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Topics: Design Tips Print

5 Tips for Designing on Newsprint

Brian Coale

Newsprint is a highly-economical non-archival paper that best-known for its widespread use by news publishers, high-frequency magazines, classified publications, handbooks, phone books, textbooks, journals, guides, manuals and a variety of other common print products. Despite the recent decline in print publishers, newsprint is still widely used in many modern print applications.

Topics: Design Tips Free Template Download

How to Create a Z-Fold Brochure in Illustrator CC (Free Template)

Brian Coale

There's no doubt that the tri-fold or letter-fold brochure is one of the most popular brochure formats we see being used today, but one format that tends to get overlooked is the z-fold brochure. In this tutorial, we'll be looking at the basics of how to create a z-fold brochure in Adobe Illustrator CC. But first:

Topics: business cards

What is the History of Business Cards?

Ryan Casey

The Business Card

The cornerstone of business stationary is the business card. Where did it come from, and why does it matter?

Which Companies Buy the Most Printing (The Answer Will Surprise You!)

Rich Casey

Does Anyone Buy Print Anymore?

What's the History of Paper?

Ryan Casey

Who Invented Paper?

There are many theories as to who and when paper was invented, but the general concensus is that a Chinese gentleman named T'sai Lun was responsible, sometime around 105AD. He was rumored to have been inspired by bees weaving fibers together, which caused him to experiment on his own. Although he was not the first to create a fiberous substrate, he is credited with creating a documented meathod to the art of papermaking.

How is Paper Made?

Ryan Casey

How is Paper Made?

Paper is made in two steps:

  1. Cellulose fibers are extracted from a variety of sources and converted to pulp.
  2. Pulp is combined with water and placed on a paper making machine where it is flattened, dried, and cut into sheets and rolls.

Three Best Ways to Print Magazines and Catalogs

Rich Casey

There are a plethora of different sizes, shapes and formats from which magazine and catalog publishers can choose – but (there’s always a “but”, right?) if you are looking for that perfect combination of format, quality and price, following are some suggestions:

Topics: Opinion

Why do we wear green on St. Patrick's Day?

Rich Casey

The Casey Clan has deeps roots in Ireland so naturally we seek the truth regarding all things Irish (although we tend not to let too many facts get in the way of a good story!).

Topics: printing

Magazine Printing Companies in Northern California

Rich Casey


We know we have competition...

For more than a century (since 1901) Casey Printing  has been helping northern California publishers print magazines and catalogs. For this reason we feel uniquely qualified to offer insights into printing resources in this area. Our customers have come to trust our judgement, so occasionally, when there is a project that does not fit our services for one reason or another, we are asked to suggest other sources of printing.

Topics: Design PDF

How To Make a Print Ready File In Apple Keynote

Ryan Casey

So you want to build a print file in Keynote:

At CASEY, we wholeheartedly believe that you should always use the best tool for the job. For print layouts, we suggest using Adobe InDesign. Sometimes you've gotta work with the tools  you have though, and sometimes that tool is Keynote. 

Since Keynote is not designed for producing print files, there are some tricks to make it behave. Here's how to whip it into shape: