Countdown

Eleven days and counting til Christmas.  11 – 10 – 9 – 8 – . . . Your Christmas preparations should all be completed by now. (Nice thought, but seldom accurate in my case.) At this point, it’s time to take stock of what you will be needing in the coming year. Stationery? Business cards?… Continue reading Countdown

Before You Go to the Print Shop – Part 4

Yay, hooray!  You have set up your project properly, with all the pages in correct order. Everything fits where you want it to go. But wait!  You’re not done yet. You need to print your project out in hard copy.   Sad fact #1: Every time you type something – anything – errors will creep… Continue reading Before You Go to the Print Shop – Part 4

Before You Go to the Print Shop – Part 3

As promised, we’re looking at larger projects today. These are generally 8 pages or longer. We may saddlestitch them, coil bind them, punch them for a notebook, or perfect bind. But the preliminary set up work is exactly the same. Here’s the scoop. Each sheet of paper will have two pages on one side. It… Continue reading Before You Go to the Print Shop – Part 3

Before You Go to the Print Shop – Part 2

Last week, we talked about single page projects and some of the things you need to decide before you take the project to your printer. Today, we’ll talk about multi-page projects. They come in various sizes and formats: The single sheet folded bulletin The multi-sheet saddle stitched pamphlet or magazine – no more than 9… Continue reading Before You Go to the Print Shop – Part 2

Nuts and Bolts

Just had a client in who was talking about a mug we had done for her. It was presented as a group gift to a person retiring and moving away. Half of the people in that group were amazed that it had been done right here in Lyons, Kansas.     “I didn’t know DuMond… Continue reading Nuts and Bolts