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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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The Campus Arboretum of HCC Celebrates First 50 Years with Beautiful Print Exhibit

Celebrating the beauty of a “living laboratory” calls for a beautiful exhibit. The Haywood Community College Foundation in Clyde, NC is doing just that for the anniversary of the HCC Campus Arboretum and “First Fifty Years of Stewardship” in their … 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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Quick InDesign Tip: Discover the Story Editor

  Many InDesign users may primarily work on image heavy, single page documents such as flyers, office stationary, business cards, posters or ads. But if you have ever found yourself in charge of laying out significant amounts of text for … Continue reading

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The New Yorker at 90: The Art of Great Cover Art

It’s easy to love The New Yorker. Their editorials, criticism, opinion, reporting, poetry, and celebrated cartoons have consistently set a gold standard of excellence for publishing.  The venerable magazine is celebrating 90 years of groundbreaking, respected coverage of much more … Continue reading

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Why We Started Double Spacing after Each Sentence, and Why Typography Says “STOP!”

    The first thing I was told years ago on my very first day of work in prepress was to forget the old rule from high school typing class about using two spaces between sentences. When you learned to … Continue reading

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Remembering MAD Magazine’s Al Feldstein, Print & Comedy Success Story

  The graphic design of MAD magazine covers has always been a parody itself of publications like TIME or Esquire or Cosmopolitan. Eyecatching and insightful, they poke fun at current political and cultural news with a satirical slant and the … 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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