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Creative Printing Ideas:

Here are other ways you can use your printer!
By Expert Tips
Date: June 29 2021
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When we think of printing, there is a good chance we are thinking about our little printer in the corner of our room spitting out black and white work-related documents. We imagine it probably doesn’t exactly thrill you, but if we take away the mundane uses for everyday products, we can start to get a little creative with how we use them.

This piece will run through some of the ways you can get creative with printing which can be beneficial to your business or fun for all the family!

Lino Printing

Lino printing is one of the most fun and creative ways to print, also for a low cost! This is best suited for those who are doing crafts or have a specific word or picture that will be repeatedly used.

All you need are ‘off cuts’ of Lino, some carving tools, and your imagination. Some find it easier to trace a design onto tracing paper before then re-tracing it onto the Lino, and then you simply carve out the negative space with the tools. When your Lino is completed, you can roll on printing ink in any color of your choice!

Digital Printing

While we touched on digital printing in the introduction, this is far from the boring word documents we have to print out. Digital printing is at the very backbone of you holding a book, a glossy magazine, a flyer, or anything else that is similar! Not only are you now able to print your own photos in good quality, but if you wanted to make your own booklet or a creative portfolio, digital printing could make your creations look extremely professional. 

For those in Adelaide, find your local Adelaide Printing Services, who can give you a professional finish on anything you have created to print, with a variety of different finishes. 

Letterpress Printing

Letterpress printing is definitely one for those who love a rustic look but need to print letters rather than images. A letterpress print uses a raised edge covered in ink to then print onto your desired surface, much like your traditional stamps. 

This type of printing offers such a unique look that is much different from traditional printing, which is why it is favoured by artists and craft lovers.

Sunography Printing

Sunography printing is an interesting form of printing that uses a special type of paper called cyanotype, allowing the sun to interact with the objects placed on it. 

An extremely simple procedure (providing you have sun) and no ink involved, all you have to do is place an object such as an intricate leaf or flower on the paper and put it in the sun, and when it is finished being exposed and rinsed with water, you will be left with a fantastic blueprint of your chosen item. 

You can opt for a more extensive route for those who would like more control over the items they print or the process.

Whatever you try, printing should be fun and is a creative way to help your creations come to life or preserve them to treasure!

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