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2. Choosing output methods

Print vs. digital

Although digital catalogs can be shared with minimal effort, attached to e-mail messages and saved in a computer folder, printed catalogs increase the likelihood that one issue of your project reaches multiple readers. One of print’s greatest strengths lies in its ability to provide lasting documents that readers share and pass on, effectively multiplying the audience for a single issue. Readers may dog ear pages to mark items of interest, insert bookmarks, or use self-adhesive notes to flag read more

10. Document and asset management

Page-layout applications typically allow you to manage visual assets as linked or embedded files. To minimize the size of your layout file, maximize the quality of visual output, and keep your document efficient to edit, always choose to link rather than embed your visuals. Embedding often relies on copying images from other applications and pasting them into your page layout. This technique can affect the fidelity of color output at the same time that it makes the size of your layout file balloon read more

11. Proofreading your project

You’ve created a catalog design, refined its look, structure, and content, and put the finishing touches on what you hope will be the final page-layout file along your path to completion and production. Before you add “Final” to the file name, however, evaluate every aspect of your project closely so you can identify and correct any errors or problems. Once you send a project out for commercial printing or distribute it digitally to customers, the work becomes difficult (and potentially read more

Creative Commons Zero CC0 license

CC0 is one of the most permissive license applicable to art, books, plays, movies, music, articles, photographs, blogs, and websites. This will be reviewed here, in the light of images for commercial catalogs.

Advantages of the .PDF format

PDF (Portable Document Format) is a rich text file formats capable of embedding images, text, fonts and 2D vectors in a document. Several document types can encode rich text, but since its development by Adobe Systems in 1993 the PDF is one of the most popular cross-platform document type in use today. Apart from its ease of use on several modern devices, here are some other features of the PDF that make it more preferable to other text file formats.

We love MS Excel as product database

This may sound weird, but indeed we are enthusiastic supporter of MS Excel® or equivalent as product management database in many cases. And we have arguments

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