Production & Design

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Infographics: Tips and tools

October 31, 2018

Infographic building is a skill that some of us just don’t have. If you have the time, you could learn to use Adobe After Effects, or if you have the budget, hire someone who is a pro. But if you’re like us and had to dive in with no experience, here are a few tools that can help you create professional looking infographics.

Turning your design around

October 31, 2018

Sometimes a design just goes stale. Over the course of even just a few years, inconsistencies creep in, color use gets out of hand and odd typefaces appear. Stuff happens.

Market shift caused newsprint financial change

October 31, 2018

Domestic newsprint producers may not be in good financial shape, but imports from Canada are not the reason, the International Trade Commission said in September.

If you fail to plan …

October 22, 2018

Those who have read this column over the years have probably seen this quote before: “If you fail to plan—then you plan to fail.”

Could upgrading to a new CTP device boost productivity?

October 22, 2018

Many newspapers in the industry today are still using platesetters that were installed more than 10 years ago, and they’re missing out on some of the newer technology that could help their business. Upgrading to a new computer-to-plate device is a quick and cost-effective way for a newspaper to become more productive and efficient.

Who’s your friend?

August 14, 2018

I’m a friendly guy. Most people who know me genuinely like me—and I like them.

Outsourcing design may be key to smoother operations

June 14, 2018

Newsprint shortage will force a change in your design

June 14, 2018

I really don’t need to point this out to Pub Aux readers. Most of you have been dealing with the issue for the past several years.

Make your special sections special

June 14, 2018

All newspapers run special sections. It’s part of our routine. For some, it seems, there’s a special section every other week. For others, not so much.

Hard work and ... Imagination

June 14, 2018

Years ago, I attended a writer’s workshop hosted by the Smithsonian Institute in Washington. A panel of science fiction and fantasy writers were assembled to talk about their works and answer questions.

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