Monthly Archives: October 2012

Bookbinding with needle and thread

I am teaching a class in book design and bookbinding this quarter. I have 30 students in the class; they are working on their manuscripts and will soon be working on their book blocks and book cases. This involves printing, … Continue reading

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Things I learned on my recent trip to Chicago

Back from Chicago a full week, I was reviewing my notes last night, and I have a handful of observations to share with you. This year I wore my fedora, with my Blognosticator “PRESS” card sticking out of it. I … Continue reading

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Musings about GraphExpo – the quiet show

My annual GraphExpo journey was, as always, fascinating. GraphExpo, and its companion show, Print, are the big shows for the printing industry in North America. I have been going since the 1970s, and it has been a wild ride for … Continue reading

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A Windy City GigaPan

I just returned from a week in Chicago for GraphExpo, the huge North American trade show for people in the graphic arts industry. I shipped my big tripod and my GigaPan panoramic head to the hotel in advance of my … Continue reading

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A new ink-jet news press debuts in Chicago

In the Four Seasons hotel in Chicago last night I attended an interesting panel discussion on ink-jet printing of newspapers. The event was hosted by Cabot, an international manufacturer of the components of ink. They make, among other things, carbon … Continue reading

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Meadows Software releases a clever QR Code generator for Adobe InDesign

Variable-data software publisher Meadows Publishing Solutions has developed a new plug-in for Adobe InDesign that makes QR codes inside any text box in that application. The product can make three different types of bar codes: QR, Data Matrix and PDF … Continue reading

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