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InDesign Package vs PDF Export Comparison

Posted on 1/7/2015 by Humza Igram in Video Design Tips

Some designers feel that packaging an InDesign file and sending it to their printer is faster and safer than creating and sending a PDF. This isn't necessarily true. Especially when using the Cedar Graphics PDF presets. Check out this brief video for a comparison.

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Why use InDesign vs. Photoshop for Layout

Posted on 9/8/2014 by Humza Igram in Video Design Tips

Knowing which tool to use is crucial for new designers. Although Photoshop is a great tool, InDesign provides much better tools for multiple page layouts. Watch this video from Humza reviewing the benefits of InDesign for printing layouts.

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August 2014 CG Calendar - Reticulating Varnish Video

Posted on 8/26/2014 by Scott Burnett in Design Ideas Cedar Graphics Video

For back to school, August features a cool reticulating gloss combined with a matte varnish for a vivid effect. Very similar to a strike through or spot UV but with more texture in the matte and gloss areas. This is a Matte varnish with a reticulating gloss UV coating Printed on 100# uBrand Gloss Text.

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Cross Data Marketing - Increasing Engagement and ROI with Data

Posted on 6/27/2014 by Justin McDonald in Marketing Ideas Cross Media Marketing Variable Data Printing Video

Did you miss this quarter's Hiawatha Business Summit sponsored by the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance? Hosted by Cedar Graphics, this quarter's focus was on If I only knew ____, I could do ____better. Watch this video to learn more about what data you have and how to use it to increase direct mail ROI.

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Special Printing Effects Tutorials

Posted on 4/6/2014 by Justin McDonald in Video Design Tips Tutorial

Cedar Graphics is well known for the unique special printing effects we do inline using our UV inks and presses. Here's a brief refresher via two YouTube video tutorials covering how to set up these effects in your favorite design software.

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Creating Spot-PMS Colors in Photoshop and InDesign

Posted on 3/29/2014 by Humza Igram in Design Tips Video

If you are utilizing Adobe Photoshop for your print file creation, you know that creating spot or PMS colors can be tricky. In this video, Humza demonstrates how to perform this task in Photoshop as well as a much easier was to do this in Adobe InDesign

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Cedar Graphics featured on Created in the Corridor

Posted on 12/13/2013 by Justin McDonald in Cedar Graphics Video

Scott Sanborn of KGAN CBS 2 and KFXA Fox 28 sat down with Hassan Igram and Justin McDonald of Cedar Graphics to learn more about what goes on behind the scenes and what all Cedar Graphics creates here in the corridor.

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