We are exposed to print media in our daily lives whether it’s while walking down the street to work or reading a magazine in the waiting room at the doctor’s office. We grow up answering on our printed examinations and eventually pass out our printed resumes when it’s time to start looking for a job. In some way or the other, print is our daily lives – the events from our birth till our present have been documented in printed form marking our very existence in the world.
Print in itself is all great; design in print is a whole different ball game. Print and design have a very unique and complementary relationship that allows for the boundaries of printing to be pushed and manipulated, moulded and customized to suit a greater aesthetic and visual purpose. Design is an infinitely vast and creatively boundless field of innovative thinking and effective execution. In light of this, printing must be equally balanced and impressive in order to match the visual requirements of printed design. Some of the basic types of printing are ‘Offset Lithography’, ‘Letterpress’, ‘Screen Printing’, ‘Engraving’ and ‘Digital Printing’, all names which you’ve surely heard at least in passing every now and then even if you’re not a designer or a printer. However, you may learn the technicalities of these individual printing types in a textbook or at the printers’. What we are aiming to direct this post at are the various different kinds of printing that can be experimented with when figuring out the right style of printing for your design work. That’s right, for a good design to be great, it must be printed in a manner that is equally flattering, and in order for you to achieve this, you need to know what all your printing options are. There are many online brochure printing services which can guide you the right style of printing.
Below are a few innovative printing ideas for different types of design, from magazine layout designs to flyer designs, to CD designs. There really is too much room to be creative and fresh about your work in physical form. Have a look and see if you come up with even better printing ideas for your design work yourself.