Designing For Print

 

Stationery PRINTERS

Collected here are printers that are available throughout the entire United States (and also do some shipping abroad). I still highly recommend finding a local printer whenever you can.

Boxcar Press
Custom letterpress plate manufacturer based in the U.S.

Czar Press — Highly recommended
Top-notch letterpress printer; located in California, U.S. but ships internationally

Greener Printer
Eco-friendly online printer; prints on kraft paper; ships within the U.S.

Inker Linker
Database for finding local letterpress, offset, digital, and screen printers in the U.S.

Jukebox
Printer with an exceptional range of business card options; based in the U.S. and Canada but ships internationally

Mama's Sauce
A spot color print shop offering custom letterpress, hot foil, and screen printing; based in Florida, U.S.

Mohawk Connects
Database for finding all types of printers

Moo U.S.  /  Moo U.K.  /  Moo E.U.  /  Moo Australia — Highly recommended
Especially great for business card printing and promotional materials; $15 off your first order on the U.S. site with this link.

Overnight Prints
Decent quality for very fast turnarounds on low budget jobs; based in the U.S. but ships internationally

Paper Culture
A wide array of modern, semi-custom stationery and greeting cards; based in the U.S.

Printed.com — Highly recommended
A versatile online printing company; based in the U.K. but ships internationally

Printswell Fulfillment
Mass producer of custom stationery, perfect for creating your own stationery line! Only ships within the U.S.

StationeryHQ
Printing for stationery and a range of products including wrapping paper and notepads; ships only within the U.S.


Printing Books & Products

Artifact Uprising U.S.  |  E.U.  |  U.K.
Custom printed cards, photo books, and wall art; ships internationally

Awesome Merchandise — Highly recommended
Custom, small-run printer of merchandise and paper products; especially fine screen printing of apparel and tote bags; based in the U.K. but ships internationally

Blurb.com — Highly recommended
On-demand traditional, photo, and cook book printing based in the U.S. but ships internationally

Loktah
A producer of natural products using beautiful fibrous papers; products range from CD cases to photo albums to jewelry boxes.

Parabo Press
Printer of photo books and photos of glass, metal, and more; based in San Francisco, California, but ships worldwide

Pinhole Press
Custom printed stationery and photo albums; ships to the U.S. and Canada

Smart Press
Offers a huge variety of high-quality printed items from booklets to calendar, signs to banners, window clings to posters; only ships within the U.S.

Your Box Solution
Customizable white and kraft boxes in hundreds of sizes; white and kraft; based in Oregon, U.S., but ships worldwide


Print Design Help

Adobe Color
Free service for creating cohesive color palettes

Coolers — Highly recommended
Color palette generator with features like pulling color schemes from photos you upload and integrating with Photoshop. Press the spacebar to generate color schemes at random

Fonts in Use
A simple but inspirational site telling you what fonts were used in real designs

Foto Rx | Shopkeeper's Helper — Highly recommended
Super easy Photoshop actions for production photography; a fantastic time-saver for bloggers and e-shop owners from the founders of Besotted Blog

Foto Rx | First Aid Kit — Highly recommended
"A cure for the common capture," these Photoshop actions turn photography from lifeless to artistic, without being overly "Photoshopped" looking; from the founders of Besotted Blog

InDesign Secrets
An invaluable resource for learning the nitty-gritty tools and tricks of Adobe InDesign

Lettering Rx | Paper to Pixel — Highly recommended
The world's first and best automated lettering clean-up tool, taking you from paper to pixel in seconds; great even for users with no Photoshop skills; from the founders of Besotted Blog

Pantone Color Swatch Books
For precise color-matching and printing, these are essential!

Wordmark.It — Highly recommended
A website that accesses all the fonts on your computer and lets you easily browse any text you input in all your fonts

 
 

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