Foil stamping is a print design method where metallic foil is applied to paper. Foil stamping can be used to make your print designs stand out from the crowd. Foil stamping can be used on business cards, invitations, packaging materials, and much more.
Printed stationery materials have slowly gone the way of the dinosaur with most correspondence being done through email nowadays. However, sometimes, you still have to write stuff down like a real person.
This roundup of 40 free branding and corporate visual identity mockup templates will add a whole new level of professionalism when presenting design work to clients.
With the advancement of printing technology, business card designs are no longer limited to a few lines of text on standard white cardstock.
A trip to your printer for a consultation on a new printing project or browsing your online printer’s website can sometimes make you feel like a child in a candy store. So many options! So many possibilities! So hard to choose. This guide can help you on these tough choices.
They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, but when you have to be economical with your design space, you may not have room for either. In some cases (such as when you’re designing for print media), you only have the opportunity to use a few words to make an impact on your audience.
You could take a bunch of ordinary business cards, run your thumb across the stack, and never be able to tell the difference between any of them. Meanwhile, a business card that uses custom die cutting is unmistakable in both look and feel; you can’t help but notice it.
As a graphic designer working in the latest graphics programs, your only limitations are creativity and skill level. If your mind can conceive it, you can create it with the right amount of knowledge and experience. But what about taking your artwork from the computer screen and expecting the same results on a t-shirt? This can be very tricky depending on the technicality of the overall design, and the various elements being used.
When it comes to sending files to a commercial printer, there are two types of files you need to know about: vectors and bitmaps. We’ll see what the strengths and weaknesses of each are, and when to use them in print design. We’ll also look at some visual examples of vector and bitmap artwork.
In this Photoshop tutorial, I am going to demonstrate to you how to design an alluring space-themed business card that is out of this world. With this tutorial, you will learn how to create a space backdrop with stars and stardust (all from scratch), utilize great light effects within your work, and how to stylize text. You will be surprised to find out that we will only use basic Photoshop tools and techniques.
In college in Waterford, Ireland, one of our class projects was called “Techniques.” The brief was to become familiar with every printing technique we could and show them through physical pieces. It was a fun project. However, when you leave school, you don’t always get the chance to work with these really amazing printing techniques or even figure them into your budget, but what I will talk about in this guide are popular and affordable. Consider them in your next print project!
With this guide, we are going to examine ways to prepare files for print, covering applications in the Adobe Creative Suite. The examples used are for InDesign, but can apply to Photoshop and Illustrator. This is a basic guide aimed to help people just starting out in the print design business or are looking to learn more about preparing files better to send to press.