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Shifting Supply Chains

  I think the way we all buy things has shifted quite a bit this year. Amazon trucks dominate neighborhoods and online ordering is said to be up by nearly 75% at retailers like Target and Walmart. The trend is affecting print and marketing ordering, too. We have a lot of customers that I refer to as our supply chain customers. These are medical offices that have lots of forms and marketing materials, or companies that have lots (sometimes hundreds) of salespeople that need business cards. The supply chain customer…

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Cedarville Poster Project on Black Paper with White Ink

Over the past several months, I’ve been talking A LOT about the need for up and coming designers to have a better understanding of some of the newer digital techniques. I’m happy to announce that my ramblings resonated! Chad Jackson, Cedarville College’s creative director, brought us a really cool project for one of his design classes to help his students better understand how to design for digital. Each student was tasked with designing a unique poster using white ink on black paper. The student could opt to use white ink…

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President’s Blog: Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis

[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.] 4.13.20 The Beat Goes On: Yes, we are still working at Oregon Printing Communications, as we are considered an essential business in accordance to the State of Ohio’s Stay-At-Home order. We are following all guidelines set forth by the CDC and the State of Ohio Health Department and are continuing to keep the safety and well-being of our employees, customers and vendors our top priority. We…

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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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