Category: Pre-Press

1050 Design – A Better Way to Design Packaging

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Many people consider themselves designers. From the Adobe Creative suite to WordPress, now more than ever people are able to channel their artistic abilities to create and share ideas with the world and sell their services to clients as freelancers. Freelance work has become a great way for people to expand their professional abilities while working with a variety of clients in a number of industries. As consumers, we benefit…

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Getting It Right – The First Time and Every Time

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Pre-press image of a folding carton layout

We live in a hurried world filled with tight deadlines. As a producer of packaging for consumer products, we often find ourselves placed in situations in which we have a fixed tight deadline. Even with these stringent deadlines there are times when we have not yet even seen any artwork, or even have a clue when it is going to be in our hands. What we do know, is that…

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Prep for Digital File Management

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Some History Reflecting on how far we have advanced with prepress today brings back memories of how files were managed years ago. Jobs that used to take days or even weeks to be completed are now done in hours. One of the relatively recent advancements in prep technology was the displacement of proofing from dye sublimation to ink jet technology. Along with thermal transfer, dye sublimation was the preferred method of proofing at…

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An Interesting Piece of Equipment

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In an earlier blog entry I touched on the various collectibles on display in our lobby and the positive reactions we get from all visitors. The most prominent item on display is a 19th century Washington hand printing press. Although we can’t trace the history of our particular press, we can tell by pictorial comparisons that the press dates back as far as the middle 1850s. The press bears a…

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New Technologies in a Printing World – Disruptive Technologies

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The date was October, 22, 1938; the location – Astoria, New York. This was the day Chester Carlson created his first successful test of a photocopying method he had been working on for three years. Carlson was a patent attorney with a background in physics. His motivation for copy reproduction was to find a more efficient method of copying the endless amount of documents required by someone in his position….

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