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We are moving!

Vision park in Burnley is CMYK’s new home!

We know it isn’t long since we last had a major move… But CMYK is on the move again!

Due the roaring success of this year, we have outgrown our current office space within St James House. The time has now come to move to a purpose production facility.

We will now be increasing our print offerings including a lot more wide format printing options from posters, signs, banners, rollerbanners, stickers and more! The move will reaffirm why are the number 1 printers in Burnley.

The new unit at Vision park in Burnley offers customer parking right outside the door, perfect for collecting print orders direct from us.

Located just off Princess Way, next to Burnley College and across from Asda we are more accessible whilst still being in the heart of Burnley.

We will be moving on Monday 5th October, it will take us around a week to get up and running and rebuild all the machinery.

Our new address is:
Unit 4, Edison Way, Vision Park, Burnley. BB12 0DS

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What is the difference between RGB and CMYK?

Before you get into the design world, the difference between RGB or CMYK doesn’t matter a great deal. You’re not looking to produce items of professional quality, so the protocol you choose is mostly irrelevant.

However, once you transition into professional work, the issue of colour starts to matter a lot. Both CMYK and RGB have particular strengths and weaknesses and different applications. And which you choose can have an impact on the consistency of your brand and the quality of work you do for clients.

What Does RGB Mean?

RBG is a colour-mixing method used whenever you want to display colours in digital formats.

You should use RGB colour schemes when you intend the end product of your design work to be digital. RGB is best for any text or images you want to display on TV, computer screens, smartphones, cameras or tablets. Thus, designers use the scheme for projects intended for online branding, social media, websites, infographics or video content.

RGB works best in specific formats. Top choices include:

  • JPEGS. This format is an excellent compromise between file size and quality.
  • GIFs. GIFs are motion picture files and can be useful when your RGB work concerns animated elements, such as moving logos.
  • PNGs. This file type supports transparency, making it ideal for when you want to overlay one object on another. Designers often use PNG files for website buttons or banners they want to lay on top of existing elements.
  • PSD. PSD files are the standard format for RGB documents for those using Adobe.

When Should You Use CMYK?

By contrast, you should use CMYK when you intend your work to be printed on a medium, such as paper or cardboard. Using the CMYK format will allow you to recreate your digital intentions in a physical form more accurately.

Typically, designers use CMYK for things like business cards, stickers, flyers, posters, leaflets, posters and merch. They also use it for product packaging (which is why you often see cyan, magenta and yellow squares on the underside of labels.

As with RGB, designers typically choose a set of standard formats for CMYK work.

  • AI. AI is the primary source file for CMYK images on Adobe Illustrator.
  • EPS. EPS is an alternative that offers compatibility with vector programs.
  • PDFs. PDFs support CMYK prints. They are useful because they are compatible with a wide variety of applications, including most word-processing tools.

What’s The Difference Between The RGB And CMYK Color Space?

Printing and display colour production rely on fundamentally different paradigms. For that reason, it is often impossible for one to accurately reflect the other.

As discussed, displaying colours on a screen relies on layering them. So, when you add red, green and blue, together, you create white light. Or when you add red and green, you get yellow. By contrast, when you add all the colours together under the CMYK scheme, you create black.

The challenge for modern designers, therefore, is to leverage technology to convert one scheme into another accurately. If you want to display CMYK on computer screens, they have no choice but to express it using RGB. Likewise, when you print something designed in the RBG space, printers must use the CMYK scheme.

Modern software is exceptionally adept at converting from one scheme to another. The goal is to ensure visual consistency across both. However, there may be variation, primarily related to the quality of the hardware. For instance, if you purchase a monitor that claims to cover 99 per cent of the Adobe RGB space, you will likely get more accurate prints compared to say a cheap TN panel that only covers 80 per cent. Similarly, the higher the quality of your printer, the more closely physical colours will reflect those displayed on the screen.

You may sometimes notice colour shifts moving from RGB to CMYK. If you do, then you can recalibrate your screen and make trial-and-error adjustments to your print, such as lightening. Remember, when printing on paper pigments may “fatten” as the ink seeps through the material. Always use printer paper for the most accurate results.

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What to Consider when Printing a Funeral Order of Service

Planning a funeral is one of the most stressful events when you’re grieving. When having a Funeral Order of Service printed, keep this simple guide in mind.


One of the most difficult parts about funerals is how quickly they fall after a loved one has died. While you’re struggling with grief, you’re also expected to be planning an event to honor the family member or friend, and all the necessary arrangements would be overwhelming even on the best day. To better understand what you need to look for when it comes to service printing for the funeral, access this easy to understand list to make the arrangements a little bit easier.

What should I include in the keepsake?

When it comes to what to include in a Funeral Order of Service, you may want to include a photo of the deceased on the front, a quote or verse that they held dear, as well as the dates of their life.  The center should include an obituary that illustrates how they lived their life including events and people they were proud of, and finally, the service order of the funeral itself.

Funeral order

Before ordering your keepsakes, make sure your funeral director provides you a running order for the funeral. This will help keep the ordering process simple and straightforward when you order the booklets or memorial cards.

Memorial cards

If you opt to have a Funeral Order of Services memorial card in addition to the booklet, it is advised to keep this simple. Think of the card as a keepsake for those attending, who may not remember the entire service order of the funeral, but will want to hold on to the card itself. Ideally, you will want to include a photo on the front, and a small poem or verse on the back. These can be kept in wallets for years to come.

Templates

Don’t spend more worry than is necessary when trying to design the Funeral Order of Service. To make ordering your Funeral Order of Service cards or Booklets easier, you may want to use a pre-designed template. If you are uncertain about 

Paper Choice

Whether you opt for a double-sided simple Funeral Order of Services or choose a longer 12-page booklet for your loved one, ensure the following are options when placing your order:

  • 300gsm smooth card stock for the initial pages of the service cards, which is a high-quality paper.
  • At least 100gsm paper for additional pages that are added.
  • Pre-constructed booklets. A high-quality printing company will automatically fold any 4-page booklets for your Funeral Order of Services and will staple any that are more than 4-pages. The last thing you need to be concerned with is creasing and folding booklets right before the funeral.

Turnaround time

Any reputable printing company understands the gravity of a Funeral Order of Services and will likely expedite the order. When ordering, make sure that a next day courier is an option since funerals are typically planned so rapidly. Printing and having your booklets delivered in a timely manner is not only necessary, it should also not be something you need to stress over when you have so many other things to consider.

Ideally, place the order with the printing company as early as possible, but expect that a high-quality printing company will print and ship your Funeral Order of Services as quickly as possible.

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Social Distancing Floor Graphics

Social Distancing Floor Graphics 

The recent COVID-19 pandemic has called for social distancing, use these floor graphics to increase compliance and to save lives.

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As I’m sure you’re aware, the most recent pandemic, COVID-19, a strand of the coronavirus, has forced us indoors, left to self-isolate, and in many countries even enforced a nationwide quarantine.

Inevitably, these strict restrictions have affected many businesses, big and small, including coffee shops, clothing stores, restaurants, and factories to close.

Arguably, small businesses have been hit the worse – with many facing unemployment and uncertainty of what lies ahead.

However, this isn’t the end – we will bounce back stronger.

Some countries such as China and Italy have begun to reopen, but strict social distancing measures still in place.

These measures are thought to be in place for the remainder of 2020, and perhaps much longer in the majority of countries across the globe.

It is up to us and the businesses to respect social space and follow strict social distancing, however, at times this can be difficult.

This is where we come in.

Social distancing floor graphics 

We have created social distancing floor graphics and floor stickers to help small businesses and customers comply with these social distancing rules.

Social Distancing - Keep 2m distance rectangle floor graphic

These floor graphics are perfect for coffee shops, clothing stores, restaurants, and hairdressers – regardless of your business, these stickers are designed to enforce social distancing.

The majority of our social distancing floor stickers are bold, encouraging customers to remain two metres apart at all times. Other stickers tell customers to stay apart and wait for others if in the two-metre proximity.

Now more than ever, social distancing is essential to stopping the spread of the virus.

Why is social distancing important?

Ever since March, the United Kingdom has enforced social distancing, with other countries preceding or following these rules.

As the virus is spread via contact such as coughing, sneezing, or touching objects which have previously been infected enforcing social distancing measures reduces our risk of catching COVID-19.

Take action, protect your customers and yourself with social distancing floor stickers

Social distancing is essential to saving lives, with COVID-19 affecting people of all ages. Regardless of who you are the coronavirus does not discriminate – if you make contact with another who has the virus there’s a very good chance you too will catch it.

However, those who catch the virus may have mild to no symptoms – although they may feel fine they can very easily pass COVID-19 on to a much more vulnerable person.

Therefore, social distancing and self-isolation (including only essential travel) are one of the best measures put in place by the majority of governments to reduce the spread – saving lives, protecting the health care systems, and preventing unnecessary damage to loved ones.

View our collection of social distancing floor graphics 

If you would like to view our collection of social distancing floor graphics and stickers, helping to protect the public, yourselves, and the vulnerable then please visit our social distancing floor graphics online.

Remember, we are in this together – follow these rules and the outcome will be much less severe.