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Creativity made easy, I hope.

I just want to design and print a poster online. Snapfish, Shutterfly, and Vistaprint don't seem to offer what I thought would be pretty basic design tools. I don't want to make the default photo collage; my idea was to use this kind of gridded layout, but with rounded corners on all the squares. Some would be replaced by photos, others would be white text on black. Where or how can I do this?
posted by psoas on Jun 16, 2014 - 1 answer

Where can I get sheet sections of tire tread?

I'm looking at a print based project and am on the hunt for A4 or A5 sheets of tire tread, as if it's been removed straight from a tire. Is this possible? [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Apr 8, 2014 - 2 answers

What tool is used to create graphs on the market data page in the WSJ?

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 - 3 answers

How do I design and print an 8-12 page booklet?

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 - 5 answers

How Do I Prepare a Graphic to Be Used in a Shirt?

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 - 11 answers

What are the most interestingly designed books?

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 - 22 answers

Designer-friendly Custom Printing of Notepads?

Is there something like Busy Beaver Button Company for stationery or notepads? [more inside]
posted by activitystory on Jul 3, 2012 - 3 answers

Where can I get screen printed posters made?

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 - 6 answers

Software that allows printed templates with 'editable areas'

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 - 5 answers

I'm ready to lose my letterpress virginity. What now?

I'm about to order a batch of letterpressed business cards. I've never worked with letterpressing beforeā€”do you have any experience or insight to share? [more inside]
posted by Mr C on Mar 12, 2011 - 7 answers

Wanted: Illustrations of My Trees

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 - 9 answers

Help me start my letterpress printing business

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? Ink Suppliers? Paper Suppliers? Getting die's made? Any information above and beyond is much appreciated.
posted by Vanna79 on Jan 19, 2010 - 2 answers

Font facsimile help, O font nerds?

Help me identify this font or find a reasonable facsimile, please. [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Jul 15, 2009 - 6 answers

InDesign CS3: Wonky Printing

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 - 18 answers

Layout Inspiration

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 - 3 answers

Ad design inspiration, please

Suggestions for website galleries of Advertising Design (print and/or web) ala CSS Drive and similar sites. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Dec 12, 2008 - 2 answers

Help me resize my Indesign document

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 - 7 answers

Where can I find a high-quality jumbo t-shirt printer?

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 - 4 answers

Where I can get exquisite business cards that leave an impression designed and printed?

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 - 13 answers

Can anyone recommend a great screen printer in the Kansas City metro area?

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 - 5 answers

I need inspiration for my letterpress projects.

I'm taking a letterpress class and need inspiration for things to print. [more inside]
posted by melodykramer on Jan 16, 2008 - 19 answers

Medical Journal Advertising; need recs for someone to design our ad!

Medical Journal Advertising: need recommendations on firms or independant designers to create our advertisment. [more inside]
posted by Bob Dobbs on Aug 25, 2007 - 4 answers

Help Me Learn About Design

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 - 12 answers

How to enhance my graphic design education?

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 - 9 answers

How much should I charge for my freelance design services?

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 - 12 answers

Design Ideas Source Book

How do I categorise printed designs? [more inside]
posted by b33j on Aug 6, 2006 - 3 answers

Designing printed forms on a budget in a WinXP environment

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 - 5 answers

How can I find new types of print publication styles?

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 - 7 answers

InDesign and Word workflow?

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 - 8 answers

Are there good examples of the design *process* online or in book form?

Are there good examples of the design *process* online or in book form? [more inside]
posted by jeremias on Nov 11, 2005 - 6 answers

Design Resources

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 - 8 answers

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