Pantone Color of the Year for 2016

The Pantone Color of the Year for 2016 is Rose Quartz & Serenity I love posting about the Pantone color of the year and 2016 will be no different.  I picture a room full of designers using words for colors that are far too complex for my brain to understand.  Titian, Luscious, Bisque, and Vermillion Read more about Pantone Color of the Year for 2016[…]

A Look Inside the Pantone Color Factory

Inside the Pantone color factory, where the world gets its colors Designers and artists all over the world use Pantone’s color guides to make sure their blue is actually blue. Like a Webster’s dictionary for color, Pantone guides are a standard against which anyone can check their own work. Those standards are created at Pantone’s Read more about A Look Inside the Pantone Color Factory[…]

Gutenberg’s Machine – By The StoryBots

The StoryBots are great quick storytellers and this story is one we all know and love.  The story of Gutenberg’s Machine.  The invention of the printing press and how it changed the world – All wrapped into a less than 2minute clip.  Definitely not the first time we have featured Gutenberg’s Machine on this site Read more about Gutenberg’s Machine – By The StoryBots[…]

Keeping alive the 15th century printing technology that changed the world

In a solar powered bush shed on the south coast of New South Wales is a collection of hand-operated printing presses of the kind that introduced the first information revolution in the 15th century. Known as the Gutenberg press, after its inventor Johannes Gutenberg, the press was the tool for mass communication for the next Read more about Keeping alive the 15th century printing technology that changed the world[…]

Offset vs. Digital Papers

Offset vs. digital papers: does the choice matter? “While it is possible to run some offset sheets on digital presses and vice versa without problems, it’s taking an unnecessary risk,” said Mike Blanco, GPA’s director of R & D and technical services, adding it’s critical to accommodate each press’ unique requirements. Offset presses use moderate Read more about Offset vs. Digital Papers[…]

Six Unique Marketing Uses of Print

We sure hope you haven’t hit that Friday Funk.  If you have, perhaps these six unique marketing uses of print will zest up your day and recharge your creative batteries.  Marketing and print have long gone hand in hand, but these unusual ways of placing ink on products really sparked our creativity. 1. Y+ Yoga Center Read more about Six Unique Marketing Uses of Print[…]

Sports Illustrated puts you inside the new Swimsuit Issue

This is really cool. The power of print and digital! Quad/Graphics has announced the inclusion of its Quad Virtual Reality (QVR) Viewer in select copies of the 2016 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue that provides an all-access viewing experience of the magazine’s first-ever virtual reality videos. The QVR Viewer appears in about 500,000 special newsstand versions Read more about Sports Illustrated puts you inside the new Swimsuit Issue[…]

Digital Finishing and How it Enhances Print

Digital finishing technology delivers a world of possibilities and opportunities to professional finishers and print service providers. Finishing technology from such companies as MGI, Scodix, and Esko among others, add value to the printed material, to create new sales possibilities and ensure timely delivery of product. There is very little downside, if any, to migrating Read more about Digital Finishing and How it Enhances Print[…]

Blame the Fanatny Rod

Problems on press?!?! – Sappi “Off Register” has a great solution to hold your client off – blame the fanatny rod.  Nothing like a solid chuckle to start your Friday morning.  Big thanks to Sappi and their team for this video from 2011. ~Source: Sappi – Fanatny Rod