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December 03, 2021

New Foil & Embossing Samples Book

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

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

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

– 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

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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September 23, 2021

National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

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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August 10, 2021

Manitoba Book Awards

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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July 07, 2021

Working with Inserts, Foldouts, and Gatefolds

By Ralph Hamm, Customer Service Manager Inserts have been a practical and efficient way for customers to include a smaller section or sections of photos in a book that is primarily text. We also see customers consolidate process images into an insert in titles where the pagination contains B&W images and text in order to […]

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July 06, 2021

Familiar Tools

by Brad Schmidt, Colour Technical Support Specialist In the past few articles I have explored new software and its potential as an alternative to the more established programs. I have also looked at updates to our website and specifically the expansion of available ICC profiles on our website. I have already seen the fruits of […]

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July 06, 2021

Places We Sell

By Elizabeth Cleveland, Midwest Sales Representative Hello! As a continuation of this series in our newsletter, I’m thrilled to be writing from Minneapolis during a period in history we will look back on as “the one when we were (nearly) set free.” What a year! 2020 brought many challenges for sure, but also a few […]

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