Preparing Files for Print

Spending a little time preparing files can prevent you and your favorite Austin print shop from getting a headache, and will help your prints come out in a quick and timely manner. I’m sure nothing is more inconvenient for you than having your files stuck in the Proof process because the files were not set […]

Finishing Techniques

These finishing techniques are common not only with business cards, but with anything from book covers, to package design, to even wrapping papers. Each of them make your product appealing in its own way, not to mention the combination possibilities are endless! Embossing is when a page is pressed between two dies and heat and […]

Opacity vs Tints

I know this is probably one of those basic “well, I know that!” things, but I had to learn this one the hard way here at MMP and it is something that everyone should be sure to know… especially if you are designing for press. I think the opacity settings threw me off originally because […]

Great References for Printers

And people who work with Printers! I’ve stumbled across half a million of these ‘Top 10 Websites for Designers’ or ‘Best Websites for Illustrators’ and so on. I want to focus this one more around good references and foundries for Printers like us [and possibly people working with printers]. Working in a print shop we […]

Color Theory & Color Profiles

RGB & CMYK This post is going to be similar to the previous post ‘Pantones vs Process Colors’ in the functionality of process colors (CMYK) for print. But instead of comparing Pantones and Process Colors, I’m going to get a little into color fundamentals as well as cover the different RGB & CMYK Color Profiles. […]


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