Sunday, October 28, 2007

Printer Settings

Here are the printer settings as i have them saved out here, and ive used this setup on 3 printers now with no problem so i don't see why your printer should be any different.

First make sure you have all the fronts of the cards lined up exactly with the blue guides. Merge all fronts into one layer and same for the backs. Hide one of the two layers and click on "print with preview". Once there make sure the setting match the screen capture below. Notice the 'center image' option is turned ON and the 'fit to media' option is set to OFF.

now select 'Page Setup' and make sure all the info matches the image below... Scale 100% and normal orientation.

When selecting the type of paper make sure you have this option selected (borderless). If your version of Photoshop doesnt have this option just go to the very bottom of the list in this pull down menu and select 'Manage Custom Sizes" and just copy the info that appears in the little yellow box... basically just specifies the standard dimensions for a Letter sized piece of paper and the margins for the left, right, top and bottom of the paper are all set to 0.00

If all these settings match theres no reason why it shouldnt match up when you print the backside. Dont specify double-sided printing in the printer settings, what youre doing is basically printing two different layers (fronts and backs) in the exact same spot on the paper (hence the blue guides). So if you print one side and flip the paper over and print the other side of the cards, they will be printed in the exact same location, so they should line up perfectly.

Just for reference, if you open the file "1 -8up.psd", go to the Layers section and at the very top, layer 1 and 3 have a green colored box and a lock. If you turn these layers to visible it can serve as a positioning guide, you just have to match card 1 with card 1, card 2 with card 2 etc etc.

By the way, im working on Photoshop CS3 so some of the menu layouts may vary if youre on a different version of photoshop.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Melting in Mars

As some might know, this month's swiss design magazine IdPure features Korner Union's piece titled "oh no, it's melting day again" and i casually ran into this website that sells numbered prints of the piece. You might alo wanna take the time to visit the rest of the site if you havn't already; they feature self initiated graphic design projects in many categories.

go to Work From Mars . Org

Friday, December 15, 2006

The future by Nokia

Nokia's new concept phone the 888 designed by Tamer Nakisci is possibly the closest we have gotten to the future technology-wise. Benelux Design Contest gives us a hint that how the future phones would look like. This phone has only appeared on the drawing paper till now. The phone will look like a bracelet, use liquid batteries and feature speech recognition. It will have a flexible touch screen and a sensitive body cover. It will also have all the features of a communicator.

You dont have to carry it in your pocket or on your wrist. You can carry it anywhere, in anyform. You can roll it, bend it, put on your clothes like a clip. It also makes some form changes that makes it more ergonomical: i.e. when you want to talk on the phone, the body form turns into the form of the good old telephone. You can personalize these forms and record them. So it fits you the best in the way that you have chosen.

Also e-motions let you send forms to other 888 users: i.e. you can send a heart shape to your girlfriend or a dancing figure to your friends to call them to the party tonight. This way you can talk without words.

T.V. in the Future...

The advent of companies such as HoloPro, Universal Display Corporation and materials such as Makrolon (manufactured by Bayer), may mean new times are in the pipeline for the whole display and t.v. industry. Flexible screens, FOLED (Flexible Organic Light Emitting Diodes) and paper thin displays. In this video produced by Cnet we can have a taste of what the future holds in store.

Please take the time to visit these truly innovative companies: HoloPro and Universal Display Corporation (inventors of the OLED)

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Houdini Silk Simulation

A simple procedural particle silk simulation done on Side FX HOUDINI. Using forces and particle operators.. no cloth solvers.

Build your own MIDI controller Step-by-step...

Wolf + Lamb Custom 3 Channel Midi Controller
Make a beautiful custom 3 channel midi controller. Use it for Ableton Live DJing (recommended) or any other MIDI compliant program. Total cost: $450!

Instructions HERE

Friday, December 8, 2006

The Labs...

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