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Blognosticator news

Greetings, loyal readers (both of you), I apologize for falling off the edge of the Earth recently. After my post about micrometers, I was struck down by a bolt of kidney lightning, and have been in bed for three weeks. … Continue reading

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Homage to the semicolon

I was working with a non-profit group last week to print a large poster on my wide-format printer. They had used a “free” font that was downloaded from dafont.com. It is a clever font, and I like the design. But … Continue reading

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Print is dead! Long live print!

My colleague Ken Macro was on an airplane recently between Minneapolis and Chicago, and found himself sitting next to a man who asked his profession. “I’m a college professor,” Ken told the man; they were at cruising altitude. And, what … Continue reading

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And the violinist swiped his iPad

I am doing photography this weekend for Festival Mozaic, which is a local musical organization that holds concerts and educational events throughout the year. Scott Yoo, standing, plays violin in a performance/lecture for Festival Mozaic, in San Luis Obispo. Mr. … Continue reading

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The Lytro plenoptic camera

I bought a Lytro camera today. The device is due to ship in February or March next year, and I am looking forward to getting mine. I ordered the blue one: “My” blue Lytro camera. I will be waiting by … Continue reading

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The 1,000,000 square foot pressroom

Last Friday I had an extraordinary tour of the pressroom at Quad Graphics in Saratoga Springs, New York. This is one of the pressrooms at Quad’s Saratoga Springs, NY, plant. In the background are three Goss M1000 presses with 6-page … Continue reading

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On the ground floor of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing

This entry was updated on October 27, 2011 to add photos. Yesterday I got the tour of a lifetime at the Bureau of Printing and Engraving in Washington, D.C. I had an appointment at 10:00 a.m. I expected it to … Continue reading

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A dream fulfilled

The smokestack of the Hamilton Wood Type Manufacturing Company. This beautiful brick stack stands above the factory that once produced type and cabinets for printers. Today, the building houses the Hamilton Wood Type Museum. I spent an extra day in … Continue reading

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A moment of silence at GraphExpo 2011

From GraphExpo 2011 in Chicago For a brief moment on Sunday, September eleventh, GraphExpo came to a very quiet halt; we all stood still, and we listened while the bagpipe played. Hundreds of GraphExpo visitors stood in the building just … Continue reading

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Lawler, Brian, reports on how to put last names first

The original of this post appeared on What They Think in June, 2010. It was brought up to date today, August 21, 2011. In a recent blog I introduced the idea of GREP styles in Adobe InDesign; that’s a really … Continue reading

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