Paper & Ink
are a popular form of communication. Many newsletters are printed
each month for departments, administrative units and organizations
on campus. Considerable flexibility of format is available, but some standardization
can increase the efficiency as well as decrease the cost and time necessary
to produce a quality newsletter. Consult the office staff of Printing Services
before planning your newsletter.
After your job format is selected,
you should present your original copy (text) to Printing Services. If we
are to typeset and layout your newsletter, brochure, book or booklet, the
copy should be submitted neatly, preferably typed, double-spaced and marked
for type (designation of style, size, line length, etc.) This can be achieved
with the assistance of Printing Services personnel. More information is
available in the section on Composition.
Illustrations can enhance the
effectiveness of your publication. Simple line drawings in black ink are
striking and economical. Photographs should be high contrast black and
white glossy prints.
The choice of binding for books
and booklets may vary according to the number of pages and the purpose
of the book. Refer to the Binding and Finishing section for more information.
Paper and Ink
are no rules for selection of paper and ink except suitability, taste,
time and expense. Colored or multiple inks are more expensive and may require
extended layout time and additional production processes. Unusual paper
stocks that must be ordered from a paper mill can be expensive and may
require additional time for delivery.
Paper for printed
media and covers range in weight, texture, composition, color and cost.
Some designs demand the dramatic contrast of black ink on white-coated
paper, while others need particular finishes and color to carry out mood
or style of design.
on colored papers provide a vast range of opportunities and potential problems.
Our inks are transparent and, therefore, are affected by paper color and
The best guides
in selecting colored inks for colored paper are the printed samples provided
by paper company representatives. Samples of paper stock (swatches) as
well as a large variety of coordinating ink colors are available for review
in the office of Printing Services. Feel free to ask our staff to assist
you in your selection.
Document last revised
Friday, September 10, 2010 11:59 AM
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