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PD-what? A Look Into the PDF, and Why We Use It

By |2016-03-18T10:54:35-05:00March 15th, 2016|Design, TechKnow|

Something you will hear us ask for often in our line of work is a high quality PDF file of the publication or artwork that you are wanting to print.  While many of you are probably experts by now in wielding the power of the PDF, it never hurts to have a refresher on how [...]

My Paper is Bleeding! Let’s Trim Off the Excess.

By |2016-03-04T12:59:46-06:00March 8th, 2016|Design, Resources, TechKnow|

If you find yourself exploring our website then you have probably come across the word "bleed(s)" a number of times.  Whether it is through conversation with our customer service reps, or through your own perusing of our internet home, it is a topic that comes up somewhat frequently.  It is my hope that by the [...]

Keeping Things Together: How to Organize Your Folders

By |2016-03-04T09:18:50-06:00March 4th, 2016|Design, Resources, TechKnow|

Do you ever find yourself running into the problem of knowing you saved a file, but can't remember where you saved the file? I have run into this problem way too many times to keep count of and I also know that time is a precious commodity that can't be wasted looking for that long [...]

Build hype! Promote your Lit Mag!

By |2016-02-25T12:01:09-06:00February 18th, 2016|Creative, Uncategorized|

You put a lot of hard work into any publication that you create. Literary magazines require a ton of design and collaboration. Don’t let all that work go un-noticed! Create some hype about your publication and get people excited! A video is a great way to share a preview of your magazine and it’s another [...]

PRESLM- Literary Magazine Competition

By |2016-02-16T13:47:36-06:00February 16th, 2016|Design, Ideas|

NCTE’s Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Literary Magazines (PRESLM) recognizes students, teachers, and schools for producing excellent literary magazines. The program’s mission is to encourage all schools to develop literary magazines and seek excellence in writing and school-wide participation in production. Participation in the program serves as an inducement for improving the quality of school literary [...]

How to Create Bleeds in a Publisher Document

By |2016-02-02T09:42:02-06:00February 8th, 2016|Design, Resources, Videos|

Almost every Windows computer has access to Publisher, and it is a great tool for building your publication. If you are using Publisher to build your news magazine, literary magazine, sports program, or other magazine style document you may want backgrounds or photos to bleed. I have created a tutorial for setting up bleeds in [...]

Promote Scholastic Journalism Week in your community

By |2016-01-13T10:14:05-06:00January 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Scholastic Journalism Week is February 21-27 this year. If you are interested in promoting this week in your community, here is what you can do: 1) Use this resolution template, created by Stan Zoller, MJE, to encourage your school board, city council, county board or even student council to declare the week Scholastic Journalism Week [...]