How to Make A Printed Graphic Design Portfolio

You may be thinking that printing your design portfolio is outmoded and obsolete. In fact, when you consider that most designers have extensive websites to show off their work, a printed booklet may seem like an inadequate presentation. Instead of regarding a printed portfolio as a cheaper version of an online portfolio, there are several […]

New book reveals prying details about life in graphic design

This month, the team at graphic design publishing house Graphic Design & have released their latest project, an inquisitive survey into the work life of 2,000 graphic designers based in the UK and US. The answers form the book, Graphic Design Surveyed, and the results are intriguing, thought-provoking, frank and often funny. They uncover an […]

Designing Large Format Graphics

Impressive exhibits all share one thing in common: stunning graphics that stand out on the show floor. Larger-than-life graphics are made possible thanks to large format printers that can create graphics on virtually any material. Whether you’re designing graphics for a banner stand, a fabric exhibit or a rigid hanging sign, large format trade show […]

6 MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN DESIGNING FOR PRINT

Designing for printed material, big and small, has requirements that don’t apply when you are designing for the web or social media. Here are some of the common mistakes printers see when files are submitted for printing: 1. COLOR MODE: RGB TO CMYK Printers produce color by using a four color process: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow […]

Quad Graphics to Acquire LSC Communications in All-Stock Transaction

Business Combination Creates Highly Efficient Print Platform to Fuel Quad’s 3.0 Transformation and Strengthen the Role of Print in a Multichannel Media World Quad/Graphics, Inc. QUAD, +3.58% (“Quad/Graphics” or “Quad”), a leading marketing solutions provider, and LSC Communications, Inc. LKSD, +4.69%(“LSC Communications”), a leader in print and digital media solutions, today announced that their boards of directors have approved a […]

Century-Old Printing Press Breathes Life into Graphic Arts Merit Badge

With our modern fixation on shiny new technology, it’s refreshing to see Scouts get excited about something from the predigital age. That’s exactly what’s happening in Lancaster, Pa., where one Scouter has channeled his passion for Gutenberg-style printing into a volunteer Scouting role. In 2009, Ken Kulakowsky, who has been involved with Scouting since he was a Cub Scout […]

What Designers can learn from Printers

This was to good not to share with our readers from Marina Poropat Joyce and Printing Impressions. Source: http://www.piworld.com/post/10-things-printers-can-teach-designers/ Designers are visual people and the best way to teach a visual person is to show them. Graphic designers are also curious people who generally like to see how things work. We all walk around with our […]