Engraving - Defines and explains the engraving process and lists typical uses.
Engraving - Explains the printing process of Engraving.
Engraving Technique - Both copperplate engraving and etching are intaglio methods of fine printmaking. In intaglio printmaking, lines are engraved with metal gravers or etched into a copper plate with the use of acid. The plate is then inked and wiped clean, leaving ink in the incised lines. The plate is printed with great pressure, usually through a set of rollers, so that the dampened paper will absorb all the ink from the lines in the plate.
Engraving: A Renaissance Revival - If you ask four different members of the graphic arts community about engraving, they'll probably give you four different perspectives -- each distinct, yet reaching the same conclusion: engraving is making a comeback. And, it's not your father's engraving.
Laser Engraving: The Basics - Find out how this technology can assist you in your business.
"Letterhead From Your Printer --Only Your Engraver Will Know For Sure?" - The article reviews two programs and services which permits the lawyer to generate letterhead having the appearance of engraved letterhead.
Significance of the Art of Engraving - The text
and content of this page were taken from Engrart-The Art of
Original Engraving by Contemporary Italian Masters." This
is the best site on engraving on the internet. This website
pertains to Italian engraving, but the information is so good
that it can be applied to the art in general. The best engravings
are, if fact, Italian and German, in my opinion.
Traditional Engravings - Are images of traditional subjects printed from copper or steel engraving plates. Engraving plates are quite sturdy. When treated with respect they can last indefinitely. Several publishers are still printing today from eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth century plates that keep appealing to modern tastes.
The Wax Engraving Print-Making Process: A Commercial Success - The name wax engraving is misleading, because this is a relief printing process. David Woodward's book, The All-American Map: Wax Engraving and Its Influence on Cartography, is a wonderful record of the technique and the most important source of information for this article. This technique was an important American commercial map printing technique for nearly a century, from the mid-1800s to the 1960s.
What's the Difference Between Engraving & Thermography? - Engraving and thermography are actually quite different from one another but these two printing methods are frequently confused. The printing results can be somewhat similar and can commonly be found on wedding invitations, business cards and the occasional letterhead.
Why Engraved Stationery? - The business card you hand out, the letter you carefully craft, the envelope you are sending over night - when clients and prospective clients receive your stationery, they are in direct contact with your organization. Often, it is the first contact.
Business Cards: Ideas and Inspiration, Part II
Today we continue looking at business cards that stand out, and here’s hoping you get some inspiration and ideas! After all, you only get one first impression, so your business card should be something that showcases the best of your design abilities. On Wednesday we looked at the use of interesting shapes, 3D business cards, [...]
Business Cards: Ideas and Inspiration, Part I
As a graphic designer, your business card should do more than let people know how to contact you. If you’re interested in truly making a good first impression, the business card has got to stand out. Whether through color, design, die cutting, unique materials, 3D shapes, or actual samples of your work, a stand-out business [...]
Collaborating and Negotiating: Part II
Today, we’re looking at the collaboration side of negotiation and collaboration in graphic design. Because your work is ultimately for the client, at times you as the designer must be willing to compromise to reach a mutually agreeable goal. Here are some tips to help you collaborate with clients. Ways to Collaborate Listen. On page 28 [...]
Collaborating and Negotiating: Part I
It’s there in the design brief: the problem your client wants you to solve. But whether your objective is to create an advertisement, exhibition or public announcement, sometimes you and the client aren’t quite on the same page about what exactly the best design solution is. OC Photographer asked a great question about the collaborating [...]
When Things Go Bad: 5 Tips for Firing Clients
Most graphic designers will be in a similar situation at some point: the client will not pay, the client is never satisfied with your work yet won’t collaborate to fix it, or you simply realize that you and the client are not meshing. Regardless of when and why you need to fire a client, everyone [...]
Tips for Working with Clients: Approaching the Relationship
Whether you’re looking for design classes, design degree programs, internships or first jobs, it’s important to choose an option that will help you learn clear communication, especially when it comes to designer/client relationships. Knowing how to work with clients should always be part of a successful graphic design education. The following tips can help you [...]
Working for Good: Pro Bono Design, Part II
If you’re interested in doing pro bono graphic design work, it’s important to educate yourself about smart ways to do it. Once you’ve got some guidelines, you can approach your pro bono work with creativity; unless your client specifically requests it, you don’t need to limit yourself to a brochure. Consider these ideas for pro [...]
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