Press Check from A Designer’s Perspective

Designing for Print, by Marina Joyce, provides how-to on all information needed to prepare a work order for print.  Her experience as a graphic designer and print shop owner brings a unique view in designing for print. A section of her book suggests ideas for when to conduct a press check and responsibilities of both the customer and host.  This blog is the second of a three part series and...

What is a Press Check and When to Use it

In the current print edition of our Blueline magazine, we feature an interview with Marina Joyce.  She has written and published a book titled “Designing for Print” , a welcome resource for designers who work on print projects.  The book covers the topic in great detail and with Marina’s permission, we are sharing some of her thoughts on the idea of a press check. This blog is the...

What Goes Into Paper Making Process

There are a number of steps involved in turning wood into pulp that could be classified as part of the, What goes into paper making process, but this article is going to focus on what happens on the paper machine. We will pick up the story at the paper machine where the stock or pulp mixture gets made into paper. ...

Best Way to Maximize Your Print Budget

Considering the Paper Before You Design Can Save Your Print Budget To maximize your print budget, consideration of the paper size your print provider will be using is worthy of evaluation in before you start the design. Historically the printing process for many...

Dscoop 2018: Unleashing Print Recap

The 13th annual Dscoop conference took place March 25-28 at the Gaylord Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. It’s a gathering hosted by HP and supported by partners, like Domtar, whose products interact with HP’s array of digital printing equipment.  The 4-day event functions as a place to network, learn and witness digital printing presses in action. The showcase room features partner...

Innovations in Leadership – Print Industry

Over 200 print industry owners, and executives gathered for three days during the first week of March to network and listened to presentations that will help them improve operations, reach financial objectives and better serve their customer base. ...

Elevate Your InDesign Game with CreativEdge™

At Blueline, we strive to be a resource for ideas that we feel will benefit the design and print community.  We are fortunate to get a wide angle view as we interact with businesses across North America throughout the year.  One of the themes we often promote is that our industry should not fear digital means of communication but embrace it and collectively learn how to utilize it with print...

Back to Print Basics Part I: 5 Tips to Remember

With more time dedicated to design destined for electronic consumption in both formal education and work application, there is room for training on how to best design for print.  Whether you're new to designing for print or a seasoned veteran, remembering these basic tips can save you time and money. Chris Hageman, an industry veteran andOperations/Sales Manager for JMaxx  shared a few...

Tips for Augmented Reality and Your Print Strategy

While attending Print17 - Graph Expo in Chicago earlier this year I learned new information about print strategy and Augmented Reality through a Learning Experience session co-led by Cindy Walas and Kevin Keane.  Cindy spent close to 30 years as a print production director before forming her own consulting company.  Kevin has run organizations in the global graphic arts for 30 years, is an...