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Take a tour of your local print shop!

Here’s a great idea. Ask for a tour of your local print shop! Printers are usually happy to show prospective or existing customers the workings of their facility. Exposure to every aspect of printing–from graphic design, to the offset printing … Continue reading

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The best material for a sign, exhibit or poster.

Which material would work best for your sign, exhibit or poster? There are several types of board that can be used for directly printed or mounted graphics. Foamcore, Ultraboard, Gatorboard, Plasticore… The names sound very similar, so what makes each … Continue reading

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Good advice for self-employed women.

Women-owned businesses are springing up faster than ever. A woman launching her own business, book or product has a surprising competitive advantage. This article explains.

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The best color combinations for a sign.

Visibility is the most important element in outdoor signage. Signs, banners, posters and other graphics meant to be easily seen and understood at a distance should use a simple, contrasting color scheme that stands out clearly. According to the Outdoor … Continue reading

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Quotes about writers and how to write.

I learned never to empty the well of my writing, but always to stop when there was still something there in the deep part of the well, and let it refill at night from the springs that fed it. …Ernest … Continue reading

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Color influences emotion in graphic design.

Human action is determined in large part by emotion. And emotion is influenced by visual stimulation. The perception of different colors has been shown to affect both mood and behavior. So it makes sense that the selection of color in … Continue reading

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How to choose the best font.

Typography focuses on the characteristics of a typeface, the shape of the characters and the overall aesthetics of a particular font. By following some basic design guidelines, it will help you to work effectively with your graphic design source. The … Continue reading

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