Our new gadget

A few days ago I noticed an Instagram sponsored post for a new mobile colour measurement tool. It’s called the Pantone Colour Match Card. Ideal for people on the go who need to match physical surface colours to a Pantone reference. Let’s say you’re with a client and they have a previously printed version of […]

Back to Black

In 1909, Henry Ford said; “You can have any colour, as long as it’s Black!” This was about the Model T and keeping production consistent. Well if you’d have known that the choice of Black is much more open than you’d think, that wouldn’t be such a bad thing. You see, when we’re dealing with […]

Pantone Reveals Color of the Year for 2014

Pantone 18-3224 Colour of the year

Pantone, an X-Rite company and the global authority, announced PANTONE® 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple, as the colour of the year for 2014.

Colour Bars, Registration & Trim – What do they mean?

Registration, Colour Bars & Trim Marks

If you’ve ever seen an imposed sheet or a file ready for printing – you will have noticed a few marks in the white space around it. These marks are generally used on the larger sheet that we print on – not on individual files (apart from trim marks). So.. what do they all mean?

Augmented Reality – How you can use it in your printed brochures?

Augmented Reality App

A great new market is opening up in the form of Augmented Reality. Most people will be familiar with the Moonpig advert on TV for their video cards. The principle is the same – but augmented can take it a little further – by bringing up (in some cases) the whole Hollywood Mountain right on […]

Colour of the year 2013

PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald A LIVELY, RADIANT, LUSH GREEN, IS THE COLOR OF THE YEAR FOR 2013. The 2012 color of the year, PANTONE 17-1463 Tangerine Tango, a spirited reddish orange, provided the energy boost we needed to recharge and move forward. Emerald, a vivid verdant green, enhances our sense of well-being further by inspiring insight […]

Digital Emboss

Digital Embossing

Digital Embossing Digital Embossing is the new sensation. This fantastic innovation makes print positively three dimensional. From today ‘ordinary printing will simply leave you feeling rather flat. Digital Embossing will make your message infinitely more compelling. It will make your printing no longer just a visual but also a sensual experience.

The History of Business Cards

the history of business cards

Business Card History Usually business cards are an afterthought – something you pick up in your day to day life in business. What if someone was to ask you how they started. Would you be able to answer them? Well take a look below and have a look at the history of how business cards […]

Don’t be a Square

Don't be a Square - Choose a radius corner or corners on your business card

It would seem we have a run on radius corners – or cut business cards this month. We’ve already produced 5 sets of business cards with a radius to one corner & we have one in with a radius to one whole side, so I thought I’d write a little more on the benefits of […]

Monitors – why you shouldn’t trust them!

A Monitor Calbration device on screen and ready

A while back I can remember a story of a customer who had designed their printed item (lets call it a leaflet for the benefit of this piece). The customer wanted to produce the piece themselves at home and send over a print ready file to their printer. A couple of days later the printer […]