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What is silkscreen printing?
Silkscreen printing is a stenciling technique in which a design is blocked onto a woven mesh fabric that’s placed above a substrata, and ink is rolled (squeegeed) onto the screen so that it comes through the uncovered design areas to print the substrata.
Offset printing is a printing method that puts images made of oil-based ink and water onto an etched metal printing plate, then transfers that ink imagery from printing plate to a rubber blanket set on another cylinder, and from there transferred to the page. It is better for high volume print runs.
Do print shops offer design services?
Yes, print shops almost always offer some design services, although they usually tend to be basic.
What type of printing services do print shops offer?
Print shops offer on-demand and short-run (small volume) printing services, which means they specialize in small to medium-sized simple jobs on a very quick (often same-day) turnaround. Usually those jobs require some level of customization (i.e. letterhead with a specific typeface and logo) or graphic design, but nothing too complex. Print shops specialize in producing logo/branded materials for small businesses, including basic sales and promotional handouts (sell sheets, posters, door hangers).
Types of printing processes
The types of modern printing processes commonly available are digital, offset lithography, flexography and gravure. The digital printing category encompasses inkjet and xerography.
Is it recommended to hire a CPA for business taxes?
Many experts recommend that you hire a CPA for business taxes instead of hiring an accountant without the CPA designation. A CPA is qualified to represent you if your business is audited by the IRS; an accountant who does not have the CPA designation is not eligible to handle this task. Also, CPAs must maintain state licensing; keeping this license current requires them to stay abreast of tax laws. This gives them a command of the tax code that can help your business minimize its tax burden.
An audit is a process in which the accounts of a company or an individual are officially inspected to ensure that financial representations made are accurate and within the letter of the law. With organizations, an audit may be done internally by an employee of the company, or it might be handled externally by an outside auditor. Audits can also be conducted by the IRS, which is typically done to make sure that the reported amount of tax is accurate.
CPA stands for certified public accountant, and this professional may be hired by an individual or by a company. A CPA may oversee budget and financial management, or maintain a company's financial records. They might act as consultants, tackling things such as compensation and benefits. Also, CPAs may assist a company with fraud prevention and strategic planning.
Is it necessary to hire a CPA for personal taxes?
It's not always necessary to hire a CPA for personal taxes, but doing so brings certain benefits. A CPA possesses useful experience and training in tax preparation, and might be able to share tips that can help you reduce your tax burden. If you have a complicated tax situation, a CPA will be able to help you navigate your return in a way that drastically reduces the risk of an error that could potentially trigger an audit. Hiring a CPA to prepare your return might also save you time.
What type of education does a CPA receive?
When it comes to educational requirements, CPAs must hold at least a bachelor's degree, and they must have no fewer than 150 semester hours of formal schooling. Also, CPA candidates must obtain a passing score in the Uniform CPA exam. This exam is prepared by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.