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A Blast from the Far, Far Past: Understanding the History of Paper

Understanding the History of Paper Have you ever wondered where paper comes from and who invited it? Make sure you keep reading below to learn the complete history of paper. Have you ever wondered how much paper we actually use? We checked the records at the Environmental Protection Agency. Apparently, today over 68 million trees each …

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The Most Easily Readable Fonts for Web and Print

The best 12 fonts that are easier to read A more in-depth look at some of the best fonts available on the market. Looking for the right font might seem like a simple task and one that does not require a lot of thoughtfulness. However, the best designers out there spend a considerable amount of …

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The Most Easily Readable Fonts for Web and Print

Analogous & Complementary Colors – What’s the difference and how do I use them in my Graphic Designs?

Color is the most basic element in a design. Choosing the right color is key no matter whether the design is meant for marketing, promotion, branding, or simply filling a gap. Understanding of colors depends on many things, and colors have different interpretations in every country because people of different cultures associate colors with different …

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Serif vs. Sans-serif fonts, What’s the difference and why should I care?

(img src: https://www.canva.com/learn/serif-vs-sans-serif-fonts/) Graphic designers have numerous typefaces to choose from. But the first step is to choose between steps that have serifs and fonts which don’t. Keep reading to explore how this choice can impact your designing style.  What are serifs? The small lines attached to alphabets are known as serifs. They probably originated …

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Color: RGB vs. Hex vs. CMYK vs. PMS (Pantone) – what’s the difference?

(Img Src: https://rcpmarketing.com/color-matching-system-pms-cmyk–rgb-hex/) Keeping the color precise and consistent in design is not easy. There are millions of designers working on content creation and printing worldwide. On top of that, there are endless varieties of browsers, mobile devices, TVs, and printing methods that make various designs come to life. No one can control the inherent …

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What is the rule of thirds, and how can you apply it in your graphic designs?

Photographers often use the rule of thirds for capturing perfect clicks. But graphic designers can also use it for turning a design into a thing of beauty.  Rule of thirds is fairly easy to grasp, but this simple concept can make you a really good designer. What is the Rule of Thirds? This rule states …

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What is the rule of thirds, and how can you apply it in your graphic designs?

Make it Pop! How to Create Contrast in your Graphic Designs

When two visual elements in a design are dramatically different, then it is considered to be a contrast. The more the difference, the better will be the contrast.  Making sure that the difference is obvious is key to working with contrast. Your design can have a contrast in value, type, size, color, and other elements. …

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Make it Pop! How to Create Contrast in your Graphic Designs

What is white space (negative space) and why should you be using it in your graphic designs?

In a time where information is everything, we are tempted to pack our content with everything we know. We often tend to forget how the end-user will perceive our content, and will it be easy to understand. This is where white space comes in. Today we will discuss white space and how it affects your …

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What is white space (negative space) and why should you be using it in your graphic designs?

What is the Golden Ratio, and how can you use it in your graphic designs?

What do the Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and the pyramids of Giza have in common? They were all designed by utilizing the Golden Ratio. The Golden Ratio is a mathematical number that is found in nature, and it can be a great tool for designs. It can foster natural-looking and organic compositions which will be …

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What is the Golden Ratio, and how can you use it in your graphic designs?

How Thick is a Business Card: Explained

Business card paper GSM and thickness explained No matter what profession we choose, business cards are the first impression of the brand and what it is trying to achieve. The card stock is measured in points for business cards; with a variating thickness corresponding to different thicknesses. A business card is the most important aspect …

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The Sheet-Fed Offset Printing Process

Offset printing is our bread and butter here at Print Peppermint. Whether we are doing 4-color process printing or 1 to 2 color spot color printing. We, of course, do quite a bit of letterpress printing and dabble a bit in digital printing sometimes. But since we are pretty busy and don’t feel the need …

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Business Cards 101: Basics for the Absolute Beginner

No matter what your elementary school art teacher may have told you, not everyone is created with equal artistic talent. That’s why, when it comes to making their own business bard, many people experience a bit of healthy panic. For some people, coloring inside the lines is a challenge enough, let alone designing something that …

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DPI vs. PPI: What On Earth is the Difference?

DPI vs. PPI: What On Earth is the Difference? Image Source: https://en.99designs.de/blog/tips/ppi-vs-dpi-whats-the-difference/ Confused about dpi vs. ppi? You’re not alone. Check out this handy guide to learn the difference between the two. Keyword(s): dpi vs. ppi These days, many business owners struggle with the definition of DPI vs. PPI. To an extent, this is not …

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Business Card Design 101: Basics for the Absolute Beginner

No matter what your elementary school art teacher may have told you, not everyone is created with equal artistic talent. That’s why, when it comes to making their own business bard, many people experience a bit of healthy panic. For some people, coloring inside the lines is a challenge enough, let alone designing something that …

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How To Use A Business Card Template

In this tutorial, we will be going over our how to use a business card template by looking at the purpose of various elements in the template file. We place every order on one of these templates before we submit them to print. Therefore, knowing your template is crucial to providing print ready artwork. Download …

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Business Card Sizes – in Pixels, Inches, & Metric

While your business card can really be any size or dimensions you need, there are a couple of basic standard sizes you should be aware of which offer superb starting points for your digital design. Picking one of these can assist you with avoiding a considerable lot of the normal mistakes individuals regularly make when …

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