Whether glued, stapled or otherwise bound together, a proper binding turns a stack of sheets into a book, magazine or notepad. We present different binding types, from gluing to spiral binding, and explain how to choose the perfect binding for your printed product.
A popular Photoshop function is to adjust or replace colours as needed with a few clicks. Often, this requires cutting out a certain image area first. In our tutorial, we will demonstrate three methods of replacing colour that don’t require cutting out an image area.
One of the original benefits of the PDF file format was to preserve the fonts, images, and layout of source documents. Graphic designers could thus rest assure that the fonts and images in their artwork were printed as intended and that no errors were inadvertently introduced in the print shop, albeit with good intentions. This is still true today but there are now more options to edit a PDF.
Magazines, catalogues and newspapers are originally laid out in a desktop publishing program such as InDesign. The software application is ideal to structure and format large amounts of text. To make sure that the content is easy to digest for the reader, the text should be aligned to deliver optimum legibility. For this purpose, InDesign provides the baseline grid.
Colour profiles ensure a consistent and predictable print result on different types of paper. All you have to do is install the latest ICC profile versions and embed them in your artwork.
Short messages are especially eye-catching if written in three dimensional letters. The easiest way to achieve this is by using a 3D font. But you can also get creative and use 3D font generators and special plug-ins to create your own three dimensional designs. Below we will present a brief summary of how this works. Additionally, we have rounded up free 3D fonts for you.
Promotional items are a staple at most exhibitions and events today. The ballpoint pen is one of the most popular giveaways on such occasions. To make sure the ballpoint pen achieves the desired impact, a few key points have to be observed. In this tutorial, you will learn all about the workflow from vectorizing the logo to selecting spot colours and placing your logo.
Usually, Walter Meyer, the founder of Onlineprinters, is no longer available for interviews. But he made an exception for our magazine to mark the 15th anniversary of Onlineprinters. He talks about how he built the company step by step to become one of Europe’s top 3 online print shops that delivers its products to more than a million customers, generating EUR 200 million worth of revenue.