Cheap Graphic Design Deals 2010

by Matt on March 3, 2010

Poster design / Flyer design – $67

Web Banners/Headers – $17 or 3 for $67

Band or Coportate Logo – $67

Print Advertising Design – $97

CD DVD Disc Face and Packing Design – $147

Photoshop Touch Ups -$17-$47

Customized WordPress Theme – $97 (comes with free blog promotion worth $47)

Full Web Design – starts from $297

We are doing a whole lot of cheap graphic design jobs right nowso if you’re out there looking for a really great deal on graphic design of logos, posters, flyers, even web design you know what to do:

email me, Matt: kurbpromo@gmail.com for a grat deal on affordable graphic design that we can turn aroound in as little as 48 hours!

urgent graphic design services are a specialty if you need cheap graphic design services fast.

What are some of the projects we’re working on right now?

We’re designing a cd cover for a rnb group, we’re also redesigning the logo for a company launching a new product.

Some other projects we’re involved include a full redesign of business card, letterheads, envelopes and updating a logo for digital use, the rnb band also needs a logo designed so, yes, alot of branding an logos to be created for our cheap graphic design service!

Another interesting project was a company requiring special graphics mocking up a composite of pictures upplied for a rendering of an image that was the companies logo, the building, pictures of the staff and some info about the business.

So you can see we’re taking on a wide variety of graphic design projects, but also web design too, we’re finally able to redesign a whole lot of our won sites which means soon our designers will need more work to do and it could be your website getting a new design plus the benefit of my marketing experience for a great result that’s affordable.

Drop me a line:

kurbpromo@gmail.com for a wide rage of graphic design services cheap, and marketing services you can trust to develop your brand online!

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Cheap Graphic Design Service: Eye Catching Flyer Design $67

by Matt on July 10, 2009

LOOKING FOR A GREAT DEAL ON A BUDGET? PROFESSIONAL FLYER OR POSTER DESIGN SERVICESS FOR YOUR EVENT, GIG, SHOW OR PERFORMANCE IS AVAILABLE NOW!

MAYBE YOU’RE PROMOTING YOUR ORGANISATION OR ADVERTISING SOMETHING NEW – TALK TO US ABOUT THE POSTER OR FLYER DESIGN YOU NEED

Just email kurbpromo@gmail.com – cheap poster  and flyer designs as low as US$67 as well as a host of design services, get in touch by email today for cheap graphic design services that are high standard and fast.

We also offer online promotion to promote your event or gig – ask us about a package for just $147

  1. Make sure your flyer answers the questions, who, what, when and where. Always give contact or website info if possible.
  2. All the info for your flyer should be able to fit on to a quarter of a piece of paper. If you have too much info, boil it down to who, what, when and where. Your flyer doesn’t need to be a novel, it simply needs to make people aware of an event.
  3. Make sure the flyer can be seen from a distance. Test your flyer by hanging it up and taking 4-5 big steps back you should be able to read the headline from this distance. Use brightly colored paper to help you stand out even more.
  4. Make sure to use simple fonts. The funky fonts may look good on your computer, and work well on a handbill or some other type of pamphlet, but they are hard to read from a distance and don’t photocopy well. Use simple, bold fonts that are easily read and will not distort after being copied 150 times.
  5. If you are providing contact info, put it on a tear-off tab on the bottom the flyer. This way, people don’t have to remember or write down your info.
  6. Pick a theme and stick with it, if you make flyers often. Maybe that means a color or running your flyers horizontally rather than vertically. Find something that makes you stand out in your community and stick with it; people will start to recognize your flyers before they have even read them, this makes it more likely that they stop and see what you are currently up to.

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Graphic Design Services: Cheap Poster Designs

by Matt on July 10, 2009

LOOKING FOR A SWEET DEAL ON A PROFESSIONAL POSTER DESIGN FOR YOUR EVENT, GIG, SHOW OR PERFORMNCE? MAYBE YOU’RE PROMOTING YOUR ORGANISATION OR ADVERTISING SOMETHING NEW – TALK TO US ABOUT THE POSTER OR FLYER DESIGN YOU NEED

Just email kurbpromo@gmail.com – cheap poster designs as low as US$67 as well as a host of design services, get in touch by email today for cheap graphic design services that are high standard and fast.

We also offer online promotion to promote your event or gig – ask us about a package for just $147

A poster must:

* meet physical requirements determined by the session organizers,
* present your IDEA about the topic and show why it is interesting and important

Designing a poster is a challenge because space is limited. It must be lean and clean, standing alone if you are not present, and gain attention as audiences come and go.

1. General Information about Poster Sessions
Poster sessions are held as part of professional conferences, trade shows, job fairs, and university courses or end-of-semester campus shows. Posters of a predetermined size are displayed in a large area, and the audience moves about as it chooses; presenters stand near their posters and explain them briefly or answer questions. Poster sessions enable people to seek information about new work with convenience and freedom in a short period of time, a kind of cafeteria of information. Today’s software programs enable novices to prepare exciting, informative posters. Students as well as professionals can participate in poster sessions. The “Resources” link at the Cain Project web site can help you find specific answers to your questions–such as, “How do I print my poster?”– or help you learn about the challenges in designing a poster.

The physical setting of a poster session sets the rules, especially the size and materials you use in your poster. If large 8’x4′ plywood boards on frames will be used for poster display, you can make a much larger poster than if the hall will have lightweight easels that can hold 2’x3′ cardboard posters. So pay attention to the rules for your poster session: if the rules say tape can be used to secure the poster to the frame, bring tape, not pushpins. However, sometimes circumstances may shift after the time a session is announced; it is good to bring a small kit along with other materials such as tacks, Velcro tabs, push-pins, and masking tape or display clay to adapt your poster to the situation.

A poster session’s location makes travel or shipping part of the design requirements. If a presenter must travel on a plane, a container will be needed to protect the poster in transit. Poster tubes can be purchased for around $2.00 to protect your poster duing transport.

Presenting at a poster sessions differs from giving other kinds of presentations. The audience comes and goes, so the presenter must constantly adapt to the viewers who are present. Some will want an oral explanation; some will merely want to look for a few seconds. Prepare several versions of your remarks, from 30 seconds to 4 minutes (Presenting Your Poster).

Poster sessions are usually scheduled for particular hours, and presenters may be asked to be present at specific times to be near the displays. However, the display hall may be open at other times, too; it’s a good idea to make sure a poster can communicate well without the presenter being there. It is crucial to know what materials are allowed, what physical dimensions the poster can be, what display methods will be available (tape, tacks, or Velcro), when the poster must be put up and taken down, and how transporting the poster to the conference or presentation site might affect success. Take along tape, scissors, extra tacks or pushpins, and a packet of Velcro tabs (available from a sewing, fabric, or crafts shop). Also check on the physical constraints involved in using the computer: both printers and software have size limits.

2. Analyzing Your Audiences
Characterizing your audience during initial poster planning enables you to better tailor its content and design elements to those you wish to reach. The audience for the CHEM 215/217 session, for example, will include your fellow students, your instructors, someone from the Cain Project, and other invited guests. They have different levels of knowledge and different interests.

* The instructors and guests will be more expert than you are in organic chemistry. Their questions will be more technical. They want to know you thoroughly understand the mechanisms you describe.
* Your fellow students will be interested, but their questions will probably be more basic.
* The Cain instructors may ask you design questions about your principal point, your design choices, and your process.

These different audience types will affect your content and design decisions:

* What critical concepts/terms/issues will need to be defined for each audience? ?
* What visual aids (tables, graphs, and so on) can be used to convey information to audience members with a wide range of research interests and experiences?
* What questions can you anticipate audience members having about the information conveyed in your poster?
* What questions do YOU want to answer for these people?
* What organic transformations are relevant to your purposes?
* What is especially interesting or perhaps unexpected about these transformations?
* What have you studied in lab or in class that would help the viewers gain a foundation for understanding the transformations you wish to present?
* What colors or designs are relevant to these compounds or processes?
* What applications or products are related to these transformations?
* What experiences or values would the audience connect to these products and processes?

Thinking about the questions above will help you showcase the “NEWS” in your presentation.

3. Showcasing the “NEWS” in your Topic
The poster design process moves quickly when you take time to make some early decisions:

* What’s the NEWS? What did you find out that you want to share with others?
* How can the overall arrangement of the poster signal the news?
* How can all the elements reinforce the main idea?
* What will make the reader stop and look?

To select the content for your poster, you must cull the most essential information from the wealth of knowledge you’ve gained. It’s psychologically hard, but you can’t use EVERYTHING. You want to select the crucial support for “The News.” You can rank the information into three categories:

* MUST know (to get the point)
(This includes the three-step transformation or the alternatives–one two-step process plus a single-step process, OR three one-step processes, hazards, etc.)
* Good to know (equipment, size, volume, world production, and so on)
* Nice to know (perhaps historical or social context, cost, unexpected effects)

You should include the MUST, add some Good, and save “Nice” details for talking with your audience or for a handout you’ll give them.

4. Visualizing the “NEWS” in the Design Space
The point of design is to make “The News” accessible and easy to process by the audience, that strolling, fickle group of individuals whose eyes are darting back and forth across the room. Help them get the point of your poster with a commanding, large font title. Include an introductory summary. Use message headings and forecasting statements to introduce or sum up each section. Reduce jargon–people avoid things they can’t understand.

Choosing an overall layout appropriate to the main point of your topic is the most important step.

Think of a quilt.

It’s big and rectangular, and right away you notice a pattern. Similarly, a poster should have a suggestive arrangement of communication areas. Three of the basic news arrangements are horizontal areas, vertical areas, centered images. Use your answers to the questions above to relate the NEWS to a spatial layout that leads the audience’s eyes through your NEWS. Some of your choices are:

* left-to-right flow in vertical columns
* two fields in contrast
* left-to-right flow in horizontal rows
* a centered image with explanations

These are suggested in the following thumbnail shapes.

This is the most challenging part of design: matching the physical pattern of the layout with the intellectual pattern of your NEWS.

* What are you trying to show the audience?
* Is it a problem and a solution?
* Is it an image, for example, of a device or chemical reaction?
* Is it a contrast? (old vs. new, before and after)
* Is it a demonstration?
* A process in series? (the three-step transformation may be shown horizontally or vertically)

Group content in appropriate areas. For example, if you have three main points, you’ll need three main areas plus the areas for the title, summary and the acknowledgments.
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5. Creating Coherence –
Constructing a coherent poster means that it’s easy for your audience to move from one topic discussed on your poster to another and to see the relationships between them. Create coherence by carefully planning the arrangement of information by relying on what we know about how readers read.

Since English-speaking readers read text from left to right and top to bottom, use this pattern to inform the arrangement of information in your poster. While the poster title is conventionally centered across the top of the poster, it can be placed to the left or to the right, but the area it occupies should command the rest of the space, perhaps by using a colored area behind it, as shown below.

Pattern eyes follow in reading a four-column poster:

Other useful strategies for guiding the reader’s attention and showing the relative importance of each part of your poster’s content include attending to blank space, graphic hierarchies, indenting, visuals, and color.

* Blank space defines relationships among objects. Marginal space around the sides and bottom creates an inclusive frame for the content of your poster. Don’t run text completely to the edge of the poster. Leave some framing blank space. Separate columns with blank space, too (although these areas may be colored) so that the viewers’ eyes can quickly pick out the pattern or arrangement of content.

Use blank space to help dictate the scale of the information you present and the visuals and text that communicate it. Are there three major areas? Four? Five? The design should help the viewer know right away where to begin.

Blank space tends to push a viewer’s eye toward sections it surrounds, but it seems to push apart text or images if there is too much space. The meaning of “too much” depends on the overall size of the area.

* Graphic Hierarchies help viewers determine quickly which sections are of equal importance and which are of lesser or subordinate importance. Graphic hierarchies can consist of point sizes, color areas, line widths, and so on.

The rule of thumb is: BIG = IMPORTANT small = subordinate

* Indenting information helps to create white space around the information that emphasizes it and makes the information easy to scan with the eyes. You can indent information by generating bulleted or numbered lists or by creating more white space around paragraphs or other chunks of related visual or textual information.

* Visual Aids. Arguably the most critical design elements of any poster display include the use of visuals, font style/size, and color. The effective use of these features helps to make your poster both aesthetically pleasing and easy for the viewers’ eyes to scan.

Posters are characterized by their use of both text and visuals. In posters, visual aids such as tables, graphs, photographs (and a variety of other discipline-specific visuals) can communicate a wealth of information. To use these visuals to communicate information accurately and effectively, it’s best to remember these tips:

VISUALS TIPS

* Enlarge visuals so that they’re easily viewed. Remember that your audience typically views your poster from three to five feet away. Use these distances when judging how legible all aspects of your visuals will appear.
* Make sure that any labels you use with the visuals are large enough as well. Font sizes for these labels should be between 30-36 points.
* Number and title each visual that you use and be sure to reference them in the text.
* Think of photos, drawings, and so on should be independent elements that can be understood without reading a long explanation. The heading and labels on your visual will help it stand alone. Remember that your audience may only scan your poster, and the visuals may be the only features they examine.
* Eliminate any nonessential information (grid lines used in the background, extraneous information used in keys) and try to redesign your visuals to emphasis the most critical information you wish to communicate.
* Remember that photographs or other illustrations may be distorted and difficult to read if enlarged. Double-check the clarity of these visuals by printing them out before you print out your entire poster.

Font Style/Size. Improve legibility with the correct font size. To make the information you display legible for your audience, you must judge how close a reader must be to read the smallest crucial piece of data.

Here is a guide to font style and size if your viewers are likely to be three to five feet from your poster:
Serif fonts have “tails” (serif means tail in French) at the base and tips of letters and have line widths that thin out on curves. They are harder to read from a distance, especially if the contrast between the letter and the background is poor. Sans Serif fonts have consistent or uniform line widths or line widths that vary only a little. They have “no tails” (sans serif means “without a tail” in French).
Title (6 – 8 words) (Arial bold) 90 – 120 pt or more
Headings (3 words) (Arial) 36 – 48 pt
Text Serif (Times ) 30 – 36 pt.

VERY IMPORTANT: Headings of the same level of importance should be in the same size and type of font. All labels should be legible from at least 3 feet away.

Color. Color can “make or break” a poster’s legibility and aesthetic appeal. Incorporating color appropriately in a poster display means choosing and using color purposefully. Use color to show:

* which elements go together (are similar in value or are related in topic)
* which elements differ

For example, if you use a background color for two different areas of the poster, those areas should be related in some way. Back in the days when people displayed posters by using by gluing printed pages to construction paper, people sometimes used whatever colors came in the paper assortment. While variety is pleasing, poster viewers want MEANINGFUL variety.

In deciding how to use color in your poster display, here are some good rules of thumb:

* DO use color to show relationships among different areas of the poster. Do use color to create coherence and guide your audience through the sections of the poster. Do use color sparingly and purposefully—less is more
* DON’T use color arbitrarily; think about the ways color can be used to show relationships and incorporate this strategy into your poster. There must be sufficient contrast between the background and the text or between the background and the diagrams for viewers’ eyes to read easily. Use light colors for your text (such as yellow) ONLY if the background is dark; use fonts with a consistent shaft width so that the letters won’t seem to “thin out” or disappear when viewed from a distance. There must be sufficient contrast between the lettering and the background.

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6. Option: Using a Template
The Cain Project web site has poster templates (PowerPoint files) in vertical and horizontal layouts at its website at that you can download to your computer. Click on “Download Poster Design Templates” from the Resources section of the Cain Project web Site. These posters have Rice logos on them that you can keep or replace. These can be used to jump-start your design process.

7. Applying Poster Style to the Text of Your Poster
Put your text on a diet. Shrink fat text to lean text, as in this example:

Original Revised
The ideal anesthetic should quickly make the patient unconscious but allow a quick return to consciousness, have few side effects, and be safe to handle.

* Ideal anesthetics Quick sedation
* Quick recovery
* Few side effects
* Safe to handle

Details Matter!
Check for consistent formatting, correct grammar, and correct spelling. Avoid abbreviations and acronyms a viewer may not know. Give a correct bibliography. Give credit to others (to establish your character and ethics), and include contact information.

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Cost Saving Tips For Cheap Graphic Design and Copying

by Matt on June 28, 2009

NEED QUICK AND CHEAP COLOUR COPYING IN CENTRAL AUCKLAND WITH FREE DELIVERY IN NEW ZEALAND?

Email: kurbpromo@gmail.com or phone: 027 684 8250



Also check our full range of prices for cheap Graphic design services:


Posters, Flyers, CD / DVD copying design and packaging, logos, wordpress blogs, wevsite design, all kinds of services that are kinds of cheap – right here in Auckland, New Zealand.

Email: kurbpromo@gmail.com


We also offer great video marketing and small business marketing services.

Kurb Promotion offers complete graphic design and layout services at very reasonable costs. With “state of the art” design stations our graphic professionals will layout and design retail ready product for you in very little time. We can take care of your needs from art direction to typesetting to scanning of photos.

SAVE MONEY!!! by doing one or all of the following:
GATHER UP ARTWORK
Gather all your artwork (photos, pen & ink drawings, logos, etc…) and bring them with you to your scheduled appointment. Or package them carefully to send to us. We can then scan, adjust and manipulate these little gems to get exactly what you want. Photos do not necessarily need to be the right size, just keep in mind that enlarging more than 200% can start to degrade the photo clarity. Beware, polaroids do not scan well at all. Digital photos are fine but they need to be originally shot at high resolution in order to transfer to print clearly. Also, bring in extra items for design ideas. We suggest favorite papers or clothing or material to be used for textures and backgrounds.

WHERE ARE YOU?
Make sure we know how to get a hold of you. To get your job completed quickly, we’ll need answers quickly if questions arise. So give us all your numbers and e-mails and keep in touch with us.

MAKE A DUMMY
Create a mock version of what your product will look like. Cut, tape, paste or fold pieces of paper together to give us an idea of where each item will be placed (you do not have to size everything perfectly). If you have specific colors in mind that you want to use with your artwork, bring in samples of those colors. If you want the green and blue from a Gatorade bottle, than bring in that bottle.

PROOF OVER THE NET
The least expensive way to proof is via PDF files over the internet. You need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these files on your computer. These files are usually quite large. If you don’t have a high speed internet connection, consider going to a friends or to a library to view your PDF proofs. For slightly more money, you can proof by hard copy. Be sure to notify us as soon as possible when approving a job. Our manufacturing day is over at noon! So call before noon to save a day.

PROOF AND PROOF AGAIN
Remember you are responsible for proofing! We can not be responsible for typographical errors. Look on all proofs for missing artwork, full bleeds past the cut lines, missing lines of text, text flow and type changes (very rarely but it can happen). Please don’t assume we’ll catch ANY of these problems.

GET STARTED EARLY
Artwork simply takes the most time when preparing to manufacture product. Call us to discuss the pros and cons of doing your own art layout. We may be able to save you a lot of money by having you do most of the design and getting us to do the actual computer layout and final touches. Decide on what size printing you want before you send your work in (2pp or 4pp or 8gp booklets, 11 x17 or 18×24 posters etc..)
SPEED THINGS UP
Speed up the entire layout process: submit your text on a computer disc with a hard copy (laser print) from your printer, typed in a simple format; ie. no tabs, paragraph indents, etc. Simply hit return at the end of each line you want separated. Most basic word processing software (either Mac or PC based) will do just fine! Type out your songlist and times in the program order indicated on the master. Then add your lyrics with song titles (in order) followed by your thank you^(1)s. You should also designate which text for the traycard, cover, back, on disc etc… We can then manipulate the text very easily in our computers, so don^(1)t worry too much about format as much as content. Save your file on a 3 1/2^(1) diskette in as many formats as your program will allow, especially in “Text Only” format. If you have e-mail, we recommend e-mailing your text to us.


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Cheap Graphic Design for Print and Colour Copying Services

by Matt on June 28, 2009

DO YOU NEED QUICK AND CHEAP COLOUR COPYING IN CENTRAL AUCKLAND WITH FREE DELIVERY IN NEW ZEALAND?

Email: kurbpromo@gmail.com or phone: 027 684 8250



Also check our full range of prices for cheap Graphic design services:


Posters, Flyers, CD / DVD copying design and packaging, logos, wordpress blogs, wevsite design, all kinds of services that are kinds of cheap – right here in Auckland, New Zealand.

Email: kurbpromo@gmail.com


We also offer great video marketing and small business marketing services.

Find out ways to save yourself money the next time you go on over to the print shop to get one of your graphic design projects printed out. The more you can do in house before sending a project to a printer, the more money you can save on the printing cost. Below I have shared some secret tips with you to save some of your precious money at the commercial printers.

1) Complete the project. In other words, get the project camera-ready so all the printer has to do is shoot a negative, burn a plate, load the press and print. (See Chapter Printing Problems for an explanation of these.) If the printer has to make any adjustments to your file, you can expect to pay for these.

2) Shoot your own negatives. Not everyone has the huge camera needed to make printing negatives. Still if you plan to make a living doing graphic design, investing in a graphic arts large-frame camera and darkroom could be a wise idea. By large-frame camera, I mean one capable of holding a negative about a yard long. You’ll also have to have a darkroom, chemicals and developing trays.

3) Burn your own plates. (See Chapter Printing Problems for definition of burning plates). However, you’ll need to be sure your plate is the size the printer needs. If the plate is too big, it can be trimmed. If the plate is too small, it will have to be junked. Also, if you burn your own plates, leave them completely flat. Let the printer make his own crimps in the plate to attach it to the press. Come plates can be burned on a large-frame camera. Some plates require a specialized plates-only camera because of lighting requirements.

4) Use standard-stock paper. This generally means white paper cut to letter or legal size in the US or country-standard size elsewhere on the globe. Use standard envelopes, postcards, business card stock for these projects. Every time you order a special color of paper, you increase the price. Every time you order a different trim on the paper, say 7 inches by 9 inches, you increase the price because the printer will have to cut these sheets. Understand also that the thicker a paper is, the more it will cost per sheet.

#5 If there are photos in the document, do they need to be retouched?

One of the most common image changes I make in Photoshop is to adjust the ‘levels’ of an image. This is to make sure that white areas are bright white and black is actually black. This really helps with image contrast (in the image menu, select ‘adjustments’, then ‘levels’). Also, colour prints tend to get darker after scanning, and large reductions can make shadow areas heavier. Your designer will be able to help out here.

If you don’t realise just how much a photo can be manipulated, I suggest checking out this article, ‘The twisted reality of fashion advertising‘.
#6 Is the paper opacity sufficient or will there be any see-through?

If you hold a newspaper up to the light, you can read the text and see the images on the other side of the paper. This might be fine in the newspaper industry, where paper costs are astronomical, but you obviously don’t want your corporate annual report to have the same effect. By choosing a good weight of paper stock (approx. 150gsm) you’ll not only prevent this from happening, but your colours will print more brilliantly too.
#7 What about the texture of the paper?

Cheap paper feels cheap to touch. Is this the impression you want to give? When receiving a quote, why not factor in a few different weights of paper? You might be surprised at how little extra you need to pay for a higher quality paper.
#8 Can we substitute our choice of paper for a stock that is less expensive, while still looking as good?

Again, your printer will help here, and one factor this depends on is the amount of ink you’re going to use. For instance, if you have large areas of black to be printed, you’ll need a decent paper stock to prevent the paper going out of shape.
#9 Will ink colours change when printed on a particular type of paper?

Printing inks are transparent and will change depending on the brightness or “yellowness” of a white paper. Remember, paper critically affects the colour of your printed product.
#10 Does the printed sheet need a varnish?

If your print job is to be stacked and packaged, you have to be careful that the ink doesn’t transfer from one brochure / poster / business card to another during storage and transit (this is called offsetting). Varnishing can be a useful preventative. You can also consider aqueous coating to guard against fingermarking and scratching. Most printing presses will apply anti-offset powder, which is a fine powder lightly sprayed over the printed surface of coated paper as sheets leave a press. This is normally sufficient to prevent ink offset, but if in doubt, ask.
#11 Can we print four colours on one side of the sheet and black on the reverse to give the illusion of a “four colour process” job?

If you want to use colour, but find that it’s too expensive, you can always print one side of the paper using full colour with the reverse in black only. Newspaper companies use this technique to give the appearance of full colour printing. What you’ll find however, is that a lot of the time only one side of a newspaper page shows colour, whereas the reverse of that page is in black only. This saves money, yet keeps a higher quality appearance.
#12 Can we combo-run any of the elements for a cost-savings?

Always ask the printer if there’s any space left on the printing plates for extra work. You could, perhaps, print some extra business cards on the same printing plate as a batch of brochures, saving you money.

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Cheap Graphic Design, Copying and Printing Tips

by Matt on June 28, 2009

NEED QUICK AND CHEAP COLOUR COPYING IN CENTRAL AUCKLAND WITH FREE DELIVERY IN NEW ZEALAND?

Email: kurbpromo@gmail.com or phone: 027 684 8250

Need Graphic Design Services . . . cheap?


Check out our full range of prices for cheap Graphic design services:


Posters, Flyers, CD / DVD copying design and packaging, logos, wordpress blogs, wevsite design, all kinds of services that are kinds of cheap – right here in Auckland, New Zealand.

Email: kurbpromo@gmail.com


We also offer great video marketing and small business marketing services.

When it comes to a printed graphic design job, there are certain questions you should ask at the beginning to prevent costly errors and to make the most of your print budget.

Here are 12 important questions to consider before printing your promotional material:

#1 Did more than one person proof-read the job?

It’s funny, no matter how many times I proof-read a job, I can overlook the same glaring error each time I pass it. Another set of eyes can pick up on different errors. In fact, the more people that can proof your job the better. Unlike a website, print is permanent and mistakes can’t be corrected.

Daniel at Daily Writing Tips recently published, ‘The Impotence of Proofreading‘.

Its a fact that a spell checker will not catch all the mistakes on your text. More specifically, it will not catch misspellings that form other valid words.

#2 If we change the size of the printed product can we print on a smaller press and save money?

There’s no need to have your A5 sized flyers printed through a large commercial printer. If you’ve been using one printer for all your projects I suggest shopping around. A printer who specialises in small-run jobs will be much more competitive for those ’spare of the moment’ needs.
#3 Did you make a “dummy” or mock-up to check configuration and presentation of your job?

If you’re producing a folded leaflet, for example, it’s always worth printing the pages yourself to be sure you have them in the correct order. If you’re in any way unsure, ask your printer for help. They’ll check the composition for you.
#4 Are you absolutely sure about the quantity to be printed?

A second print run will cost a lot more than extended first runs (or “run-on” as printers call it). If you’re asking a printer for a quote of 10,000 copies, for example, be sure to ask them to provide “run on” costs aswell. This will help to confirm how many copies your budget allows for.

Cat at Business of Design Online gives this advice when asking for quotes:

In the heat of a project it can be easy to lose sight of getting the information you need. Sure, you could request budget quote after budget quote. There’s a better way. Relax. Make a printing quote check list and bring your printer in early.

5) Limit colors as much as possible. The more inks a printer has to use, the more expense he has to go to. This will be passed along to you. More inks also mean more spoils (See Chapter Printing Problems for spoils definition) because the press must be aligned properly to make sure each different color ink plate is lined up properly. This cost too will be passed along.

6) Buy bulk. If you know you have a lot of projects coming which will use a non-standard grade of paper, ask the printer if he will stock up. He may ask for some purchase guarantees from you to insure his cost will be covered. But, the printer should realize some savings in buying in large quantities and you are within your rights to ask for some savings as well.

7) Supply your own paper. If you have a project that calls for a REALLY oddball paper, consider buying the paper yourself and supplying it to the printer. In general supplying paper to a printer is not a good idea because it cuts into his profit margin (which is typically slim just on the cost of paper). But the printer may appreciate you supplying the paper in extremely unusual circumstances. Just be sure to ask ahead of time to make sure the printer is capable of handling the paper you supply. Stationery or special events are be a common situations where unusual paper is needed, especially where an unusual or irregular trim is needed. Invitations are great examples of this. Say you have a customer planning an open house for a new industry and wants 5000 identical letters to mail to announce the open house. You can order 5000 sheets of paper cut in the shape of the building or the company logo. Then, develop the letter to go on the sheets. Send the custom-cut paper and your design to the printer, after making sure the printer can use the unusual-shaped sheets. Many times brochures are often cut to unusual shapes to
get more attention.

8) Get an annual contract. If you know you will have X amount of printing in a year’s time, approach a printer and explain this. Tell the printer you will guarantee him X amount of business in exchange for a discount on the total printing bill.

9) Pay immediately instead of Net-30. Many businesses offer a small discount for customers who pay up front or immediately upon receiving the merchandise. That’s because they avoid the expense of sending customers a bill.

10) Shop around. If you have more than one print shop in your local area, ask for bids for the the print job.

11) If possible, look online for a printer out of town. But, while this can be cheaper, you do lose some control over the project and you will have to pay shipping costs.

12) Deliver your project yourself and pick up the finished product yourself. In addition to saving some shipping and handling fees, you can probably charge your client a delivery fee if you deliver it to them.
To summarise…

The most important piece of advice is to ask your printer about possible cost savings. They’re the expert.

Provide as much information as possible about your future print plans. If your printer knows what print projects are on the horizon they might be able to combo-run the jobs to save you both time and money.

By scheduling jobs in advance, your printer will be thankful of the notice. There’s very little a printer dislikes more than a client who needs their job yesterday.

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Powerful Branding with Cheap Graphic Design

by Matt on June 28, 2009

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Graphic design is the next up coming fields in the area of communication and media what is this graphic design what are its uses who are called as graphic designers all this I will be telling to you.

Graphic design is stated as “the art or profession of visual communication that combines images, words, and ideas to convey information to an audience.” A graphic designer is responsible for arranging and using elements on different types of media (such as a poster, a package or a website), most likely with the use of a program such as Adobe Illustrator, or In Design. include There are several tools that are essential to graphic design. Below is a list of what is absolutely necessary to work in graphic design, as well as some things that are recommended

What is the tool that is need for this it’s a computer in today’s design world, a computer is essential. It will be both your design tool and your business tool. Using graphics software (discussed next), you will create illustrations; work with type, touch-up photos and complete layouts. The major decision here is what computer to get, and this generally starts with deciding between a Mac and PC

How is a brand created?

To create a “brand” for a company is to create their image, and to promote that image with campaigns and visuals. Working in branding allows a graphic designer or design firm to get involved with many aspects of the industry, from logo design to advertising to copywriting and slogans. The goal of a brand is to make a company unique and recognizable, and to project a desired image. Over time, a brand can make a company a household name, and identifiable by a simple shape or color. To create a brand for a company, a designer needs to fully understand the goals of the organization, the industry as a whole, and working with design to create the appropriate materials to represent that company.

Although there may be some that make it to the industry just by talent alone, most, if not all of us (I’m talking you and me here) need some sort of certificate or degree to land a job as a graphic designer. Employers won’t even bother to look at you if you lack the piece of paper that shows that you have been trained and seasoned by some sort of graphic design related program. Getting a degree or certificate doesn’t reflect your talent, but it does show that you have a good firm base of knowledge and you take the industry seriously. So what are your training options?

There are many graphic designers in North America, Europe, and abroad that offers graphic design related degrees and programs. The range and scope of these programs all depend on what you want, and where you want to go. There are programs in multimedia, graphic design, visual communication, advertising, animation, web development, and so on. All have much of the same principles and structure at work, but they all can have a different slant. Often people lump these categories together into “graphic design”. A multimedia program for example may focus more on the TV industry. Other programs may focus more on print or website development. Often there is some overlap with all of these kinds of programs, but they can be quite different. It’s important though to know what slant the program has, and if you’re happy with that slant

The scope of the graphic designer is far from narrow. Graphic Design Jobs cover all ends of the creative spectrum. We’ll be taking a look at some of them below. Click on a Graphic Design Job to learn more including what training is needed as well as salary information

How Much Work Do I Show? The general tendency for a student is to show as much work as possible. Just as long as it looks pretty good, right? They think that these designs are miles ahead of what they could do before they were in the program, so they include it. This is a huge mistake. I’ve seen many watered down and ruined because they chose quantity over quality. Rather choose twelve strong designs over twelve strong and twelve designs.

The employer will remember the 12 average designs the most. Those will stick in their minds and your chances go down the tubes. You might as well walk out. (Please don’t though. LOL) What Kind of Graphic Design Portfolio should I Create? There are 3 main kinds of graphic design portfolios that students generally create. One that is printed, one that is online, and one that is on a DVD or CD. But which one is the right one to create? How do I know I’m choosing the right one? The best way to approach this dilemma is to create all thereof them. You see, some employers want to touch and feel and interact with printed media, some want to have a DVD duplication that they can plop into their computer and view, and some don’t want to be bothered with a stack of portfolios, so they prefer a website where they are one click away.

So graphic design and designers are most wanted in every part of the world  – including for cheap web design auckland all is needed is a creative mend and a strong computer knowledge can take you to the highest area of technology any where you go you need a good designers so why wait grab the opportunity with both hands.

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Creative Graphic Design Services Cheap

by Matt on June 28, 2009

Need Graphic Design Services?


Check out our full range of prices for cheap Graphic design services:


Posters, Flyers, CD / DVD design and packaging, logos, wordpress blogs, wevsite design, all kinds of services that are kinds of cheap! Email: kurbpromo@gmail.com

We also offer great video marketing and small business marketing services.

Graphic design has given a whole new meaning to creativity. From a simple task of making visual communication and presentation, it evolved into a combination of the advancement of technology and skills. Graphic design holds a huge number of artistic and professional disciplines; it can be considered as an art and can also be considered as a revenue driver. Statistics figures prove that an effective graphic design can increase the number of sales.

A graphic design is made up of texts and images that are coherently combined together. It is used for a wide variety of purposes and now it is widely used for marketing purposes. An effective visual communication helps increase a product’s selling capability and it can also increase the company’s popularity with effective logos, color, text and other elements of company’s identity. Graphic design also contributes to effective advertising that’s why choosing the right text, color, and images is critical. And with the use of our modern technology; creating graphic designs is quick and easy using soft wares and other modern media.

Graphic design is also associated to entertainment as well as advertising. Companies use media like television, internet, cinema, magazines, newspapers, video games and billboards to gain publicity for their products and services. The combination of entertainment and advertising has proven it’s effectiveness throughout the years. Many commercials focus on the product or the company’s logo to introduce their products. Newspapers and magazines provide pages for advertisements. And the internet has been the goal setter when it comes to advertising.

With the right graphic design, advertising becomes effective. This is true for companies like Coca-Cola and McDonalds, their logos use a couple of colors only for their logos. The texture of the color should also be appropriate and will not hurt the eyes of the passer bys or customers. The shape should not be too complex so that it is easy to remember.

Putting graphic designs on billboards might be expensive that’s why the graphic design should fill every inch of the billboard. The positioning should also be considered to make the billboard effective enough to catch people’s attention.

Creating effective graphic designs might be a long process. Although a lot of soft wares and guides are available in the net, it is better that there’s a company that you can rely on. A company that can provide you service with satisfaction. Spend time to search and canvass for these companies using the net. Advertising for marketing is very crucial that’s why the company that will provide the graphic design service should have commitment.

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Cheap Poster Design: Cheap Printing equals Great Marketing Opportunities

by Matt on June 20, 2009

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Colour posters and flyers for marketing has embellish a major tool
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flyers is indeed one of the most basic reasons for producing such
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used in publication are perfect and are not dull, as colouration publication adds
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You crapper adopt various methods, such as pasting your traveller on walls,
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Colour traveller publication provides you the option of affordable advertising,
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Graphic Design Cheap: CD and DVD cover label Designer

by Matt on June 20, 2009

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A cd/dvd cover label is the information that you add directly to the
DVD disk. You can make DVD cover labels for downloadable movies or
copying backup DVDs. In addition, you can place an image to the DVD
disk for family videos. This type of label allows you to quickly
search through your collection for the DVD you want to watch. This is
the information about what is the purpose of creating a cd/dvd cover
/label design but do you know how to create it here I give you the
information.

Designing a CD/DVD cover and label is not hard if you understand
the basic     rules of design. With your graphic designing skills,
imagination, inspiration and a few basic rules, you can design
beautiful and captivating CD/DVD covers, labels, and jackets.

The basic thing to remember is that the drawing canvas for a
cover and/or jacket is different. You have a limited space which you
have to use to showcase the contents of the CD/DVD. The designs should
be bold and captivating, normally, using bright lively colors to
showcase the originality of the content and add to the aesthetic value
and portray it on the CD/DVD cover, jacket and the label. Article DVD
labeling utility is the best cover creator to design decorative,
imaginative and original art for CDs and DVDs. Professional cover
maker utility comes with colorful and interesting templates to ease in
making labels.

Disc label designer enable user to print designed labels on plain
white paper, sticky labels and case templates. DVD label maker utility
can edit album information to track artist detail for CD and allows
user to easily put track list on CD label. CD and DVD printing software
provides different layouts or templates containing set of arranged
objects that include texts, circular text, shape and images DVD cover
designing utility is capable of applying images effects including
transparency, flip, mirroring, rotation, brightness, softness,
sharpness and alpha channels

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