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Blueprints

Your Source for Printing News, Industry Perspective, New Materials and much more. It is the Road Less Printed, after all.

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.

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  • Innovative installations to grow your business
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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.

Your Own Large Format Printer?

If you are under 40 you won’t believe this:

20 years ago you would never have had a color inkjet printer at home.  The idea that you could print in color off your laptop or print 4” x 6” photos from a phone or desktop was inconceivable.
15 years ago the cost…

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Improving the Process in Print and Digital Communication

Have you ever wondered when, exactly, did the buggy whip manufacturers know that the car starters were gaining on them?  In the evolution from “desirable” to “commodity” where is the point in time when looking for the next cool thing is driven by urgency rather than curiosity?

In our reprographics industry we…

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Drawing, Drawing, Who’s Got the Drawing?

The amount of data that is collected and distributed during the construction of a building is staggering.  Not only the design sketches, but floor plans, elevations, detail drawings, specifications, code and engineering details, but the shop drawings from each discipline, as built field sketches, interior design and tenant build out…

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Large Format Imaging – NOW

Let’s say for the sake of discussion that “large format” images are larger than 12 inches by 18 inches – bigger than the average high speed copier can print. And further, to clarify, all of the technology available for reproduction of documents smaller than 12 x 18 is interesting, but…

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Large Format Imaging – THEN

A hundred years ago when someone needed a BIG copy of something, it was usually a plan for an engineering or architectural design.  These were drafted on large sheets of transparent material (linen, vellum, etc.) so that they could be copied onto a sensitized paper.  The translucent original was placed…

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