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.

How to choose wine for a party

When I’m not writing blogs, being a mom, and overall superhero, I spend my time selling wine and spirits in a large retail store. The question I’m most frequently asked is “How do I choose wine for my party?!?!”

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.

Prepress Guide for Beginners

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

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.

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...

The Shortcut to Recognition: 5 Quick Tips For Great Logo Design For Small Businesses

Your logo is not your brand; it’s a visual representation of what your brand stands for. It’s a snapshot of its identity and a mental shortcut to recognition. We have put together 5 quick tips for great logo design...

Ask the Expert: Can Social Media be effective for Insurance Agents

Linda Rey, from The Rey Insurance Agency Inc. has become an influential person for her industry through social media and has at the moment almost 10,000 followers on twitter @ReyInsurance. We asked Linda...

Lenticular Printing - How to get your artwork ready.

In the printing industry we use lenticular technology to turn plain images into something much more interesting by adding depth and movement to your images. Lenticular effects will give you different options to stand out if you are searching for promotional products that are eye catching...

Creating Numbered Raffle Tickets with InDesign [Tutorial]

In this tutorial, we’ll explain how to do an easy setup in InDesign for automatically numbered raffle tickets. We will look at the handy “Data Merge Tool,” which is a great time-saver. Let’s jump into this quick tutorial!