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  • A Brief History of Printing and Publishing

    As we merrily create eye-catching graphic designs on our computers, it's easy to forget where printing and publishing all began. Take a journey with us from the invention of paper through the Gutenberg press, the newspaper revolution, and find out...
    By Wendy Finn November 14, 2011 

  • Is It Really Worth It to Print Your Projects at Home/Office?

    Deciding whether to get materials printed commercially or in-house seems complicated at first, but the equation is actually pretty simple: What’s it worth to you?
    By Amy Carson October 31, 2011 

  • Avoid Costly Printing Mistakes by Preflighting Your Files

    When you get files traditionally printed, thousands of dollars are usually on the line. Learn how to set up your files properly and use a preflight checklist to make sure you've got all your ducks in a row before shipping your job off to the printer...
    By Amy Carson October 26, 2011 


  • Printing from A to Z - Learning the Ins and Outs of Printing for Desktop Publishing

    Whether you're a seasoned professional or a newbie, there is a lot to learn about printing. For example, do you know what flexography printing is used for? Have you learned the different types of binding? Do you know what screen printing is?...
    By Amber Neely September 29, 2011 

  • Scanning: The Winner's Collection of Techniques and Tips

    Yes, people, winning is still relevant. Even while scanning. Forget the wasted evenings searching through a pile of random "How To" articles: a comprehensive list of detailed and entertaining guide on document scanning awaits. Skip at your...
    By Matthew Craig September 16, 2011 

  • Test Your Knowledge of Printing Terms

    The last thing you want on a deadline is a call from your printer. There's a problem, and they're trying to explain it to you, but they're using words like dot gain, web press and saddle stitching. When you get that call, are you going to...
    By Amy Carson September 12, 2011 


  • Understanding Prepress Techniques and Desktop Printing

    Why does artwork look great on the computer AND print perfectly to an inkjet, but the colors look really different when the local print shop makes thousands of them? The differences between desktop printing and prepress techniques may surprise you...
    By Gwen Hagaman August 31, 2011 

  • 5 Affordable Spiral Binding Machines for the Desktop Publisher

    Looking for an affordable spiral binding machine but don't know what to get? Learn what features are the best to look for and the difference between a high cost model and one that is priced just right.
    By Melanie Bremner August 18, 2011 

  • Which Comb Binding Machine is Best for Your Needs?

    The top machine for your comb binding needs will be the one that fits your budget and your needs. Pick the machine based on the number of books you bind per month and your pocket!
    By PattiHale August 14, 2011 

  • Methods of Binding Journals, Books and Other Publications

    Learn how to “finish” your desktop publishing projects with binding methods used in the finishing department of a print shop. From low cost to high tech to methods used for centuries, this article covers twelve different ways to bind books...
    By PattiHale August 14, 2011 
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