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Centerspreads that pop!

By |September 29th, 2015|

Need ideas for a centerspread? We see tons of awesome designs in our pre-press department. Here are some that stood out:
Northridge High School – Tuscaloosa, AL

Wylie East High School – Wylie, Tx

Boone County High School – Florence, Ky







How to check jpeg photo resolution

By |September 16th, 2015|

We’re always telling you guys that we need “high resolution images”, but how can you check that?

On a Windows computer, simply right-click on your JPEG file and select “Properties”.

Next, select “Details”.

Under “Details” you can see your image resolution.

On a Mac computer, simply right-click or Ctrl+click on your JPEG file and select “Get Info”.

On the “Get […]

Application for Newspaper Staff

By |September 10th, 2015|

Need a comprehensive application for your staff?
Here ya go:

PDF Version

Word Version

Attention Catching Headlines

By |September 8th, 2015|

Writing attention grabbing headlines is an important part of putting your publication together. Your headlines must draw the reader in, convey the point of the article and pique curiosity. Typography can be just as important as the wording. Here are several examples of excellent headline writing and design that we saw in 2014/2015:

Dynamic Newspaper Nameplates

By |September 2nd, 2015|

Your newspaper’s nameplate is one of the first things that people are going to see when they look at your publication. The nameplate can set the tone for the design of your publication, it can act as a marketing tool or it can simply inform the reader. Here is a visual of some of the […]