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 whom we have to thank for the invention of DTP.
Printing & Scanning
Get expert tips on scanning images and documents for the best quality result. Also find tips on printing pages, letters, pamphlets and more written by and for desktop publishing. Read reviews of laser jet and ink jet printers, scanners and other tools of the trade. Everything from screen printing to scanning old photographs and more is covered at at Bright Hub's desktop publishing channel.
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 be able to handle it?
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. Here are some ways to get more predictable results.