Prepressure is not really a blog. It is meant to be my internet notebook about prepress, design, printing & publishing. Sometimes, however, I cannot suppress the urge to rant about something or go (slightly) off-topic. That is what this section of the site is for. You can access topics by category:
Here are my ramblings in chronological order:
- ‘Musings on e-reading – cover art‘
Why doesn’t my Kindle e-reader show the cover of the book I am reading while it is switched off – November 2017
- ‘Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance’ message
How to get rid of this message which can appear of an automatic WordPress upgrade fails – December 2014
- Xiaomi Mi2s
A few lines about my Chinese Android phone – Februari 2014
- How to specify a paper size
What comes first if you talk about a 200 x 250mm document: the height or the width? – January 2013
- Big software teams are bullshit!
An old Prepress Pete cartoon makes a come-back.
- WordPress web site maintenance
A checklist that I use for keeping this website up and running – December 2012
- Abstracts at the Selexyz Dominicanen book store
A few pictures of the book store that I made with a fast prime lens – July 2012
- Bored by Benny
Spending ten days at drupa 2012 was more than enough for me – May 2012
- How I got the Jetpack plugin running on my site
A bit of tweaking fixes an issue with the Automattic Jetpack plug-in on WordPress sites hosted by ICDsoft – December 2011
- The Kindle reading experience
I got all worked up about the Kindle app for iPad while reading the biography of Steve Jobs – November 2011
- How to disable PostScript error report printing on Mac
The procedure to avoid printing an extra page with a PostScript error on it – September 2011
- Put the manual on the outside
Pictures of the hilarious lettering on the planes of Kulula Air – August 2011
- Boobs & bankruptcy
An silly attempt to find a link between some images that I accidentally ran across on the web – August 2011
- Photographing the Selexyz bookstore
According to The Guardian this is the most beautiful book store in the world. – August 2011
- Fighting site scrapers
Hey, all of a sudden people stop visiting this site. What is going on? – August 2011
- iPad tips & tricks
The iPad gives the impression you don’t need a manual to be able to use it. That is not entirely true. – April 2011
- I hate iTunes
It takes 18 hours to back-up my iPad, something worth ranting about! – November 2010
- EPUB Straight to the point
Liz Castro sent me a review copy of her book on creating ebooks for the iPad. – October 2010
- First impressions of the Apple iPad
I bought the tablet in July 2010 and wanted to share my first impressions. – August 2010
- Admiring typography in Lisbon
Afew pictures from an April 2010 trip to Portugal – April 2010
- 5 reasons not to buy an ereader – yet
A summary of my impressions from playing around with a few ebook readers – March 2010
- Using WordPress as a CMS
This site uses WordPress in a particular way, not really as a blog of chronological posts but as a hierarchy of pages. – July 2009
There are links to relevant web sites or blogs in many sections of this site. Here are some blogs that I like and which (sometimes) cover topics relating to the graphic arts.
- Bits Blog of the NY Times
- Brain Pickings
- Information Is Beautiful
- Monday Note
- Terry White’s Tech Blog
5 thoughts on “Blog”
I was wondering if you could recommend a similar font for Frutiger Bold? Would Futura Bold be a good substitute?
Printing a PDF X-1a
ex: Job specs : 4+1 (c + m + y + k + 1 (spot dieline)
I sent this kind of pdf to my printer and he came back asking with new pdf without the spot color. So I did. Question: Using digital printing, is it possible to use only the cmyk (composite) part of the pdf and not the spot. I mean, not converting the spot color to process, just ignoring the spot color. I am curious to know if this is possible.
I am a graphic designer.
To whoever needs this info down the road:
As long as the spot shows as a separate plate within your InDesign Ink Manager it can be dealt with separately and/or ignored in-RIP. Germain was probably dealing with a tech who only had dropbox-type access to the workflow and was unable to turn plates on and off.
do you do a newsletter?
I hope so!
Unfortunately I cannot even manage to maintain this site properly, let alone add useful features such as an e-mail newsletter.
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