Print Resources

The best place to start for beginners to get the best printing results!

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What is Aspect Ratio?

Is your image not scaling properly? Learn why here!

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Projects We Loved in July

Here are some of our favorite projects from July 2021!

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Out of the Office:: August Event Picks

Here are some things that we're excited about in August!

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Theatre Reopening In Chicago - What You Need To Know!

Your guide for reopening in Chicago!

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Introducing Chicago Printworks!

Meet the team and see what they were up to over the Summer of Covid, and how the rebranding came to fruition!

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Missing Pet Posters

Printworks will print your posters for missing pets in Chicago for free!

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Artist Spotlight: Bryn Gleason

Bryn Gleason brilliantly transferred printed artwork directly to wood. See how she did it here!

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Saddle Stitch Booklets

What are saddle stitch booklets? Chances are, you've seen plenty of them in your lifetime!

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Printworks Paper Weight Cheat Sheet

Make ordering easier by getting to know our paper stocks by name!

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Important Paper Lingo Explained

Here are some important printing terms, along with explanations as to what they mean!

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Paper Cutting At Printworks

Not all printing is cut the same! Here's how we trim down paper at Chicago Printworks.

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How to Outline Text for Print

Fonts can be problematic -- use outlined text to save yourself a headache!

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Imposition Printing

When it comes to printing, imposition save money and time! Learn how here.

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DPI vs PPI

Learn about DPI, and why it's important for quality printing!

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Designing For Saddle Stitch Printing

While saddle stitch design is a little confusing at first, this guide will show you just how simple it can be.

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Click Rate in Printing

Learn more about what a printing "click" is, and how they are used to determine printing cost!

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Checklist for File Submission

Follow these steps to make sure your files are print-ready!

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Printing A Full Bleed Image

Learn how to print to the edge of the sheet by using bleed!

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Coated vs Uncoated Paper

Learn about the different paper coating types and how to make the best selection for your project!

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How to Change Color Mode to CMYK

Learn how to make certain your document is working in the CMYK color space!

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What Does the K in CMYK Stand For?

You likely think you know the answer, but you might be surprised!

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RGB vs CMYK

Learn the differences between the RGB and CMYK color modes, and when and why to use each!

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