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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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Many Commercial Printers in Trouble

This week I received a request from a customer to reorder something I printed a year ago. I found that the printer I had used had sold his business. To make things worse, the buyer kept only part of  it, … 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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Amateur Graphic Designers Are Ignorant

In my work as a graphic designer I have had the occasion to “fix” poor work prepared by amateurs who are seriously lacking in the knowledge regarding what it takes to make a design printable on paper. The first issue … Continue reading

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Computer Illiteracy is Only Part of The Problem

In the digital age, a lot of emphasis is being placed on computer literacy. As an experienced graphic designer (over 30 years), I find that ignorance, stupidity, and incompetence are significant problems as well. Lets start with the makers of … Continue reading

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