Category Archives: Design

Design Your Marketing Materials with Canva!

When designing your print marketing materials (flyers, business cards, posters, menus, gift certificates, etc.), consider using Canva, a free online design website. Canva’s drag and drop simplicity helps you quickly turn your ideas into stunning designs. Begin with Canva’s sample templates, or … Continue reading

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See What We’re Pinning — Photo Editing, Tutorials and More!

Are you a “Pinner?” In addition to following our special sales and discounts posted on our Facebook page (please stop by and “Like” our page), check out our Pinterest boards for Products We Love, Design, Marketing and Tutorials, and Infographics. Whether you are looking for … Continue reading

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You can become more efficient by using keyboard shortcuts!

If you spend a lot of time in front of a screen working on print files, learning a few basic keyboard shortcuts can save you oodles of time.  Using keyboard shortcuts can not only make you more productive, but it … Continue reading

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Retouching Fly-away Hair in Photoshop

If you’ve struggled with retouching fly-away hair in Photoshop, this tutorial from Daniel Sone at Tuts+ may help. Daniel demonstrates three techniques using: Clone Stamp tool Healing Brush tool Surface Blur Surface Blur is a tool that “considers something an ‘edge’ when there is … Continue reading

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Preparing InDesign Files for Print Providers

This tutorial from Adobe TV explains how to prepare an InDesign file for print providers. We can accept InDesign files and create a print-ready PDF if the document has been saved using this Package feature in InDesign. Watch: Packaging InDesign Files for … Continue reading

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Greeting Cards added to Design Online!

Holiday Greeting Cards have now been added to the products available in our Design Online center. You can now design and create 5.5″ x 8.5″ Greeting Cards using our professional templates, and include images from your computer. We have designs … Continue reading

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NEW! Design Online for more than 15 products!

Many of us need a little help when it comes to creating great designs. We have the tools to help get you the results you’re looking for. Check out our new Design Online center. After spending countless hours researching the needs … Continue reading

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Coming Soon! New Design Online tools!

Very soon, 40offset.com customers will be able to design more than custom business cards online! We are about to offer Design Online templates for more than 15 of our most popular products, including Banners, Announcements, Brochures, Postcards, Certificates, Yard Signs … Continue reading

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Add a 2013 Calendar to your next printed piece

With the new year right around the corner, consider adding a calendar to your next printed piece. You can send your customers a calendar as a greeting card, an advertising magnet, a postcard, or printed on the back of your business card. Calendar’s are a … Continue reading

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Tips for Proofing Your 40offset.com Print Order

When you order a print job at 40offset.com, you have the option of selecting the method of proof you would like for your project. Our most popular option is our digital online proof.  With this proofing method selected, you will receive a … Continue reading

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