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The Road Less Printed

Your Source for Graphic Ideas, Cushing News, upcoming events and much more.

What’s a print company doing with a blog? Our passion is discussing print, showcasing clients, uncovering interesting applications and marketing trends. You never know what you might find, but at a minimum, we’ll seek to educate, entertain and put a smile on your face.

  • Guest entries from customers and vendors
  • Innovative installations to grow your business
  • Employee achievement and team spotlights

Our goal is to share information that is interesting, answers your questions and helps you make decisions about the printing services you need.Have a topic you would like us to discuss?

We are all ears.

From the Flatbed

We hope you’re enjoying the last days of the summer. With all that’s happening around Cushing (and Chicagoland), we started thinking about ways to keep you informed. We love writing informational blog posts and spotlighting our amazing clients. We know there are times you don’t have the time to read…

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Which Came First? The EGG Print or CAD Color

Versatec Electrostatic Plotter

In 1991, when our very first plotter was on the fritz, we called in our repairman to give it one last hard look. Our 36 “ Versatec electrostatic plotter was not well; and, after three years of late nights messing with the humidifier, plastic…

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Raising the Bar

A pinch of color.
Mix in matte paper.
Add a little gloss and fire up the flatbed.

No, this isn’t a new cooking show; just a recipe for great looking printed materials.  And at Protein Bar, printed collateral looks just as delicious as the entrée you order.

Menus on Display at Protein…

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Finding Your Way

Wayfinding Graphics Behind the Scenes

When a project starts with helping people find their way, you know it’s meant to be.

Hospitals can have more corridors than a castle.  Staff passageways blend into a maze of mechanical rooms, hallways and doors. Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago…

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Our Printed Past and Future

Some Famous Signatures

Celebrating July 4, it got me thinking about a delicate sheet of paper that means to many things to so many people, in the United States and beyond. What would happen if the Declaration of Indpendence had been printed today?

In the eighteen century the Declaration of…

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DP I Need Help

What is DPI?

DPI stands for Dots Per Inch, the number of dots of ink used per inch to create an image on a physical page.

After reading that first sentence, I’m guessing your response might be: “SOOOO that’s what DPI means”

Of course, there are probably a number of you rolling your…

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