Pastels were big in the late 80′s and early 90′s. Even Don Johnson on Miami Vice wore pastel colored suits and shirts. Today, it seems that pastel color palettes are making somewhat of a comeback and it’s exciting to see how designers are implementing pastels in their work.
Business cards will never really go away. They remain an effective tool for building networks and keeping in contact with clients and colleagues. For those of you looking to gain an edge (pun intended) in your business card game, we’ve collected some fantastic examples of edge-printed and edge-printed business cards.
Black and gold. A color combination for the ages. It hearkens back to that most elemental; most human search for the warm glow of shining ore against the backdrop of dense, dark, and unforgiving earth.
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.