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  • What Is Paper Grain?

    What Is Paper Grain?

    Paper grain refers to the direction in which the majority of the cellulose fibers in paper are aligned. During the papermaking process, the fibers tend to align in one direction in the production line. This direction is the grain. There are two types of grain directions: The grain direction can impact several properties of the…

  • The Wright Brothers’ Printing Press

    The Wright Brothers’ Printing Press

    The Wright Brothers, Orville and Wilbur, are famous for their monumental contribution to aviation as the inventors of the first successful airplane. However, before they took to the skies, they were printers by trade. The photo showcases a vintage printing press, a significant piece of equipment in the printing business that the Wright brothers were…

  • Traite theorique et praktique de l’art du relieur

    Traite theorique et praktique de l’art du relieur

    This photo is from the book “Traite theorique et praktique de l’art du relieur” published in 1890. As indicated by the title, this book is a theoretical and practical treatise on the art of bookbinding. The image itself appears to be a detailed illustration or diagram related to the craft of bookbinding.

  • The Timeless Allure of Ink and Printing: A Journey from Silly Putty to Modern Day Techniques

    The Timeless Allure of Ink and Printing: A Journey from Silly Putty to Modern Day Techniques

    There’s something incredibly captivating about the world of printing. It’s a realm where the tactile nature of materials, the scent of ink, and the hum of machinery all combine to create a sensory experience that’s hard to replicate in the digital world. This enduring fascination is evident in the wide array of experiences shared by…

  • AlphaGraphics

    AlphaGraphics

    AlphaGraphics West Valley City is a premier local marketing and printing company based in Utah. Conveniently located at 2189 South 3200 West, West Valley City, Utah 84119, AlphaGraphics offers a broad range of services including custom printing, signage, and comprehensive marketing solutions. Their team of experts are dedicated to delivering high-quality products whether you have…

  • Domtar Paper

    Domtar Paper

    Domtar has a paper resource subdomain that has a lot of content goodness of interest to lovers of print and design.

  • Installing GRACoL 2013 Adobe Print Settings Files Provided By Idealliance

    Idealliance provides a set of color settings files (CSF) for use with Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) and Creative Suite (CS) applications. This guide will walk you through the process of installing these files, specifically focusing on the GRACoL 2013 Adobe Color Settings File. What is GRACoL 2013? GRACoL (General Requirements for Applications in Commercial Offset…

  • Printer Profiles

    Printer Profiles

    https://idealliance.org/specifications/gracol/

  • Mastering the Printshop: Understanding Gripper Margins

    Mastering the Printshop: Understanding Gripper Margins

    The gripper is an essential component of a printing press, used to hold the paper as it moves through the machine. The term “gripper margin” or “gripper edge” refers to the area of the paper that is held by the gripper during the printing process. This area cannot be printed on because it is where…

  • What is Offset Printing and How Can It Serve My Small Business?

    What is Offset Printing and How Can It Serve My Small Business?

    Offset printing is a popular commercial printing technique that involves transferring ink from a plate to a rubber blanket, which then transfers the ink onto the printing surface. It is known for its high-quality results, versatility, and cost-effectiveness for large print runs. Here’s how offset printing can serve your small business: When considering offset printing…

The Joy Of Print is a blog, podcast and local printshop network founded by Briyan Frederick, a graphic arts professional with over 35 years in the industry.

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