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Archive for May, 2014

Book Printing: Consider the Subtleties of Paper

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

I’m brokering the custom printing of two books for a husband and wife publishing team. Both print books will be 5.5” x 8.5” in format, but one will be 450 pages plus cover (the fiction book) and one will be 80 pages plus cover (the poetry book). (more…)

Large Format Printing: How (and Why) to Use White Ink

Monday, May 5th, 2014

My fiancee handed me a food label the other day and showed me where white ink had been printed under process inks. She then asked me how the commercial printing vendor had produced the label. She asked if the white ink had been printed before the process color layers or at the same time. I didn’t have an answer, so I went online and did some research. (more…)

Custom Printing: A Few Color and Type Design Tips

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Here are some things to think about when designing commercial printing products in black and white and color:

Designing with Black and White Type on a Gray Screen

Picture two lines of type on a gray screen. Let’s say you’re designing a promotional flyer for an art museum. The first line of type is the name of the artist printed in a sans serif typeface. Let’s say you want to reverse it out of a 20 percent gray screen. The second line of type is the same size. Perhaps it is the title of the art exhibit. Let’s say you want to surprint it (print it in black) in a light serif face, for contrast, on the 20 percent gray screen. Above the name of the artist, you set some type in a much smaller type size (in black ink), and below the name, in white type (i.e., reverse type), you set a subtitle referring to the title of the art exhibit. (more…)


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