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Printed Materials

Before sending artwork files out to be printed, it is important to understand that the format and material you choose can impact the accessibility of your final product. Establish your content first and then select a finished format. This will ensure you have the space needed to create a visually welcoming layout that provides breathing room to interpret the content. When you consider format options for your finished piece, be sure to select materials that make sense for your audience and intended use case. Be mindful that certain materials can create physical discomfort when touched and coated/glossy materials can create glare that impacts readability. 

Tips for Printed Materials

  • Always use a matte paper.
  • Don't use gloss paper. 
  • Always request a paper sample from the print vendor so you are able to inspect the physical quality of the material.
  • Ask the print vendor if they can share samples of print orders that were completed on the paper you have selected to confirm the final product will be as you intend.