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02 Apr: New Study Shows 67% of Suppliers Are Color Blind

With new information each day about COVID-19, it is time for designers to help life-science tell their story, and make a difference using visual storytelling.

27 Mar: Designers Bring Storytelling to Data

With new information each day about COVID-19, it is time for designers to help life-science tell their story, and make a difference using visual storytelling.

16 Mar: How to keep your sanity while working from home.

Working from home has its pros and cons. You can be productive or get very distracted. Read 5 tips to keep your sanity and thrive in your home office.

16 Mar: Gerber’s New Technology Innovation Center

Ketty Pillet, VP of Marketing at Gerber Technology, discusses their Innovation Center in Manhattan, where designers and brands get live demos of their micro-factory.

19 Feb: Designers, Are You Ready for Industrial Inkjet?

Designers have a new tool with Inkjet technology. From personalized bottles to floorings & décor, and innovative materials has created new markets.

12 Feb: Red – The Color of Love & The Devil

Red has a strong, forceful impact on our brain and emotions, but why and how does one produce this the poisonous red.

10 Feb: Designing with Technology in Mind

Everyone has access to design tools; that doesn’t make everyone a smart designer. Creatives need to learn today’s technology to make themselves more valuable.

05 Feb: What Came Before Munsell & Pantone?

Color reference guides are an essential tool for designers but how did Pantone, Munsell, and CSI get started?

29 Jan: 5 Athleisure Fabrics Digital Printing Tips

Debbie McKeegan’s technical team explains some of the most popular materials for athleisure and some tips on printing them digitally.

27 Jan: What happens when you ask a man’s opinion in Sephora?

A recent visit to Sephora gave me an opportunity to get a male employee’s perspectives on packaging. It may surprise you.

21 Jan: Meet Adobe’s Design to Print Photoshop Plug-in

Adobe’s Mike Scrutton discusses Design to Print. This Photoshop plug-in helps creatives design, visualize and sell their designs, easily, with no inventory.

15 Jan: Meet Adobe’s Textile Designer PhotoShop Plug-In

I had the chance to catch up with Mike Scrutton, from Adobe, in Dallas at PRINTING United to discuss Adobe’s Textile Designer Photoshop plug-in and how it helps textile, pattern and apparel designers.

12 Jan: The Benefits and Challenges of Image and Design Licensing

When it comes to licensing your original designs, there are three basic ways to go about it. Each presents different and unique opportunities, as well as challenges.

06 Jan: How to Educate Clients on Color

I do a lot of branding work with clients and talking about color can be tricky. It’s important to get it right – from the brand logo to the product color to the packaging.

13 Dec: Last-Minute Gifts for Color Lovers

Stumped on what to get, that creative someone, for the holidays? Let us help. We have ten colorful, fun and inexpensive ideas for designers, marketers, photographers and more. As they say, fun for the whole family too.

25 Nov: episode 1 – history of desktop publishing

EPISODE 1:
We kick off our first podcast with Frank Romano, discussing the history of desktop publishing and his new book, the King James Bible, mistakes and errors in printing and lots more.

17 Nov: How to Communicate Color to Designers and Printers

Everyone’s eyes perceive color a little differently, which can make working with color a challenge. However, if you can find a common color language to communicate, the process becomes a whole lot easier.

31 Oct: Thinking Outside the (Pizza) Box

Adding USPS Informed Delivery into direct mail campaigns can improve customer engagement, open rates and more. Learn how to design an Informed Delivery campaign

20 Oct: You Were Taught Color Wrong

Red and blue don’t make violet. Red, green and blue make white, and the way we teach color needs to support the technology and world we live in. One of RGB and CMYK.

10 Sep: Is Color Perception Holding Up Your Approvals Cycles?

Learn what factors can alter your color vision and perception of color, how to avoid them to make better decisions and approve designs faster.

02 Sep: Summer Stroll: The Signs Around Us

There samples of printing all around us. Taking a summer stroll down the main street I highlight examples of printed material that many may not be aware of.

26 Aug: Pattern Design for Healthcare Pediatrics

In healthcare and pediatrics, the design of hospitals, patient rooms, and offices can positively or negatively impact patient attitudes and outcomes.

26 Aug: Designing Repeat Patterns for Digital Print

Designing in repeat is a unique skill. Though it is something that almost anyone can do(thanks to simple repeat applications), it often isn’t done well.

26 Aug: Shifting from an Omni-channel to an Immersion

For over a decade, marketers have been using the term omni-channel to describe branding campaigns that use a multitude of physical and digital touchpoints. Omni-channel campaigns include phone, direct mail, email, and other adverts.

26 Jun: 5 Things I Wish I Learned in Design School

I am an entrepreneur that owns a package design and branding agency with my husband. We have worked together for 17 years and started our business right out of

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23 Mar: 5 Things to Check in Your Design File

To avoid print production problems here are 5 things to check before you send a design file to your printer.

01 Mar: Celebrating Leaders in Packaging Design

One of 100 Summit celebrates packing design. This year’s winner focused on sustainability, personalization and innovation

19 Feb: Designers, Are You Ready for Industrial Inkjet?

Designers have a new tool with Inkjet technology. From personalized bottles to floorings & décor, and innovative materials has created new markets.

11 Dec: Five Alive: 5G Technology Will Transform Sign & Display

Richard Romano spoke with Dexter Johnson, author 5G in Signage Technology about the technology and the advantages of 5G and its potential applications in sign and display.

02 Sep: Summer Stroll: The Signs Around Us

There samples of printing all around us. Taking a summer stroll down the main street I highlight examples of printed material that many may not be aware of.

26 Aug: Shifting from an Omni-channel to an Immersion

For over a decade, marketers have been using the term omni-channel to describe branding campaigns that use a multitude of physical and digital touchpoints. Omni-channel campaigns include phone, direct mail, email, and other adverts.

19 Aug: Now That’s a Wrap!

Advances in wide-format and grand-format printing, a growing number of new substrates for indoor and outdoor signage, and the popularity of vehicle wraps and wall coverings mean that designers can now think big -so big that the sky is the only limit.

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23 Mar: 5 Things to Check in Your Design File

To avoid print production problems here are 5 things to check before you send a design file to your printer.

16 Mar: How to keep your sanity while working from home.

Working from home has its pros and cons. You can be productive or get very distracted. Read 5 tips to keep your sanity and thrive in your home office.

16 Mar: Gerber’s New Technology Innovation Center

Ketty Pillet, VP of Marketing at Gerber Technology, discusses their Innovation Center in Manhattan, where designers and brands get live demos of their micro-factory.

04 Mar: Digitizing 133 Years of Textile History

One of 100 Summit celebrates packing design. This year’s winner focused on sustainability, personalization and innovation

01 Mar: Celebrating Leaders in Packaging Design

One of 100 Summit celebrates packing design. This year’s winner focused on sustainability, personalization and innovation

19 Feb: Designers, Are You Ready for Industrial Inkjet?

Designers have a new tool with Inkjet technology. From personalized bottles to floorings & décor, and innovative materials has created new markets.

05 Feb: What Came Before Munsell & Pantone?

Color reference guides are an essential tool for designers but how did Pantone, Munsell, and CSI get started?

29 Jan: 5 Athleisure Fabrics Digital Printing Tips

Debbie McKeegan’s technical team explains some of the most popular materials for athleisure and some tips on printing them digitally.

21 Jan: Meet Adobe’s Design to Print Photoshop Plug-in

Adobe’s Mike Scrutton discusses Design to Print. This Photoshop plug-in helps creatives design, visualize and sell their designs, easily, with no inventory.

15 Jan: Meet Adobe’s Textile Designer PhotoShop Plug-In

I had the chance to catch up with Mike Scrutton, from Adobe, in Dallas at PRINTING United to discuss Adobe’s Textile Designer Photoshop plug-in and how it helps textile, pattern and apparel designers.

12 Jan: The Benefits and Challenges of Image and Design Licensing

When it comes to licensing your original designs, there are three basic ways to go about it. Each presents different and unique opportunities, as well as challenges.

19 Dec: Buy a Sweater, Adopt a Sheep

Pressure on the environmental impact continues for textile and apparel companies. Sheep, Inc. is taking a creative approach towards carbon-neutral operations.

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17 Nov: How to Communicate Color to Designers and Printers

Everyone’s eyes perceive color a little differently, which can make working with color a challenge. However, if you can find a common color language to communicate, the process becomes a whole lot easier.

04 Sep: WTIN Shares Insights on Smart Textiles for Fashion, Entertainment, Lifestyle

Cary Sherburne, Senior Editor at WhatTheyThink, summarizing the key points of WTIN webinar on Smart Textiles for Fashion, Entertainment, and Lifestyle.

02 Sep: Summer Stroll: The Signs Around Us

There samples of printing all around us. Taking a summer stroll down the main street I highlight examples of printed material that many may not be aware of.

26 Aug: Pattern Design for Healthcare Pediatrics

In healthcare and pediatrics, the design of hospitals, patient rooms, and offices can positively or negatively impact patient attitudes and outcomes.

26 Aug: Designing Repeat Patterns for Digital Print

Designing in repeat is a unique skill. Though it is something that almost anyone can do(thanks to simple repeat applications), it often isn’t done well.

26 Aug: Design Inspiration from FESPA

This year’s FESPA Global Print Expo in Munich was an explosion of digital printing.

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  • Apparel
  • Beauty
  • Bottles
  • Cans
  • Color
  • Color Education
  • Color Psychology
  • Commercial Exterior
  • Corrugated
  • CPG
  • Décor
  • Education
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  • Large Format
  • Manufacturing
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02 Apr: New Study Shows 67% of Suppliers Are Color Blind

With new information each day about COVID-19, it is time for designers to help life-science tell their story, and make a difference using visual storytelling.

27 Mar: Designers Bring Storytelling to Data

With new information each day about COVID-19, it is time for designers to help life-science tell their story, and make a difference using visual storytelling.

09 Mar: Want great print results? 10 things you should ask your printer

10 things a designer should ask their printer before starting a project – colors, paper, proofing, finishing, services and more.

01 Mar: Celebrating Leaders in Packaging Design

One of 100 Summit celebrates packing design. This year’s winner focused on sustainability, personalization and innovation

19 Feb: Designers, Are You Ready for Industrial Inkjet?

Designers have a new tool with Inkjet technology. From personalized bottles to floorings & décor, and innovative materials has created new markets.

12 Feb: Red – The Color of Love & The Devil

Red has a strong, forceful impact on our brain and emotions, but why and how does one produce this the poisonous red.

10 Feb: Designing with Technology in Mind

Everyone has access to design tools; that doesn’t make everyone a smart designer. Creatives need to learn today’s technology to make themselves more valuable.

05 Feb: What Came Before Munsell & Pantone?

Color reference guides are an essential tool for designers but how did Pantone, Munsell, and CSI get started?

27 Jan: What happens when you ask a man’s opinion in Sephora?

A recent visit to Sephora gave me an opportunity to get a male employee’s perspectives on packaging. It may surprise you.

06 Jan: How to Educate Clients on Color

I do a lot of branding work with clients and talking about color can be tricky. It’s important to get it right – from the brand logo to the product color to the packaging.

13 Dec: Last-Minute Gifts for Color Lovers

Stumped on what to get, that creative someone, for the holidays? Let us help. We have ten colorful, fun and inexpensive ideas for designers, marketers, photographers and more. As they say, fun for the whole family too.

24 Nov: Printing Industry Trends for Marketers and Designers

Learn how marketers and designers can take advantage of the latest printing technologies while delivering designs print companies can accurately reproduce

17 Nov: How to Communicate Color to Designers and Printers

Everyone’s eyes perceive color a little differently, which can make working with color a challenge. However, if you can find a common color language to communicate, the process becomes a whole lot easier.

20 Oct: You Were Taught Color Wrong

Red and blue don’t make violet. Red, green and blue make white, and the way we teach color needs to support the technology and world we live in. One of RGB and CMYK.

10 Oct: Digital Technology Creates Opportunities in Packaging Design

Packaging Innovations London 2019 highlights how digital print technology helps brands with smaller product runs, counterfeiting and engagement

10 Sep: Is Color Perception Holding Up Your Approvals Cycles?

Learn what factors can alter your color vision and perception of color, how to avoid them to make better decisions and approve designs faster.

21 Jun: Five Packaging Design Trends that Work

I read a lot of packaging trend reports and commentary. One thing is clear – many different packaging trends are happening at the moment – it all depends on what market and industry you find you find yourself.

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23 Mar: 5 Things to Check in Your Design File

To avoid print production problems here are 5 things to check before you send a design file to your printer.

19 Jan: Learn How to Design a Better Targeted Mail Piece

We all hate to see poorly designed mail when we know it can be so much better… with a better response rate.

06 Jan: How to Educate Clients on Color

I do a lot of branding work with clients and talking about color can be tricky. It’s important to get it right – from the brand logo to the product color to the packaging.

24 Nov: Printing Industry Trends for Marketers and Designers

Learn how marketers and designers can take advantage of the latest printing technologies while delivering designs print companies can accurately reproduce

23 Sep: USPS’s Informed Delivery Enhances Omni-Channel Marketing

Adding USPS Informed Delivery into direct mail campaigns can improve customer engagement, open rates and more. Learn how to design an Informed Delivery campaign

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26 Aug: Digitization: Expanding the Creative Process

I come from a printing background, developed over time after graduation, where I was skilled in both design and PostScript — the language that produced digital designs on printers. It was the ’90s, where digital printing was in its infancy.

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16 Mar: Gerber’s New Technology Innovation Center

Ketty Pillet, VP of Marketing at Gerber Technology, discusses their Innovation Center in Manhattan, where designers and brands get live demos of their micro-factory.

21 Jan: Meet Adobe’s Design to Print Photoshop Plug-in

Adobe’s Mike Scrutton discusses Design to Print. This Photoshop plug-in helps creatives design, visualize and sell their designs, easily, with no inventory.

15 Jan: Meet Adobe’s Textile Designer PhotoShop Plug-In

I had the chance to catch up with Mike Scrutton, from Adobe, in Dallas at PRINTING United to discuss Adobe’s Textile Designer Photoshop plug-in and how it helps textile, pattern and apparel designers.

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25 Nov: episode 1 – history of desktop publishing

EPISODE 1:
We kick off our first podcast with Frank Romano, discussing the history of desktop publishing and his new book, the King James Bible, mistakes and errors in printing and lots more.