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Vector & Raster Graphics in Offset Printing

One of the simplest graphical concepts to understand before sending files to your printer is that there are two basic types of graphics; vector graphics and raster graphics. Both are perfectly suitable for press, but each is optimal in different situations. In fact, many press ready files will contain a mixture of both of these…

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2014 Calendar Contest Winners!

This years calendar photo contest was another success! We had just under one hundred entries again, and many stunning examples of photographic passion and skill. Ultimately our voters had to decide on just fourteen images and this years contest was closer than ever. Many great entries missed by only one vote. We are proud to…

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Periodic Table of Popular Typefaces

a classification and popular ranking of typefaces based on the traditional periodic table

Free to Share and Print – High Res Links Below: We are a commercial printer and we created this poster primarily as a free giveaway to our clients, but also for anyone else who might be interested in typefaces. The original was printed on 100lb gloss using our unique High Definition process on a 40″…

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Printing Inks

image of color pigments

There are many different colors in the world. Some are vibrant, others are soft, and when it comes to printing, capturing true colors is an art. All printing inks start with the same three ingredients; colorants, vehicles and additives. How these ingredients are combined is what creates a solid foundation for superior printing. Colorants, likes…

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Supersonic Turnaround

Here at Olympus we enjoy a challenge! Seattle Aero wanted to update their look, have folders created, translated in three languages… and all before a trade-show. This gave us a short deadline! We accepted the challenge and with supersonic accurate speed, we were able to provide Seattle Aero with a modern new look that is…

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vCards on your Business Cards

There is a lot of debate around the viability of QR codes in marketing right now, but one use of the QR code is widely used and isn’t going anywhere. I’m talking about vCards and MeCards placed on printed business cards. Even companies like Google are using them. Some clients provide us with files that…

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Olympus Knows Periodical Printing

At Olympus we handle all manner of periodicals. Whether you are printing hundreds per month or tens of thousands we have the experience to keep you from common pitfalls that publishers run into. Our pre-press department is always working with publishers to make sure their periodicals meet their standards and come in on budget. No…

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2013 Calendar Contest Winners!

This years calendar photo contest was a lot of fun for employees and clients alike! We had almost one hundred entries, and many stunning examples of photographic passion and skill. Ultimately our voters had to decide on just thirteen images and although there were some clear favorites, a large handful just barely missed the cut….

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Experiencing Print

It’s about time for a change, not only for Olympus Press but for the entire print industry. The industry’s biggest change in the past 10 years has been the Green movement and major steps have been made to be working with Sustainable Resources.  This has been with the help of all of our Paper mills…

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