Category Archives: History

“First Among Many”: Library of Congress Exhibit on Early American Printing

  If you find yourself in Washington, DC this summer, the Library of Congress has a must-see, free public exhibit covering the foundation of printing in the American colonies.  Called “First Among Many: The Bay Psalm Book and Early Moments … Continue reading

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Great Balls of Fire: Two Great Stories on the Longevity of Print

Print has a way of sticking around. And while it can often be neglected in the excitement surrounding digital and cutting-edge communications today, print continues to thrive and surprise. It’s very physical, tactile nature is the reason for the powerful … Continue reading

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Retro Gizmo: Artifacts from the Pre-Digital PrePress Department

  Last year we featured a blogpost on an antique piece of bindery equipment still being used in our print shop. Today, we’re thinking about a few other vintage relics that have been gathering dust in the art department. The … Continue reading

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Explore the World’s Most Expensive Printed Book: The Bay Psalm Book

  Fan of the long s? Then you should enjoy the finging the pfalmes from the most expensive book ever published. Read on for some interesting facts about this record-setting publication and how you can perufe every page: The Bay Psalm … Continue reading

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Newsweek’s Prophetic 1993 Vision of the Future

We came across this magazine recently in our shop. Twenty years ago, the May 31, 1993 edition of Newsweek featured a cover story that envisioned what the future might hold once information began to race along a looming “superhighway.” While … Continue reading

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Your Life… on Paper. The Power of Print.

  From conception to expiration, paper and print are there at every important milestone in your life. Consider how print and paper record, accompany, educate, entertain, sustain and preserve your journey…   (For some great insights into the value of … Continue reading

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Retro Page Layout – InDesign’s Ancestor Aldus PageMaker, circa 1990

1990: East and West Germany reunited as the Cold War ended. The first Persian Gulf War began when Iraq invaded Kuwait. Two new shows on TV that fall were The Simpsons and Seinfeld. Driving Miss Daisy won the Academy Award … Continue reading

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8 Moments in, Not the History of Paper… but the Paper of History!

We love paper – and it is not very difficult to make a case for the iconic role paper has played in our lives and history. Take a look below at a few watershed moments of the past century and … Continue reading

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