How-to-design-a-school-prospectus
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These days most schools have a website where due to changes to Ofsted regulations, they must house all of their important information (full guidelines can be found here). Does this mean that printed prospectuses and school brochures are any less important in today’s world? Certainly not. A well presented and informative printed prospectus offers a […]

Roller-Banner-Printing
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Roller banners are the perfect tool for any business that needs marketing on the go. They’re easy to transport, durable and completely re-usable, making them a great asset to have as a part of your marketing toolkit for trade shows or exhibitions. They also make great permanent marketing displays for receptions or waiting rooms. Designing […]

how-to-promote-a-theatre-production
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It’s not easy getting noticed outside of the regular theatre-going crowd. And while you should never forget your hardcore audience, there’s plenty of opportunity to attract new customers and sell more tickets for your next show (without breaking your budget). We’ve put together a few quick tips to help you do just that – from […]

create-a-killer-lookbook
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Whether you’re launching your own fashion brand, selling your designs to retailers and fashion buyers – Here are 5 top tips for designing a killer lookbook. When you’re in the fashion industry, image is everything. And nothing can affect your image more than the first impression you make. Whether you’re trying to captivate customers or […]

funeral-order-of-service-writing
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Creating an order of service for a funeral is a lot more than just putting together an itinerary. It’s a chance to work together with your friends and family. Choosing the photos, messages and sentiments that symbolise the life of someone close to all of you, and deciding together the best way to present that […]

letterhead design
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January is typically the month when many small business owners have a hard look at their branding and marketing materials and consider if they are in need of tweaking or a complete revamp. To help you we have written a series of articles to help you revitalise your brand. This, the first in the first […]

how to training workbook design
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Thankfully, long gone are the days of ‘Death by PowerPoint’ style training, with sessions now firmly in the grip of learner centered, activity based delivery. Individual, pair and group activities where at the heart of my lessons as a result of studying for my PGCE. It makes for a far more enjoyable and effective training […]

Poster Design
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If you need to advertise an event, product launch or special offer, a poster can be an effective attention grabber. You don’t need to have the skills of Roger Kastel and produce the next Jaws phenomenon. But your design does need to stand out in-store, in a conference centre or at local fairs and events. […]

business-brochure
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People like reading in print. Recent research has identified that people remember more when they read in print, so if you want to hook new customers by introducing your company or organisation then print a business brochure. Most of us have been to an exhibition or trade fair and come across companies we may never […]

A paper sizes
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The table below is shows sizes and resolutions for printing documents at 300 dots per inch (dpi) which is the correct resolution needed for printing high quality. We have also included graphics to indicate the proportional difference in document of ‘A’sizes using the basis of an A4 document, right from the business card all the […]

Guide to Image Resolution
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One of the most common issues when printing is resolution. If low it can make a picture look blurred or it can pixelate. The information below will hopefully explain what resolution is the terms DPI (dots per inch) or PPI (pixels per inch), and try and help you to get through this problematic issue, and […]

Guide for RGB and CMYK
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This article explains the difference between the RGB and CMYK colour spectrums. With this text we hope to explain to you the reason CMYK should always be used when commercially printing your documents. While also showing you the best way to check your colour settings on the most common software. What we’ll be covering..? To […]

fonts-guide
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This article explains the importance of embedding or flattening your fonts. It also helps to explain the problems that can arise when this is not done and gives advice on how to get around this.   What can happen if fonts aren’t present?.? Chances are, when creating your document, you have used the fonts you […]

Bleed and Crop
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This help guide aims to help explain what “bleed” is and why it is required, it will also help explain how you add this to your design document. This document also contains eight examples of designs minus the correct bleed area and the instructions on how to correct them. What is bleed and why is […]

small business owner
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It’s the age old conundrum for business: you need to advertise to bring in new custom, but you need paying customers to pay for advertising. Asking friends and family for referrals will only take you so far, and organized networking events are either full of new business owners like yourself looking for customers not services, […]

poster design
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Whether you’re designing a poster for a trade show or event, a conference or, foyer or for display in any other public space, you have to keep the visual lean and eye catching. Space is limited, yet you need to grab the attention of passers-by. What’s the desired outcome? Much like any other print media, […]

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Don’t let this conversion scare you – its really simple. Most images which are produced using digital cameras are shot in RGB, or Red, Green, Blue. This is because its what most TV’s use and certainly still used in computer monitors. These 3 colours are mixed to give you the tones and colours seen on […]