Submitting Your PDF For Print In 1-up Format

 Published by MP Express - Thursday, February 23, 2017 

Business card with trim marks
When submitting your PDF file to MP Express for commercial printing, please send your artwork in single page format. We also call this a 1-up PDF. What does this mean exactly? A 1-up PDF can be described as containing a single piece of artwork per page in a PDF file. As an example, if you are submitting business cards for us to print five different names, then your PDF should have five pages, each page representing a different name on each card. Click here to see an example PDF.     READ MORE 

MP Express--Dodgeball Champions!

 Published by MP Express - Tuesday, September 06, 2016 

MP Express "Mad Ballz" 2016 Dodgeball Champions!
On Sunday, August 28 2016, MP Express participated in a dodgeball tournament held at Rancho Cielo. The tournament took place at the 6th Annual BBQ & Family Fun Day. The annual event is free and open to the public and features other activities and attractions such as: fishing, face painting, tractor rides, bike trail rides, musical performances and art activities.    READ MORE 

Infographic: Busting Myths About How Paper Is Made

 Published by MP Express - Thursday, September 01, 2016 

This infographic is courtesy of Two Sides. Two Sides U.S., Inc. is an independent, non-profit organization created to provide members of the Graphic Communications Supply Chain a forum to promote the responsible production and use of print and paper, improve sustainability standards and practices, share experiences and maximize customer confidence in our products. Click here to see a larger version of the infographic.      READ MORE 

Two Common Myths About Print on Paper, Busted!

 Published by MP Express - Monday, August 08, 2016 

There’s a lot of misinformation about print on paper. Amidst all of the noise that “paper is bad” or “print kills forests,” few realize that all of these myths are just that – myths. In reality, print has surprisingly good environmental credentials. Let’s take a look at two of these myths and see what the facts really are...    READ MORE 

Print Gets Consumers To Pay Their Bills

 Published by MP Express - Thursday, July 07, 2016 

In recent years many companies have tried to get their customers to switch from paper to digital billing. But if your clients sell directly to consumers, recent research indicates that trying to coerce people to make this switch is not a good idea. Paper bills and financial statements offer some significant advantages, including:    READ MORE 

What You Need to Know About Printed Media and the Environment

 Published by MP Express - Friday, June 17, 2016 

There’s a lot of misinformation out there about the environmental impact of printed media. “Save a tree – don’t print!” “Print is bad for the environment!” “Print is killing the forests!” We’ve all heard these types of thoughts before. However, none of them are true.    READ MORE 

Infographic: Writing Gives The Brain A Workout

 Published by MP Express - Sunday, May 29, 2016 

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Here is a really cool infographic from Domtar, a sustainable pulp, paper and personal care company. The information shared in the infographic shows fascinating statistics on the effect that writing and using paper have on the development of the brain.

Vector Art vs. Raster Art

 Published by MP Express - Saturday, April 30, 2016 

Vector Art vs. Raster Art - MP Express
When it comes to images such as logos, photos or other graphics, the printing industry works with two types: vector and raster. As consumers who go about our daily business, these two types of art are all around us. Consider newspapers, magazines and food packaging today. They are all using one or the other or some combination of both types of art to communicate their messages to consumers. Whenever we see large, three dimensional signage on buildings or storefronts such as McDonald’s, Starbucks or Target, we are looking at artwork that started out as vector art. When you see product photos in catalogs or breathtaking photos in National Graphic, we are looking at raster art.    READ MORE 

Print Drives Online Giving

 Published by MP Express - Thursday, March 24, 2016 

Print Drives Online Giving

Non-Profits Continue To Reap The Benefits Of Print
Print is a powerful media and a vital part of the marketing mix for a wide variety of charitable organizations. Not only is print durable, portable and credible, it’s also warm, inviting and highly personalizable. This makes print ideal for delivering emotional and often in-depth messages that help recipients feel and see the difference that their donations can make.    READ MORE 

Print Is Good For Trees

 Published by MP Express - Saturday, February 06, 2016 

Print is good for trees - MP Express
Tired of all the hype about how we should all go paperless and “save a tree”? So are we. After all, media campaigns such as “National No Print Day” only serve to perpetuate the myth that printing and packaging are major causes of deforestation. Which, as it turns out, is really not true. In fact, print is actually good for trees.    READ MORE 



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