r ranson wrote:They have arrived!
This next bit is a big disappointment to me. I know it doesn't affect the useability of the calendar, but it grates against my aesthetic sensibilities.
The printer plastered its logo on the back of every single page.
At that price, I can see why. They get me to pay to advertise for them. =
At the time of writing this, there are only 14 left to sell. I don't think I'll be printing any more as I figure I should be sold out by Christmas.
You can pick up your desk calendar here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/868435585/
HELLO R.RANSON & ALL:
This may be preaching to the choir for some of you, however, many people do not recognize the significance of the dpi (dots per inche) resolution for commercial printing jobs.
IF you ever make another attempt at publishing another calendar you have at least learned what to do and what NOT to do on the next round.
FOR ALL: Any literature, with photos, that you attempt to publish should go through a couple of extra hoops BEFORE sending to a PRINT SHOP:
1. is your work going to be in Color or B/W? Some gurus are now working with B/W in photos as it is catching attention - because it is DIFFERENT!
2. Are ALL of your photos at a minimum of 300 dpi? IF NOT, make them so! Higher resolutions may also be appropriate for your Pub! But, if you do not have your photos at a
minimum of 300 dpi you will have very grainy graphics on your Project.
There is one possible way to check for how your photos will look when printed. Assuming that you are
using something like MS Publisher or another Publishing tool, check your photos in that FIRST! Then SECOND print your article as a PDF FILE and this is where you begin to see
the differences between 150 dpi, 200 dpi, and the minimum 300 dpi for Print Shop Printing. In fact many Print Shops will ask that you convert your article to the PDF format so
that it comes to them in a non-changeable format. IT really can be changed in an emergency, however, basically what you see is what you get from the Print Shop when you
view that PDF File on your computer.
And one last suggextion/thought for all of you! IF you want to see articles about your work in PRINT try sending your write-ups and photos to "The Farm Show" magazine, "Mother Earth News" magazine, "Grit" magazine, or "Countryside & Small Stock Journal" magazine. They are always looking for good articles to put in their editions - although this is NOT saying that your article will get published - but take a chance on it. YOUR article in ANY one of these pubs should increase sales, if you're selling, or further educate the public about your project.