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Here are a couple of things you could do... Stroke the black: Use an outer Glow, this may not work depending on the rest of the design: Stroke all of them, this is what I think I would do:


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Similar to Ryan's answer but more a choice from your own branding guidelines. You can use Ryan's suggestion, or you can use the one that's even better from your guidelines. The one on the bottom left: I think it's beautifully branded by the way. Something like this - you can pull the template straight out of the PDF you linked to:


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It's recommended to start new chapters on the recto page of a manuscript, as it establishes a predictable flow for the reader to follow. The resulting occasional blank pages are actually a part of establishing this rhythm, making the divisions between chapters even more distinct. This recommendation is listed in rule 1.48 requires login of the Chicago Manual ...


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If it's staying on your PC, MS's Symbol and Wingdings fonts provide some good choices. If you want something a little more modern with a nice set of icons and a really permissive license, why not use Font Awesome? There are some other icon sets out there - Glyphicons and Entypo come to mind, that were made for the screen but, depending on the icon and your ...


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I work for a group called Active Living Coalition for Older Adults (alcoa.ca) — we were looking into design issues affecting websites and found this site to be very helpful: http://www.nia.nih.gov. Regarding print, the stronger the contrast the better. For type size, we use 12/14pt for body text, nothing lower (footers/headers, footnotes are 10/12pt). I ...


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Can I use any type of ink, even super expensive ones to fill an ink cartridge? That would depend on the printer and what ink is allowed. Most inks are designed to only run on certain types of machines and that is why you see so many. You will probably run into issues. Using a typical inkjet printer, I don't see any way you won't be clogging the ...


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Keep it simple: use a subtle outline on each of the circular swatches. From what I can see, the colour and thickness of the horizontal white line would be great.


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If you have the capability and the time to experiment, I would try glossy dots on a matte background.


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Start by going to your local comic book shop. Many local comic book stores have artists come in regularly for signing and sketches. A lot of employees might also moonlight as illustrators. They may not be Manga but they might be able to do it or know someone that does. If you already have an artist in mind, drop them an email or twitter. Say you want to ...


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Since you're not a Subgroup I would do: Name, position, and contact information at the top. Maybe with a blue dividing line. Then logo on the bottom right as stipulated and leave the entire space to the left of it empty. There's no reason to over think it.


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You could try scanning it in at something ridiculously high like 600 dpi, then resizing it in Photoshop down to 300 dpi but keeping the same pixel count (in other words - scan it in at 600 dpi; you end up with something like 4960 X 7016 pixels. Resize it to 300 dpi, but keep the actual pixel size at 4960 x 7016. You will now have an image that's larger than ...


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You could also use the WMF format. This format supports vectors and is devloped by Microsoft. Besides MS Office it's not very useful, but the only possibility in MS Office to use vector-shapes form other software like illustrator.


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how would one go about it? Pretty much like you'd hire any professional. Ask around. Get recommendations. Look at previous work. Interview, etc. any costs associated with it? Again like any professional, you'd ask for an estimate. They'd provide that to you. And what are the publication costs, in such an endeavor? From free (self publish ...


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The cheapest way to do it is with pantone gold. But that is only a avarage way to achieve gold. The real deal is to use «Hot Stamping». A heated die presses the gold-foil onto the stationary. Which results in a realy cool gold effect. The downside of this are the costs because you need a separate die for every size. So if you have two products with two ...


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Welcome to the site. In answer to your question. Save images as PNG files. Insert them into Word as a Header and/or footer. Save the Word file as a template. See here for similar question.


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There are basically 3 or 4 types of general finishes on stock without getting into texture finishes such as laid or linen... Newsprint/Craft/etc. : These are low-end raw papers used more for utility purposes. Customarily not used for consumer level marketing materials. Newsprint obviously refers to newspapers to give you an idea of quality. Offset : a ...


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The 'pound' of paper (paper weight) refers to (supposedly, though I think this is a loose rule of thumb) the weight of a ream of said paper. The heaver the pound, the denser (typically, thicker) the paper. 20# paper is your typical copier paper. 80# and 100# are thicker/sturdier and (literally) 'heftier'. Most paper above 50# is considered 'card stock' ...


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When generating a PDF for print production you should first use the PDF/X-1a setting. "High Quality Print" is okay, but PDF/X-1a is much better. It ensures the PDF will meet standard requirements for press in terms of color, flattening, etc. It is also important to always select the Crop Marks option unless you're asked not to specifically. Crop marks tell ...


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[How] can I be sure that this PDF generated from InDesign will print to paper as it is shown on screen in PDF ? You can't. There at least a dozen variables in the path from screen to press. You can not control all of them and it's entirely possible ones you can control are incorrect. You have to calibrate everything - monitors, scanners - use proper ...


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In addition to weights and finish there's what tailors call "hand" - how it feels when you're holding it. The weight and finish will contribute to the total feel of the document in your hand as well as how colors appear and the overall look. What look or feel are you going for? There's as much variety in materials and finishes as there are in inks; are you ...


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Color books have CIE Lab numbers with each swatch that give the device-independent color specification for that swatch. "Device independent" means just that: regardless of the medium or substrate, a 100% opaque sample will have that exact perceived color under standard lighting. There is only one way to assure totally consistent color, though, and that is ...


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Look for/post at job boards and online portfolios, make inquiries with the ones you prefer. http://forum.deviantart.com/jobs/offers/ There are also "digital webbing" and "penciljack", but I can't post the link as I have to register here and build a reputation to post more than 1 URL. On these you'll probably find more artists in the "American" style ...


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As I know there is no software that natively supports hexa-color space (e.g. CMYKOG by Pantone or one you mentioned). You can take this advantage manually via multichannel mode in Photoshop. But it is really tricky and requires constant color separation and tests. As for desktop printers which use 6 colors. This printers have own color separation and RIP ...


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My opinion... Top Card The wing-like logo is much too large. Cut it by 50% and it'll convey more upper scale design. Large logos SCREAM at the viewer. You probably don't want that. Are they supposed to be back-to-back Ks? If they are, the line weights seem reversed to me - they should be thicker in the middle tapering to the outside. But that's just my ...


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This is obviously an opinion-based answer to an opinion-based question so I hope you take it with a grain of salt. First Design: I don't like business cards that don't have an obvious front and back. Your first design feels more like a club flyer than a business card for this reason; it doesn't fit my mental limits of what a business card should be and do. ...


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It sounds like you're doing a double french fold. It's possible that you'll find templates on the websites of some larger printing firms and online print sites. Whether you'll find one that fits your particular need is another question. When it comes to less-common items like this, templates are also far less common. The foldfactory site is an excellent ...


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What is dimension of the print document ? If its very big with compare to the screenshots, If 1 px of screenshots is same as 1 px of print document , then you can leave it as it is. That is if you don't have to scale the screenshots, it is fine for printing, and you ignore PPI. Some things to follow. Adjust colors of screenshots, CMYK mode will be best. ...


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This question has been asked on SuperUser and StackOverflow, but I think having it here too is okay. Its something I never even considered. The answer appears to be to use Phantom.js or one of the websites people have already built with it: Screenshot Utilities from the Phantom.js website Screenshot utility someone on StackOverflow made using Phantom.js ...


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Some of those images would work. You need a minimum of 240ppi for most print production. 300ppi is often referred to because it's a nice round number, but the reality is for 150 lines per inch (most print production) you can get away with 240ppi. And more pixels per inch are never an issue. If you download the original of many of those images, open them in ...



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