The market data page of the WSJ is incredibly dense and filled with interesting graphs. I've been trying to figure out what must go into the creation of such an item on a daily basis, and by perusing the careers page for Dow Jones, i've gathered some information, namely that there is extensive use at the WSJ of Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and MATLAB. What I haven't figured out is what the workflow looks like for the latter part of creating those graphs. [more inside]
posted by arimathea
on Feb 12, 2013 -
I need to design and print an 8-12 page booklet for an upcoming Bar Mitzvah. I'm looking for word processor and page setup advice to get this done. [more inside]
posted by neilkod
on Dec 31, 2012 -
Is there easy instructions or a guide that I can use to create a simple image to be used to print a t-shirt? It will be solid color text on a plain background. [more inside]
posted by andoatnp
on Nov 26, 2012 -
What are the most innovatively designed books currently in print? Do you know of one that has a particularly interesting layout, perhaps using typography, photos, drawings, or layout in an unusual way? If so, what makes it so great? I am interested in learning about some fun new examples of design.
posted by mortaddams
on Sep 22, 2012 -
I've got some designs I want printed. Small run, around 25 pieces. I've been trying to get something set up with Holy Mountain, Shout Out Loud, etc. but it's been quite difficult getting a response. Any other suggestions I should check out? Both companies I listed use French paper, which is what I'd like to use.
posted by nessinonett
on Jun 18, 2012 -
Software solution for designers to create layout templates, and then give to non-technical people to populate with text and images. [more inside]
posted by oxide
on Sep 2, 2011 -
I'm about to order a batch of letterpressed business cards. I've never worked with letterpressing before—do you have any experience or insight to share? [more inside]
posted by Mr C
on Mar 12, 2011 -
I recently acquired 1.6 acres in Vermont and want to decorate my house with botanical illustrations of the trees on the property. I've found historic drawings by Michaux, Jaume Saint-Hilaire, and Bessa, but it seems as though I can only by prints from one website
, and they are around $140 each. There must be a less extravagant option. They need not be historic, but they should be legible and help identify what can be seen through a nearby window. [more inside]
posted by billtron
on May 20, 2010 -
I have recently purchased a Heidelberg Windmill platten press and am starting a letterpress and design company. I am a Graphic Designer by trade so I have the skill, all I am lacking is some insight into creating a solid business plan and help with suppliers etc... within Canada.
What experience do you have with getting plates made in Canada?
Do you use Polymer plates?
Getting die's made?
Any information above and beyond is much appreciated.
posted by Vanna79
on Jan 19, 2010 -
Is there a fool-proof way to consistently print high-quality drafts out of InDesign CS3? (my prints rarely look like the on-screen version) [more inside]
posted by siclik
on Mar 17, 2009 -
Where do you go for page layout (for print materials) inspiration? Websites, books, anything? Extra difficulty - education material for children P-12 written by professionals.
posted by b33j
on Jan 15, 2009 -
I've messed up the dimensions of a booklet I designed in Indesign CS3, and I've only realised on getting it ready for the printers. Can I scale the whole document down from B5 to A5?
posted by twistedonion
on Sep 18, 2008 -
Where can I find a high-quality jumbo t-shirt printer? Preferably one that will seem rip the tags out of the blanks to be printed on. [more inside]
posted by wmeredith
on Jul 25, 2008 -
Who knows where I can get really exquisite business cards designed and printed? I'm looking for a company who will help me design a special businesscard for my consulting firm. [more inside]
posted by remcobron
on May 9, 2008 -
Can anyone recommend a great screen printer in the Kansas City metro area? (Lawrence is probably too far, but not out of the question.) Looking to do several small, high-quality, runs of 50 to 100 shirts. Willing to pay for great service and product.
posted by wmeredith
on Jan 22, 2008 -
Medical Journal Advertising: need recommendations on firms or independant designers to create our advertisment. [more inside]
posted by Bob Dobbs
on Aug 25, 2007 -
I'd like to learn more about print design and typography (I think. I'm not sure if these are the right terms). [more inside]
posted by rossination
on Jun 27, 2007 -
Pursuing an MA in illustration this fall at SCAD. After graduation, I'd like to secure a job in graphic design while becoming a successful illustrator. Given my background, what would it take for me to achieve this goal? [more inside]
posted by apipameme
on May 9, 2007 -
How much should I charge for my freelance design services? Have to give a quote by tomorrow, and I don't know how to determine what my time/my skills/the job/etc. is worth in order to quote them fairly. [more inside]
posted by othersomethings
on Apr 3, 2007 -
DesigningPrintedFormsOnABudgetFilter: I'd like to design some forms to be printed to standard laser printer paper to assist capturing information taken from telephone calls at work (WinXP SP2 environment). [more inside]
posted by planetthoughtful
on Mar 11, 2006 -
I want to design a print publication to advertise my company's services, but I'm really looking for something different. I'm looking for a web site that will show me a variety of different print publications (brochures, newletters, etc.) as well as their formats and dimensions, just so I can get an idea of what is out there. [more inside]
posted by banished
on Mar 4, 2006 -
InDesign workflow? Help me, print designers! I'm using InDesign for the first time and need to collaborate with several clients making edits to this one big text file while I work on the design.... [more inside]
posted by eileen
on Dec 8, 2005 -
Now that I'm a Print Designer
for the next few days, what sites should I go to for inspiration when I get stuck? As a web designer I would go to K10K
or Design is Kinky
, or check out the newest sites at MoLuv
. I am looking for things like online mags in PDF or Flash, people's print portfolios, or just anything else that is similar to print in terms of layout or design.
posted by banished
on Nov 24, 2004 -