Category Archives: typography

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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Color Blind or Color Stupid

In order for an advertisement to be successful it must communicate. Too often I have seen ads like this in TV where they contain white type on a light-colored background. Frequently, the background is yellow. Sometimes the background is light … Continue reading

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Problems Designing Documents With Microsoft Software

Microsoft products like Word®, Publisher®, and PowerPoint®, are promoted aggressively to amateurs who want to create their own custom designs. The problem is that printing them is difficult. For one thing, from my experience, commercial printers will not accept them. … Continue reading

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Compulsory Capitalization

Why do Some people find it Necessary to Capitalize what they believe to be Important Words?

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Typing Lesson

As a graphic designer, I receive all kinds of text files to use in the creation of documents and more. Before I can begin to work with most text documents I have to clean them up. I have tried in … Continue reading

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