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Archive for July, 2008

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Hand Work is sometimes referenced in relation to die-cutting, packaging, binding, book making, etc. It means that actual hands need to complete a project, as opposed to a project being completed soley by machinery. These services raise the cost of a project, mainly because of salaries that are being payed, and the longer length of time that a project takes. Keep in mind though, that Handwork is sometimes not avoidable.

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If scans are not coming out right, the problem might not be with the way that the document is scanned. In such cases, you try scanner calibration. This process of calibration will ensure that what is scanned, what is printed and what is seen on the screen is basically the same thing. Along with printer and monitor calibration, scanner calibration helps to create the best color-match from three available devices.

 

Make corrections to your color through Corel Paint, Adobe Photoshop or other various image editors. However, if the scans seem to be having the same problems such as the scans being extremely dark or having a reddish tinge, and have to be corrected all the time, in such cases calibrating the scanner will be able to save a lot of time where editing of images is concerned.

 

Calibrating monitors and printers are the first steps towards calibrating a scanner. Thereafter, scan something and make the necessary edits or adjustments, so that the monitor displays along with the scanned image and the printer output, show the same colors. And so it’s necessary to be familiar with scanning software as well as the adjustments that are available.

 

It’s a good idea to print a test image, in case the printer has been calibrated. You can then scan the digital test image print, and use this to visually calibrate the scanner to the printer output. It’s important that all auto color correction is switched off, prior to scanning for calibration. After the scanning is completed, either make adjustments to the scanner or make adjustments to the scanning software. After making adjustments, rescan, until the output of the scan matches with the printed output and monitor display.

 

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Facing problems printing Adobe files? First, check what version of Adobe Reader is being used. It is advisable to download the latest and most current version. This is available at http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html?promoid=BUIGO.

 

For printing PDF files or Adobe Portable Document Format files, a lot depends on the type of printer that is being used. A number of PDF files may not print correctly, until you select the Print as Image option (this is in the printer dialog box). Using this option, the document may take a couple of minutes to print.

 

PDF documents take up a considerable amount of printer memory. To illustrate this, if a printer has just 1 MB of total memory, and the printer has been set up for high quality printing, reversed text blocks might print with no message given by the printer, in solid black. If extra memory is not on-hand, download the entire file and then print just a few pages at a time. If the PDF document is still not printing properly, use the ’shrink to fit’ option.

 

To be brand specific, if problems persist with an HP LaserJet, change the settings to the following:

 

-         Instead of vector graphics, use raster graphics. This should fix the problem of reversed text, among others.

-         To remove the overlapping of text on printed document, use bitmap fonts as against graphics or outline.

-         To improve the quality of images in your document, use course or graphics dithering, instead of using none.

 

Finally, it’s advisable to save the file to the disk and then proceed to open it in Adobe Reader. By doing this, bug can be avoided that the Reader may cause while trying to access the PDF file directly from the internet.

 

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With the advanced use of computer and the Internet, new areas of works have entered into the business life. Graphic designing can be basically related to instinctual designs that come into one’s mind while designing, but now anyone who gets proper training can be successful at designing. There are some things that should be taken into consideration before starting the graphic designing work to reap great results.

 

A good graphic design provides traffic to your business. The first look of your business and the graphic design for it leaves an impression on the viewers, so if it looks attractive and, at the same time, genuine too, your business will definitely flourish. The cost of the design depends upon your project and the designer, because lots of areas need an artistic approach. Graphic designers usually work on projects or specific clients and so they cost according to the project (price per project or hourly) or the client. If you employ a graphic designer for your business, it might cost you a little more than if you get the work done by some service provider company. These companies provide good quality designs at an affordable rate.

 

What is the most important point that you look for when you are in search of a graphic designer for your business? Experience and quality are the most obvious criteria. Ask to go through their design portfolio and request a client referral list to determine their clients’ satisfaction. In addition, the designer might give you some prepared designs as to what your design will be or similar ones for you to choose from.

 

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When a business decides to switch over to document scanning there are many things that should be taken into account. With the advancement of technology, old documents, images, text files and many more can be retrieved, recovered and archived now, which was once found impossible. With the inclusion of computer appliances and document management, accessibility has become very easy and has changed the whole process of office running. The actual definition of document scanning is the transfer of the document in paper form into an electronic form. The record gets transferred into the digital data and is easily accessable for the employees as well as the employer. It increases the transparency between employer and employee, along with the customers too.

 

Electronic storage of data saves time and money, and if maintained, it will be useful and affordable in the long run. The document scanning businesses charge on per page basis. This cost might vary if your business documents include a large number of pages, the document scanning company is willing to negotiate and/or consider long term business relationship. There are lots of advantages in document scanning and the most remarkable one is that important or old documents can be saved kept for very long period of time without any damage.

 


Businesses that have a small staff, or simply do not want the employees’ time taken up doing scanning (scanning is a very time-consuming process), can get the document scanning done outside. But if lots of documents need to be scanned continually, and you have no way of passing on the cost to the clients, then it is advisable to have the tools needed for scanning in your office.

 

First of all, you will need a computer that has a document scanning system because this will prove to be much cheaper than other computer systems. It should be capable of producing clear images and capture any detail, even if it is minute, and produce it clearly on the scanned document. These days, document scanning is widely used whether the business is small or large. This is because of its affordability and easy access. It also retrieves the old documents and saves it for longer period of time.

 

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