The Mines Press

Our blog is a place for our team to share collective wisdom, timely information, creativity, tutorials and more. The content reflects the interests, ideas and concerns of business owners while also focusing on inspiring and sharing ideas with graphic designers. We hope you enjoy reading our blog.

Printable 2018 Oscar Ballot

Download our printable 2018 Oscar ballot PDF and choose your award picks for the 90th Academy Awards. 

2018 Oscar Movie Poster Fonts

We have yet again decided to take a look into the font faces used in movie posters in this year's Oscar-nominated best picture category.

10 Phrases That Build a Pleasant Work Environment

Build great relationships within your team and the company. These 10 things can be said to your coworkers, team members or employees that can create a better working enviroment.

Basic Excel Tips Everyone Should Know

Many of us use Microsoft Excel everyday while others may only use it from time to time. To help the once in a while user, we put together a list of some of the most essential Excel tips we could think of.

Beginner's Guide to Sending Files To Press

Here are 10 helpful reminders, tips and tricks to make sure your files are printed successfully and in a timely manor.

The World Wide Web of the Late '90s

The Internet looked a whole lot different in the 1990s! The '90s was a time for experimentation with this new medium that had a ton of limitations: Dial-up modems, tiny bandwidth, low resolution monitors... issues that made web design challenging.

Everyone Loves a Great Sticker

Stickers have and will always be a part of pop-culture and everyday life. If from a brand we adore and just have to show it, to a sticker that just identifies with who we are. From branding fruits to embracing the american family, they are all around us.

5 Popular Pizza Chain Logos Revamped

Everyone loves pizza, but did you notice that 5 popular chains changed their logo? We thought it would be neat to take a look at how their logos have changed to stay current and to appeal to newer generations.

The Mines Press is a Qualified G7 Master

G7 allows print providers to deliver the highest possible color match with less preparation and waste, ultimately providing a higher quality product at a lower cost.  Find out more.

The Desks of Nelson & Murdock and Saul Goodman

Even Nelson & Murdock of Daredevil and James Morgan "Jimmy" McGill (Saul Goodman) of Breaking Bad need professional looking stationery and presentation products...

Why Buy Made-in-America Products?

When you buy American-made products, your dollar is doing much more than you think. You are keeping money in the U.S. and bolstering our economy, while helping to create jobs.  You’ll be standing up for human rights and helping the environment.

Olympic Games Logo Designs 1912 - 2022

Throughout the Olympic Games’ history there have been some beautifully designed logos as well as some seriously awful ones. You be the judge.

How to Repeat Any Object Using the Blend Tool in Illustrator [Tutorial]

Ever wanted to know how to repeat objects made in Adobe Illustrator? This niffy tutorial will step you the simple process of using the blend tool to achieve repetition on just about anything you can think of.

Spaceballs 2 - The Teaser Poster

We normally don't blog about things we see on our way to work, but when you witness over 30 "Spaceballs 2 - The Search For More Money" Teaser Posters hanging on the walls in a lower Manhattan subway station, you better blog about it!

2016 Oscar Movie Poster Fonts

We love all things "print" here at The Mines Press, so we decided to take a deep look into the font faces used in movie posters in this years Oscar nominated best picture category.

Stop Texting and Driving - It Can’t Be Said Enough

Texting while driving is now illegal in most states, but so far, it hasn't stopped texting from being a constant threat to our safety on the roads. Last year alone, 28% of all car accidents (that's 1.1 million) were caused by texting and driving. Summing up to 448,000 injuries and 5,474 deaths...

Reaching Out to Consumers on the Go: Mobile Sites vs. Mobile Apps

While we certainly recommend making both a mobile site and a native app available to your customers, it's understood that this is not always possible. Small businesses often need to judiciously apply their time...

Benefits of Building a Custom App for Your Business

In order for any business to be successful, it has to provide its customers with the most convenience and the most utility it possibly can. These days, more than half of American adults own smartphones, and pundits predict that 2014 is the year where mobile Internet will overtake desktop...

How to Use Promotional Items to Create Brand Awareness

With ever-increasing competition, it is vital that we look out for different ways to stay Number-One in our customers' minds and stay ahead in the game. One such trend is offering promotional items at trade shows, exhibitions, seminars, meetings, gatherings, and so on...

3 Invaluable Tools for Small Businesses

The process of starting a new business can be challenging. Regardless of your industry or how much experience you have, obstacles can often appear around every corner. A combination of limited manpower, time, and working capital can all factor into operating a small business.