Category Archives for "Print Techniques"

Inside the Makers’ Studio

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Do you think that handmade products deserve a price premium? Well, people have been voting with their wallets for a long time and they agree. Luxury goods often sell on the virtue of artisan craftsmanship where numerous man hours have been put into every stitch, every joining, every piece of raw material. Something handmade is […]

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Isn’t all Paper Smooth?

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As someone who receives business card printing queries on a regular basis, I’ve learned how to differentiate what people say they want vs. what they really need.The golden standard would be prompt and clear customer service, layered on with showing that you understand what they might need. In this post, we’ll zoom in on the […]

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Art – All Pressed Out

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We had the pleasure of working with a batch of Visual Communication students from Lasalle College of the Arts in the capacity of pressing their original art prints. It was a multi-coloured experience for our Letterpress Printers who were challenged to produce solid areas consistently and for various area sizes. Having said that, we overcame […]

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Letterpress Printing: Serving up the Plate

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Does the type of Plate matter in letterpress printing? There are two types of plates used in Letterpress Printing. First, let us recap. Letterpress printing was the modus operandi for printing prior to the technology advancement that gave us offset printing. It is a relief printing technique in which a plate with a raised surface, […]

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The Battle of the Sexes

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I might be referencing the watershed event between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs OR I could be talking about gender-specific die. In common print finishing techniques such as embossing and debossing, die sets are an integral component. Die Sets are usually made of metal and they consists of a male and female part. An […]

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Print Processes & Techniques

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  Offset Printing High quality printing that works well with other print processes due to high alignment accuracy and the ability to use specific Pantone colors. Recommended for brands that require that specific color tone. Also a great idea for large print runs.             Letterpress Printing A very old print […]

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