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Re: Business cards from Photoshop

Postby Steviebike » 22 Feb 2012, 00:14

Good sir, it's been a pleasure to argue, wind-up and talk shit with. I have a lot of time for printing. Will take you up on that offer some day. You made my evening, I haven't talked print in sometime :)

Cheers!
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Re: Business cards from Photoshop

Postby silmanor » 22 Feb 2012, 07:30

OP here. Looks like we got a much more lively discussion started than I had initially anticipated. I must admit my ignorance regarding professional printing, as I have had no prior experience in the technicalities of it.

The cards in Photoshop *look* amazing, but if they won't turn out well, then that's the bottom line. Unfortunately, I am not familiar with Illustrator, and currently had as my other option Word, which clearly is an inferior choice.

I guess my questions now are two; 1) how can I know if I will get 300dpi at the shop, and 2) will it in fact look good if they can print at that resolution. Firsthand experience is most appreciated - conjectures be damned!! ^^
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Re: Business cards from Photoshop

Postby Steviebike » 22 Feb 2012, 10:21

Hi OP.

Sorry my fault. Ilary is correct in what he is saying. The text will look 'fuzzy' compared to text on 99.9% of other peoples business cards. It depends how much you care about that.

You can eliminate to a certain extent by; using only black for the text, use a san-serif font like Helvetica, keep above 10pt on text.

I looked for the templates in my version of PS and I didn't see them so can't comment on them. They should already be set-up at 300dpi. You can check by going to: Image (menu bar)>Image Size. This will bring up a dialogue box. Check the document sizes are correct and the resolution is 300 dpi. If they're not, don't try and make it 300dpi, this will only exasperate the problem.

I really think you're going to find yourself in a world of pain. There are other options that might be better suited. I could do you a quick and cheap one in Ai that you could then pass on to a printer (PM if you are interested).

There are many online printers that supply the template, you could try that. Depending on your Chinese you can also get the printers to put it together for you.
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Re: Business cards from Photoshop

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Re: Business cards from Photoshop

Postby westaleta » 15 Nov 2012, 15:08

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