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Answer to: A “Why” Puzzle

Thanks for visiting our site for the answer. Our site recently underwent a little bit of a make-over, so feel free to look around! So: why are there braille pads on the drive-up ATM? Part of the answer has to … Continue reading

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A “Why” Puzzle

Rover has been spending quite some time hanging out with two-year-old children this past month, and one question they always love to ask is: “Why?” This has prompted Rover to research some “why” questions of his own. See if you … Continue reading

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Answer to: A Location Puzzle

For looking up the answer to this month’s puzzle, Rover is offering you a 10% discount on your next print order through Rover Graphics. Simply mention the “Location Puzzle” when you order. (Must be placed at time of order; Maximum … Continue reading

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A Location Puzzle

1) Which of the following countries is closest, geographically, to the United States? A. Cuba B. Haiti C. Nicaragua D. The Vatican E. Russia 2)  If you were to start in Lansing, Michigan and fly due South, what is the … Continue reading

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Answer to: A Quotable Puzzle

The following quote is *not* attributable to Ben Franklin: #3: “We must learn to live together as brothers or we are going to perish together as fools.” This was actually said by Martin Luther King, Jr. But, whether or not … Continue reading

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A Quotable Puzzle

Benjamin Franklin, born January 17th, 1706, was many things: inventor, writer, philanthropist, founder father. But old Ben had his humble beginnings working in a print shop– a position that taught him the importance of communication. Perhaps the first “Great Communicator”, … Continue reading

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Pixilated Photos

Computer screens and office printers have a different resolution than presses do. Thus, artwork that look great on your screen or from your printer can look pixilated in the final product. To avoid this, make sure that: Your artwork files … Continue reading

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Close Registration

You don’t often see colored text on colored backgrounds in non-four-color offset print pieces, and there is a reason why.  An offset press runs a separate “pass” for each color used on a piece, and ink runs into the paper … Continue reading

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“Cracked” Folds

Thick paper does not fold as easily as thin paper. When thicker paper—cover stock, for example—gets folded, the fibers in the paper bend and snap. On most paper, this bending and snapping is not noticeable… unless there is printing along … Continue reading

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Offsetting

Offset printing puts wet ink on paper, which is then allowed to dry before cutting and finishing.  But even totally “dry” ink can rub off, given enough friction. This problem is called “offsetting”, and it can create smudges on other … Continue reading

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