Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Affordable Color Laser Printers

Laser color printers have evolved from the once expensive machines that only a certain few can afford to the ones that even small businesses and homes can attain. Obviously because of the low prices that they have.

As was mentioned by Eric on his article, the task of printing colors from home before was a definite no-no. Why? Because if you only want the best result to come out of your printing job, you would want to hire the expert to do it for you.

With the affordable and availability of laser printers, this is not anymore the case. The task may seem frightening at first, with you having no experience above all things. But then, once started, the feeling of having done it yourself and is successful is a priceless factor in itself.

As always, if you want to quality, it has to be HP . So far, they seem to be everybody’s choice whether in business or personal printing needs.

Laser color printers are here and nothing is stopping them from ruling the printing industry. Not until the time something much better, and affordable comes along, anyway.


Wednesday, November 23, 2005

How to avoid being fuzzy

In color prints, that is. Did you know that printing small type in more than one color is a nightmare for printers? Now you know. For some it may be a challenge just to keep up with what the customer wanted. If it did not turn out as expected, it would simply mean looking fuzzy or bad in simple terms.
Why do you minimize the risk of printing fuzzy color types?
You can minimize this risk in the following way. Whenever possible, print small type in one color. Failing that, print the type in two colors, but make one of them a very light color. An example of this would be a color made up of 100 percent magenta and 100 percent yellow. If the yellow is out of register, only a trained eye with a loupe will see it.
You can also minimize problems by setting small type in a sans serif face. And as a rule, avoid setting multi-colored type smaller than 10 pt.
Follow these steps to not have a fuzzy and indistinguishable color prints.


Friday, November 18, 2005


It has been an age-old problem for those persons who do not have that god-given smile and photogenic face to have their picture taken. The usual scenario would be too much time wasted on retakes because instead of smiling, the pout was caught on film. Even with digital cameras, timing should be perfect.
Many people would be delighted to know that Canon is working on a smile-sensitive camera. To further explain, these are digital cameras that will automatically take a shot once the subject is smiling. They call it Smile Shot.
Just think of all the film conserved. Not to mention the time and effort needed if persons want to make the perfect shot. It would be worth the expensive price, if it is expensive, that is.
People do not have to worry about saying things like “cheese” or anything as stupid just to have that smile on film. All that is needed is to smile a lot. You never know if one of those smiles is just right.


Monday, November 14, 2005

Experiment by doing it your way

Even with all modern technologies are everyone’s disposal, it is hard to capture the perfect photo on film. Forget about digital innovations for a second. Let us go back to photos made by traditional cameras.

For those who have already mastered the craft, they would know how to get the perfect pictures caught on film. But for those who don’t know it yet, there are tips on how best to go about taking photos that will appear great on film.

One way is to keep the background simple. This helps put more attention on the main subject. That is the primary objective, in the first place. Notice that the best pictures have a strong and clear subject, with an uncluttered background.

Another way is to place your subject off-center. Compare a centered picture with an off-center one. Which one looks better? Subjects not put in the center makes the image stronger and more intriguing. Experiment the best position that will look its best.

Even though there are many full color commercial color printing that can do the job for you, try to do it your way. Try to use these tips and see the result.


Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Cutting printing expenses additional two

You have probably heard about tips on how best to cut your printing expenses. And you probably have read just about the same things being said about it. Now how about some tips that you do not get to read everyday. Not really that unique but at least quite different from what is always said.

1. Evaluate printing technologies to identify innovations that can serve you and your organization far better than the current technology that everybody is using.

2. Assess the current printer deployment strategy to be sure that you have put the right printers in the right places to serve the right purpose.

The most common full color digital printing needs of the people are always achieved by modern technologies. But sometimes, for all its modernity, the result is not often as good as expected.

This is the time to try and consider the advise mentioned above. Maybe you just need to take some time off from the technologies and go back to a more traditional approach. Might work too.


Putting a finger on negative space

If you’ve ever seen a logo that does not look quite right, so have many others.

Seems that the font look good. The icon just as memorable. The shades and shape perfect. But you are getting these signals that something is out of place. Something is not quite right? No specific factor you can point your fingers into. What is wrong?

Ever cross your mind that it might be the negative space around the design or logo?

Negative space is the space that surrounds a visual object. The concept is simple. The empty space around the words or pictures can make a whole lot of difference on how it is perceived by the persons looking at it. An image can look funny if the spaces are too large or too small.

Some full color commercial color printing may already know about negative space and how it affects the images. Then again, the designers may be the one who has initial understanding about these things.

If an image or logo is appealing, the negative space was done perfectly. If it is not, some changes is obviously needed. Try tweaking some of the spaces around…


Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Welcome back visuals

In the old days, visual graphics were the prime source of displaying what others wanted other people to see. It was only when the technology age came that these graphics were set aside to give way to more modern means of presenting materials.

It is good to note that, with Duralex, at least there are still other people willing to get back the printed age but with more innovative tools to use. With these tools are more realistic pictures and other techniques that can make viewing a pleasurable task.

Distributors of pop up displays like Tradeshow-Display-Experts.com and Canada Display Graphics may have something here worth some thinking over.

Nothing like having someone starts a printing trend likely to be used by many. And many some will get the idea that old trends can still be developed to keep up with the modern world.

Besides, everybody seems to be going back to the basics. Not just in printing too. Look around and see some things from the past developed and presented in the now.


Digital photos blown to its extreme

The better question should have been, how large can a digital photo be blown up?

What can be done to digital photos cannot be done to ordinary photos. Meaning those that are taken by ordinary camera, not a digital one.

The thing to remember is resolution. That is what matters most upon enlarging an image. Resolution in the original shot as was said in the article. The more resolution the shot has the more detail it will capture.

Digital technology is all about perfecting what was done imperfectly. So if you cannot make it better upon shooting, use Photoshop.

Notice the many beautiful photos you see more today? The quality would not be possible if it weren’t for digital technologies. That is why; many advertisers are also trying to outdo the biggest of displays to show their wares.

After all, that is the trend and what better way to be part of if than to do things digitally. Try to enlarge an ordinarily shot photo and see if it will turn out any closer to the original one…

Digital does that best.