Month: October 2017

10 Tips on How to Become a More Creative Graphic Designer

In the design world, graphic designing combines both technology and creativity. The role makes one responsible for coming up with ideas for advertisements, brochures, and other marketing materials. Many get into positions where they are designing books, logos, web pages, typography, packaging, and more. Overall, the main goal of the graphic designer is to convey a message to his/her customer, using artistic techniques to build a strong brand image and add the creative element to a product or service. Becoming a creative graphic designer requires melding both analytical skills and the insightful mind, using knowledge and innovation to implement...

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Tips for Achieving Perfect Prints Through the Sleeking Process

The process of Sleeking has introduced an entirely new element of design including laminating finishes for the printing industry. It offers a wide arrangement of optical effects, paired with engaging tactile film layers, with the use of just one laminator in-house to form a simple yet beautiful product. With such an easy solution at your disposal, you can transform regular digital prints into works of art that make an impact. These aesthetically-pleasing prints mimic the traditional process of print work, for only a fraction of the cost. Sleeking provides a wider variety of scalable options as well, able to perform both short...

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The Reality of Packaging Theft

With the onset of online retail shopping has emerged a problem that grows larger by the day: package theft. While going to your local mall and doing personal shopping means never leaving your purchases out of your sight, having items shipped to your home while you’re away leaves them unprotected and ripe for the taking. This issue becomes worse during the holiday season, of course, but it can be a year-round struggle, with over 23 million customers affected by packages carried off right at their doorstep. Here are some recent data numbers collected by a survey of over 1,000...

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Color Shift

Ahh.. Autumn colors and the natural color shift that we all love (along with everything else that comes along with it: bonfires, apple cider, pumpkins, and hoodies)! Color shift is not typically considered a positive occurrence in the print industry- it indicates that the finished print is not rendered with the same color integrity as the original print or file. We see this occur with some laminations, especially matte products- but LuxeFilms is changing this with our Karess Matte Laminate. LuxeFilms Karess Matte is an exception to most soft touch finishes- it maintains the bright, bold colors beautifully and...

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Understanding the Characteristics of Thermal Laminating Films for Best Application

When considering the lamination process, it can be difficult to determine which film to use for effective application. Here, we’ve laid out some basic characteristics of each to better inform you of your lamination possibilities, giving you further insight into which thermal laminating film would be right for your project. There are three common laminating films most often used in the printing industry. They are: Polyester (PET): This film is the most popular in the marketplace, but it’s certainly not the cheapest. PET is used in most print shops, including schools and large production commercial printers for two-sided applications....

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