Author Archives: stanleygraphics

About stanleygraphics

I am a veteran graphic designer who started at the time when cut and paste meant an X-acto knife and rubber cement. I use my experience to educate others. I have an intolerance for ignorance and stupidity.

Font Foolishness

Many years ago, before the digital age, there was a clever mechanical way to make small adhesive labels. It was made by Dymo, and I own one. It provided a very convenient way to identify stuff. And that, alone, was … Continue reading

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Digital Printing Can Hurt You

If you are not a frequent user of printed products you may be in trouble when you need to reprint something old. If all you have is a mechanical (pasted up board) it is practically worthless. Commercial printers today require … Continue reading

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Raised Printing

I am writing this blog to publicize that an old traditional form of printing is becoming obsolete. Recently, a customer asked me to redesign her informal note cards. The printer I used a few years ago was out of business. … Continue reading

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Lack of Service From Verizon

Forget about trying to reach Verizon. I called their 800 number today and there was a one-hour wait in the queue. How can people get service under such circumstances? Yet they still want me to pay my bill on time.

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Air Show Deaths

It bothers me that there are so many senseless deaths in the name of entertainment. Too many (including several members of the military) have died in aircraft maneuvers and parachute jumps. Some sick spectators watch in the expectation of a … Continue reading

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Making an Appointment

Have you ever called to make an appointment and and be sent to going around in circles? The other day I called my periodontist for a hygiene (teeth cleaning) appointment. The receptionist responded with “When would you like to come … Continue reading

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Customer Service Mixed Results

First, the bad part, then the good part. Recently, I purchased a gas barbecue grill at Lowe’s in Rosedale, NY. I needed a grill that would run on natural gas. The staff member that assisted me stated that the grills … Continue reading

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