Counterfeiters Keeping it Old School

On January 4 of this year, a Vermont State Police trooper stopped a vehicle on Interstate 89 in Royalton for a minor traffic offense. During the stop, police records indicate, the trooper discovered approximately $1,000 worth of counterfeit $20 bills in the vehicle. The driver, a 24-year-old tattoo artist from Brockton, Mass., was taken into […]

150-yr-old printing press still functions

More than 150 years ago, the elite Bangalees involved in indigo production used to treat farmers and workers inhumanely. Witnessing the cruel exploitation of workers by zamindars and the British rulers, Kangal Harinath Majumder left his job at a British-owned indigo production factory and began teaching students at his small village in Kushtia. However, his […]

Two Sides Celebrates Earth Day

CHICAGO — April 22, 2016 — Two Sides North America celebrates Earth Day (April 22, 2016) with the release of an engaging new infographic that illustrates key facts about how paper is made. Busting Myths About How Paper Is Made Designed to bust myths about paper production, and about other forest products, the new infographic […]

10 Tips to better print design

With these tips I hope to help novice designers on their way to better print design. The tips are for print design in general: doesn’t matter if it’s a brochure or a poster or a identity. In no particular order. 1 –Remember to bleed The bleed is the part on the side of the document […]

Direct Mail Lives

I’ve said it before: Print is not dead. In fact, as one of the tactics in your content marketing arsenal, direct mail can be more effective for certain audiences than email. Gasp! I know what you’re probably thinking, “It’s a digital-marketing world, sister. Catch up.” Well, listen, no one is suggesting that you should shift […]

OLD SCHOOL PRINT MINT

By Erik J. Martin, special to The Content Wrangler Here’s a news flash hot off the presses: old school bookmaking and antique printing techniques are making a comeback, despite the digital age. And folks with an artistic flair and a yen for creating something with their own hands stand to benefit—thanks to the San Francisco […]

Printing Industries of America Warns of Scam

Michael Makin, president and CEO
 of Printing Industries of America, delivers a message to association members warning of a major scam involving a fraudulent Canadian direct marketing agency.  Dear Member, Printing Industries of America has been made aware of a major scam involving a fraudulent direct marketing agency operating out of Montréal and Toronto. The company purports to […]

The Spread of Printing

We always talk about the current state of the industry, or the birth of it.  Never the middle.  IODP now brings you a graphic that can visually show you the “Spread of Printing”.  From birth to the 1900’s. Enjoy! The Spread of Printing