Paper Matters Blog

Introducing the Best of Paper Matters June Di …

We're sharing some of our favorite stories from Paper Matters like the Hatch Show Print, Darwill and Marina Joyce. Enjoy the Best of Edition.

Load Your Gun: Research is the Ammunition in …

It's easy for graphic designers to start off on a new project like a lone cowboy, but research is the first step to success Here's why.

Design Strategy – The Impact of Color in a …

Smart creatives know the value of print when it comes to helping brands connect with their audience and the impact of color in a printed piece

How and When to Use Rich Black: Finding Your …

Understanding how and when to use rich black can turn an ordinary printed piece into an exceptional printed piece. Learn how with easy tips.

Redesigning the Designer’s Role

Adding creative thinking into the business process is redesigning the designer’s role.

Why the World Needs Today’s Designer to Be …

The world needs today's designers to do more and be more, design thinking is a process of dreaming big while paying attention to the details. Learn how.

Research is Ammunition in the Design Process

Before you start designing, make sure to take the time to do your research in the design process. It will take you a long way in your career.

How To Get The Best Results When Printing Wit …

If your next print project includes printing with metallic ink, there are a few things to keep in mind in order to achieve the best results.

Coated vs Uncoated Paper – When To Use Whic …

The majority of print projects are produced on either coated or uncoated paper. We go over when to use coated vs. uncoated paper?

How Paper Shade Can Impact Your Print Project …

When the paper shade is considered early in the design process, paper can actually be the “fifth” color in a four-color print project.

Pantone’s Color of the Year and Lynx Cream …

Pantone has picked Living Coral as its 2019 color of the year. Check out how Lynx Cream White accentuates Living Coral by adding dimension and texture.

4 Tips for Selecting a New Printer

New year, new print shop! Here are a few tips on how to go about selecting a new printer for all of your business’s needs in the coming year.

Augmented Reality in Print–Top Four Things …

Delving into augmented reality can be intimidating, but effective-- especially when combined with print. Discover how to use AR in your next print project!

A Graphic Designer’s Four Tips for Writing …

It feels nice to be recognized for the hard work you do, so here are some thank you letter writing tips you can use to maintain professional relationships!