Expert Advice: Making Colors Pop on Uncoated Paper

Uncoated paper creates the perfect canvas for vibrant color, because the unreflective surface doesn’t detract from vivid color and beautiful detailed imagery. Never be afraid to cover the page with ink if you’re using a high-quality sheet like Cougar paper or Lynx Opaque Ultra — the vibrant, true-to-life color lets a printed piece speak for itself. ...

From the Gallery: Oberlin Illuminated

In a recent post, we featured the Hawken School Stirn Hall Sales Packet—the Design Winner of Millcraft’s Rediscover Cougar event. Oberlin Illuminated, designed by Oberlin College and printed by Oliver Printing and Packaging Company, was the Print Winner. Oberlin College describes itself as “a beacon of light that provides a setting in which energy, creativity and progress are cultivated...

Top 4 Project Planning Tips for your next Digital Print Project

Once thought of only as a solution for short runs, digital printing now has many benefits that make it a serious contender in a brand’s media mix. From personalization via variable data, to attention-getting techniques, to better-than-ever print quality, incorporating well-conceived digital print into your communication materials is a great vehicle to engage customers and tell your brand...

Creative Spotlight: Kit Hinrichs and Uncompromising Design

His work is included in the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Library of Congress. He spent 23 years as a partner at Pentagram and currently owns his own studio. He has co-authored four books, been interviewed by Martha Stewart and won countless awards, including the AIGA Medal—but he’s still not done. Kit Hinrichs has had a legendary career as a...

Digital Print Takes the Windy City: Project Peacock Chicago Wrap-up

Whether you’re talking toner or inkjet, there’s no doubt that digital printing is moving at full speed. From the printing equipment, to various digital paper options, to media mix must-haves like augmented reality—printing technology seems to be moving at the speed of light. ...

NEW! Lynx Digital Super Smooth

If you haven’t heard already, there’s an exciting new addition to the Domtar Collection of Digital Printing Papers: Lynx Digital Super Smooth. This digital uncoated sheet is built to perform and features excellent detail and vivid color reproduction with a luxurious super smooth finish, allowing you to push the boundaries of digital print. The combination of workhorse strength, no-nonsense...

Creative Q&A: Print, Type and Beyond

If you read Blueline Magazine, Volume V, then you’re already familiar with the amazing design work and values of Chicago design agency Firebelly. With a passion for crafting engaging brand experiences and an affinity for all things print, Firebelly’s Design Director, Will Miller, is a wealth of knowledge and insight when it comes to design. Will took a moment to help us dig a little...