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Photo resolution too low

Your photo image is composed of a fixed number of dots called pixels.  Low resolution means the photo doesn't have many pixels; high resolution means the photo has a lot of pixels.  But what is a lot?  Actually, the better question is, "What is enough?".

Once you decide how big ...Read More

Tint and Opacity Effects

There's nothing wrong with using a photo as is, but sometimes applying a filter to that photo will give you the desired effect you want for your special card.  For example, say you are making a card for your Mom, using a photo of when you were two years old.

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Creating a PDF with bleed margins

When we want professional printing with color right to the edge, we must include bleed margins.  Printing services don't actually print to the edge; they trim off the edges.  That is what eliminates the white margins.

Let's say we want 100 color prints of our 8.5 x 11 flyer.  To ...Read More

Appointment Calendar

Do you know someone who does not use a smart phone or any other electronic device to manage their appointments?  Often, these would be seniors who are more comfortable with pen and paper.

For many seniors, a calendar to write on, is most helpful to keep track of their appointments.  Important ...Read More

Holiday Ideas

Happy Holidays!

Here are some holiday ideas - create these with The Print Shop:

gift tags

web page holiday greetings

photo art print

photo card


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