Adobe Illustrator, Color Consistency, Communication, Custom Exhibit, Customer Service, Difficult Client, Discount Prices, File Format, File Size Reduction, Graphic Design, Graphic Design General, Graphic Requirements for Vendors, honesty, Industry Changes, Large Format Graphics, Tips & Tricks, Trade Show Displays

Important collection of posts from other locations

In the past year I’ve neglected this blog because I’ve been posting articles with an employer. Therefore, now that I’m not employed with that employer, and I don’t want to remove those articles from them, I present links to the posts. So, please read the following articles that were written by me for the promotion of another. It gives you…

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Adobe Illustrator, File Format, File Size Reduction, Graphic Design, Graphic Design General, Graphic Requirements for Vendors, Large Format Graphics, Tips & Tricks, Trade Show Displays

How To Design Large Format Graphics

Recently I did a guest post on the Classic Exhibits blog page explaining several graphic design tips for large format file prep. I invite you to read that post on the Classic site and let me know if you have any questions. The article is called “I Like Big Graphics and I Can Not Lie / Baby Got Big”. View…

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Communication, Difficult Client, File Format, Graphic Design General, Graphic Requirements for Vendors, Large Format Graphics, PDF, Trade Show Displays

PDF Files Are Evil (a personal feeling)

Why a large format job should never be submitted in PDF unless specifically requested and you know what you are doing Almost every professional design application has the ability to export or save as a PDF file and some large format printers actually request PDF files for final output (very limited number). However, it is my opinion that PDF files…

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Color Consistency, Communication, Graphic Design General, Graphic Requirements for Vendors, Large Format Graphics, Trade Show Displays

Maintaining Consistent Color From One Vendor To The Next In Large Format Trade Show Display Production

Is it possible? One of the secrets of the trade show display industry is that manufacturers, distributors and suppliers use multiple outlets to create what you are buying. It is extremely rare to find one location that will produce everything you need under one roof. Rather, what really exists is a community of companies that source multiple items from other…

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Graphic Design General, Graphic Requirements for Vendors, Large Format Graphics, Trade Show Displays

Required Reading

Graphic requirements are there for a reason In the last 21 years I’ve worked with countless vendors that supply printing and other production services for graphics and each would have a graphic requirements sheet to use as a guide for submitting files. Though the printing industry has several standards depending on the style of output, you would be surprised at…

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