Japan Printing

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

No Photoshop? No Problem! The Best FREE Photoshop Alternatives

July 3, 2018 / Inspiration
Free Photoshop Alternatives

Many look to the industry standard program, Adobe Photoshop, when they need to edit, manipulate, or enhance their image. However, in some instances using this powerful program may be overkill. While Photoshop is an excellent program, some may not be able to afford the subscription cost, or maybe they don’t need all the extra features and are just looking for a free image editing program. Luckily, Photoshop is not the only image editor available on the market. In fact, many Photoshop alternatives have popped up over the past few years, especially after Adobe’s move to the Creative Cloud.
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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.
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2018 Logo Design Trends

May 5, 2018 / Uncategorized
Logo Design Trends

We are almost mid-way into 2018, and designers have been showcasing their innovative approaches to logos. When looking at logo design trends, it is important to take inspiration rather than mimic others. Examine the characteristics of the newest creative designs to create your own relevant and distinguished logo for your brand.

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Design Inspiration from Japan: Nature, Cultural Symbols, & More

January 22, 2018 / Uncategorized
Design Inspiration from Japan

At Japan Print, our multicultural influences play a role in each piece of work that we do. As shown in our name alone, we derive a large portion of our creative vision from Japan and Japanese culture. While it’s difficult to break down Japan’s wealth of inspiration in a few images, we have compiled photographs that help encompass the beauty, culture, and design showcased in Japan. Above all, this design inspiration from Japan is intended to motivate you to expand your design horizons and not be afraid to experiment.

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Fonts Throughout History: 10 Typefaces with Global Branding Recognition

June 13, 2017 / Inspiration
fonts throughout history

Typography is crucial in the design of a logo, and these fonts throughout history have been trailblazers in brand success.

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Printing 101: Commercial Printing Tips

March 21, 2017 / Inspiration
Commercial Printing Tips

There may come a time in your life where you have a printing project that cannot be completed successfully using your desktop printer at home. In these situations, commercial printing is required, especially if you want a quality product. Other reasons why you would need a professional printer often include the need to print in large amounts, you need trimming, or you want to have choices. By choices we mean you might decide to print your project using a particular type of ink or on specialty paper. However, commercial printing is frequently used when hundreds or thousands of copies are needed, as it’s the most productive and cost-effective approach.
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Need Some Creative Inspiration this Valentine’s Day?

February 11, 2017 / Inspiration
Free Valentine’s Day Designs

Don’t just exchange the typical candy and flowers this year, get personal and put a personal touch on your gifts this Valentine’s Day. Maybe you are looking to design your very own Valentine’s Day card, or maybe you are looking to create your own labels. The sky is the limit when it comes to creativity. However, having a place to start and gaining some inspiration ahead of time never hurts!
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Get Into the Holiday Season with Free Christmas Fonts

December 20, 2016 / Inspiration
Free Christmas Fonts

It’s true that the majority of your design is dependent upon the typography used. Type can either make or break your design, so you want to ensure you can find the perfect font for your project. Using the wrong type of font can have either a negative or a positive effect on the audience’s perception. Luckily, there are a plethora of free fonts available on the internet that can be used for personal and/or commercial purposes.
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