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Did You Know …

Did you know you can learn a lot from turn-of-the-century printing, type and paper advertising, like the Dutch Stove piece featured here?

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The 2014 Pantone Plus Series is here!

The new 2014 Pantone Plus Series is now available! The new series features extensive updates, including 84 brand new colors and special Artist Edition covers. Pantone Plus includes mobile apps, software, wireless devices and cloud services that ensure accurate color communication, inspiration and reproduction in today’s globally connected economy. Incorporating the best of both...

Litho-Mania: Marketing with Lithography, Circa 1939

My last post concerned the photoengraving industry of the pre-Depression period. This week it’s pre-WWII lithography! Litho Media: A Demonstration of the Selling Power of Lithography, published in 1939 by Roger Stephens and edited by H. Homer Buckelmueller and Colin Campbell, is a 206-page, 12-by-15-inch slipcased bible produced to help publicize the successful and...

Digital Letterpress? What's Next?

John Bonadies developed a virtual letterpress app for the iPad and Mac called LetterMpress (part of MpressInteractive). “The app was originally created from Kickstarter.com funds,” he says, “and we have continued development, adding more wood type and cuts that we collect from around the world.” Indeed the LetterMpress function makes you feel like your...

How To Typeset a Poster

Bowne & Co., Stationers at the South Street Seaport Museum in New York frequently produces beautiful letterpress keepsakes. This one from 1989, “Nineteenth Century Job Printing Display – The Poster” is a delightful little guide to the dos and don’ts. Using their enviable stock of metal types, 200 copies were printed on a Vandercook...

5:01 PST. Printing Processes and Designer Difficulties

David Mayes is proud to be a CMYK guy in an RGB world. He’s in sales – and community outreach – at Typecraft Wood & Jones. This Pasadena, CA company has roots dating back to 1907 and a reputation for handling the most demanding designers. Clients range from universities and non-profits to museums and...

3:01 PST. Pacific Standard Gift Book Time, part 1

Forget the Rose Parade; the real reason to be in L.A. right now is Pacific Standard Time… the arts program, not just the zone. A six-month “happening” that kicked off in October, PST is the largest collaborative art project ever undertaken in Southern California. Over 60 museums, galleries, and other institutions allow us to...

Today's Obsession: Real-World Screenprinting Advice

This is a wildly helpful thread at Ask Metafilter, (or “AskMe” to its members) for screenprinters. A member has asked for tips to give screenprinting-related gifts to a recent adoptee of the craft. His request is met with some extremely valuable information about screenprinting best practices and vendors from seasoned hobbyists and business owners....