Printing Partners Knowledge Library
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Knowledge Library
Welcome to the Printing Partners’ Knowledge Library.
Contained below is a collection of PDFs and web pages that can answer most of your digital printing, offset printing and bindery questions. If you don’t find a resource here, please contact your salesperson and we will get you the information that you need.

Check back often, we are always adding to this area. We also have a blog, Connecting the Dots, great posts with tip and tricks of the industry.

Equipment List
A quick overview of our production equipment with their sizes and specifications.
Binding Guide
An online guide to the various types of binding methods that we offer.
Folding Guide
An online folding guide with panel calculators and an animation showing how the fold works.
Varnish Guide
An online guide to the different types of varnishes and coatings that we offer.
Dimensional Ink Guide
Features of Dimensional Ink and a Downloadable Technical Guide.
A glossary of the printing terms used on this site and in our industry.
Submitting Files
A guide on how to submit files to us. It covers PDF files and collecting pieces for open applications files.
PDF Creation Guide
Step-by-step PDF guide for making high-resolution PDF files in QuarkXpress and Adobe InDesign.
[– InDesign –]  [– QuarkXpress –]
Creating Die Files
A quick guide to assist you in the creation of die files for foil stamping or die cutting.
Variable Printing Guide
A downloadable PDF guide to preparing variable printing jobs.
Mailing Guide
A downloadable PDF guide on the current mailing requirements.
Partners Guide
This is a comprehensive guide that can help explain everything we do in PDF format.
QR Codes, PURLs & GURLs
Information on the use of QR Codes and PURLs.
Intelligent Mail Barcodes
An overview of the USPS Intelligent Mail Barcode specifications.
Connecting the Dots (our blog)
We discuss tips and tricks for creating the best documents for printing. as well as some other interesting tid-bits of information.
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Multi-Channel Communications
Information about multi-channel campaigns, QRCodes, HCCB Codes and PURLs & GURLs.
Layout Guides
Here we have a collection of PDF files that show you how to set up a particluar layout. Items such as: Accordian Folds, Roll Folds, No 9 Remittance Envelopes, etc. This will continue to evolve, so check back often.
Paper Types Explained
When you are choosing a paper for your project, what do all the paper terms mean? Hopefully this helps take some of the mystery out of selecting paper.
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