Japan Printing

160 Broadway, Ground Floor New York, NY
Phone: (212) 406-2905

Get Creative with the Best Adobe Photoshop Plugins

September 26, 2018 / Uncategorized
Best Adobe Photoshop Plugins

An excellent image manipulation program, Adobe Photoshop is a heavyweight contender that has been around for a very long time. Photoshop used to handle bitmap images solely but now has progressed to being a vector editing tool that also supports video and 3D. While Adobe Photoshop is an excellent program, it doesn’t mean it can’t get any better. Luckily, there are plugins available for Photoshop that can help you get the most out of your investment.
Read more


Need Inspiration? How to Get Out of a Creative Slump

September 19, 2018 / Inspiration
Get Out of a Creative Slump

Many creatives are all too familiar with getting on a roll with their creative work, only to eventually hit a brick wall. A common theme with many creators, getting into a dry spell happens to everybody now and then. A normal occurrence, but a frustrating one at that, since it can be difficult to get ideas flowing again after you’ve hit a mental roadblock.
Read more


The Best Websites Online to Learn Visual and Graphic Design

August 24, 2018 / Inspiration
Online Graphic Design Courses

It doesn’t matter what your medium of choice is, knowing visual and graphic design is a valuable skill for all creatives to have, especially in today’s visual world. For many creatives, it is a fundamental part of the job, while for others, knowing and understanding the basic principles of design can give anyone that professional edge. Luckily, learning and improving your skill set doesn’t have to mean enrolling in an expensive school or workshops. Taking advantage of online education opportunities is a great and inexpensive way to learn at your own pace, all while still having the support of the online community.
Read more


Stumped on Fonts? 33 Popular Font Pairings

August 17, 2018 / Inspiration
Font Pairings

It’s typical for a designer to spend a reasonable amount of time deciding on which typefaces to pair up. This process can go rather smoothly, or it can be a painful, drawn-out process. You want to find a pair that works well together, a harmonious union that doesn’t fight your eye for attention, and yet is still visually striking. Overall, this task is probably the most frustrating and time-consuming aspect of any design project since it can be hard to get right. The fact that there are thousands of typefaces currently available doesn’t make the task at hand any easier. There are so many fonts out there that the overall process can make any person feel defeated and exasperated.
Read more


Using the Colors of Summer in Design

July 18, 2018 / Inspiration
Colors of Summer in Design

Summer is officially in full swing, and with that comes longer days that are filled with warmth and sunshine. Summer is a nice contrast to winter, especially when it comes to what you see around you. The winter season is not a bright, colorful time. While the summer is filled with sun, sand, water, flowers, outdoor activities and gatherings, and other colorful elements. The summer is vibrant and lively, filled with color and life. It’s no wonder that nature tends to inspire artists, especially the warmer seasons. As a result, many designers have an urge to update their color palettes during the change of seasons, especially when the season is so inspirational and vibrant.
Read more


The Impact of Silhouettes

June 26, 2018 / Conversation, Inspiration
Impact of Silhouettes

Silhouettes have been part of human expression for thousands of years, going all the way back to ancient China. The power and impact of silhouettes truly define what it means when artists and designers say “less is more.” The basic form of the silhouette removes all detail and eliminates all distractions from what is being conveyed. This allows for a full range of expressions that can be simple or dynamic. Just ask any film director about silhouettes, and how vital they can be in helping to create compelling scenes.
Read more


The Hidden Power of Fonts

June 16, 2018 / Conversation, Inspiration
Power of Fonts

Today more than ever scientists, psychologists, and designers are unlocking the secrets of the font. This new understanding is helping to unlock the power and influence that lies behind the very shape of our words. Companies have spent millions of dollars on countless studies done by marketing researchers, in attempt to find the perfect font for campaigns. The findings have created more questions than answers, and have gone to the very heart of the mystery of the human psyche and how we perceive the world around us. This is probably why some people spend way too much time looking for the perfect font.
Read more


Using Nature-Inspired Designs

June 6, 2018 / Inspiration
Using Nature-Inspired Designs

One of the hottest printing trends this year has been using nature-inspired designs and incorporating natural and organic patterns into designs and logos. It seems like everywhere you look, examples of natural design are sprouting up all over the place.
Read more