A Look Inside the Paper Mill

How many of you have had an in-depth look or tour inside of a paper mill?  Most haven’t.  Personally, I have been to a few.  I visited a paper mill that used nothing but virgin fiber – harvesting forests, and on the flip side I visited a Chicago local paper facility that created all of […]

The Best Print Template Resource

In design, sometimes it is hard to even know where to start.  All too often designers start from scratch and create a printed document from the ground up.  This isn’t bad, but you need to keep standard sizing in mind to maximize your use of the printing press and the press sheet you are printing […]

The best Photoshop Tutorial site around

Being that my college education started in 2002, I didn’t just receive your traditional “print” training while in school.  We were on the cusp of CTP (computer to plate) machinery, and job management software for running a print shop was finally on the market at a practical price.  My degree could go 1 of two […]

Label Applicator for Homebrewed Beer!

A few days ago I posted about a cool new product hitting store shelves.  Re-writable decals for adhesion to beer bottles.  This allows the home brewer a chance to re-use labels – and solves the age old problem of using a label that will last as long as the bottle. One of our readers saw […]

High end wrapping paper for the Holidays

I wanted my post today to be a tutorial of how wrapping paper for christmas presents is made.  The paper making process has been featured here at InkOnDaPaper a few times before – but I thought the holiday twist to the printing process would make the post extra festive.  Upon searching for a tutorial though, […]

Letterpress 60 years ago and today

Want to take a trip down printing memory lane?  Let’s crank the clock back to 1950 and see where the industry was.  Sitting in a print vocational school in 1947, here was an instructional video you would have seen: It sure is amazing how quickly an industry can change over the course of 60 years. […]

How Lithographs are Made

Although the language isn’t English – this is a video tutorial of a print shop in Paris that prints lithographs.  Such an art form – at about 2 minutes in, you can see that the registration of the press is actually set by hand. Some of you may remember a while back that I had […]