi, supply turkey and ham while everyone else brings in their favorite entree, side item, or dessert.
Earlier this year Microsoft released their newest Office bundle, Office 2010. For many people who upgrade to Office 2007 a few years ago, their Ribbon Interface was a huge and often unhappy surprise. They changed their entire navigation layout, making it very difficult for even the most knowledgeable Word, Excel, and PowerPoint users to find what they were looking for. Most annoying was the lack of a File menu, which had been replaced with a strange little “Office Pearl.” In Office 2010, they have brought back the File menu, and even enhanced it to become a very complete File Panel complete with file properties, permissions options, and other features making for easier document sharing and collaboration.