Category Archives: Design

Category for blog posts pertaining print design, web design, Adobe software, design trends, and design tips and tricks.

USPS Stamps Have a New Feel – Textured Coatings & Thermochromic Ink

  The USPS continues to excel with great design, print and marketing ideas in their innovative new postage stamps. Their newest releases take the plain printed stamp to a whole new experience level. They combine cool, engaging print techniques with … Continue reading

Posted in Creativity, Design, Graphic Design, Mail, Paper, Print, Promotions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Using Templates to Design – Print, Promo Products & Signs

  Trade show booths, converted envelopes, coffee mugs, die cut folders, POS displays, folded mailpieces… what first step do all these design projects share? In each case, you will want to ask for a template from your printer before you … Continue reading

Posted in Bindery, Design, Prepress, Print, Promotional Products, Signs, Wide Format | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

The Rebirth of Brutalism – Graphic Design’s Edgy Experiment

Playful or angry? Radical or bland reproduction? Utilitarian or chaotic? Brutalism in graphic design thrives on uncertainties. A common goal of design, especially in a print marketing or web commerce environment, is to stand out from the crowd – to … Continue reading

Posted in Branding, Creativity, Design, Graphic Design, Print, Uncategorized, Web | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Smash Gives Creatives What They Want: Easy, Unlimited, Ad-Free File Transfer That’s FREE!

  Free? No registration? No size limits? Mobile friendly? And specifically designed for designers?!! SMASH is a new digital content sharing service based on a model designed to truly give users exactly what we all want when sharing digital files: free, … Continue reading

Posted in Creativity, Design, Graphic Design, Photography, Print | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

5 Bright Ideas to Inspire Your Creativity

  Creative thinking is a valuable skill in any line of work. Inevitably we all have days where that creative spirit seems to be missing, or we fall into work habits that ignore the benefits and fun we experience in … Continue reading

Posted in Creativity, Design, Graphic Design, Psychology, Small Business, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Print Surprise: Optical Illusions at the Press

    Optical illusions – where the perceived reality of a viewed object is different than the actual physical attributes being viewed – are interesting phenomena. Occasionally an unintended illusion will pop up in the print work here at our … Continue reading

Posted in Design, Graphic Design, Paper, Prepress, Print, Psychology, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off