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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.
Follow these dos and don’ts to design anacademic poster that will dazzle, not disappoint! A poster like this would not do your hardwork justice.
Let’s transform this poster to showcaseyour work and capture the audience’s attention.
Let’s start with the colour scheme.
Don’t use neon colours that make your postertoo hard to read! Do maximize the contrast between text andbackground - black and white have the highest contrast but other combinations work, too! Don’t scatter information across your poster.
If there’s no flow, the audience won’tknow what to read first! Do organize the content into clearly labelledsections.
In some disciplines, these sections may bebackground, methods, results, and conclusions.
Don’t forget sections for references andacknowledgements if you have received funding for your research.
Don’t let poor alignment be distracting! Do use tools such as zoom and guides to alignyour content for a professional look.
Don’t have too much text on your poster! On average, people will spend 2-3 minutesat your poster, and won’t be able to read it all.
Do reduce the amount of text by using bulletpoints, not paragraphs.
Focus on key messages for each section anduse at least a 32-point font to make sure it can be read from 1-2 metres away.
Sans serif fonts like Arial are easiest toread on posters.
Tables, charts, and pictures can do a betterjob displaying your research than endless text.
Don’t use low-resolution images that lookpixelated when they’re printed.
Aim for a resolution of at least 300 pixelsper inch.
Do make sure you have the proper permissionsto use the images on your poster.
To search for pictures you can use, starton the Library’s Find Images Guide.
Now, this poster will do a better job capturingyour audience’s attention and presenting your research findings.
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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.
*rap music playing* because you want to know how to designyour business cards for real estate investing.
Keep watching and I'll showyou exactly how I design my cards and what I consider to be the pertinentinformation that you should have on your business cards as well.
It's Dara: real estate investor, entrepreneur, and consultant out of Atlanta, Georgia, and aspromised as the title and the intro tells you, I'mgonna show you exactly how I design my business cards.
Now, keep in mind this ismy second design ever.
So I started wholesaling in 2016, and I'ma big proponent of start where you are with what you have.
So whatever is inyour budget however you want to get these cards, do what's in your means.
Ipersonally designed mine off of Microsoft Word till this day.
I just create a cutelittle design on Microsoft Word transport it into a PDF and send it outto the shipping-- the printing company and I get it the same day.
So, if you're inAtlanta, you definitely need to hit up Prima Flyers.
This is not promo, sponsoredor anything like that.
I just went and placed an order today, picked them uptoday.
So you can't beat that; I got 250 cards and that'll last me not sure howlong.
So to get right into it, if I can find a picture of my very first businesscard design, I will put that right here for you guys to see.
And I think thatkind of worked because they got a lot of calls and people were like, "Oh okay they lookfriendly, you know, let me sell my house to them.
" But that's-- so that's when Ivery first started and, again, I used what I had.
I had a selfie with me and my mom;really nice looking or whatever, put it on the card; put our name, number, info andall that good stuff.
We had a gmail and we still have a gmail.
This is to tellyou that you don't need anything fancy.
Again, it cost me nothing to design thecard.
I use a Google Voice number and a gmail so all free things.
So the point isjust to get your information slathered on a card and get it into people's hands.
As manyhands as possible.
So, on this lovely, handy-dandy card, we have my company'slogo.
Now, someone told me about a floor test.
So if you drop your business cardon the floor, or if, for whatever reason, your business card just happens to be onthe floor-- "How dare they drop my card on the floor?!" You want to make sure that atleast your logo, your company's name is visible from when you're standing up.
"CanI stand up and see the logo? I sure can.
" So, that's test number one.
Whereveryou decide to put your logo--ours is smack dab in the center--you can put itanywhere you want, but make sure it's big enough to be seen.
You, of course, want your name, your phone number, and what other ways to contact you.
When I firststarted, I didn't have a website so of course there was no website on my card Ijust had my name, my mom's name, my title, her title, and our joint email address--email account--yeah, our joint email and our individual phone numbers.
So that's on the front of the card.
Now, we've upgraded our lives, we have a website soalong with our phone number, title, and name, we have our website on thefront and then the email address on the back of the card.
So let's get right intothe back of the card.
These are obviously our company colors.
But, uh, I would suggest a bright color.
This isn't too bright, but it does stand out.
So get youa bright color.
You can get it on both sides I just wanted to be fancy andhave two different, you know.
So on the back of my business card,it has info for sellers and it has info for buyers slash renters, because youpretty much do at all.
So it pretty much just says that if you're a seller facingforeclosure, inherited a property, relocating, abandoned property, all that goodstuff, contact us.
Together we can find a solution.
Real simple guys.
That's all it takes really.
And yeah, got the logo again onthe back so this one doesn't pass the floor test but that's okay because it'sthe back of the card.
And, um Maybe if anything, I would say the font could be alittle bigger.
You can't see it.
So here is my two centson how to design a business card to stand out, again, take this information ordon't.
But, definitely think you should have a bright color: some color that stands out.
If you have a logo and a company name, have that large and incharge so people can see that from very far away.
I know an investor who has abright neon orange business card.
No company name, no logo, but in big blackletters it says "We Buy Houses".
Take that idea.
So, bright color, large enough fontor logo, of course, your name and contact information and what it is that you do.
So on the back, like I said, I have information for sellers and buyers tolet them know who we are and what we do.
So keeping it real simple that's aboutit.
Oh, another bonus tip--not really a bonus tip, but the front of my card isglossy just to the touch and the back of my card is not glossy.
Now, I do have somespace on my card for someone to write because every time I collect businesscards, I like to write how I met them or anything-- if I want to jot anything ontheir card I want to be able to do so.
So if you have a glossy front and back, youcan't write on glossy cards.
So that's why the back it's not a glossy, the frontis.
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