A good way to start printing
By Karen Nodalo
If you want to make prints, there are certain tips and requirements you need to follow. In printing some images, you will also need a scanner too. To start with your printing activities, you must have a collection of images you will include like photos and scanned images.
Know the kind of fonts you will use. You should be very particular with fonts and you should be able to figure out a nice font which suits your theme. If you want it appear trendy, make colorful fonts but if you want it look formal make it lighter and simple. As long as it is visible and uniform, itís okay. You must know how to use some special software for editing and designing.
You must be able to have knowledge in Photoshop or Corel to make your designs more creative and that software are most preferred by printers if you want to make out even prints. PageMaker QuarkXPress and Illustrator are some other options. If you are planning to focus more on fonts, it is advisable to use that software and it can easily be managed.
If you make have knowledge in using PageMaker or QuarkXPress, it would be very handy for you. But If itís your first encounter with the software, you need to know at least the basics of it and with exploring, the next will follow.
Some images when scanned appear not too visible when set on a larger scale. When an image is scanned, it may appear good in the screen after scanning but when the image is enlarged like thrice the original size, it is not clearly seen and provides a dull and blurry image. Sometimes, images are saved on a low resolution only so the remedy is to save it in a higher resolution. The use of Photoshop is very helpful in clearing the images saved in the low resolution. It increases the resolution and the edges are sharpened. Effects, shading and opacity may be enhanced too. All you need is a little touch of art. It also depends on the quality of the scanner. In scanning, you can increase the line screen so that images will look nice. But do not sharpen it to the largest adjustment. It may look not good so do not overdo it.
Now in printing, make sure your printerís preference is set on the right mode. And check if your printer has the right quality feed of paper and ink.
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About the author:
Karen Nodalo came across writing when she was about 11. The whole craze for writing started when she first wrote her diary during elementary years. After school, she would write in it first before doing homework. She finds it cool and until now she still keeps one.
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