How to prepare digital photos for printing

Apr 25th, 2015 Printing Hacks 7 min read

As with most things in life, what we can see on a computer screen often feels much better when we’re holding it in our hands. Technology can only take us so far, but nothing can really replace that feeling of being able to hold and touch something you feel an emotional attachment to. Nothing illustrates this desire more than photos. Monitors do a wonderful job…

8 Common Printing Techniques You Need to Know

Apr 21st, 2015 Printing Hacks 7 min read

There are many printing techniques available for you to get the desired result for whatever product you require, such as business cards, invitations, posters and restaurant menus. Some are more expensive than others, but the results and finishes are limited by just your imagination. Designers are taught their craft using computers, but it’s important to understand printing techniques to fully realise the potential of your…

What is modern letterpress printing?

Apr 13th, 2015 Printing Hacks 5 min read

There are so many different styles of printing today, that letterpress printing is now just one of many. However, when letterpress printing began in the 15th century, it was simply known as printing. For over 500 years it remained the best way to print, until modern lithograph offset printing was developed and letterpress printing became a dying art. Today letterpress printing is a little different…

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Two ways to screen print your own t-shirts

Apr 8th, 2015 Printing Hacks 8 min read

Screen printing is a great way to make your own unique t-shirts. With just a few items from your local craft store and a little bit of time and patience, you’ll have a wardrobe full of one-of-a-kind t-shirts, and any other items of clothing you wish to print such as jackets, tank-tops and skirts. You’re going to make a mistake or two on your first…