Monday, March 31, 2008
shiny even though I requested matte paper.
the color is all weird, even though I specifically asked them to color correct.
Overall, lack luster.
Why? Because my print rep got a better job. Because my newly assigned print rep didn't tell me when the press check was running so I didn't get to see them come off the press. Because no one let me choose the paper, even though I was supposed to be able to. [And this part I'll take full responsibility for: Because we didn't take the photo at high enough resolution and no amount of photoshop genius can change that.]
And what did this do for my opinion of my before-now favoritist print shop? It has plummeted. If you can't offer great customer service to those who work for you (free of charge, mind you) then who CAN you offer great service to?
Ugh. If you see a calendar in a shop near you, I'm sorry.
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
So this photo was taken at the Cha Cha, a pretty sweet basement bar featuring mexican wrestling decor and a backlit back wall constructed of cement and beer bottles, with the sole purpose of fulfilling both February AND March's challenges--text in the booth, and facelessness. alas, the text we brought with us, so elegantly typeset to look like a smiling face (but reading "this is not my face") doesn't show up in the booth.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
white paper, with a layer of varnish on the petals only.)
It's pretty, but it's too stark, too spare, says the printer. (Yeah, we know, that's how we like it, says Gavron Designs.) Add more color, says the printer. We're trying to showcase the capabilities of our five plate press. (Okay, says we.)
The second response:
(design through a true collaborative process. to be printed on white paper with varnish layer on the calendar portions--letters and numbers)
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*CK Graphics, by the way, has an old-skool ice cream vending machine in their lobby on capital hill. That alone makes visiting them worth the parking hassle.
Friday, March 7, 2008
I've been wanting to make hot cross buns since I bought a bread book and saw them smiling on one of the pages. Just look how cute they are, all crossed and ready to be eaten. yum.