Smartpress.com Papers: High Quality and Earth Friendly

Smartpress.com Papers: High Quality and Earth Friendly

When it comes to paper, we care a lot about your print quality AND the environment. When people hear the term “eco-friendly” in relation to papers, they might think the stock will look dingy and dull, or that it will have too many noticeable flecks in it to use for high-quality print projects.

Wrap Around Custom Label

Dress Up Envelopes with Custom Label Printing

Don’t stop at the invitation when you need to get an event noticed. When it comes to getting people to a big event – a university’s annual gala, a key fundraiser for a non-profit organization, a hot new artist’s show opening at a hip gallery – you know that the invitation you create has to […]

Feather Flags Make Promotion a Breeze

Feather Flags Make Promotion a Breeze

Looking for a modern, eye-catching way to advertise your business or event? It’s time to start looking up.

How to Learn From Your Photography

How to Learn From Your Photography

Look to your own work for inspiration. Like most photographers, I’ve accumulated a lot of photos over the years. While it takes a lot of time to review them all, I’ve found I can learn a great deal by looking at my old photographs.

Comic Book Printing with “POW!”

Comic Book Printing with “POW!”

With Comic-Con® coming up in July in San Diego, we’re seeing a lot more comic book orders coming off the presses here. Bold, powerful colors are vitally important to comic books. If designing comic books for print is your specialty, here are some tips for making sure yours have the “pow!” they need.

Get Noticed with a Unique Brochure Size

Get Noticed with a Unique Brochure Size

Go for the unexpected with your next brochure The standard tri-fold brochure. It’s a workhorse when it comes to effective marketing materials. It’s so effective, in fact, that it’s become what we all expect to see when someone says, “Here – take one of our brochures.”

Finding the Picture Within a Picture

Finding the Picture Within a Picture

Try these tricks to discover your photos’ hidden gems. Sometimes when you review your photographs, you might find the images you’ve taken seem plain and ordinary. When you see a photo you don’t like, you probably shake your head and hit the delete button. However, if you look closely enough, there just might be a great picture hiding […]

Combine Two Products in One Piece for Double Impact

Combine Two Products in One Piece for Double Impact

You know that great design and printing gets your booklets, door hangers, brochures and other marketing pieces noticed.

How to Create Duotone and Tritone Images

How to Create Duotone and Tritone Images

Follow these simple steps to create eye-catching duotone and tritone images in Adobe Photoshop.

5 Tips to Capture True Emotion in Portrait Photography

How to Capture Emotion in Portrait Photography

Whenever I participate in a discussion among photo enthusiasts, the topics most often brought up are equipment and technique. When I have a gallery showing, the question I’m most often asked is: “What aperture/shutter speed/ISO did you use?” No one asks how I captured the genuine emotion on my subject’s face.

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