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.
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?
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.
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? This guide answers these questions and many more.
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 own peril. The only way to re-live history is to scan.
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.
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.
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!
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.