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  • Will Traditional Book Publishers Slowly Fade Away?

    Does the fact that as a writer I can self-publish my books and bypass the traditional publishing model mean that publishing as we know it is on the decline? In my opinion; no, it doesn't mean that at all. Here's why I think publishers...
    By Donna Cosmato November 29, 2011 

  • No More High-End Apples? What's a Publisher to Do?

    Apple is one of the top four companies that we have to thank for the invention of desktop publishing. The Apple Macintosh showed us the way a long time before Microsoft and the PC arrived. Now there are creditable rumors that the high-end Apples graphic...
    By Wendy Finn November 12, 2011 

  • Including Secret Messages in DTP Designs: Growing Trend or Passing Fad?

    Whether you've noticed them or not, hidden elements in designs are all around us. The world of logos especially is set to incorporate ever more original ideas to push company images to the fore. Is this an idea that is set to grow? Should you...
    By Wendy Finn November 11, 2011 

  • When Good Desktop Publishing Goes Bad

    Excessive underlining, white rivers and spelling errors galore – is this the new face of desktop publishing? Mistakes of this kind detract from the message and give the profession a bad reputation. Unfortunately, it looks like they are here...
    By Sylvia Cochran October 30, 2011 

  • When Do Logos Become Plagiarism?

    To make a living in today's digital world, designers are increasingly forced to put their work out into the digital market -- exposing their designs which are then there for the world to see... and sometimes be copied. Plagiarism is nothing new when...
    By Wendy Finn October 23, 2011 

  • Microsoft Publisher: Not So Good with the Actual “Publishing” Part

    Microsoft Publisher is good for creating in-house business documents, and bad for printing professionals' mental health. Here's why designers and printers throw darts at your picture when you send them a Publisher file to be commercially printed...
    By Amy Carson September 14, 2011 

  • Can You Really Publish a Book For Free?

    You don't have to spend a thing to get your book published on sites like or even the Apple iBookstore.
    By Finn Orfano September 12, 2011 

  • Should You Make Your Own Wedding Stationery?

    What wedding stationery must you buy and what pieces can you create using your computer? The answer depends on your level of creativity, but here you'll find some great tips.
    By Linda Richter August 31, 2011 

  • Stop Before You Use That Stock Image!

    Sure, you might have found the perfect free stock image for your project, but so did five hundred other people. If you want to be truly unique, you're probably better off either purchasing the rights to a stock image or even commissioning a custom...
    By Ronda Bowen August 25, 2011 

  • Reinventing the Mouse - What Would Walt Do?

    Apparently Mickey Mouse has become a bit boring and has lost his original personality. But, don't worry cause Disney is putting it back and giving Mickey a makeover. Yep, Disney is redesigning Mickey Mouse -- if CEO Bob Iger gets his way.
    By Wendy Finn August 20, 2011 
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