Paper + Printing 101

Last Friday I attended an AIGA student event all about paper and printing. This even took place at Spangler Graphics and was led by Marie Langdon of Shaugnessy. The day began with a presentation all about how paper is made. We were able to view examples of different printing techniques and learn all about different types of paper and their characteristics. At the end of the day we were able to tour Spangler's printing facilities and take home tons of paper samples. My personal favorite was a bulldog hat, a promotional pice for French Paper, designed by Charles S. Anderson. Overall this was a valuable experience that I know will benefit me in the future.