Special Occasions

Our society seems to have moved into the electronic/internet age with a vengeance. Much of the communication that was done last century on paper has now moved to cyberspace. As with every pendulum, I expect it to swing in reverse. However, just as with the back swing on a Newton’s Cradle desk top toy, the… Continue reading Special Occasions

Questions and Answers

Many people call us with questions that they believe have simple answers, but they don’t have simple answers. A caller rings in asking, “Hi, how much do you charge for color copies?” Before we can answer that question we need to know several things. The first question we’ll ask is “what are you doing with… Continue reading Questions and Answers

Paper Finishes

So paper is just paper, right?  Well, the answer is yes – and no. We’ve already talked about weights and colors. Today we’ll look at different finishes. But first, lets look at the process. Paper starts as a slurry of cellulose fibers and water. This slurry is drained through a sieve-like screen to create a mat of… Continue reading Paper Finishes

Envelope Stock

Often people come into our business with a request for card stock on which to hand craft a sign or banner – like a happy birthday or welcome home decoration. We’ve already talked about some of the options for flat paper stock – colors and weights can vary widely. But suppose you want envelopes. Your… Continue reading Envelope Stock

More About Large Projects – Font Choices

Your printing project can invoke a mood, just like music. Do you want casual? Or formal? The feel or mood of the piece can be dictated by a choice of font. The font is the type face used for content. You can call up a mood by using different fonts.  But beware, use of more… Continue reading More About Large Projects – Font Choices