Learn about letterpress printing during this all-day workshop at a private print shop in Woodinville, Washington. Subject matter includes printing with photopolymer plates, mixing custom ink colors, sourcing paper, and printing an invitation on the shop’s Vandercook SP20.
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July 8, 2011
July 1, 2011
This week we closed the books on the first half of 2011 and embark on the second. Hope your summer is getting off to a great start. Two solid months of longer days and warm weather lay ahead. If you haven’t done so by now, it’s time to buy some fresh sunblock.
July 1, 2011
This Fourth of July, remember to keep Mother Nature in mind while you go patriotic. Here are some tips on how to mix a little green into your red, white and blue.
June 24, 2011
Summer has officially begun, so break out the sun block and get ready to move your laptop outside! Longer daylight hours let you put in a little O.T. and go the extra creative mile.
June 24, 2011
Want to keep the earth cool while you’re in the heat, this summer? Our latest Green Your Life will green your summer with tons of tips, ideas and inspiration to keep your 2011 summer fun, beautiful and eco-friendly. Afterall, we want to keep having these beautiful summers for as long as we can.
June 17, 2011
Mid-June finds us up to our necks in an ocean of inspiration. We discovered useful social networking tactics, studied brochure design lessons, took advantage of a stampede of freebies, and focused on photography advice from the pros. Over the weekend you’ll find a few fascinating posts to peruse, too. See you on Monday when we stoke your creative fires again.
June 10, 2011
June brings us the longest days of the year and is also known for being the month in which the most marriages take place. Hope your plans include checking us out every day. We’ll continue to post the best in marketing tips, graphic design inspiration and photographic fun.
June 3, 2011
Ahh, Memorial Day. We enjoyed a nice holiday on Monday and we hope you had the day off, too! Now it’s time to get back to work and rev up our marketing motors and our design engines and kick it into high gear!
May 27, 2011
While preparing for the 3-day Memorial Weekend, our thoughts turn towards those who have suffered the devastating forces of nature and our hopes and prayers go out to them. Here at the blog, we started out with a lesson on how to probe our customers. Next we immersed ourselves in business card design and creation [...]
May 20, 2011
The end is near….. The end of the week that is! What a week it was! Filled with new technology, limitless capabilities, vast collection of knowledge, and the inspiration of your world shining upon you. Just another week for us here at the NDF Blog!
May 13, 2011
Now we’re hitting our stride in May. Every day, we try to shine a guiding light to enlighten designers and marketing team members throughout the land. This week we sharpened our subject line creating skills. We familiarized ourselves with the art of gift certificates. We scooped up a boatload of FREE PSDs. And we took [...]
May 6, 2011
A week that will be recorded in history books, the beginning of May will be permanently etched in our memories. Tips & Bits touched upon a simple form of Customer Relationship Management (CRM), loyalty programs. Then we got busy making greeting cards for mom with the help of The Art of Design. Graphic Design Roundup [...]
April 29, 2011
As we bid April a fond farewell, we cautiously dip our toes into May. Over the past five days, we’ve savored the sage advice found in Tips & Bits. We’ve been schooled by the wealth of valuable information brought to our attention by The Art of Design and Graphic Design Roundup. And we felt the [...]
April 22, 2011
Another five business days scurried across the pages of the calendar. Before we dive into the weekend, let’s see what sort of progress we made. As usual, we began with the best of intentions – helping you organize your mountains of paperwork. We followed that up with a triple dose of visual stimulation. And we [...]
April 22, 2011
Today is Earth Day. It was first observed in 1970, but its roots go back to the 1962 publication of Rachel Carson’s landmark book exposing the effects of pesticides and other chemical pollution on the environment.