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    DavidTODavidTO Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 19,160 Major grins
    edited January 21, 2006
    Thanks for your comments!

    You're welcome!
    The '+' is the standard international sign for 'international access number', different for each country: 011 for USA, 00 for most European countries, etc.

    But you're not using the international code...or were you just saying why you're in the habit of including it?

    Looking forward to seeing the next version.

    Oh, just wanted to mention that the cutting on my overnightprints.com cards was very even...
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    flyingdutchieflyingdutchie Registered Users Posts: 1,286 Major grins
    edited January 21, 2006
    DavidTO wrote:
    You're welcome!



    But you're not using the international code...or were you just saying why you're in the habit of including it?

    Looking forward to seeing the next version.

    Oh, just wanted to mention that the cutting on my overnightprints.com cards was very even...

    The '+' sign is the international access code. In different countries, it means a different set of numbers. And GSM will automatically translate it for you. E.g. my cell-phone's contact-list contains numbers that all start with a '+'. Wherever i am (in USA, roaming in Holland, in France), i don't have to worry wether the international access number is 00, 011, 0, 9 or something else. It all happens automatically. E.g. if i would have my business in Holland, the number would look something like this: +31.72.1234567

    I'm thinking about using GotPrint.com. Is this company any good? :D
    I can't grasp the notion of time.

    When I hear the earth will melt into the sun,
    in two billion years,
    all I can think is:
        "Will that be on a Monday?"
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    brandofamilybrandofamily Registered Users Posts: 2,013 Major grins
    edited January 21, 2006
    DavidTO wrote:
    Oh, just wanted to mention that the cutting on my overnightprints.com cards was very even...

    I have never had cards printed on line. IF I use any of these printing companies listed here, such as OverNightPrints.com....do I submit to them the finished product in 2x3.5 card size?
    Thanks
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    AndyAndy Registered Users Posts: 50,016 Major grins
    edited January 21, 2006
    I have never had cards printed on line. IF I use any of these printing companies listed here, such as OverNightPrints.com....do I submit to them the finished product in 2x3.5 card size?
    Thanks

    You just follow the simple instructions they give you. Couldn't be easier deal.gif
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    DavidTODavidTO Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 19,160 Major grins
    edited January 21, 2006
    I have never had cards printed on line. IF I use any of these printing companies listed here, such as OverNightPrints.com....do I submit to them the finished product in 2x3.5 card size?
    Thanks


    overnightprints.com has a photoshop template all ready to go. Just download it.
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    brandofamilybrandofamily Registered Users Posts: 2,013 Major grins
    edited January 21, 2006
    DavidTO wrote:
    overnightprints.com has a photoshop template all ready to go. Just download it.
    Is one file type "better" to use than another? I have access to all the ones they accept.
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    DavidTODavidTO Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 19,160 Major grins
    edited January 21, 2006
    Is one file type "better" to use than another? I have access to all the ones they accept.


    Dunno, I just used PS.
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    brandofamilybrandofamily Registered Users Posts: 2,013 Major grins
    edited January 21, 2006
    DavidTO wrote:
    Dunno, I just used PS.
    Do you just flatten the image layers, save as .psd and send?
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    DavidTODavidTO Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 19,160 Major grins
    edited January 21, 2006
    Do you just flatten the image layers, save as .psd and send?


    jpg, but yes..

    It came out darker than I thought, but aside from that it was beautiful...
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    flyingdutchieflyingdutchie Registered Users Posts: 1,286 Major grins
    edited January 21, 2006
    DavidTO wrote:
    jpg, but yes..

    It came out darker than I thought, but aside from that it was beautiful...

    Soft proof it with some printer-profile. Overnight and GotPrint do not provide you with any soft-proofing profile, but just try ezprints.icc and maybe some other soft-proofing profiles. You'll see the image turning darker/muddier a little bit... paper is not a monitor :)
    I can't grasp the notion of time.

    When I hear the earth will melt into the sun,
    in two billion years,
    all I can think is:
        "Will that be on a Monday?"
    ==========================
    http://www.streetsofboston.com
    http://blog.antonspaans.com
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    flyingdutchieflyingdutchie Registered Users Posts: 1,286 Major grins
    edited January 21, 2006
    Another try :D

    53318329-M.jpg

    - I removed 'photography' after the name "Streets Of Boston"
    - I grouped the contact data together in a 10pt black font.
    - Removed building from background and replaced with partially transparent map of Boston.

    updated 22 Jan:
    - Moved name above URL
    - Changed 'Of' into 'of'.
    I can't grasp the notion of time.

    When I hear the earth will melt into the sun,
    in two billion years,
    all I can think is:
        "Will that be on a Monday?"
    ==========================
    http://www.streetsofboston.com
    http://blog.antonspaans.com
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    W.W. WebsterW.W. Webster Registered Users Posts: 3,204 Major grins
    edited January 21, 2006
    Another try :D
    The word 'of' is not normally capitalised in a title (similarly 'the', 'and' etc), which gives it an undue prominence in your card, IMHO. The 'In the Zone' card discussed earlier in this thread follows the usual convention to good effect.
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    DavidTODavidTO Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 19,160 Major grins
    edited January 21, 2006
    Another try :D

    53318329-Ti.jpg

    - I removed 'photography' after the name "Streets Of Boston"
    - I grouped the contact data together in a 10pt black font.
    - Removed building from background and replaced with partially transparent map of Boston.


    Looking better, IMO.

    Here's the rest of my thoughts.

    Yes, the O in Of should be lowercase.

    I still don't think you need "street", just "photography".

    I would put your name first, before your URL, not only because it's more important, but also because then you'd have a pleasing angle to the left edge of those lines.

    And maybe soften the shadow a bit.
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    AndyAndy Registered Users Posts: 50,016 Major grins
    edited January 21, 2006
    is not normally

    What's normal? How about a little free-thinking? Thinking out Of the box is a good thing. That's what makes us all so different. I think Anton's got a nice balance in his logotype.
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    AndyAndy Registered Users Posts: 50,016 Major grins
    edited January 21, 2006
    DavidTO wrote:

    Yes, the O in Of should be lowercase.

    Only if Anton want's to be an automaton.
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    W.W. WebsterW.W. Webster Registered Users Posts: 3,204 Major grins
    edited January 21, 2006
    Andy wrote:
    What's normal? How about a little free-thinking? Thinking out Of the box is a good thing. That's what makes us all so different. I think Anton's got a nice balance in his logotype.
    That's why I said 'normally'. Rules are made to be broken, so they say, but it's the result or outcome that's important. If flyingdutchie agrees, on reflection, that the capitalisation detracts from his card, that's all that's important, and all I was drawing his attention to. He's seeking comments, I offered mine.

    BTW Flyingdutchie, does the cut edge of the imitation foldback look a little strange when the rest of the overlay has a ragged edge?
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    AndyAndy Registered Users Posts: 50,016 Major grins
    edited January 21, 2006
    He's seeking comments, I offered mine.

    BTW Flyingdutchie, does the cut edge of the imitation foldback look a little strange when the rest of the overlay has a ragged edge?

    And I, mine :D

    Good catch on the fold back. Anton, here's another effect I like (not a business card, but you get the idea):
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    flyingdutchieflyingdutchie Registered Users Posts: 1,286 Major grins
    edited January 21, 2006
    That's why I said 'normally'. Rules are made to be broken, so they say, but it's the result or outcome that's important. If flyingdutchie agrees, on reflection, that the capitalisation detracts from his card, that's all that's important, and all I was drawing his attention to. He's seeking comments, I offered mine.

    BTW Flyingdutchie, does the cut edge of the imitation foldback look a little strange when the rest of the overlay has a ragged edge?

    Thanks Andy, Webster and David,

    About the 'Of', i decided to make the 'O' lowercase. I noticed that the capitalized S, O and B form "S.O.B".... well, you get my drift.:D

    The ragged edges and the smooth flip over: I actually did that deliberately. It 'underlines' my contact-data (especially the horizontal edge).
    My latest attempt:
    - Changed 'Of' into 'of'
    - Made the ragged edges a little more papery, less plasticy.

    Thank you all very much for your comments! thumb.gif

    (BTW: The picture is a shot at Sandy Neck, Cape Cod, MA. The bottle of water and the shoe are my dad's. He visited me that summer)
    I can't grasp the notion of time.

    When I hear the earth will melt into the sun,
    in two billion years,
    all I can think is:
        "Will that be on a Monday?"
    ==========================
    http://www.streetsofboston.com
    http://blog.antonspaans.com
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    AndyAndy Registered Users Posts: 50,016 Major grins
    edited January 21, 2006

    Thank you all very much for your comments! thumb.gif

    (BTW: The picture is a shot at Sandy Neck, Cape Cod, MA. The bottle of water and the shoe are my dad's. He visited me that summer)


    Nice, nice Anton thumb.gif

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    flyingdutchieflyingdutchie Registered Users Posts: 1,286 Major grins
    edited January 21, 2006
    Andy wrote:
    Nice, nice Anton thumb.gif

    53329076-L-0.jpg

    Thanks!
    But when was this picture taken!!?? rolleyes1.gif
    I can't grasp the notion of time.

    When I hear the earth will melt into the sun,
    in two billion years,
    all I can think is:
        "Will that be on a Monday?"
    ==========================
    http://www.streetsofboston.com
    http://blog.antonspaans.com
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    DavidTODavidTO Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 19,160 Major grins
    edited January 21, 2006
    Soft proof it with some printer-profile. Overnight and GotPrint do not provide you with any soft-proofing profile, but just try ezprints.icc and maybe some other soft-proofing profiles. You'll see the image turning darker/muddier a little bit... paper is not a monitor :)


    I checked it out with CMYK, and it's still nothing like what I got back. Not that I'm unhappy, but if I was looking for color accuracy I would be.
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    flyingdutchieflyingdutchie Registered Users Posts: 1,286 Major grins
    edited January 21, 2006
    DavidTO wrote:
    I checked it out with CMYK, and it's still nothing like what I got back. Not that I'm unhappy, but if I was looking for color accuracy I would be.

    You probably selected 'Working CMYK'? If so, do 'Custom...', select for 'Device to Simlute' the value 'Working CMYK - US... ...' and check the 'simulate paper color' and 'black point compensation'.
    Especially when checking 'simulate paper color', you'll see that the proof looks much darker.
    I can't grasp the notion of time.

    When I hear the earth will melt into the sun,
    in two billion years,
    all I can think is:
        "Will that be on a Monday?"
    ==========================
    http://www.streetsofboston.com
    http://blog.antonspaans.com
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    AprilViselAprilVisel Registered Users Posts: 16 Big grins
    edited January 24, 2006
    My first contribution...first post...first.....
    Figured this was a good place to say "hey" and that Smugmug rocks!

    Here are the cards I have been currently using. I have them done at Overnightprints as well. All was good until the last two orders. It took two weeks to get them as compared to 2 days and customer service bites!
    When I DO get them, they are good quality and crisp.
    The backs of the cards are the same without the type, but with reduced opacity, and matte instead of glossy, so you can write on them. So far people have been stoked.
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    vangoghvangogh Registered Users Posts: 353 Major grins
    edited January 25, 2006
    Another try :D

    53318329-M.jpg

    - I removed 'photography' after the name "Streets Of Boston"
    - I grouped the contact data together in a 10pt black font.
    - Removed building from background and replaced with partially transparent map of Boston.

    updated 22 Jan:
    - Moved name above URL
    - Changed 'Of' into 'of'.

    Sorry I haven't replied to your other question. Been busy missing the deadline for the Air challenge & entering another photo comp here in the UK lol. This looks a lot better. Now a prospective client has lots of ways to contact you clap.gif

    Nicola
    Nicola
    Iconic Creative
    http://iconiccreative.smugmug.com

    "To be creative means the ability to remain thirsty and to want more, never be content...you keep on seeing, discovering and understanding the joy of creativity"
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    gusgus Registered Users Posts: 16,209 Major grins
    edited January 25, 2006
    AprilVisel wrote:
    My first contribution...first post...first.....
    Figured this was a good place to say "hey" and that Smugmug rocks!

    Here are the cards I have been currently using. I have them done at Overnightprints as well. All was good until the last two orders. It took two weeks to get them as compared to 2 days and customer service bites!
    When I DO get them, they are good quality and crisp.
    The backs of the cards are the same without the type, but with reduced opacity, and matte instead of glossy, so you can write on them. So far people have been stoked.

    April...i took a while & strolled through your album here. I recon a lot of people here would be richer for looking also. You do exceptional work.

    Gus
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    Shay StephensShay Stephens Registered Users Posts: 3,165 Major grins
    edited January 25, 2006
    No kidding! I'm not even into horses but found it outstandingly beautiful.
    Humungus wrote:
    April...i took a while & strolled through your album here. I recon a lot of people here would be richer for looking also. You do exceptional work.

    Gus
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    wxwaxwxwax Registered Users Posts: 15,471 Major grins
    edited January 25, 2006
    No kidding! I'm not even into horses but found it outstandingly beautiful.
    You can't tell me you never said to yourself "Saaay, that's a cute horse." :uhoh
    Sid.
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    wxwaxwxwax Registered Users Posts: 15,471 Major grins
    edited January 25, 2006
    Humungus wrote:
    April...i took a while & strolled through your album here. I recon a lot of people here would be richer for looking also. You do exceptional work.

    Gus
    thumb.gif Agreed, thanks for the link. April, there's some true art there, lovely work.
    Sid.
    Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam
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    AprilViselAprilVisel Registered Users Posts: 16 Big grins
    edited January 25, 2006
    Thank you SO much!
    I am a hosrse freak! :D
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    flyingdutchieflyingdutchie Registered Users Posts: 1,286 Major grins
    edited January 25, 2006
    AprilVisel wrote:
    Thank you SO much!
    I am a hosrse freak! :D

    Yes, you are!! :Drolleyes1.gif

    But not only your horse-pics are stunning. I've been looking at some of your other pictures as well. You got an artistic eye. I found some beautiful images.
    I can't grasp the notion of time.

    When I hear the earth will melt into the sun,
    in two billion years,
    all I can think is:
        "Will that be on a Monday?"
    ==========================
    http://www.streetsofboston.com
    http://blog.antonspaans.com
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