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Archive for the ‘Digital Printing’ Category

Custom Printing: Printing Directly on Kraft Paper Tubes

Sunday, May 8th, 2022

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A client of mine came to me this week with a question, “Can you print directly on kraft paper tubes?” She is the senior VP of design at a firm that makes, packages, and sells lip balm. She didn’t want to print and affix labels to the cardboard tubes. (more…)

How to Find the Best Online Printing Company?

Thursday, February 10th, 2022

There are many online printing companies out there in the market, and each one claims to be the best in the industry. In a situation like this, how to figure out one of the best online printing companies that can provide you with quality services at an affordable cost?

This infographic will help you with some important tips on how to select the best service provider in the entire town. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s dive in! (more…)

Commercial Printing: Sidestepping Flaws in Digital Printing

Thursday, November 18th, 2021

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To reverse the common maxim, “Every silver lining has a cloud.” This also holds true for digital custom printing, the relatively new technology that has brought to commercial printing both a much wider color gamut than offset printing and the ability to make each printed piece different from every other piece in the press run. (more…)

Custom Printing: Printing Photos and Type on Cakes

Sunday, October 31st, 2021

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About twenty years ago when I was consulting with a congressional publisher I attended a birthday gathering at which I saw my first printed cake. I had a hard time wrapping my brain around the concept. I couldn’t picture how it had been done. Inkjet, I assumed, but I couldn’t envision the print heads elevated over a three-inch-deep sheet cake. Also, I thought about the health issues. How could you print on a cake and not compromise the health of those who ate it? (more…)

Custom Printing: Kodak’s New Production Inkjet Press

Monday, March 29th, 2021

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I’m not a gearhead. I don’t get excited about car specifications or even computer specifications, but when it comes to custom printing, I’m actually getting very excited about the developments in digital printing. In this arena, I do get pumped about equipment specs. (more…)

Custom Printing: Designing for Digital Printing

Monday, November 30th, 2020

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Designing for digital printing is a subject that needs regular attention these days. Digital and offset printing are not the same. While each has its benefits, they both have potential drawbacks that you can minimize based on your approach to the design of your custom printing project. (more…)

Custom Printing: Bacardi’s Direct Digital Bottle Printing

Monday, July 27th, 2020


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When BACARDI does something, people pay attention. As a contemporary brand, BACARDI is stylish and sexy–on the cusp of the future. (more…)

Custom Printing: Laser Branding Organic Fruits and Vegetables

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

Literally branding food. Not in the sense of creating brand associations between a product and the values it reflects, but branding like cowboys did with their cattle. Now you can brand fruits and vegetables with thick skins using lasers. Way cool. (more…)

Custom Printing: Printing Large Fashion Color Cards

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

A client of mine regularly prints decks of small fashion color cards that are bound with a screw and post assembly. They are very much like a PMS swatch book. My client’s clients use these small books to help them choose clothing and make-up that match their complexion. My client reprints this job maybe four times a year, and I have brokered this commercial printing job for almost five years. (more…)

Custom Printing: Choosing a Printer for Chin Cards

Monday, May 13th, 2019

A commercial printing client of mine has been producing fashion color swatch books for a number of years through various printers with whom I have professional relationships. Recently she has expanded her product offerings beyond these small books (akin to PMS swatch books but for choosing fashion colors and make-up based on one’s complexion). She now wants to produce “chin cards.” These are similar to the color books but much larger (8” x 10” rather than the approximately 1.5” x 3” format of the swatch books). (more…)

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