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Walk down a typical street in any major city, like San Francisco, and you’ll see posters hanging all over the place; in shop windows, on utility poles, buses, and benches.
Walk into a shopping centre or public building and you’ll be sure to find a variety of posters telling you what to buy or where to go.
Posters have long been an eye catching way for advertisers to get their message across. SFBayPosters.com understands that since our inception! But until recently, poster printing has also been somewhat expensive.
Prior to the development of digital printing technology, the most common method for poster printing was lithography.
Hi friends, it's Maia Eden and welcome back to my channel! So I figured I would go ahead and give you guys a quick Maia Eden Shop update.
I have been working pretty hard on coming up with a couple of designs here and there for getting my brand I guess you could say started up and running and I just wanted to share with you guys what I have so far, What I have been working on and just sort of, yeah, what I have so far.
So, most of this is going to be on my computer over here I have come up with a couple of, like, pin designs an icon for my brand slash business, and also a rough draft or design or I don't really know what you'd call it But a design for business cards potentially, so I'm gonna go ahead and show you guys what I have.
Yeah! So first up is this peach Maia icon, This is what I made and I'm using paint tool Sai or SAI, however you say that.
but this is I think going to be my icon for my brand I have been super into Peaches for quite a while now and it's sort of a theme of mine So I figured that I would go ahead and incorporate that into my brand because I think that it is super super cute so I think I'm going to be having this little picture of me probably on my storefront page whatever I decide that is going to be but also on my Business card, which I'll go ahead and pull up here.
So this is going to be the first side of my business card and I have made this in a website called PicMonkey, now, I do know that I think you would have to pay for PicMonkey now.
It used to be a free online thing but I actually use PicMonkey to make all of my YouTube thumbnails So I did go ahead and invest in PicMonkey in their full.
Whatever you call it, their, I guess unlocking their full website.
Now I think though you do have to pay for it to use all of its features But this is what I've been using to kind of make up my design for my store here so I think this is going to be the font and This is gonna be the one side of my business card and then on the other side, I have it open another tab here, this is probably what I'm gonna be using So as you can see I have the peach Maia icon over there And then I'm also having my name as well as all of the links that I can be reached at.
This business card is mainly for my art so it isn't going to be like a YouTube business card at all I don't even know how that would necessarily work But these are probably going to be what I'm going to be sending out with any kind of products that I make I'll just go ahead and stick one of these cards in there and in regards to where I'm going to be printing these My dad actually works in printing so I'm just gonna go ahead and have him make me some of these and kind of see How that turns out so I can at least give that for free! So onto some actual designs that I've been working on I do have a couple of templates here and designs of Pins that I want to make so I actually want to at some point make a full BTS pin series, I think would be super fun and cute.
So this is a J-Hope You could probably tell by the heart-shaped mouth Maybe you can maybe you can't I don't know and these are the colors that I'm gonna want to be using here So I figured out how to go about even making these in the first place by watching a youtuber called Katnipp Illustrations.
She actually talks about how she goes about making her pins and how to even Kind of write up the names down here.
So what I gathered is that you do have to use Pantone colors, and so I found these colors from a Pantone website that I can show you guys at some point if you want to know kind of how I figured out how to pick these colors because you can't just use any colors over here because obviously It's gonna be printed out and printed colors that don't come out the same as digital color So you do have to make them in a specific way.
I also found out that screen print is a specific thing Sorry that my also my computer screen is like a really dirty (lol) I should probably have clean it up before I started recording.
Screen print is just where they print the color directly on and they don't just fill it with enamel I guess is what that is.
? So these colors all like the brown and the skintone here is all Filled in whereas just the pink doesn't have any kind of outline on it, so that has to be printed on I guess separately I don't really know how all of that works, that is just what I found out that that was.
So yeah, that is the J-Hope design and then I have Jimin here, so I think he is really cute Jimin is my bias of BTS And I'm absolutely in love with his a pink hair color and then I have Jin So Jin is just pretty standard.
I just gave him black hair because he often has a dark hair color.
This is Jungkook I tried to make him look a little bit more mischievous since he is a pretty I guess Mischievous and silly person so I kind of wanted to get that across with his expression.
This is RM, I went ahead and gave him his purple hair since I thought that that was a really cool look for him and I also tried to give him a very I guess calm and serene expression since He is a pretty calm and serene leader of the group.
This is Suga, I absolutely love his mint hair color and I figured that was a pretty popular one So that is what I gave him.
Last but not least I have V or Tae here and I gave him blonde hair Since I didn't give any of the other members a lighter hair color besides, like, the pastel pink color So I wanted to go ahead and give Tae a blondish color So yeah, those are some of the pin designs that I have so far So in regards to actually making enamel pins um that process has been pretty slow so far because I'm still trying to Find resources as to where to even manufacture enamel pins you do have to send off your designs to a manufacturer which is why I had the colors listed down below so that these designs can be read by a manufacturer and then made in Like at an actual printing enamel pin company place.
I don't know.
I guess a lot of these places are over in China, so you do have to be aware of that when you are communicating With these companies.
I have found a couple of resources Once again, I found one from Katnipp Illustrations, but I also wanted to go ahead and do my own research And kind of reach out to a number of different manufacturers, so I haven't picked out one just yet Partially because I don't think I can afford it just yet Making enamel pins is really expensive.
You have to be prepared to spend over $100 on Making these or at least the kind that I want to make.
There's all these different types of things that you have to be aware of because as opposed to just The enamel pins themselves, you have to decide if you want soft or hard enamel.
Hard enamel which is kind of what I'm looking to do is more expensive, Screen printing is more expensive, The more colors that you have makes it more expensive.
There is also a shipping fee, a PayPal processing fee.
So there's all these different extra things that you have to take into consideration when making pins.
So the prices that I'm looking at to just make one enamel pin - Oh, and by the way to I don't mean just like one enamel pin I mean like the minimum amount that you can order of one design is 100 pieces, so if I chose one of my BTS designs and sent it off to a manufacturer they would be making a minimum of 100 pins and the cost for that has ranged between, I've gotten prices from a little over $100 to $220 - $230, like somewhere in that range So you're spending like a hundred or a couple of hundred dollars depending on what you want So it is pretty good though that I have already reached out to kind of get this information now just so I can budget for it and figure out how I want to even start this up because yeah if I want to Make even just one design, it's gonna cost me.
A couple hundred dollars probably so yeah it's, it's.
A lot to think about and it's definitely going to be an investment and I have to kind of prepare myself to lose money before I make money if that makes sense? There's just so many different aspects to it, there's the products themselves, there's packaging, there's branding, there's marketing which is a whole other world on its own.
I have to figure out how I want to market myself so yeah, it is a little bit overwhelming but I am determined to Figure this out and to.
I don't know, get it going because if other people can do it why can't I? So.
That's kind of the mindset that I'm going with all of this but yeah, I just wanted to share with you guys what I have so far in regards to designs.
Um, so I hope that this was kind of helpful for you guys Or at least just kind of insightful as to my process Feel free to comment on any of these topics down below.
I will share I guess what I've learned so far with you guys Or if you have any advice to give me too that would be spectacular! Since like I said in the first video of this series, I have no idea what I'm doing! So yeah, any and all information regarding any of this process would be really helpful.
So, yeah, but thank you guys for watching I will see you next time! Bye-bye~! :).
Lithography is an offset printing process which involves creating an image on a plate, then using that plate to transfer the image to a rubber blanket and then to the paper.
A system of water repulsion is used to protect non-printed surfaces from absorbing ink.
Lithography provides extremely crisp and clean prints especially where photographs are used as part of the image.
But the downside is cost. On a per-piece basis, Lithograph printing is cost-prohibitive for small quantities, because set-up time for the press is built into the price. Regardless of how many prints are being made, set-up costs are the same.
The only way to bring the per-piece price down is to order in large quantities. It’s not uncommon for printers to have minimum quantity requirements in order to justify the time and expense of press set-up.
Advances in digital printing are revolutionizing poster printing as well the entire print industry.
Layouts and images are now often designed before hand by the customer and delivered to the printer on a disc. This eliminates the need for the services of the print shop’s in-house layout department, saving time and money.
With digital there are no plates to prepare, no inks to blend, and no monitoring of presses to assure consistency.
Digital printing uses large-scale inkjet printers attached to a standard desktop computer.
A minor amount of image manipulation might be required to match the image to the printer’s format, but once that’s done it only takes a mouse click and you’re off and printing.
And modern fade-resistant inks mean a final product which rivals lithography in overall quality.
Additionally, the efficiency and speed of digital printing today result in a lower cost per piece for smaller jobs.
It virtually guarantees a consistent product throughout the run and also allows further runs be produced with no additional set-up.
For individual consumers, digital printing offers them the ability to make a poster or two for their own family gatherings, holidays, and other special occasions without ever leaving home.
Images can be created on the home computer then uploaded to the site of an online print shop. One just needs to enter payment and shipping information and then wait for his posters to arrive. It couldn’t be simpler.
There’s still plenty of room for both lithography and digital in the world of poster printing.
Each has its advantages and disadvantages depending on customer needs. Yet regardless of which process is used, one thing’s for certain: the print industry continues to evolve.
How to make money as a photographer? In last two episodes we discussed email marketing and web hosting companies for photography business.
What are we gonna be talking about in today's episode? That's right.
It's money Monday, episode number 3.
My name is Zdenka Darula.
I work as aphotographer for many, many, many years.
I'm a farmer model and a few otherthings.
Do you know the feeling when you have a conversation with somebody.
It'sgoing great, you're talking talking talking and suddenly the person asks you.
Do you have a business card? Well, either you forgot one or you didn't have one oryou simply didn't even make one yet.
Do photographers even need business cardsthese days? Yes, absolutely and I have them everywhere.
I have them in my wallet, in my purse, in my camera bag on the shelf, even in thecar, everywhere.
Well before I introduce you to online printing companies, let meget through all the tips first.
Should you go with one-page, foldable, doubleside, one side, small or big? I know it can be sometimes tricky todesign business cards.
Well I decided to go with all my contact information onone side and my best photos on the back of the cart right here.
It's basically amini portfolio on the go.
Usually, when I'm talking to somebody and I'm givingthem the business card I first look at my contact they flip over and once theyhave the visual they see the photos, they usually start asking me more questionson the type of services I'm doing, the type of photography I'm offering, thensometimes we talk about pricing as well, all the packages and it gives medefinitely better chance to make a sale.
And you can totally do what I'm doing, oryou don't have to.
It's totally up to you.
For me I rather have this mini portfolioon the back, rather than just contact information upfront and maybe just myphoto.
I have seen many business cards with a very busy background and you knowit is very distracting from the font.
I don't suggest it.
Keep it very simple.
Onecolor is actually the best as a background.
Then when it comes to font,you know a lot of people are wearing glasses.
If you keep the fonts very small,they're not gonna be able to read it, so and I actually my font is pretty smallas well.
So keep it big and bold.
All they want to see isyour phone number, email address and website address.
That's all they want.
Simply said, don't concentrate on a very difficult design.
Keep it very simple,especially when you are starting out.
Let your photos speak.
Make that contact.
Get the new clients you want.
People just really want to see your name, your email,phone number, website addresses that's what they really care about.
Once you build yourbrand, once you build your name and you're known, then you can make some very fancy business card.
One very practical advice.
Don't print too many businesscards.
I'm so guilty, guilty as charged.
I was working on trade shows so Iprinted too many.
Now I'm stuck with them.
So when you are creating your businesscards, maybe you realize that something is not working on them very well, youmight want to change photos and such and such, so just print few at thebeginning.
When you give them out, give 2, never 1.
I always smile and say, one foryou and one for your friend.
I had many referred clients to me thatway.
Also when I'm sending out packages with photos or the final products to myclients, I always make sure there are two cards, never one.
So what are currentlypopular printing companies online? vistaprint.
Com they've been aroundforever.
They have great pricing and tons ofoptions to choose from.
Com if you are looking for justbasic cards and basic printing, they definitely can do that and they havegreat pricing.
Com they have everything from basic businesscards to higher-end business cards where you can find some very cool designs aswell.
Com it's a higher end of business cards, they have avery large selection of templates.
Com you'll find everything fromsimple cards to a luxury ones and they offer a lot of designs.
Well my friends, give those businesscards out.
Give them out.
They will definitely bring you some business there.
Let me know what printing company have you used in past and how happy you werewith it in the comment section below.
Also if you have any questions orcomments or simply want to say hello please do so in that comment sectionbelow as well.
You know I read them all and I always respond.
Thank you so muchand I'll see you next week.