MonthSeptember 2017

Success is a Double-Edged Sword

I’ve got some good news and some bad news.

But before I get to that, I want to put this news into a world context. My prayers and whatever aid I can give, to all of those affected by the recent storms and quakes. My “bad news” isn’t anywhere in the ballpark of that kind of having-your-home-and-family-swept-away kind of news. I get it. If you know of a designer who has lost their library because of recent events, please email me through the contact form on this site and I will do my best to get a copy of Designing for Print into their hands.

Now, the good news is the Kickstarter campaign has funded! There are 14 hours to go, so it is not too late to get your incredibly discounted copy of Designing for Print. There isn’t a ton of time either, so if you are interested I would definitely put this is in the do-right-this-minute column of today’s tasks! Click here.

The bad news is I have been so incredibly, phenomenally busy with the Kickstarter that I haven’t put any new content up for a while. I apologize for that. I really do love hearing what you think of what I am putting out there and receiving feedback on how it is helping you out.

Short and sweet, I’ve got to get back to Kickstarting!




Clean Files – The Good, the Bad and the Fugly – Part 2

I had a WordPress glitch and accidentally posted this draft of a post, sorry about that! If you want the real post you can find it here it covers:

  • Bleeds
  • Process Colors (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black)
  • Rich Black
  • Specifying process colors
  • Applying cmyk Color to Type
  • Choosing a Color Library
  • Specifying Pantone Solid Color
  • Specifying a Spot Varnish or uv
  • Naming Colors
  • Hairlines
  • Clean Pasteboards
  • Final Page Size
  • Proofing Type
  • Fold Marks

Meanwhile, the opportunity to preorder my book, Designing for Print is now! When I started the Kickstarter I was thinking the retail price of the book would be $85.00. But as things are progressing I am thinking the retail price will need to be close to $100 for me to cover my costs so now is definitely the time to get it for $50! Don’t wait, seriously, you will want to have this on your desk while you are designing or getting estimates. Design departments, get one copy for each team member and get everyone on the same page! Printers, buy them as gifts for your customers!  Pre-Order Now by clicking here