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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

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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

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“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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9 on Design: Websites and Blogs to Inspire You

  So many rich, inspirational, informative websites and blogs are now online that help keep us here at ImageSmith up to date. We have many favorites, and want to share a few in this post with the hope you find … Continue reading

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Mixing Ink – the Pantone Recipe for Print

Twitter uses a specific blue – not the same as Facebook blue, or Ford blue, or “Big Blue” IBM. Coke always wants the same red, whether its on a T-shirt, paper, plastic, a television screen or a glass bottle. To … Continue reading

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