The Top 5 New Features of Adobe CC 2014

On June 18, Adobe launched the newest features of Creative Cloud, including multi-device workflows, cloud-integrated mobile apps, and as usual, some crazy new design program tools that left my jaw on the floor. If you followed along with our twitter feed and the hashtag #CCNext on June 18, you’re probably aware of the giddiness these…

Print Specs 101

Print specs are the basis for everything we do in the print world. Whether you’re requesting an estimate or submitting a job, making sure everything is spelled out concisely and clearly is important. Maybe you’ve already received an estimate, but when it comes time to submit your files for production, print specs have actually changed.…

Designing for Overprinting

Earlier this week, we sat down with a group of designers and walked through best practices for print design. Surprisingly, our discussion on overprint was one of the key takeaways for everyone. We commonly see design files that have a transparency applied to design elements to create the overprint effect; however, this doesn’t always necessarily…

Page counts can be confusing

Over the last few weeks, I have noticed an increase in the number of specifications I have received that call-out a page count with a very specific type of binding that just instantly stops me in my tracks. For those of you unfamiliar with how commercial printing works, let me take a minute to explain…

7 Tips For Pairing Fonts Like a Pro

In the digital age, nearly everyone who works on a computer will encounter a time when they have to choose fonts. Whether it is just for a company letter, Powerpoint presentation, website, or a design piece, you’ll be faced with a typographic decision. We’re here to help you make that choice! Follow the steps below…