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Gradient graphic design is a type of graphic design that uses gradients, which are gradual transitions between two or more colors, to create visual interest and depth. #gradient


Grayscale is a term used to describe an image or display that is made up of shades of gray, rather than full color. In a grayscale image, each pixel is represented by a single value that corresponds to the brightness or intensity of that pixel, ranging from 0 (black) to 255 (white), with various shades of gray in between. #grayscale

Registration Mark Explained

Registration Mark Explained – In the context of printing, a registration mark (also known as a “printer’s mark” or “crop mark”) is a small graphic that is printed in the margin of a page to help ensure that the different colors used in the printing process are properly aligned with each other.

The Printing Press

The printing press is one of the most significant inventions in human history. It revolutionized the way information was disseminated, and it played a crucial role in the development of the Renaissance, the Protestant Reformation, and the scientific revolution. #PrintingPress

Straight to Plate

Straight to Plate – way most plates are made to go on an offset printing press. #printing #printingpress #straighttoplate


Loupe – Special Magnifying glass it does help to see the dots in four color printing, which is used close to the eye, while a magnifying glass is used at a distance. #loupe

I Inked

I Inked – I think Pearl from Finding Nemo got into our printer at work … I Inked #IInked #Pearl #FindingNemo #Inked #ricoh #ricohprinter
Somehow toner squirted on that one print. #printing #graphic design


Stripping an old school printing Were you prep a negative to have a plate made in order to put on an offset press (strip and plate making). #stripping #stripandplatemaking

Paper weights

Paper weights – Paper has weights, thickness on business cards we usually use 100# cover or 12-16 pt. #paper #paperweight #paperweights

Measure Twice Cut Once

Measure Twice Cut Once – There’s an old saying when it comes to woodworking or building a house … “measure twice cut once.” That saying applies to graphic design as well. #measuretwice #cutonce #measuretwicecutonce #graphicdesign

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