We have finally reached the end of our journey exploring the Life Cycle of a Print Job. Today we’re looking into the options for distribution once your job is completed in the bindery! If you missed the first five parts of our Life Cycle of a Print Job series, you can read the overview HERE; […]
Welcome to the penultimate post in our Life Cycle of a Print Job series! Today we’re detailing all of the finishing options available after the ink has dried. Well, maybe not ALL of the options, but a lot of them! If you missed the first four parts of the series, you can […]
If you work closely with anyone in the printing industry, you’ve probably heard that getting paper is a total nightmare recently (and by recently we mean for the last year or so). But we’re not going to be talking about that today! Thank goodness, right? Let’s take a collective sigh […]
Welcome to our next installment in our Life Cycle of a Print Job series! This month we’re delving into the part where we actually get to printing! If you missed the first three parts of the series, you can read the overview HERE; check out the post about quoting and placing […]
Mustard or mayo? Hummus? Maybe an olive tapenade? Fancy. But no, we’re not talking about those types of spreads. Today, we’re here with a quick post discussing the differences between reader spreads and printer spreads. The long and short of it is that with the technology at our disposal in the print world today, […]
Welcome back to another installment in our Life Cycle of a Print Job series! This month we’re getting into the nitty gritty of prepress and proofing. If you missed the first two parts of the series, you can read the overview HERE; and you can check out last month’s post […]
Help MIGU, Help U We prepare hundreds of quotes each month… some of them are simple and straightforward, while others can be kind of complicated. No matter the complexity though, there are a few specifications we’ll need to know for any quote so we can prepare the most accurate estimate for you, in […]
This month we’re looking into the first two steps of the Life Cycle of a Print Job: getting a Quote and placing an Order. If you missed our intro post with an overview of the Life Cycle of a Print Job, you can check it out HERE. Before you even begin the design […]
When I was taking graphic design courses in college for my degree, I can honestly say they did not prepare me for the real world. Two years after graduating with my BFA I found myself working for a printing company (this very one you’re reading the blog of). And after […]
Where did that brochure you got at the car dealership come from? That magazine or menu in your mailbox? And what about the instruction manual that came with your new toaster? Did you ever wonder what steps they had to go through from being a marketing team’s latest campaign concept, and a twinkle in a graphic designer’s eye, […]
We’ve all heard the saying “less is more.” And you’ve probably even noticed that minimalism is becoming all the rage in many facets of everyday life. There is quite a bit of merit to these concepts when it comes to design, whether it be for print or web/social media. While […]
You may hear from some people in the printing world that bluelines are obsolete, but even as advances in technology have changed the way we proof, we think they still have value. You may be asking yourself, what is a blueline anyway? A blueline is a low res, booked proof […]
It feels like this post is a long time in the making, but we can now finally say that our new Heidelberg ST350 saddle stitcher is here, installed and running!
DISCLAIMER: Prices are going up! It should come as no surprise that the printing industry, like many others since the start of the pandemic, is experiencing increased material costs in every facet of our business. Most notably, with paper. Paper prices have gone up every month for the past several […]
Did you know that when it comes to setting up your print files for a saddle stitch book vs a perfect bound (or coil/wire-o) book, that there’s different ways you should go about it?