Sunday, 02 October 2016 19:32

Mehndi Design 2016 - 2017

This pattern is best for those of you who do not want lavish designs. It is a contemporary design and is preferred by the younger generations. With the help of simple lines this design looks spectacular. The lines are very prominent and exhibit a unique mehndi design.

The latest mehndi designs 2016 - 2017 is all about a girl's wish to be happy and excited. Henna is considered as to be the ornament for girls and women. Mehndi design is known to be as a way to express women hapiness and joy life. Women and girls always remain in search of lovely henna mehndi designs to wear on their gorgeous hands.

Mehndi Designs 2016

For all the Mehndi art lovers there, worry no more as we come up with the list of some of the easiest and simple Mehndi designs which you can draw yourself anytime and anywhere. Mehndi is something which most of the women from all over the world adore.

The field of Mehndi art is constantly changing and diversifying. The mehndi lovers are spread all over the wolrd but it is not always possible to find a mehndi artist every time you want to clad yourself with henna.

Curly Curves

Curly Curves

This pattern is best option for those who do not like intricate designs and are short of time. All those people who prefer simplicity in designs that are well spaced out will find this pattern interesting. The curling design adds a new touch to your feet and hands.

Beautiful Creepers

Mehndi Design 2

If you are a beginner then the creeper design is best for you. It is one of the easiest designs when trying your hand at applying mehndi by yourself. It is the most basic mehndi design which you can easily draw at the palm, back of your hand, legs etc.

Ringed Henna

Ringed Henna

 If you want to try something new then the ring designs are totally in this season and perfect for you. It’s not necessary to draw designs on every finger, drawing it on one of the fingers will also work and look stylish. This design helps your finger to stand out and is very different from the ordinary mehndi designs.

Geometrical shapes

Geometrical shapes

The use of geometric shapes in mehndi design is not new. Mehndi designs have featured geometric shapes since a very long time. Squares, rhombus, circle and triangles are used almost in every design and almost no mehndi design is complete without the outline of geometric shapes.

Flowers in focus

Flowers in focus

The floral motif looks amazingly beautiful and the fineness of this pattern is magnificent. This design does not fill your entire hand and leaves gap which looks artistic. This design will surely put your glamour quotient a few notches up.

Finger Mehndi Design

Finger Mehndi Design

Just like nail art design, finger mehndi design has also gained popularity in the recent years. Most of the people these days prefer to apply mehndi art just on the fingers which adds an element of uniqueness and helps enhancing your hand beauty with your favourite nail color.

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Professionals VS Amateurs? Pro Design vs Web Builders: Battle of the Bastards.

When You ready to create your own website, You should to choose: build it yourself or hire a professional web designer? If You have an expirience of HTML, CSS there are no problems. You may to do it yourself. But will your website looks professional or another work with many over capitalizing fonts, CSS working in one Firefox only, dirty compressed images and spinning logo? Learning HTML and CSS just to create one website is a dumb spending of your time.

The first fact You should to know is free web-builders not exist! You may to find many web site builders. Many of them just claims as "free". But any from its need in monthly pay. The same wth free domain registration. If You find one, its cost divided month by month in ordered advanced plan. The second important thing: very often free web-builder made by web-programmer, not web-designer. No one web page builders with full properties list that You want. If it have no your wished property, you get a price list with... professiobal customize wev design for your query. Any way, web design from professional studio more affordable and looking more professionaly. You may win if you know color palette, mobile responsible design. Any usefull tricks as Free Domain Registration, Real-Time view of changing not covering by month pay. When You thinking about create your website with web-builder, note that it have negative cost, difficulty, time for customization, ongoing maintenance.

Check "free" options gathered from many of web-builders (no one have no all these options in one plan):

  • Free Website Building Service. Sorry, but it just claimed. If You find really free web-builders, note me in comments of this page. A lot of such builders using free or $0.99 per month but for the first year only. Your website not might be transfered to another place.
  • Free Domain, Emails, & Storage. Cost of free domains and more host space included in more cost planes (you may to check it yourself), free e-mails non free from promotion, even spam.
  • Professional Pre-Written Template Copies. Looks great but not unique. If You change images, design will worse.
  • Fully Customizable. Not really full customization. If You want to rule by any future properties of your website, order professional web design with CMS like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal. Any of it have real, not claimed full customization. Customization in web-builders too long process, may be you will not end it.
  • App Market Integrates Tons of Useful Applications. Not all of its really usefull, You don't need it all of its but will pay for all.
  • Website Coach Available For Enite Process.
  • Real-Time Site Stats Dashboard. Free Google Analytics have more functionality and flexibility.
  • Super Intuitive Drag & Drop. Great marketing trip!
  • Customizable Automatic Mobile Adaptation. Very hard to setup properly by non-professional. Try to use and You will know that I am right.
  • Complete eCommerce Package. Accessed, but need in another plan that too expensive. Professional designed web E-Commerce project more affordable.

Money Trap

If You want to know how many cost "free" web builder, check these links below:

$0.99 /month 1&1 Internet Hosting w/o Web Builder (12 months $0.99/month then $7.99/month).

$2.99 /month 1&1 Internet Hosting with Mobile Web Builder (starting at $2.99/month).

1&1 Mobile Website Builder automatically converts your existing website to be compatible with all mobile devices. Achieved through the recognition of the most commonly prompted contents by mobile devices, the intelligent recognition and optimization enables your website to be viewed in an optimal visual and technical layout for mobile users. All website content can be manually or automatically customized, in order for you website to be accessed by all mobile devices, whether smartphones, tablets or other devices.

We offer pre-designed templates for customers who don’t have an existing website. You can change and customize these templates to your individual preference. The mobile website can then be viewed on smartphones, tables and laptops.

$10 per month Weebly Website BuilderUnlimited Websites ($10 per month).

Weebly drag and drop website builder (simplicity powered by A Small Orange.) or another ones makes it easy to create a website without any technical skills. But a professionally looking website can help you promote your services, brand, hobbey or life philosofy. It will increase the confidence of your website visitors and get money to You. Please, check below website properties from web designers that not accesseble in web builders but very important.

  • Safety. Access for fresh updates, more strong administration zone security, safety from SQL injections, safety from file uploads, SSL protocol and security certificates.
  • Migrating. You may migrate from one server to another: any hosting or domain name anytime.
  • Spam protected contact / e-mail. To exlude chance that your emails will land in your user’s SPAM folder. Setup email limits and delays. We strongly recommend to use subscription plugins or professional email marketing service.
  • After sales support from expert technical team. Professionals from small or middle size agency that realy interested to fix problem to eliminate delays.
  • CMS – Content Management System. Most usable CMS like as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal has much larger community with free help that web builders. CMS are very flexible & customizable. Unlimited properties to be added to the site.
  • Affordable and customized prices. You may to get really full free design and high targeted e-commerce website for online webshop for $25000, but often cost in price range $49-$999
  • Backup with any settings. Full and incremental, automatic and manual, daily, weekly, monthly backups with many plugins and settings.
  • Professional customized e-commerce plugins. Dozen powerful e-commerce plugins with streamlined checkout process that dramatically increases your store’s conversion rate and switching between multiple dashboards without touching a single line of code.
  • You have all-in-one or any what You want without useless for You. No need choose from standard plans. You may to change all anytime.

Note me with just one example of inspired wev design from amateur! If You stop and interested in the web, just two ways possible: interesting content or original design. Are You agree with me?

To help You decide between web developers and builders, we create this table that confirm a winner in the Battle of the Bastards: Professionals VS Amateurs? Professional Web Design Versus Web Builders?

Web Builder
Monthly
$295 - $6099
  • -
  • -
  • Set of Templates
  • Non-Profit Sites
  • Free domain
  • Promotion Links
  • CMS type
  • Usefull Plugins
  • 24/7 Support
Professional design
Once
$4995 - $99995
  • Full ownership
  • No monthly fees
  • Unique design concepts
  • Any Types
  • Free domain
  • -
  • CMS type
  • Usefull Plugins
  • 24/7 Support
Round Winner
-
+
  • - / +
  • - / +
  • - / +
  • - / +
  • - / -
  • - / +
  • One / Any
  • Limited / Any
  • + / +

The conclusion that You want a site of your own. If You need a small budget covention website that very simple, with non-unique design, choose web-builder and be ready to spend a lot of time to create content for it. If your website need in customization, unique, professionally looking design, E-Commerce, inspiration, creative, order web design from web design agensy or web designer. May be You want to minimize start-up costs to ensure a good looking website using "free" website builder? Sorry, but if You are not professional, your work will be weak and fully unprofessional, even not ended. Professional web designer may to turn your web site requirements and project vision into real working professionally looking website that create money and free your time to focus on your business to raise your growth.

Profit-oriented websites should are professional designed. Creating web pages accessed for a dummy but very long and no guarantee. Professionally looking design coming from web agencies or talents.

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How to Make Your Website Successful

In this simple, easy-to-read instructional guide you will learn how to create a successful user-friendly web site project. There presented just first 10 tips to make web site at the first places of search engines and get good trafic and well conversion rate. I do not write in this article about security of website. My opinion that website security is very important for any web site but for professionals only. If You are newbie, a successful attack on your website leads to loose your data and a blacklisting of your site by Google and other search providers due infected site risks spreading malicious content. My professional experience may to advice triple or more trips to make your website more interesting, inspired, but the main advice the most important after all was made: keep improving your website constantly!

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1 How your website looks How looks elements of your website and how its  putting together: text, images, colors, fonts, buttons, visual effects, videos etc. A website’s design can have a huge impact on how often website visitors purchase. Visitors aproove and thrust You.
2 Right domain name If You choose your domain unique name properly, You get more chances for 1st place in search engines for your search keyword and people remember it without shortcuts. Domain name must be short, easier to remember, brandable for commerce resource. Reflects your future website, business or blog.
3 Place at search engines Connecting with a properly Search Engine Optimisation will improve the visibility of a website in search engines and will help you stay competitive in the long run. Main goal for all are to get free traffic from Google, the most popular search engine in the world. More visitors from SEO trafic.
4 Mobile responsive design Surfing the internet with a mobile device is the normal practice our days. A mobile responsive website is a website that detects what device your visitor is using and automatically adjusts the layout to the properly screen size. More and more people are purchasing goods or viewing websites from their mobile device instead of driving to the store. Make Your website mobile for any visitor.
5 User friendly All web page elements easy accesseble from any browser and types of screen, especially mobile devices. Make sure that your navigation is simple and easy to follow. Your logo to identify your name must be placed at the top and to the left. Navigation must be placed at the top or to the left side of your website. Easy to navigate and ensure customers return.
6 Incorporate social elements Links from pages of your website leads to social networks with people sharing your interests. Product reviews and follow buttons help you to raise trafic and conversion rate. Additional target traffic.
7 Advanced funcionality Access to any changes everytime. Choose variant with maximal flexibility to get any changes that you want. When You planning to create website, You may to forget or make false decision concerning forum, e-commerce, newsletter, security. Change your project, its description, prices, marketing strategy.
8 Easy contacts Many methods to contact You: from e-mail or web forms and phone to Skype, Viber, WhatsApp, ICQ. Very important to hide e-mail in web form to eliminate spam bots. Make it easy for people to contact you.
9 E-mail subscription There are a lot of good reasons for email subscription. Maintain contact with your customers, quickly transit information to your subscribers, make product announcements or note about updates to your site and the main: return old visitors again to your website after long term. Collect Email Subscribers and return visitors to your website.
10 Easy comments Make sure you can receive feedback from your viewers. People will disagree with you, but they are entitled to their opinion. Possibility to reach another people with advanced thinks.
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Friday, 01 July 2016 01:29

How to insert video in your website

How to insert video in your website

Large background images have already become an integral part of any Web design. Video is an integral part of modern promotion and one of the most powerful tools of visual communication. Good to power up web pages with new elements, one of which is video or animated website background.

Many web owners wants to add some video to their site. If You have your great video that you want to share with all the world it is the best way to draw attention. Moreover, the usage of video background could add dynamics and ambience to the site and is a great opportunity to show off your skills and creativity. Websites designed with embedded video background looking more professionally.

This guide will show you how to add some video to your site as embedded part of your website page.

There are some very simple methods to embedding video into your web site, for example, you can use the following code:

<embed src="/video.mov" width="600" height="400" controller="true">

This method is best if your movie file is small and bandwidth and buffering times are not an issue.

If you're finding that your video takes a long time to load on your site, use videos hosted on another server (YouTube, Vimeo, whatever). It's fast, free and easy. Simply create an account, upload your video, wait for it to process, then copy and paste the provided embed code into your site. You most likely will use their embedding possibility rather than the HTML5 <video> Tag or a flash plugin hosted on your server. These embedding codes mostly use <iframe>, which is good since they detect all your needs on their site, like in "what format do you need", "use either HTML5 or Flash", or "streaming HD or lower definition for mobile phones".

Embed a player using an <iframe> tag

Define an <iframe> tag in your application in which the src URL specifies the content that the player will load as well as any other player parameters you want to set. The <iframe> tag's height and width parameters specify the dimensions of the player.

If you create the <iframe> element yourself (rather than using the IFrame Player API to create it), you can append player parameters directly to the end of the URL. The URL has the following format:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/VIDEO_ID

The <iframe> tag below would load a 640x390px player that would play the YouTube video M7lc1UVf-VE. Since the URL sets the autoplay parameter to 1, the video would play automatically once the player has loaded.

<iframe id="ytplayer" type="text/html" width="640" height="390"
  src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/M7lc1UVf-VE?autoplay=1&origin=http://example.com"
  seamless="seamless"></iframe>

 

 

Embed a player using the IFrame Player API

Follow the IFrame Player API instructions to insert a video player in your web page or application after the Player API's JavaScript code has loaded. The second parameter in the constructor for the video player is an object that specifies player options. Within that object, the playerVars property identifies player parameters.

The HTML and JavaScript code below shows a simple example that inserts a YouTube player into the page element that has an id value of ytplayer. The onYouTubePlayerAPIReady() function specified here is called automatically when the IFrame Player API code has loaded. This code does not define any player parameters and also does not define other event handlers.

<div id="ytplayer"></div>

<script>
  // Load the IFrame Player API code asynchronously.
  var tag = document.createElement('script');
  tag.src = "https://www.youtube.com/player_api";
  var firstScriptTag = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0];
  firstScriptTag.parentNode.insertBefore(tag, firstScriptTag);

  // Replace the 'ytplayer' element with an <iframe> and
  // YouTube player after the API code downloads.
  var player;
  function onYouTubePlayerAPIReady() {
    player = new YT.Player('ytplayer', {
      height: '390',
      width: '640',
      videoId: 'M7lc1UVf-VE'
    });
  }
</script>

The problem with this is that anyone and everyone can also copy and paste your video into their site. Even You insert in Your video personal fragments, every may to edit it. If your goal is to create a web site with exclusive video content, then YouTube is not the answer. If you want to show exclusive or original video, you're probably either creating the video yourself, or you're getting it from another source, such as a public relations company.

If you're not rolling your own video, and you're getting it from another source, then most likely you're going to need to resize the video. Mainly, the video clips that received from public relations companies are sized 1280*720 or 1920*1080 pixels (HD Ready or FullHD video). For video of that size you couldn't show video controls or any portions of your own site. All that we need is a short snippet of code: scale, which can be set to "tofit" or "aspect" or a number. Aspect is you're best option, because it keeps the original ratio of the video in perspective.

<embed src="/sample.mov" width="640" height="360" scale="aspect" controller="true">

Note: IFrame embeds can load either the HTML5 player or the AS3 player. Though some parameters are not supported in both players, an IFrame embed that loads the AS3 player will support all parameters that work with that player and ignore all other parameters. Similarly, an IFrame embed that loads the HTML5 player will support all parameters that work with that player while ignoring all other parameters. For example, the HTML5 player does not currently support the playerapiid parameter, but you can still specify that parameter when creating an IFrame embed. If the embed loads the AS3 player, the player will support the parameter, and if the embed loads the HTML5 player, the player will ignore it.

If you don't use the scale code, and simply use width and height, then you will crop the video. Also, you will not see the controller for play, pause, volume, etc. Plus, you need to add an extra 16 pixels to the height of the video to see the controller. For example, if the video is sized 1280 x 720 and you set the width to 600 and the height to 400, then a significant portion of the video will be cropped and not seen by the visitor; you also don't get the controls. Using scale removes the necessity of adding 16 pixels, it does not crop the video and you get the controls.

A 50MB video at this width and height will load fairly quickly with minimal buffering; even though there might be a slight wait involved, most visitors will sit there for several seconds if they truly want to see the video and they see the slider bar is increasing rapidly. But this method not the best for inserting in the main page of website. Visitors want to see a new website in 2-4 seconds, 6-8 maximum.

If you use a web host service, and you get a large spike in traffic because of the popularity of a given video, you might note that will have an additional expenses due to significant amounts of resources being used. If your website not personal hobbey and You want to join the professionals, this will become an eventual reality.

Another potential issue, is that certain parts of your web page might not load, or become functional, until after the video is fully loaded. For example, I have a rotating series of images that did not load and display until after the video finished loading. Also, I could not use my "Share This" social networking buttons until after the video finished loading. These problems occurred in Firefox and Internet Explorer, but Chrome did not exhibit these issues.

For a professional web site, these types of loading problems are not acceptable.

At this point you might be feeling a little stuck. You have this great, unique, exclusive video that you want to share with the world, but you want them to view it on your site and not a hosting site. At the same time, you're not at the point where you have the servers and the bandwidth to support 15-minute long videos without your audience having to wait 10 minutes or more for the video to buffer. Plus, you don't want your web host company to charge exorbitant amounts because your great video content clogged up the tubes.

Fortunately, there are answers to this problem. One solution comes in the form of Amazon Web Services. Signing up is free and the cost to use their services are counted in pennies per GB. You only pay for the services you use as you use them. There are no monthly fees or subscriptions.

Amazon Web Services does not provide a step-by-step tutorial. However, there are plenty of help files and information spread around the site. For the purposes of uploading video, you need to use Amazon CloudFront in conjunction with an Amazon S3 bucket. From the Amazon CloudFront page:

To use Amazon CloudFront, you:

  • Store the original versions of your files in an Amazon S3 bucket.
  • Create a distribution to register that bucket with Amazon CloudFront through a simple API call.
  • Use your distribution's domain name in your web pages, media player, or application. When end users request an object using this domain name, they are automatically routed to the nearest edge location for high performance delivery of your content.
  • Pay only for the data transfer and requests that you actually use.

Just one another note. To place video in . The standard embedding code I get from vimeo looks something like this:

<iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/61337126"
  width="550" height="281" frameborder="0">
<iframe>

Well, the way to achieve resizing according to viewport/content width is by simply adding some CSS for your iframe:

iframe {
  width: 100%;
}

And the iframe is as wide as the container you put him in. However, the height can't be controlled that easily. To preserve that aspect ratio, you need a wrapper div, let's call it .aspect-ratio:

.aspect-ratio {
  position: relative;
  width: 100%;
  height: 0;
  padding-bottom: 51%;
}

This div is as wide as the content/viewport area, the height is zero. So practically this shouldn't be visible. However. The padding of this one is the height of the video divided through its width, or in other words: the aspect ratio in percent! No matter how much you resize your window, it will always stay in this ratio. So, all you need now is to let the iframe inside flow to each corner of its parent:

.aspect-ratio iframe {
  position: absolute;
  width: 100%;
  height: 100%;
  left: 0; top: 0;
}

Since the parent element has no height, we place it absolutely on the top left corner and let the iframe use the space created by the padding.

Published in Web Design
Friday, 01 July 2016 00:55

Best Design Trends 2017

All beginners and advanced designers, visual artists and HTML-coders use trends to get their most interesting and unique "Best of the Best Design In Trend 2016". Methods presented below satisfy Design Trends 2016 queries to create inspiration web site. Really important to fill your web or print page with colors that make You enjoy. From bright and vivid color palettes to creative typography, all fashion trends you will find here. Note that You need one, two, maximum, three methods used in one form. Avoid many of them become overused to make creative user-friendly websites, print materials, applications and more.

Material design.

Design world get a splash when Google in 2014 introduced its Alexandar Johnson to create a visual language of good design. Material design lives in our world that is responsive, natural, aware, and intentional.

  • Tactile Layers.

    The material is grounded in tactile reality. The fundamentals of light, surface, and movement are key to conveying how objects move, interact, and exist in space and in relation to each other.
  • Bold, graphic, intentional.

    The foundational elements of print-based design (typography, grids, space, scale, color) do far more than please the eye.
  • Motion with meaning.

    Motion is meaningful and appropriate, serving to focus attention and maintain continuity. Watch the video below that illustrates these principles.

Material Design In Print Style is flat 2D Design we assume that the layers are digital paper, then the “digital ink” would be like as stencile painted on these layers multiply. These methods used in traditional graphic design: posters, magazines, newspapers, packaging and so on.

Bright, Bold Colours.

Check our tips on selecting right bright color combinations for digital web design, material print design and accessories. Right colors play a huge role in web design. Bold and vibrant colors is trend in 2016 year. It's a part of Minimalistic Flat Style Design. To eliminate overhelming pairing bold colors with lighter, more neutral colors. Vibrant colors from fashion has a big influence on other styles of design like as interior design, art design, urban architecture, travel and nature. One of designer's law is properly picked trendy color palette have higher conversion rate. Choose one color that You like to use for main typography and furniture and accessories. Then fill your space with softer pseudo-neutral color. Open your vivid design with colors that make you happy. Choose colors that really speaks to your heart!

Vibrant Colors

Geometric Shapes.

You can make something really effective with a beautiful geometric pattern to create really dynamic and beautiful compositions. Geometric patterns when used correctly can be highly flexible, visually effective and in some cases, very functional. Geometric shapes can be strong, bold and striking design elements, so naturally they work fantastically in the world of logos. Heavy use of strong, often random geometric shapes may to be a primary design feature. Mixing flat pops of colours and sharp black and white patterns can help you create a sharp and effective contrast.

Try to get a balance of a colourful and busy pattern with simpler white elements. Experiment with shapes, colours and pixels of different sizes. Scale your pattern to create large or small blocks of colour or geometic shapes. Use a linear, sharp, geometric figured pattern or gradient-like patterns to create a creative and professional design. Pair strong patterns with vibrant or bold colors. Very creative way to pair patterns and images is split your picture into geometric frames.

Geometrical Shapes

Abstract Style with Minimalist Design.

Abstract art is definitely classic and has a great ability to set a mood. Abstract art creates a soft, modern setting when paired with organic forms. Abstract design includes endless pattern applications created from animal print, blotch, liberty-style, non-objective, polka-dot, gradation, airbrush, plaid design, camouflage, Art Nouveau, eccentric, geometric, bull's eye, irregural repeat, dotted-swiss, positive-negative, figure-ground patterns.

Designers are also beginning to incorporate animations into website designs using minimalism. Minimalist design can be identified by a framework that is simple in nature. Only necessary elements for functionality are included in the design. Minimalism is one of the design trends that just never gets old. The simplicity of it makes minimalism easy to incorporate into a number of other styles and trends. The style has an almost timelessness to it that makes designers keep coming back everytime. Minimalist designs often act with abstract image to balance each other. Them can pair very well. Details and space are design factors that really rule the aesthetic. In print design pairing the strong bold colour, minimal logotype and simple elements pattern is incredibly effective as element of recognisability to the branding. The minimalist style is so simple that users don’t have to think about it.

Minimalism in website, application and print design have a many benefits. Minimalist design will continue to take over website, app and print design. Focus and purpose designed around the content comes to making minimalism work at any environments, from responsive to print. How to create minimalist design? Start your project with a goal.And cut all not matched. How to achieve minimalism to minimalist web design? The best way is to reduce design to only the elements that are absolutely essential for it.

abstract design

Negative Space.

Negative space is the space that surrounds an object in a image. It can be in any color, it just doesn’t have any content. Negative space helps to define the boundaries of positive space and brings balance to a composition. Negative space and contrast in design used to entice the viewer’s participation in comparing various design components. Negative space (white space) is an important element in making website layouts and logos although it is very tricky to combine white space in designing but once you are able to do it, it is not something to be overlooked or avoided.

I very like this example of negative space in design. Leeds based designer Alexandar Johnson created this clever Moby Dick book cover for the classic tale Moby Dick. Including both the harpoon and the whale's tale, it's simple, striking and brilliantly unique.

Moby Dick

Creative agency 300million delivers work that is intelligent, looks good and gets results. A great example is The Guild of Food Writers' logo, the replacement of the pen's nib with a spoon shape creates a simple, clever and impactful logo.

food writers

"Modern" Retro Style Design.

Graphic design, and in fact, all the creative arts, are forever evolving. Retro modern design is coming back again with a vengeance. Modern retro gets its name from a style that’s very throwback, but not very far back. Retro means a style that is derived from the recent past. Retro is the shortened word for “retrospective” meaning “looking back”. “Modern” Retro is the latest design theme to put a contemporary twist on iconic oldies. One of the hottest design styles at the moment is the revival of vintage theme. Compared to modern design, retro is mostly a completely different realm, it has a large variety of benefits modern graphic designers often tend to overlook. The fact that each the retro design and the modern design have been around for a long period, the retro modern design visual identity is a relatively new development. To create a “Modern” Retro design, all you need to do is look to the first PC and video games, pixel art and of course, space themes for inspiration. Don’t be afraid to have some fun with color and use it in adventurous and exciting new ways. Mix and match, play with neon and don’t hold back. This is not a muted, color palette design style.

Modern Retro Design

Modular Layouts.

Modular design is rooted deep in design theory and has been used by a number of designers for a long time. It was popularized at various stages by newspaper designers as they created modules for the components of each story in that day’s edition of the paper. It's layouts built on modular or grid-like structures. Modular design is a technique where everything is built using a block grid pattern. In these designs each module is intended to flex based on the screen size. Modularity is the key to creating a flexible design systems. A modular system can be characterized by functional partitioning into discrete scalable, reusable modules, rigorous use of well-defined modular interfaces, and making use of industry standards for interfaces. In modular web design, pages looks similar, but the quality of created pages is still important.

Modular Design

Modular design trumps page driven design. This isn’t exactly a new approach, but the introduction of responsive web design has made it even more useful. In the website design landscape, modular design is a popular option because of the flexible nature of the modular grid. Modular is a popular website design trend because by dividing the space evenly it is easier to have the design adapt. Modular design falls in line with some other quite trendy elements. The first step is to get a handle on all the different building blocks your design is comprised of. If you want to really have your mind blown about ways to think and develop a modular grid, read Complex modular grid by Karl Gerstner.

Dramatic Typography.

With the rebirth of flat design and the popularity of minimalism, typography is taking a more central role in Web design. One defining feature of minimalist web designs is dramatic typography. Typography is being used for more than just legibility and readability (although that is still the primary purpose). The right use of typography is only one feature of minimalist design, so it is best to incorporate other elements like flat patterns and textures, a monochromatic color palette and the maximized used of negative space.

I would like to share with you a collection of Dramatic Typography Design Tricks for Inspiration or Creative Ideas. From print to web layouts, typography is the center piece of a good design and today we gathered a few examples of beautiful typeface combinations in web design to inspire You. The list of typography trends should provide an excellent starting point to reach dramatic typography with a lot of variants to choose or mix below. Keep minimalist site structures visually interesting. Use common sense when combining techniques!

  • Dramatic type. New trends in typography continue to emerge, from dramatic typography to urban fonts and the possible return of the serif thanks to higher resolution screens. Sometimes your typeface needs to convey feeling as much as meaning. Dramatic type demand the reader’s attention and direct it toward points of emphasis.
  • Decorative types (Script, Serif, Slab Serif, Hand-drawn, Artistic). Scripts are one of those traditional typefaces that have appeared in a variety of trendy reincarnations. Hand-drawn typeface is on the rise as a powerful yet versatile option, allowing it to be incorporated into designs, illustrations, custom graphics, advertising copy, and signage. Serif fonts are elegant, readable, and clean. The slab serif is a specific type of serif. Artistic fonts are designed solely for looks. Free Google Fonts is big for typography. In the past, designers may have had to be very selective with typefaces to customize typefaces.
  • Icon fonts. Icon fonts are a modern trend. Icon fonts coming up with a comprehensive range of icons that are scalable vectors. They are responsive enough to adapt to high resolutions and various screen sizes. Check free the complete set of 634 icons in Font Awesome Version 4.6.3
  • Watercolor. Watercolor typeface gives the impression of a fun-loving and light-hearted attitude.
  • Extreme size (big and small types with really difference). Text size is a means of controlling influence by the easest way. The smaller typeface usually calls for high contrast font colors with extremely thick strokes. The trend lately is going to extremes, both very large and very small. Don’t be afraid of different alignments, such as to the right or left, to avoid the “centered” crutch.
  • Retro. Retro fonts give life and soul to any typography design. Many of designers still try to romanticize the past via energetic retro type treatments from the type to the colors to the old classic. Good way to create a retro style typographic poster design with distressed textures and a muted colour scheme. Beautiful, retro ligatures and vintage typeface lead to specific mood.
  • All caps. All caps text with all the let­ters cap­i­tal­ized is best used for one line text or less. All caps is a typography that brings type to the forefront of your design. Caps works well on business cards and letterhead. Don't overhelmed by all caps! WORDS SET IN ALL CAPS LETTERS SEEM TO VISUALLY SHOUT.
  • Photo overlays. The days when images and text were two separate entities are over. As a web design technique, photo overlays owe some of the popularity to developments in CSS that make it easier to make this kind of text editable. Where the text appears on the image will impact both, and a designer must be sensitive about breakpoints on various devices.
  • Geometric design. It’s probably not accurate to say that geometric fonts are themselves on the rise, but they are certainly being swept up within other trends.
  • Creative use of fonts. As with other design elements, experimenting with text and typography can yield some great benefits if you’re up for the risk. Inventing your own creative usage is the best way to stand out.
  • Letterpress type effects. Letterpress printing is an old printing method that transfers ink from a press onto paper, essentially like a rubber stamp. Using the Appearance panel and graphic styles in Adobe Illustrator, you can quickly and consistently apply this letterpress effect to any editable text or vector object. Letterpress effect are now available to web designers using CSS. The letterpress effect is achieved by placing text on a contrasting, but not 100 percent contrast background color (i.e. not 100 percent black or 100 percent white), and then offsetting a text shadow with a color lighter than the background down and to the right and a darker drop shadow up and to the left. The offset should be only slight – one to three pixels depending on the text size – to avoid having the corners show a gap. Smaller type will not need any blur, but larger type may need a slight blur added to soften the effect slightly. Veneer Complete Family is a high resolution hand-crafted letterpress font that’s vintage and authentic with a touch of grunge.
  • Mixed and matched fonts. Mixing and matching fonts can be challenging, but using these tips can help to alleviate the stress associated with pairing them effectively. Color is another important consideration when pairing fonts. The colors should relate to one another in some concrete way; limiting the color scheme to a range of similar colors creates a sense of harmony. Finding a good combination of typeface is more than only good taste, it's an art...
  • Type customization. A custom typeface can have the same effect as creatively using simple type — better, even, considering the potential for furthering brand identity and character. Designing your own font system is a failsafe way to set yourself apart. Keep in mind: custom typeface must work across different browsers and devices.
  • Responsive typography. Responsive typography means that typefaces must be capable of shrinking or expanding depending on the size of screen the viewer is using.

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Custom Illustrations.

Personalize your image to have your website color palette identity. Take photos that would reflect your spirit, don’t use pictures that all another use. Don't use picture just to fill the page, participants ignored images when they there was no purpose other than to fill the page with a visual. An image that have a story is more informative than just having a picture of unknown people smiling.

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If you have not needed picture, take it from the stock database where you can find natural looking photos for your design.

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All Kurti Design Styles Exist In The World!

Kurti is asian ethnic women wear and liked one in women of Pakistan, India and all over the Asia. ‘Kurta’- this word is originated by the Persians and ‘Kurti’ is the moulded word instigated in India. Basically, kurta means ‘a collarless shirt’. Kurti is name of western dress mostly name as Top (Tunic / Blouse). Kurti revolutionized typical Indian fashion of ethnic wear and becomes the most favorite style statement. Kurtis is the latest trends in ethnic wear for women who are always desirous of dressing up in style. Today fashion designers are trying to keep pace with the growing popularity of kurtis and find endless options to design kurtis according to the latest trends. Designers add style enhancements to the ethnic kurtas with another types of improvements, shapes, prints, embroidery works. This fashion works using modern materials in trend changing view of femininity dramatically. Modern kurties are designed and tailored with the latest trend by using premium quality fabric under the supervision of the well known designers. Numerous designers have a major in in making ladies kurti by using some special laces to give kurtis a unique and stylish look. Kurtis available in different styles and patterns. Women Kurtis & Men Kurtas (similar men's clothing looks like women's) combine trendiest designs with high quality fabric. Kurta has become a unisex dress and both men and women are wearing.

Our contemporaneity has stoutly influenced the wishes and needs of the women. Launched recently in the Asian market, these designs have received unexpected admiration by women from all economic and social groups. Kurti has become the girls and women most favorite style statement to look stylish with charming fashion ethnic look. These excellent fashionable kurtis are so convenient that you can wear them all seasons anytime. Kurti made out of luxurious fabrics is first selection of girls in colleges and universities, active and societal women as well as other for any event. Kurtis are highly appreciated in the market for their elegant designs and patterns. The kurtas in straight cut patterns and pastel colors created for infinite effect. They are appropriate for office establishment and employment works.

Kurties are perfect to worn with jeans and leggings at any occasion like party picnic and any other hangout. Best part is that you can easily modify and customize kurtis for different looks. As a result, weared in kurti gets ample choices, from ethnic to indo-western style with different patterns, cuts and designs. It is the best choice for women who want to add an Indo-western touch to the dressing.

Why kurti is so popular? You can pair its with your favorite pair of tights, skimpy jeans, jeggins, leggings, treggins, trousers, skirts or with a huge patiala, a salwar, aladdin pants, high heels or a churidar. A kurti needs almost half the time to wear compared to blazer, salwar kameez or saree. It is good to consider your body shape, occasion, and weather for perfect pairing.

Kurti design have put up a wide range of trendy sleeveless, half sleeves, 3/4 th sleeves and full sleeves kurtis that match the wearers personality. Also it have a very wide range of necklines. Most popular types of kurtis are mentioned presented below. Note, that designed kurti may to be joined from other styles. Long Straight kurti may be color blocked, or short kurti may be with front zip or sleevless. These kurties are elegantly designed using the best quality fabric under the guidance of our adroit designers according to the latest fashion trends.

1. A-Line Kurti

2. Achkan Style Kurti

3. Anarkali Kurti

4. Angrakha Kurti

5. Asymmetric Kurti

6. C-Shaped Kurti

7. Chikan Kurti

8. Closed-Collar Kurti (Kameez Style)

9. Color-Block Kurti

10. Cotton Kurti

11. Dhoti Style Kurti

12. Double Layered Kurti

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13. Double Slit Kurti

14. Embroidered Kurti

15. Festive Kurti

16. Flared Kurti

17. Floral Kurti

18. Floor Length Kurti (Gown Style)

19. Front Open Slit Kurti

20. Front Zip Kurti

21. Fusion (Transparent) Style Kurti

22. High-Low Kurti

23. Indo-Western / Frock Style Kurti

24. Jacketed Kurti

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25. Kaftan Kurti

26. Kedia Style Kurti

27. Long Straight Kurti

28. Monochrome Kurti

29. Off-Shoulder Kurti

30. Overlay Kurti

31. Paisley Kurti

32. Pakistani Kurti

33. Princess Cut Kurti

34. Printed Kurti

35 Punjabi Style Kurti

36. Reversible Kurti

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37. Shirt Style Kurti

38. Short Kurti

39. Straight Kurti

40. Tail Cut Kurti

41. Tiered Kurti

42. Trail Cut Kurti

43. Tulip Kurti

1. A-Line Kurti

A-Line Kurtis

This is one of the most popular kurti designs at present that looks both stylish as well as elegant at any casual occasion. A-line cut kurti designs have been around since like forever. A-line cut kurti is shaped like the alphabet ‘A’, which is narrow at the top and flares at the knees or ankles, creating an A-shaped pattern. Raise your style quotient with a-line kurtis and short tunics. It obtains to the calf (or ankle) and it has flare from the waist for creating ‘A’-letter figure. This classic type kurti gets a stylish modern update and almost replace your simple dress for trendy one. A-line shape is curve-creator for skinny figure. A-line long kurti is right pairing with leggins. Also A-line short cotton kurti makes nice pairing with straight cut wrap-around skirt. Available in an exciting variety of colours, embroidery designs, patterns, and shades, the A-Line kurtis have become a necessary part of every woman’s apparel collection, perfect for plump or petite women and looks gorgeous on skinny girls.

2. Achkan Style Kurti

Achkan Kurti

Achkan (Hindi: अचकन) also known as Baghal bandi is a knee length jacket buttoned in front, worn by men, particularly in India, Nepal, Bangladesh and in Pakistan much like the Angarkha and Sherwani. Avchkan is traditionally associated with the Northern Indian, frequently Muslim and Sikh, aristocracy. Achkan style kurtis are a close-fitting, high-necked coat, full lengh sleeves, slightly flared below the waist and reaching almost to the knee, adopted to women. Its variant "Neru Jacket" with rounded corners of closed collar. Women kurtis often embroided or beautified by different colors of kurtis elements: sleeves, collar, pockets, buttons. Sleeves may be at 3/4 or full lengh.

3. Anarkali Kurti

Anarkali Kurti

Pretty, feminine and graceful – anarkali kurtis are widely loved and appreciated pieces of women's clothing today. Anarkalis is always sought as dress of royals. This ethnic piece has the right blend of traditional glam and comfiness. The Anarkalis have a flowing structure and lots of pleats that will add a further panache to your overall appearance. These are variants of flared kutas, where multiple longitudinal panels are attached from shoulders till hemline to get that flared silhouette. Anarkalis kurti are not all meant to be heavy and embellished. Anarkali kurtis have been in the market for as long as one can remember and they become trendier with every passing day. Anarkali have turn out to be the foremost preference of the clients and are widely worn in a different types of areas. This evergreen kurti design is apt for any formal, casual, or traditional function and can easily give you an elegant, stunning and unique appearance even in large gatherings. You can get them in lighter textiles like georgette or cotton to play the summer melodies. The girls with tall stature will look great in ankle length Anarkalis. If long, pair nicely with churidars.

4. Angrakha Kurti

Angrakha Kurta

Angrakha kurtis are inspired by the Traditional kurtas worn by tribal men in Gujarat and Rajasthan. In Angrakha kurta, two alike or opposite flaps lay upon on each other and connect with the help of planks at the side. Angrakha kurti feminine and stylish look. Giving a flattering fit to your bust and comfortable flare around hemline, these are a must have in the scorching heat of Indian summers. This angrakha kurti can radiate style with its simplicity. The angrakha kurta can be paired  with a pair of half white leggings or jeggings. You have a skirt that is lying in your wardrobe and whether it is midi length or full length, it can spruce up the whole ensemble when teamed up with Angrakha kurti. Pick a wrinkled or pleated wide palazzo with Angrakha kurta (You may wear front slit kurti with palazzo too). Get trendy look by assembling inverse Angarakha Style Kurti with style Palazzo. Pair angrakha kurti with leggings or Patiala Salwar, and you are good to go for the day. The latest trend is Anarkali kurti in Angrakha style.

5. Asymmetric Kurti

Asymmetric Kurti

There are so many kurti styles to try, but the ones you should not miss at any cost is the asymmetric designs. Assymetry can be anywhere on the kurta. It can be on shoulder line, neck, sleeves, waist cut or on bottom hemline. A lot of kurti designs and styles come under this category, since the only requirement is that you can’t join the corners when you fold them for storage. Some asymmetrically cut long kurtis give a twist in the tail to the parties. This kurti breaks away from the traditional styles and brings you a different look altogether, with a variant hemline. You get to try a lot of options, and it can be teamed up to achieve any look – office wear, casual wear or party wear. This is a filmy type of attire and you can choose the right fabric. So, never forget to add a couple of asymmetrical kurtis to your latest kurti design to buy list.

6. C-Shaped Kurti

C-shaped Kurti

"C"-shaped kurti is trendy and has a ‘C’ shaped front hem. The front hem of this kurti has a C-shaped panel which gives a stylish and slimmer appearance to taller women. This is probably the most sought-after kurti design for anarkali churidars and designer anarkalis and may used for romantic dates, dinner parties, and other special occasions. But it works equally well for a casual party outfit too. They are ideal to wear for many occasions. If you are tall women, C-cut kurti suits you well. They give you a slimmer appearance but mostly look better on tall women. C-Cut kurtis can look fabulous with fashionable jewellery, bracelet watches, and designer shoes.

7. Chikan Kurti

Chikan Kurti

Chican kurtis are the ethnic trend with the deepest cultural roots is ‘chikankari’. Chikan (Hindi: चिकन, Urdu: چکن‎) is a traditional embroidery style from Lucknow, India. Literally translated, the word means embroidery. Transforming traditional embroidery, in indian ethnic chikan white thread is embroidered on cool, pastel hues of cotton garments and slight muslin. Today chikan embroidery is also compile with coloured and silk threads in colours to done the style of vogue and keep chikankari till now. Chikan-made kurti with jeans will give you the coservative yet trendy look every contemporary Indian woman be worth. Introduce some fun without colour to your ethnic wardrobe with this kurti. 3/4 sleeves chikan kurti looks good on Patiala salwar. Best ways to to create five different looks with a white kurti is to pair it with colored bottom as denim jeans, ethnic palazzo, lehariya salwar, long skirt, rajasthani mirror dupata. There is no large scope to play with white shade, so here is where your bold makeup tricks or statement & colorful accessories comes into play.

8. Closed-Collar Kurti (Kameez Style)

Closed Collar Kurti

The latest trend in 2016 Kurtis Design is a cross between the traditional kameez and the modern kurti called a closed collar or kameez style kurti with a chic pair of jeans. The kameez or qamis is a shirt of varying length, a long tunic shirt worn over a pair of baggy trousers, usually worn by women, especially in Pakistan. The detail of such style is Band Gale (Hindi/Urdu: "Closed Neck"). Kameez is the shirt of the Salwar Kameez suit. Patiala Salwar can be worn with different types of shirts (Kameez), like short shirt, long shirt and nowadays some girls even wear a T-shirt to give a mixed Asian and Western look; however, the most popular and traditional top used is short kameez. Look absolutely professional and edgy with a cross between the traditional kameez and the modern kurti called a closed collar or kameez style kurti with a chic pair of jeans. The body of the kurti is made to set against the dye of the neckline. Palazzo is the most popular style with Kurta/Kameez yet it is just one of the many kinds of bottoms being worn currently.

9. Color-Block Kurti

Color Blocked Kurti

If you have a colourful mind, you will be able to make the right choice with these kurtis, which come with bold colours divided into blocks. Two or more than two vibrant colours are used to give a colour-block pattern. The mix of give this type of kurta tasteful contrast. Color block kurti looks beautiful when you choose the right colour combination. Color blocking is a great compromise for those who are typically pattern-shy, and its sharp structure allows for pieces to easily transition from day to night. Though it can be formed on any kurta type, it’s better to incorporate on straight fit or tunic silhouette.

10. Cotton Kurti

Cotton Kurti

This is the quintessential summer staple. This kurti is light weight and comfortable to wear. Cotton kurtis look so chic, crisp and smart. Cotton is one of the most flexible fabrics. It just blends with your body structure and doesn’t add any volume to who you are. Even with full sleeves, cotton kurtis are very comfortable during the heat wave. Cotton kurtis are evergreen and look awesome on every occasion. You can style cotton kurtis in countless ways with pants, leggings or even palazzos. Dressing a scarf or stole can establish an superb fashion declaration with just simple cotton kurti. Solid cotton kurti with jeans gives you professional look. If you are too thin or too fat, pick a nice piece of cotton Kurti and look your best. Cotton kurtas for women in shirt style are a must-own any summer season!

11. Dhoti Style Kurti

Dhoti Style Kurti

Dhoti kurti, a garment that earlier men used to wear, has now become a part of woman’s wardrobe too. There are all sorts of dhoti patterns available in attires from a dhoti pants, dhoti saree to dhoti dress. So, a dhoti style kurti had to be there also. Dhoti kurti adds a style declaration to your identity that makes you stand out from the mob. Dhoti style of kurtis has various drapes on bodice in original patterns or embroidery. They may look a little awkward but you can use a belt or structured tailoring to enhance your curves to fit your bode well. Dhoti style is a brilliant kurti design for people who would love to accentuate their hips. To make an Indo-western outfit, you can pair your kurtis with leggings, jeggings, denim jacket or casually wear them as a dress without bottom to flaunt your curves. If you are pregnant then Dhoti Kurti is a wear that can help you hide your baby bump in a fashionable way.

12. Double Layered Kurti

Double Layered Kurti

Double Layered Kurti is innovative, with one layer of cloth overlapping the other. Combination of this two colored make it more delightful and eyes catching, gives exotic look. You can wear bracelets, funky earrings and sandals with this one. This double layered beauty can be worn in two different ways.  There are two types of variation in this kurti, and you can avail a detachable version if you please. You can get rid of the upper layer and wear the sleeveless printed kurta just by itself. This way is economical and more affordable than other types of wear.

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PANTONE COLOR BRIDGE® Coated & Uncoated

The PANTONE COLOR BRIDGE® Coated & Uncoated set is a multi-purpose tool for printers, graphic and web designers. It is best used for determining how Solid Colors will look when reproduced through four-color printing process, as well as a HTML value reference for digital media display intent.

How to use

Locate colors by number by using the index immediately after the 112 New PANTONE Colors and/or at the back of the guide. Compare and evaluate colors only under optimal lighting conditions. Use the lighting indicator tool found at the back of the guides or a light booth supporting either D65 or D50 light sources.

Over time any and all papers will yellow and inks will fade. In order to ensure you have the most accurate color for specification and evaluation, Pantone recommends that you replace your guides and books annually.

Features

  • Cross-reference PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM® (PMS) colors to sRGB, CMYK and Hex color for Web/HTML
  • Best manage your on-press or digital color reproduction expectations
  • Including 112 New PANTONE Colors
  • This two-guide set features 1,845 PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM Colors shown side-by-side with their four-color process printed equivalents on both coated and uncoated paper, enabling printers and designers to quickly determine how closely Solid Colors can be matched in CMYK.
  • Colors are each displayed along with coordinating numbers and CMYK, sRGB and HTML values so that graphic and web designers can easily translate Solid Colors to their ultimate printed or digital design intent.
  • New colors have been added to the front of the guides, allowing designers to easily find 112 new means of inspiration, expression and opportunities for creativity.
  • Colors are predominantly arranged chromatically to allow for ease in visually locating color families and ranges.
  • Printed colors bleed off both page sides so they can be best analyzed for matching when guide pages are laid on top of printed works during evaluation.
  • An index can be found in the back of each guide for easy location of colors by number.
  • The convenient fan guide format allows for optimal color scanning and portability.
  • Guides are produced on text-weight paper in order to best simulate the most commonly used industry printing substrate.
  • A lighting indicator tool can be found at the back of each guide, allowing the user to instantly understand if current lighting conditions are suitable for accurate color evaluation and matching.

 

Published in Print Design
Friday, 01 July 2016 00:51

How Works the Letterpress Print Design

Letterpress is the oldest method of printing with equipment and images printed by the "relief" type printing plates where the image or printing areas are raised above the non-printing areas. Letterpress printing exerts variable amounts of pressure on the substrate dependent on the size and image elements in the printing. Letterpress print process is job for professional only. The most problematic is to save colours match from monitor screen to print page. Letterpress printing takes some time. A 10-15 days turn-around is normally.

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Basically, You need to know printing techniques and processes:

  • File type comparisons
  • DPI comparisons
  • CMYK colour chart
  • Paper sizes chart
  • Length conversion chart
  • Colour profile examples
  • CMYK and Pantone comparisons
  • A printing process diagram

We have many difficult colours for viewing (especially gold, silver, platinum those are terrible), it is a very tactile method of printing as each colour is literally punched or depressed into the paper stock, giving a wonderful debossed effect. Texture, finish and the way something feels are just as important in graphic design as the way that something actually looks.

The ideal tool is the vector application Adobe Illustrator. I am personally choose to start is a two-colour design using type and shape. Each colour will need a separate printing plate made, so the more colours you have then the more plates you need, and the more it will cost. Two colours is usually a good starting point.

Two Colours

The design for each colour plate needs to be separated and supplied as a hi res EPS or PDF file. To reproduce color and continuous-tone images, printers usually separate artwork into four plates—one plate for each of the cyan (C), yellow (Y), magenta (M), and black (K) portions of the image. When inked with the appropriate color and printed in register with one another, these colors combine to reproduce the original artwork. The process of dividing the image into two or more colors is called color separating, and the films from which the plates are created are called the separations.

Create Separation

When your plates come back, make sure the blocks have no raised edges where the plates have been cut – they can show up on your prints when you use a lot of pressure. If there are any edges file them down. Also make sure that the nails holding the block to the wood mount are well sunk. Take a proof to the letterpress printer to help with the position of the different coloured elements correctly. While letterpress previously relied on hand set wood and metal types along with specially made engravings, but polymer plates are more durable (and more easily replaced) and allow us to print artwork from digital files. Polymer plates are produced using a photographic process. The digital design is output to a film as a negative (left), and then exposed to a polymer plate using UV light (right). For plating, we use photopolymer – a light sensitive plastic exposed using high resolution image setter film. We generate our own film and plates in house. These plates use an adhesive backing and mount to an aluminum base in order to bring the relief plate to the proper height the previously used wood and metal types.

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You can choose any ink from the Pantone system. Pantone shows you how their colors look on coated, uncoated, and matte paper. Therefore you have the number of the color (for example, PANTONE Blue 072) followed by a suffix, which indicates on what stock your PANTONE Color is meant to be printed. If you want PANTONE Blue 072 on shiny paper, then you would specify the color in this manner: PANTONE Blue 072 C, where C stands for "coated". You then have U, which stands for "uncoated", and then M, which stands for "matte". We love metallic colors. Metallic inks are a notable for their opacity and will print opaque on colored stocks. With the exception of metallic inks, letterpress inks are transparent. Ink is applied to the rollers and you’re ready to print. The printer will add the right amount of ink depending on the kind of finish you want. Lighter ink levels result in more of the stock showing through, which can provide the textured effect that a lot of designers aim for when using letterpress.

PANTONE Color Chart

Offset ink is a specific type of ink used in conjunction with offset printing presses such as those used to produce letterpress prints. Ink is mixed by hand. We use oil-based, lithography inks. Each finished colour will need to be left overnight to dry, then you’re ready for colour number two (for us). Ink up the rollers with the second colour, prep and position the second plate in the chase and run a few rough prints out first so you can fine tune the registration of the second ink with the first ink. You may need to reposition it by a few millimetres on the actual chase. You can also move the stock feed on the press in order to get the registration exactly how you want it.

Once printed the second colour needs to be left to dry overnight too like the first. Try not to move the prints when they are stacked up, especially if you’ve used quite a heavy ink load on your prints. Any drastic movement of the stack and the individual prints could end up with unsightly smudges on them.

Letterpres Process

Once dry, the prints need to be trimmed to your finished size in a guillotine. Every office needs a paper cutter, even You have a colour inkjet office printer only. Paper cutters basically come in two flavors these days – Guillotine and Rotary. The most accurate cuts will always be made with Rotary cutters. For large stacks of paper You need a large electric or hydraulic paper cutter. I recommend to choose maximal size of cutting slightly larger than your printer's largest flat size.

 

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Friday, 01 July 2016 00:47

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Friday, 01 July 2016 00:46

760+ Free Icons Pack

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