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Design ideas, graphic design tips and creative advice from Kwik Kopy Printing. View our design blog for the latest trends in colour and fonts, the power of rebranding, logos and business card design.

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Print Finishes: A Beginner’s Guide

11-09-2017

Different print finishes can make all the difference when conveying brand message and ensuring you stay memorable in peoples minds. Get started by reading our guide to print finishes and inspire your next print job.

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3 Things to Consider When Rebranding Your Logo Design

30-08-2017

Logos are the first introduction people have of your company so it’s important they stay up to date and continue to represent your brand and message as times change.

Design matter to business

6 Reasons Why Good Graphic Design Matters

26-05-2017

From your website to your business brochures, good design has the power to influence how your customers see you and help shape your brand.

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Halloween Inspired Print Designs

24-10-2016

Halloween is fast approaching and it offers a great theme to create fun and memorable campaign or event for your customers and prospects. From invitations and cards through to posters, flyers and banners – check out these Halloween-inspired print marketing ideas.

How to design a logo

Essential Ingredients for a Logo that Sticks

08-09-2015

Get your logo design just right and it will instantly let people know exactly what your brand is all about. Let’s take a look at some of the key ingredients to help make your logo a success.

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Guide to Designing a Logo for Business Cards

03-09-2015

A logo should create a strong first impression, as well as create strong brand identity and recognition. Here are our top 5 tips for logo design.

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5 Steps to Take your Printed Brochures to the Next Level

20-08-2015

Get more engagement out of your printed brochures with our 5 easy steps!

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The Basics of Creating Brochures for your Business

18-08-2015

Let’s take a closer look at some of the basics to getting your printed brochure just right.

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The Impact of Printed Booklets For Business

11-08-2015

A well-designed booklet as part of your marketing strategy can give you a positive ROI if you get it right. Here are some ideas to help you get creative.

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Graphic Design Tips #4 – Consider Your Audience

08-05-2015

This is the fourth article in our graphic design series. This blog explains the importance of knowing your audience and how this will affect your design.

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10 Of The Best Australian Logos

24-04-2015

An effective logo can change the way your customers see your business. Learn some tips from the best with this list of the top 10 Australian logos.

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Designing Marketing Collateral

16-04-2015

Wondering how to make your marketing collateral work for you? This blog highlights important design tips to consider.

Branding basics

The Basics of Effective Branding For Business

15-04-2015

Branding is important to every business as it not only differentiates you from the competition but it also lets your customers and target market know

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Graphic Design Tips – #3 Keeping Up With Trends

10-04-2015

Keeping up with current graphic design trends is crucial in today’s world. Here are the latest styles and how they can be best used.

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Mistakes to avoid when designing flyers

31-03-2015

If you’re a small business looking to attract customers from your local area, flyers can be a great option. They’re a versatile product to include in your marketing mix.

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Graphic Design Tips #2 – Understanding The Medium

27-03-2015

It almost seems with every new day comes a new channel of communication. For businesses, finding a way to go with the flow rather than staying stagnant is a constant challenge.

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Things to Consider When Designing Your Packaging

24-03-2015

Great product packaging can capture your audience and do amazing things for brand awareness. But it’s a tricky area and there are some important things to consider…

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Graphic Design Tips #1 – Simplify!

20-03-2015

It is incredibly ironic that achieving simplicity can be one of the hardest principles of design to master, or at least achieving it successfully. Don’t let your message get lost in the graphic design process.

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How to Design a Brochure

19-03-2015

There are lots of great design templates out there, but the truth is that a great brochure design starts way before you add anything to a template.

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Top 5 Annual Report Design Tips

18-03-2015

Gone are the days where your annual report was a boring document that you produce just because you have to. Consider our tips when designing your annual report.

Business style guide tips

Business Style Guide Tips

16-03-2015

If you’re committed to creating a consistent brand message then you need to have a style guide – it’s as simple as that! Learn what to include in this blog.

Corporate design elements

Elements of Good Corporate Design

12-03-2015

The prospect of creating your corporate identity can be overwhelming for any business. You need to think beyond just your business logo or letterhead template.

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How To Create A Good Design Brief

02-03-2015

To help make sure you and your designer are on the same page, here are a few essential elements to include in your design brief.

Colour Theory

Colour Theory 101

25-02-2015

If you want to know more about creating business graphics or just really into design, then it’s vital to understand a little bit about colour theory.

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The Importance of Typography in Web Design

24-02-2015

In today’s modern world of web design, typography is holding its own. We examine why it continues to have such an important role when it comes to web design.

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Packaging Trends for 2015

16-02-2015

We can expect to see some wonderful packaging trends shape our world in 2015. Functionality will continue to be important but the packaging itself can also become the hero and help bring your brand

Logo redesigns

Top Logo Redesigns of 2014

12-02-2015

A well designed logo should work for a long time for your business – that is as long as it’s relevant. Take a look at our picks for some of the top logo redesigns of last year.

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Typography Mistakes to Avoid

11-02-2015

Typography is extremely important when it comes to the design of your marketing collateral (both print and online). As well as being important for establishing your brand and identity, it can also help make information more interesting

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2015 Design Trends

09-02-2015

Design is constantly evolving and if you want to stay ahead of the game when it comes to your branding, marketing materials or website then it’s important to take a look at some of the design trends around.

Rebranding ideas

Tips for Rebranding

04-02-2015

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Graphic design can work

How Graphic Design Ideas Can Work For Your Business

02-02-2015

If you want to bring your ideas to …
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Famous Logo Colour Schemes

21-01-2015

Choosing to use bright colours in your logo …
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Understanding Colour Theory

20-01-2015

Colour theory is all about how colour works …
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Marsala colour of the year

2015 Pantone Colour of the Year: Marsala

14-01-2015

There’s nothing like an explosion of colour …
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Principles of design

The Principles of Design

08-01-2015

Great design has an important role to play …
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Principles of balance

Principles of Design: Balance

26-11-2014

It’s important to understand the principles of …
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Typography Dos and Don'ts

Typography DOs and DON’Ts

18-11-2014

In today’s world, typography has become quite …
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Window Display Inspiration

02-10-2014

If you’re looking for some inspiration then …
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Things You Need To Know About Stock Imagery

22-09-2014

Stock images can be seen everywhere both in …
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RGB vs. CMYK vs. PMS

18-09-2014

RGB, CMYK and PMS are acronyms you see …
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The Most Used Fonts Used By Professionals in Design

12-06-2014

If you’ve ever wondered how your graphic …
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The Artists Behind the Worlds Best Intricate Matchstick Art

22-05-2014

There is definitely no shortage of artistic talent …
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Why Does my Small Business Need a Style Guide?

12-03-2014

Have you ever wondered if you need a …
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5 Great Examples of How Logo Redesigns Went Wrong

10-03-2014

We have seen all the very best in …
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How to make your graphic design portfolio stand out

How to make your Graphic Design Portfolio Stand Out

05-03-2014

You’ve spent 3 years studying and designing …
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The incredible edible art you need to see

03-02-2014

If you’re a lover of modern art …
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Trademarking a logo

How to Trademark a Logo in Australia

08-01-2014

How many businesses could you identify solely based …
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Bringing Your Product Packaging to Life

20-12-2013

As our world becomes increasingly digitalised, the role …
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How to Build a Great Design

18-12-2013

Most of us can recognise a great design …
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Keeping Up With Designers

11-12-2013

Designers are an elusive bunch aren’t they …
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The art of minimalism

The Art of Minimalism

We’ve all heard the concept that less …
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Colour and your Business Identity

14-11-2013

Colour plays an important part in creating your …
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Top 10 Most Iconic Brand Logos

08-11-2013

Creating logos with longevity requires ongoing refinements to ensure their relevance in a modern age. Let’s take a look back at the evolution of the top ten most iconic logos.

Paper Art from Around the Globe

01-11-2013

Paper art is multidimensional, flexible and intricate. We’re not just talking about origami or high school paper planes here… but marvelling at the cutting, carving folding and sculpting of paper to create incredible 3D paper sculptures. Check out 5 of the most astounding works of paper art from incredible artists around the globe.

Top 5 Iconic Brand Logos

09-10-2013

What do McDonalds and Coca-Cola have in …
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The big list of top lists

11-06-2013

Each month there is a new top 10 …
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Why your branding identity is more than just a new logo design

04-06-2013

The basic science of branding identity focuses on …
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Making Colours Work for your business

30-05-2013

When it comes to choosing a colour for …
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Making typography work. What type are you?

29-05-2013

Just as the colour you choose for your …
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The importance of good brand design

28-05-2013

Branding is a word that’s often thrown …
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Style guides – learn from the big players

23-05-2013

One of the big benefits of working with …
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Kwik Kopy’s ebook on branding identity and logo design

09-05-2013

Kwik Kopy has teamed up with Smarter Business …
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Web design trends for 2013

08-05-2013

Web design is a constantly evolving space.  Ever …
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Design tips for business success

4 Design tips for Business Success

24-04-2013

So you’re thinking of designing a brand …
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Importance of good web graphic design

17-08-2011

Graphic design is an overarching part of good …
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Start the year strong!

Start the year strong with bold branding

18-01-2011

If your figures didn’t quite cut it …
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Design for Business Growth

Design for business growth

31-12-2010

Everything that has your company name on it …
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Logos

The perfect logo design

05-10-2010

From a marketing point of view, your logo …
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Inspired designs

08-07-2010

Everything that has your company name on it …
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Colour Swatches

Colour your world

Able to alter a mood, stimulate hunger, invoke …
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Graphic Design styles

Design: Old school versus new

When it comes to graphic design, some companies …
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Typefaces

Typefaces

Typography is the selection and arrangement of typefaces …
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Saddle stitching

Saddle stitching refers to a binding process where …
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Fit for print: Image formats

Using the right image format will help you …
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