InkOnDaPaper - All things PRINT all the time
April 17, 2014
Throwback thursday is all about the Linotype Machine. This thing is amazing. A true mashup of Engineering and science. Hand typesetting is tiresome, long, intricate work, and it was largely unchanged for 100′s of years. Then came the linotype machine. The linotype machine (/ˈlaɪnətaɪp/ lyn-ə-typ) is a “line casting” machine used in printing. Along with letterpress printing, linotype was the…
Against the Grain
By Dustin LeFebvre | November 19, 2013
And here we are again with a little hope. The package business is growing at double digits, retailers are competing on service, and the USPS wants to grab a share of the game. It could even be the right business decision to make, but I’m tasked with offering the perspective of the printer, and here it is.
Making the Grade
By Sabine Lenz | April 16, 2014
Within the course of three weeks, I’ve had two experts independently mention that the QR code is on its way out. Granted, that still did not prove its demise. But last week I came across this new study and now have statistical proof that, if not dead, QR codes are definitely SO yesterday.
March 21, 2014
Entering 2013, the biggest question for the boxboard market was whether producers would be able to withstand the disruption on the trade front that appeared to be imminent given the looming overbuild in Chinese boxboard capacity. However, the answer by the end of the year was that the onslaught was not quite as bad as feared. Bleached board backorders began to rise in the spring, following the closure of International Paper's smallest machine at their Augusta, Georgia, mill. Unmade orders continued to rise during the summer, and remained strong enough late in the year that most producers independently announced their
April 14, 2014
Yes, I will keep the cover closed! Not a very attractive image but it certainly makes me want to stop and consider how not to wind up in that position. The graphic design of workplace safety signage is built around … Continue reading →
Printing Industries Blog
April 15, 2014
This blog has been adapted from an article by Steve Deitz, President/Creative Director, 900lbs of Creative, and keynote speaker at the 2014 Print Leadership Summit, June 2–3,Dallas, TX. Remember when companies first began talking about applying augmented reality to printed materials? What seemed like science fiction is becoming, well, reality, and providing some uniquely creative, engaging marketing pieces for companies. If you’re not familiar, augmented reality adds new layers to the traditional print campaign. Using their mobile device, a reader scans a flat, 2D marker. The result is 3D virtual content that appears, simultaneously, layered on top of the 2D marker and
April 12, 2014
Learn about programming in Actionscript 3 to make Flash applications. Make a bubble collision game. Learn from the code. Detailed information. Download the app for free, and continue expanding the demo to include a scoring system.Visit Tutorial-Bone-Yard to read the Actionscript tutorial.
April 15, 2014
I’m teaching Advanced Typography this quarter to students in their 20s. Part of that course involves studying the origins of letters and letterforms, pen-drawn lettering and constructed lettering. I wrote this today with the Copic Wide pen, which uses an … Continue reading →
February 18, 2014
Consultative selling has been around since the 1970′s and refers to the technique a sales person uses to discover the needs, trends and opinions of a prospect. This type of sales training is immensely under-valued. Sales is not about having … Continue reading →
December 09, 2013
We’re always interested in helping college students coming into the graphics and imaging world. We were recently asked to participate is a short survey regarding how media is perceived in the professional area. The survey is being run by Graphic … Continue reading →The post What does “media” mean to you? appeared first on INSIGHTS.