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Print 101: Color Considerations

A print project begins with an idea. An image in your head, maybe a list of words on a dry erase board, or a sketch on a notepad. But what comes next? Could be a variety of things (including contacting yours truly, Metropolitan Press, your go-to North Texas printing company!), but most likely one of [...]

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

Spring! Flowers are sprouting, the grass is growing again, trees are budding, and it seems like we’re seeing green all around. And it wouldn’t be spring without… green beer?! Maybe the first day of Spring isn’t until March 20, but Saint Patrick’s Day is almost here, and that means the return of all things green. [...]

Color Confusion? Let Us Help.

The print world comes with a lot of abbreviations, pseudonyms and a whole new vocabulary. CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow and black) is your full-color printing option. Color photos, colorful newsletters and brochures, and print pieces designed using process colors instead of spot colors are printed CMYK, or 4-color. Spot colors, frequently referred to as PANTONE [...]

Before PANTONE, we had… Dutch Watercolors!

And we thought our handy Pantone books were extensive for color referencing – here you can see for yourself what an incredible resource Dutch artist A. Boogert created over 300 years ago - a handwritten, painted 800 page book about mixing watercolors to produce an immense range of tones. A gorgeous inspiration for color!