Graph Expo 16

RESTON, Va. — June 9, 2016 — It all comes together for marketing pros, creatives and print buyers at Graph Expo 16, coming Sept. 25-28, 2016, to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., where the graphic communications industry’s latest business building tools, technologies and techniques will be on display. “Business models in the Read more about Graph Expo 16[…]

European Paper Forests

European Paper Forests Growing Rapidly

Our friends over at TwoSides have no shortage of amazing facts about the sustainability of the printing and paper industry.  Some of our bests posts on sustainability have been brought to you by TwoSides content.  Their dedication to continually improving our industry’s environmental credentials and addressing the public concern is unwavering.  Repeatedly dropping amazing facts Read more about European Paper Forests Growing Rapidly[…]

A Brief Lesson in Color Theory

Looking for a quick and easy guide to color theory?  Confused by RGB, CMYK, additive and subtractive color?  This overview video shows exactly how each process works.  Short and sweet – 1:35 seconds. Ever confused about how to mix your watercolors accurately and efficiently? Join me as I go through the basics of color theory Read more about A Brief Lesson in Color Theory[…]

A quick lesson in Distortion Printing

Distortion Printing is a pretty cool trick if you haven’t seen it before.  Printing a flat substrate, then vacuum forming/molding the material to create the final product.  Since the image will be bent around an object it needs to be printed in a matter that allows for shrinkage and expansion in certain areas. Here’s a pretty cool Read more about A quick lesson in Distortion Printing[…]

Four Creative Ways to Elevate Your Collateral

How can meeting planners create the kind of top-notch collateral that attendees have grown accustomed to while keeping a lid on ever-tighter budgets? In the past, complex and expensive four-color off-set printing was reserved for only the biggest events, but digital printing has dramatically improved over the years and offers all sorts of new capabilities, Read more about Four Creative Ways to Elevate Your Collateral[…]

Rare 2,000-year-old documents found in London mud

LONDON — They came, they saw, they got down to business. Archaeologists announced Wednesday they have discovered hundreds of writing tablets from Roman London – including the oldest handwritten document ever found in Britain – in a trove that provides insight into the city’s earliest history as a busy commercial town. London dig yields 2,000-year-old Read more about Rare 2,000-year-old documents found in London mud[…]

New book reveals prying details about life in graphic design

This month, the team at graphic design publishing house Graphic Design & have released their latest project, an inquisitive survey into the work life of 2,000 graphic designers based in the UK and US. The answers form the book, Graphic Design Surveyed, and the results are intriguing, thought-provoking, frank and often funny. They uncover an Read more about New book reveals prying details about life in graphic design[…]

MIT’s History Workshop – The Book

A group of MIT students briefly put away their cell phones this spring to concentrate on a much older information storage and retrieval device: the book. In a hands-on humanities class — Making Books: The Renaissance and Today (21H.343) — students gained insights about early books and book-making technology, not least by actually making paper Read more about MIT’s History Workshop – The Book[…]

Highcon Unleashes the Power of Paper at drupa 2016

Yavne, Israel – Under the slogan of “Unleashing the Power of Paper” at drupa 2016, in Hall 9, C50, Highcon reveals an entire world of applications that can be achieved by their digital finishing customers. From traditional print applications such as folders and packages to paper fashion, large format display items, and all the way Read more about Highcon Unleashes the Power of Paper at drupa 2016[…]