Tag: awesome techniques

Make an Impact – Xerox Revolution Marketing Media Makes It Easy!

Whether you’re a marketer or a creative professional, you’ve undoubtedly been involved in the planning and promotion of an event. The affair could be anything from a tradeshow where you’re promoting a new product to an important internal meeting where you’d like to show the strides you’ve made in communicating your brand values. Whatever the case, you need event promotion that’s...

Seen by the Spec Rep – Astonishing New Digital Printing Techniques

It’s funny to think about the early days of digital printing, when the most exciting thing it had to offer was variable data. When digital printing first arrived on the print scene it provided a great solution to a big problem – short runs and limited budgets. But in the eyes of creatives, digital printing also meant they had to sacrifice quality and all the fun print techniques they loved...

From the Gallery: Suttle-Straus Holiday Card

If you’re a regular reader of The Blueline Blog, you already know how much we love unique folds here at Domtar. When we first spotted today’s From the Gallery feature, and it was love at first sight. This circular tulip fold holiday card from Suttle-Straus is definitely a printed piece that commands attention. ...

The Basics of Foil Stamping

One of the things I love about paper is that it is offers the designer so many options in terms of print production. While I get to work with creatives on projects that use all kinds of print techniques, I thought I’d profile the basics of one of my all time favorite techniques: foil stamping. ...

Embossing Makes Quite the Impression

When it comes to print techniques, current technology provides loads of options to choose from: metallic inks, foil stamping, letterpress, die-cut, UV coatings, soft touch finishes - the list goes on and on. While offset and digital printing are tried and true methods for graphic communication, in my opinion nothing makes an impression quite like a blind emboss. Is it due to the fact that one...

Awesome Techniques: Rich Black – 3 Things To Consider

My colleague Lori Slovik touched on the notion of using rich black in her recent post On Press with Lynx: 3 Ink Tips to Optimize Print Quality on Uncoated Paper. At Domtar, we’re huge fans of rich black. It not only gives your black solids incredible depth, but black and white photography a boost too. But is it right for every job? The Pengad Commercial Printers (Muncie, IN) website provides...

Awesome Techniques: Bindery Options

In last week’s Awesome Techniques: Four Steps to Bindery Success post, I gave you a few things to consider for picking the right bindery option for your printed piece. This week, I thought it would be fun to walk you through a few bindery options. ...

Awesome Techniques: Four Steps to Bindery Success

Both literally and figuratively, bindery is where it all comes together. While planning the design of your printed piece, you might want to consider packaging your work in a way that’s pleasing to hold and perhaps reinforces the message or mood your trying to evoke. ...