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Throwback Thursday – The Linotype Machine

Throwback thursday is all about the Linotype Machine.  This thing is amazing.  A true mashup of Engineering and science.  Hand typesetting is tiresome, long, intricate work, and it was largely unchanged for 100′s of years.  Then came the linotype machine. The linotype machine (/ˈlaɪnətaɪp/ lyn-ə-typ) is a “line casting” machine used in printing. Along with letterpress printing, linotype was the…

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USPS Mail & Digital Personalization Promotion

I have been down on the USPS recently because of the increases in postage costs and mismanagement of the entire operation. Today I’m going to applaud them for the this great promotion where they are giving you a upfront 2 percent postage discount on mail pieces that direct customers to a highly personalized web page.…

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Lego Letterpress

This monday we have a bit of print and toy fusion to share.  Once you see the pictures you realize how simple of an idea it really is.  Certainly you can’t get the fine detail needed for high-end image reproduction, but you can print some pretty cool artistic pieces. I will save most of you…

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Fun Facts About Paper

I was looking into sustainabilitiy statistics last night.  It all started by wondering how much paper is recycled per year, and that was just the tip of the iceberg.  I learned so much about the paper industry during my quick research.  All paper companies have embraced green production in some form.   Most companies to…

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CMYK (for Those Who RGB)

Whether you just quit your job to pursue your dreams, or you’ve simply had a request from a long-time client, sooner or later you’re going to have to design a set of business cards or letterheads or something else that ultimately forces a trip to the printing press. Since web geeks think in pixels and…

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Choose Print!

I agree print is wonderfully tactile. It does something to our brain that a screen just can’t replicate. More and more marketing departments and companies are moving back to utilizing print because of that emotional feel that we get from a printed piece. Honestly I don’t know how to explain it and maybe it’s different for…

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Things are feeling POSITIVE

Today I must have woken up on the right side of the bed.  The sun is shining, winter is clearing out and making way for spring, and the house is clean.  I could literally feel a good mood set in this morning – how AWESOME is that for a monday? Over the past few weeks…