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The Design Gap

Digital printing has been quietly advancing behind the scenes for years, but at some point, the industry, and printers (I’ll share in the blame!) stopped trying to educate designers and design students about the full breadth of capabilities offered in digital. I spend a lot of with designers and design students, and I enjoy being able to show them what options are available to them. Here are just a few of my favorites: Fewer Design Boundaries: The ability to utilize colored papers in a design adds a dimension that has…

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President’s Blog: The 20/20 vision, 2020 calendar

At first, I was surprised when Mark Maio reached out and asked us to help design and print his calendar for 2020. But as I thought about it, I realized there was a lot of mutual respect between us, and Mark was developing a calendar idea he had thought about for a couple of years. Mark is an immensely talented photographer, as well as an imaging consultant in the field of ophthalmology. That’s probably a good explanation for the calendar’s first image: a compilation of 20 retinas Mark photographed and put…

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President’s Blog: 2020 Dayton Calendar

[From time to time, Oregon’s President, Judd Plattenburg, provides commentary for the Oregon blog about the state of the business, industry, and community affairs.] So, I’ve wanted to do a project like this for a while: A book that showcased images of Dayton, highlighted by specialty printing effects. But, like so many things, it never got off the ground. Then the idea for creating a 2020 calendar to provide to our customers as a holiday gift came up late in 2019, and we thought, “Why don’t we revive that idea? Better yet, let's get…

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President’s Blog: The Dayton Anthology – Be Part of It!

Being a printing and communications company located in the rapidly evolving place that is Downtown Dayton is exciting, to say the least! I feel like Dayton is truly turning a corner lately, what with the new brew pubs, the restaurants, the Levitt and the condos being built – to say the least about the general restoration and Urban renewal that has been happening. When I think back to when I started working in the Fire  Blocks District in the late 70’s, I can say confidently that the changes have been…

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Being yourself can lead to great things: Ali FitzHarris

[The story below is a follow-up to a post we wrote three years ago about local artist Ali FitzHarris. We were thrilled to get a chance to catch up with Ali this past week!] Being yourself can lead to great things At age 5, Ali FitzHarris was diagnosed with a nonverbal learning disability (NVLD), which makes it difficult for her to read body language, facial expressions and other social cues. That can make it tough for Ali to connect with other kids—and frequently made her a target for bullies. But…

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