Inside the Pantone Color Factory – A Look Inside

Designers and artists all over the world use Pantone’s color factory produced guides to make sure their blue is actually blue. Like a Webster’s dictionary for color, Pantone guides are a standard against which anyone can check their own work. Just who is Pantone?  Pantone Inc. is a corporation headquartered in Carlstadt, New Jersey.[1] The company is best known […]

Branding in 2017: Reliable, Respectful, Real

Traditional retail giant, Sears, is making itself obsolete at a spectacular pace. Micro-businesses owned and operated by a single employee are thriving. Things that have worked in the past aren’t working anymore and the world of business management has been turned on its head. What’s going on? Before we dive in, let’s clarify a few […]

A Beginner’s Guide: The Press Check

Printing is a completely different imaging process than proofing. As a result, it is not always possible for the presswork to perfectly “match” the proof. Unfortunately, there is no objective, practical, way of defining what is an acceptable variation from the proof that still constitutes an acceptable pressrun. The role of the press check is […]

Buy This! 1000 Colors Halftone Puzzle

Every holiday I seem to eventually find myself circling a folding table and piecing together a jigsaw puzzle with the family.  Here is a challenge I am sure will take us more than the usual couple of hours.   Check out this 1000 colors halftone Puzzle – This 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle contains exactly 1,000 different […]