Tips & Advice
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.
No, MRI scans are not painful. MRI’s are non-invasive procedures, meaning there is nothing physical done to the body that could produce any pain. While MRI scanning can be noisy (very noisy!) and the machines can be claustrophobic, there is nothing about the scanning process that can cause any pain, unless there is some sort of mishap, and those would be rare. If you have claustrophobia, check the machine out prior to the procedure. In many cases, you slide inside a very small space and that can be frightening for those with claustrophobic issues, although there are MRI machines that are not the slide-in type, which can be a better option.
Does health insurance cover MRI scans?
Most health insurance can cover MRI scans. However, you consult your policy for your specific coverage limits. MRIs are expensive, so carriers might limit them for their policy-holders.
How long does an MRI scan take?
Depending on the area being scanned, the imaging process can take anywhere from 15-90 minutes. Most Individual areas of the body can take from 20-60 minutes, typically, sometimes even less. Full body scans will likely take longer.
What is the MRI scan process?
Getting an MRI is a simple and painless process. The machines and the scan can be noisy, and some MRI machines can be a bit claustrophobic, but the process is simple and can last from about 20-90 minutes, depending on the area being imaged.
How does magnetic resonance imaging work?
MRIs use magnets to produce a magnetic field that forces the bodies’ protons to align with that field. A radiofrequency current is then pulsed through the body, stimulating the protons, which spin out of equilibrium and strain against the magnetic field pull. After the radiofrequency field is shut off, the energy released as the protons realign with the magnetic field is detected by the MRI sensors and an image is captured.