Print Design

Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign Differences

Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign; what’s the difference? If you’re creating print assets for your business for the first time, it can be tricky to work out which program you should be using to create your artwork. Let’s clear up some of the confusion…

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3 Print Design Cliches to Avoid

Did you know the word ‘cliché’ itself actually comes from the printing industry?

Nor did we until fairly recently! Apparently the word refers to the metal plate used by early printers to economically reproduce identical copies of the same text (which was also known as a ‘stereotype’ – that’s where that word comes from, too!)

Why was this plate called a ‘cliché’? One method of manufacturing these plates was to press wooden type blocks into molten metal – this would make a distinctive sound which gained the onomatopoeic name ‘cliché’. (Just in case you’re unfamiliar, an onomatopoeic word is a word which sounds like the thing it’s describing – like ‘meow’ for a cat’s call, or ‘fizz’ for the bubbles of a soft drink.)

This daft factoid got us thinking about clichés in general – particularly the ones we see from time to time in the designs we print. Here are our top 3 design clichés – and how to avoid them in your own print artwork!

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PVC Banners: A good design

You need to make sure your design works as a product. Without getting all philosophical on you we want to stress the importance of getting the Artwork for

Colours in print

When you have a print project that requires use of colour as an integral part of its intended appeal, you need printing expertise that truly understands the nature of

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