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Gradient graphic design is a type of graphic design that uses gradients, which are gradual transitions between two or more colors, to create visual interest and depth. #gradient

Paper weights

Paper weights – Paper has weights, thickness on business cards we usually use 100# cover or 12-16 pt. #paper #paperweight #paperweights

Measure Twice Cut Once

Measure Twice Cut Once – There’s an old saying when it comes to woodworking or building a house … “measure twice cut once.” That saying applies to graphic design as well. #measuretwice #cutonce #measuretwicecutonce #graphicdesign

UV Coating

UV Coating – A special chemical is applied to coated stock paper such as C1S or C2S along with heat and a UV light. #uvcoating

Duplo DC-618 Cutter

Duplo DC-618 Cutter – Great for cutting, scoring cover stock paper. Where I work we use it on … #Duplo #DuploDc618


Jogging – Not the fast paced walking/run. I’m talking about a printing term of stacking paper neatly. #jogging


Chipboard is pressed paperboard (non-corrugated cardboard, often you see it with memo pads or with NCR paper to add sturdiness. #chipboard

Dog Ear Cut

Dog Ear Cut – Almost like a die-cut like these special cuts on these invites that come to a point at the top. No I am Not talking about docking or cutting a real dog. This one is about cutting paper!


Perforation – Makes it where you can tear off a section of paper to separate. It is similar how coupons are often done. #perforation

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