Category Archives: Business

The business of graphic arts

A hole in future history

I took over 400 CDs and DVDs to the shredding company this week. This was a collection of old System disks, software that won’t run anymore, and 828,000 photos in an archive that I once thought to be impregnable. Optical … Continue reading

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The most exciting thing I saw at GraphExpo 2014

I troll the hallways at GraphExpo, looking at the many booths showing exciting technologies to potential customers. There are people selling software, hardware, firmware, middleware, and usually – pretzels. This year there was no pretzel vendor, nor an ice cream … Continue reading

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80,000 readers and growing

Good day! The Blognosticator reached 80,000 readers this week, thank you. When I started this version of the blog, 33 months ago, I didn’t know how many people would visit the site, and how many would return many times. Writing … Continue reading

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Crafting a graph in Adobe Illustrator CC

The Graph tool in Adobe Illustrator has been around a long time, and has not been improved much since it was first released. It’s a strange tool because it is capable of generating some lovely visual information, but it’s frustrating … Continue reading

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Dear Blognosticator readers – all 60,000 of you

We have reached a milestone on this 31st day of December, 2013: 60,000 readers! Your continued interest in the blogs has been inspiring to me, and I thank each and every one of you. A lot of interesting topics have … Continue reading

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China, day four-point-three

We awoke yesterday and boarded a big green bus, heading north from Hong Kong into mainland China. Our objective was to visit three of China’s largest commercial printing companies, each known for quality and high volume. Crossing the border from … Continue reading

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ePrint is setting records in Hong Kong printing community

It’s VistaPrint for Hong Kong. But less aggressive and irritating. On our tours yesterday of printing plants in Hong Kong, we visited a company called ePrint, which is a largely web-based commercial printing company. They specialize in – everything. Their … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Day Two

On my outings on Sunday in Hong Kong I had a chance to take the Star Ferry across Victoria Harbor to Hong Kong Island where my friend John Seymour and I had lunch. The weather was tempestuous, and we watched … Continue reading

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Out damned spam! Out I say!

I don’t use Gmail. I have nothing against Google or their e-mail offering, but I just don’t use it. I use the Mail application provided as part of the Macintosh operating system. I have done this for years (decades?). Several … Continue reading

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Taking a nuclear plant tour (and how it relates to scanning historic film)

Last Friday I was privileged to be taken on a tour of San Luis Obispo County’s nuclear power plant. This tour was arranged by the local Chamber of Commerce leadership training group, and I was included by being related to … Continue reading

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