Archives | 2021

December 03, 2021

New Foil & Embossing Samples Book

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We are excited to announce that we have a new Foil & Embossing Samples marketing piece. This booklet is designed to be a sampler of how enhanced cover and jacket techniques respond on different substrates. It is a practical piece designed to show what works great as well as potential drawbacks when foil stamping. We […]

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December 03, 2021

Paper Manufacturing, Distribution & Transportation – update from Spicers

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The following information and data has been supplied by Spicers, a key supplier of paper products Shifting Industry Dynamics – Supply Constraints Supply is constrained with many paper manufacturers having closed mills, idled machines or converted over to packaging papers following the pandemic-driven collapse of demand. Now, so much capacity has come out that Mill […]

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December 03, 2021

Scaling Images

Category: Books Blog

By Brad Schmidt – Colour Tech Support Specialist There are often different approaches that can be taken when preparing a book. When using InDesign or Photoshop there are often multiple ways to achieve the end result. In speaking with different users of Photoshop, you will find that there are many different approaches for how to […]

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December 03, 2021

Positive Impact with GMG Proofing Software

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– By Steve Voth, Print Facility Operations Manager We are pleased to announce the installation of a new GMG proofing software. It is a front-end rendering system which provides improved controls and accuracy of our contract proofs. Contract colour proofing has been around for what feels like forever. Maybe you remember the Colour Art contract […]

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December 03, 2021

MyBooks Help Videos

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By Brad Schmidt, Technical Support Specialist MyBooks is the online tool for Book Division that provides an interface for our customers to access information regarding their book projects. This tool provides information such as quotes, invoices, and job status. Along with this there are tools that allow for uploading files, downloading templates and viewing proofs. […]

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October 28, 2021

2021-2022 Trends: Photography

Category: Yearbooks Blog

The first permanent photograph was made in the mid-1820’s, and in the two centuries since, technology has changed drastically, allowing for not only more detail, but granting the opportunity to capture images of incredible new places, from the depths of the ocean, to stars thousands of light years away. Like denim jeans and the controversial […]

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September 23, 2021

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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This summer, the Government of Canada has passed legislation making September 30th the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.  Over a period of more than a century, 150,000 First Nations children endured unimaginable conditions in an environment designed to strip them of their cultural heritage in the Indian Residential School System. For many Canadians, this part […]

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September 15, 2021

Reviewing A Yearbook

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As you start to build the 2021-2022 yearbook, it’s a good idea to take some time and review the previous year’s book with your staff. Reflect on how the year went, look at your yearbook and take notes on what changes you’d like to make for this year. Here are some pieces to keep in […]

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August 25, 2021

5 Design Trends for 2021-2022

Category: Yearbooks Blog

Whether you want your yearbook to be on the cutting edge of design, or if you prefer to keep the pages looking like the classic layouts of years past, paying attention to current design trends can help a great deal when creating your yearbook. However, tracking what’s in vogue can be time consuming. Below are […]

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August 10, 2021

Manitoba Book Awards

Category: Books Blog

On Thursday, May 20, the Manitoba Book Awards announced the winners of the eleven awards “celebrating excellence in Manitoba writing, book design and illustration, publishing, and stories.” Due to current health orders, a press release and social media posts alerted us to the winners. It was sad not to be at an industry-wide event two […]

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