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Sampel Cetak, Dummy atau Mock up

Jika menginginkan sampel cetak atau mock up dari produk yang akan dipesan, silahkan hubungi kami. Kami siap membuat dan mengirim sampel cetak tersebut ke tempat anda. Begitu juga jika menginginkan sampel hasil cetak offset kami atau sampel cetak yang sudah pernah kami cetak silahkan hubungi kami.

Bilamana sampel cetak bisa kami kirimkan?
Jika sudah ada kesepakatan harga

Bagaimana cara mendapatkan sampelnya?
Silahkan kirim file desainnya kami akan buatkan dan kirimkan ke alamat pemesan.

Apakah di kenakan biaya?
Untuk order dengan nominal tertentu tidak dikenakan biaya, tapi mungkin biaya kirim ditanggung pemesan.

Apakah hasilnya sama 100% dengan hasil cetak massal nantinya?
Untuk bahan akan sama, kecuali jika dalam kondisi tertentu (kami akan berikan catatan). Untuk warna cetak kemungkinan ada perbedaan, kesamaan warna ada di kisaran 70-99%, perbedaaan ini dikarenakan karena perbedaan mesin yang digunakan, sampel cetak menggunakan mesin digital offset (Konica) sementara saat cetak massal menggunakan mesin offset Heifdelberg. Secara umum perbedaan warna masih bisa ditoleransi. 

Apakah ukurannya akan sama nantinya?
Sebisa mungkin kami buat sama, hanya saja karena keterbatasa ukuran mesin digital, untuk produk yang ukurannnya melebihi 31 x 47 cm, kami akan perkecil menyesuaikan dengan ukuran maksimal mesin cetak digital.

Saya hanya ingin tahu contoh produk tapi belum sepakat dengan harga, bisa saya lihat contohnya dahulu?
Bisa, silahkan datang langsung ke tempat kami 



3 Hal Penting dalam Final Artwork

Tulisan ini tidak dimaksudkan untuk membahasa final artwork secara komperehensif, namun hanya terbatas pada beberapa hal dalam final artwork yang sering terlupakan ketika client mengirim desain ke Percetakan Lima Warna. Hal tersebut acapkali mengakibatkan terhambatnya proses cetak karena harus direvisi terlebih dahulu dan biasanya berujung pada tergesernya jadwal cetak.


10 Tips to better print design

With these tips I hope to help novice designers on their way to better print design. The tips are for print design in general: doesn't matter if it's a brochure or a poster or a identity. In no particular order.

1. Remember to bleed
The bleed is the part on the side of your document that gives your printer that small amount of space to move around paper and design inconsistencies. No matter what guidelines they have on their site, the printer will use anything you throw at them. A 3mm bleed on all sides is a safe standard for your work.

The settings in InDesign are right there in the new file dialog… but hidden! You need to hit the 'more options' button before they become visible. If you already have a document open you can find them in the file > document setup dialog. Read more in the article What is bleed. 

 Bleed settings in Adobe InDesign

2. Overprint is fun
Is your budget limiting you to only 2 Pantone(PMS) colors? No problem. Try to experiment with overprint options to get a look with more depth with a limited color palette.

You can even work with photographs with only 2 Pantone's, just do them in duotone or monotone.

3. Think outside the paper
The human mind fills in gaps and will see the bigger picture if you aim for it. Using the border of your paper can be great fun and another tool to work with.

Thinking inside…hinking outside…

Obviously, this is not the final solution to all your design problems. It should help you to see that your work doesn't end at the edge of the paper.

4. Paper size standards are great, but don't let them hold you back
Square booklets, for instance, make for a more interesting reading experience, while smaller sizes (A5 for example) are much easier to take with you. Fly away from that standard A4 and take some risks.

5. People read
In conflict with some designers of the last 5 years I still think form follows function. This means in print design: If your working on something that contains textual content concentrate on the content.

You should use typography as a element in your design, however you should always aim for optimal readability.

6. Amount of content: less is more
If you have some kind of idea that there's too much on your page; there is indeed to much on your page. Define what's really necessary and remove any visual noise. It may sound cliche but it's true: less is more. If the client makes you cram too much content on one page, tell them. 

7. Amount of content: less is more
If you have some kind of idea that there's too much on your page; there is indeed to much on your page. Define what's really necessary and remove any visual noise. It may sound cliche but it's true: less is more. If the client makes you cram too much content on one page, tell them.

A simple but well excecuted 3-column grid in a magazine

 Don't always go for the standard 3-column setup. A 7 column setup offers a lot of playful combinations… 2 column overlaps, a 3/3/1 setup with a sidebar and so on…

8. Typography is king
If the typographical setup is bad, no amount of lines or other elements will fix it. The fonts you use the most in your project set the voice for it's overall feel: don't pick the first font you like; think about what voice it should have and the best way to communicate this to your target audience. You can have a lot of fun with the basic well designed fonts: Helvetica, Swiss or Akzidenz Grotesk will save you from the worst typographic horror-scenario's.

It takes a while to get to know a font. A good way to get good with a particular font is to pick a list of 5 to 8 fonts you think could work for you and concentrate on those. That's also a good way to find out which fonts mix and which won't. 

9. Invert
Need to give a bigger impact to a quote or logo? Invert it. White on black (or on any dark color for that matter) will always give your design or typography more strength. 


Be careful with smaller type sizes (8pt. and lower) as these will be possible problems for your printer as ink always flows around a little when just printed. This effect is called trapping. Of course this all depends on what kind of paper it's printed on, printing speed and other factors. Ask your printer about exceptions.

10. Be demanding about photographic content
You should always demand high quality source material to work with. When working with photographic content for example the "trash in, trash out" rule applies. A good photo can take your work to another level, a badly lit low resolution photo will ruin your work. Most clients will send you what they have for grabs… most of the time they don't understand quality or image resolutions. Bug them a bit and they'll magically come up with better material.

These are by no means rules or guidelines, just some tips.


Author :  Damien van Holten 



What is Pantone (pms)?

A Color Matching System, or CMS, is a method used to ensure that colors remain as consistent as possible, regardless of the device/medium displaying the color. Keeping color from varying across mediums is very difficult because not only is color subjective to some extent, but also because devices use a wide range of technologies to display color.

There are many different color matching systems availlable today, but by far, the most popular in the printing industry is the Pantone Matching System, or PMS. PMS is a "solid-color" matching system, used primarily for specifying second or third colors in printing, meaning colors in addition to black, (although, obviously, one can certainly print a one-color piece using a PMS color and no black all).

Many printers keep an array of base Pantone inks in their shops, such as Warm Red, Rubine Red, Green, Yellow, Reflex Blue, and Violet. Most PMS colors have a "recipe" that the printer follows to create the desired color. The base colors, along with black and white, are combined in certain proportions within the printer's shop to achieve other PMS colors.

If it is very important to match a certain PMS color in your project, such as when a corporate logo color is used, you may want to suggest to the that printer purchase that particular color pre-mixed from the ink supplier. This will help ensure a close match. Another possible reason to buy pre-mixed PMS colors is if you have a very long print run, since it can be difficult to mix large amounts of ink and keep the color consistent through several batches. 

Certain PMS colors have to be purchased because they cannot be mixed, such as the Pantone metallics and fluorescent inks.

A common problem occurs when one tries to achieve the look of a PMS color while printing 4-color process (4CP). The only truly accurate way to use a PMS color in a 4CP project is to add the PMS as a fifth color to the job, which can become expensive. By definition, 4-color process uses only four inks: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black, (also known as CMYK), and therefore cannot match a PMS color which, by its nature, is composed of PMS base inks.

One compromise lies in Pantone's Process Color System, which attempts to simulate the PMS colors with CMYK inks. Once you have chosen your PMS color, you attempt to match it by choosing a similar 4CP color from Pantone's Process System Guide.

Another way of ensuring a match is to work backwards from a 4-color process piece. On the 4CP piece, pick a color you like, then pull out your PMS swatchbook and see what PMS color comes closest to the 4CP color you've chosen. Of course, this works only if you aren't locked into using a specific PMS color, like some corporate identity's state.


Author :  Damien van Holten


Business card design tips

The most important element on business cards are text sizes. If your text is too small, clients might struggle to read information on the cards. There should be a visual balance between the size and position of the address and the name and title.

How does CMYK work?

Because process color ink pigments are imperfect, pure black cannot be achieved by overprinting CMY inks. Consequently, black (K) ink is introduced in addition to, or in substitution for, CMY inks. The combined value of all CMYK inks for a particular area or object cannot exceed a specified amount, or ink may not transfer effectively and printed sheets may not dry properly.


Rich Black versus Plain Black

On a computer monitor, there is only one way to represent black. When there is no light coming from the monitor, the screen is black. In print there are many different ways to represent black. The simplest is "plain black," or 100% black ink (0C, 0M, 0Y, 100K). However, you can also create a "rich black" by printing other inks along with black.


What is Duotone?

Duotone is the generic name for multitone printing, which can be done with two, three or four inks. This process requires that the press be set up with special inks, usually PANTONE-designated colors, instead of the standard CMYK inks used for process color printing. Usually the images are printed with a dark base color and a lighter second color, overprinted to fill in, tint and tone the photo or graphic.


Flyer, Poster, Brosur & Katalog


Ada yang mengatakan bahwa istilah flyer diambil dari cara distribusinya pada era Perang Dunia 1, yaitu dengan menebarkannya dari atas pesawat! Pada masa itu flyer menjadi alat propaganda yang sangat efektif. Iyalah gimana gak efektif..!? Distribusinyanya aja oleh angin, yang bisa menjamah seluruh kawasan. Kebayang kan gimana ramenya hujan kertas tersebut.


Teknologi Pencetakan: Banyak Printer Banyak Kertas

KETIKA orang-orang Cina pertama kali menemukan teknik percetakan pada abad ke-14, mungkin ketika itu tidak terbayangkan kalau perkembangan teknik percetakan dewasa ini akan maju sangat pesat melebihi bayangan yang ada pertama kali ketika menemukan percetakan itu sendiri. Percetakan sendiri mungkin merupakan penemuan yang paling penting pada milenium lalu, walaupun sebenarnya dampak yang ditimbulkannya pada perekonomian global tidak terlalu besar.Sebaliknya, perkembangan jaringan Internet sendiri mungkin tidak memiliki signifikansi yang sama dibanding dengan teknologi pencetakan (bandingkan misalnya dengan ditemukan percetakan bergerak yang ditemukan oleh Johann Gutenberg pada tahun 1450 yang memungkinkan Alkitab menjadi buku pertama yang diporduksi secara massal-Red), atau dampak yang juga signifikan dibanding dengan ditemukannya telegraf dan listrik. Tetapi, jaringan Internet memiliki dampak ekonomi yang sangat luas. Salah satu alasannya adalah karena semakin menurunnya secara tajam biaya komunikasi dibanding teknologi sebelumnya, memungkinkan penggunaan secara meluas dan mendalam melalui berbagai liku-liku perekonomian nasional dan global.
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