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Old 19-01-2011, 16:06   #1 (permalink)
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I need to design a A5 leaflet but only have Fireworks and PH Elements ?

Hi

I have designed a leaflet in Fireworks using my normal 72dpi.

So now I need to reproduce this to get as 300dpi+ to get the leaflets printed, but I've been told that Fireworks is'nt ideal for this and the only other graphic package I have if Photoshop Elements 8.

To be honest I have used my firework software for business cards and they printed fine, can I get some opinions on whether I can get away with it?

Actually wouldn't you give the fiel as a pdf (use converter) to the printers anyway so whether its JPG and RGB won't matter?

Thanks for your time.

Ash

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Old 19-01-2011, 16:12   #2 (permalink)
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I hope someone isn't paying for this 'service'.

Use Indesign, Illustrator or God forbid, Quark. All images at 300dpi, all colour profiles to CMYK, use bleed and output as a press quality pdf.
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Old 19-01-2011, 16:23   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for vote of confidence.

No its for a friend, I design websites, which yes people do pay for, but I'm doing this as a favour. And as you can probably tell I don't get involved with print stuff much.

Eitherway, I have the software that I have, I can't run out and buy Quark.

I have the Adobe FW CS4, Photoshop Elements 8, a very old copy of Photoshop itself.

I could I guest get 60 day trial of QuarkXPress 8, will do the job, or Illustrator etc.

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Old 19-01-2011, 16:26   #4 (permalink)
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No. I'd get in touch with these people for your printing needs.
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Old 19-01-2011, 16:28   #5 (permalink)
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Old 19-01-2011, 16:29   #6 (permalink)
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As mentioned I'm web based, not involved in the print side of things, unless it overlaps.

I can't see other people website link, not sure how you see mine ?

Anyway I just only asking for some advice, from some people who may be more print minded.
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Old 19-01-2011, 16:39   #7 (permalink)
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You have your answer, and Sub clearly knows how to use google.
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Old 19-01-2011, 16:42   #8 (permalink)
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You need to use an application that is specifically designed to produce artwork for print. I'm not sure how a limited trial version of Indesign, Illustrator or Quark works (aren't they save disabled?) but it seems highly unprofessional to use trial software for work; for a friend or otherwise.
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Old 19-01-2011, 16:47   #9 (permalink)
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As an aside if you don't have the facility to output print ready artwork then why not post up the job in the employment forum and get a quote to do it for you properly?
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Old 19-01-2011, 16:52   #10 (permalink)
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Jesus I was only asking, seriously why the hostility Klang.

Forums are for discussion I thought, well I know I've been using them for 15 years, someone asks a questions, whether YOU think its stupid is completely irrelevant.

I answer lots of questions on several Web Design Forums and I'm always nice however stupid 'I' think the question is.

Maybe people have used FW for this and you can then convert it, maybe there's other options, if I don't have 'Use Indesign, Illustrator or God forbid, Quark', I wouldn't have asked.

Honestly Klang really bad Forum Etiquette.

Thanks for taking the time anyway.

Have a great day.

Ash

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Old 19-01-2011, 16:56   #11 (permalink)
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Don't lecture me you fucking twerp, you asked a question, you received the correct answer, you want your balls tickling at the same time, go somewhere else.
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Old 19-01-2011, 16:57   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks Sub.

Not sure I see it as unprofessional, just trying to help a friend out who needs some flyers for a Kids performing arts charity, they have no money of course as is often the case for these types of organisations. I'm planning to pay for the printing myself, rather not have to pay for design when its just the software I'm lacking.

Just looking for an achievable way around the problem. :0)

All good points though cheers.
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Old 19-01-2011, 17:01   #13 (permalink)
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'Twerp' is a word that should be used more often.
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Old 19-01-2011, 17:01   #14 (permalink)
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Seriously man in 15 years never had someone swear at me on a professional forum, you moron.

I received 'a' answer you aren't the only person on here, though it appears you think you are.

Sub managed to be a bit more helpful.

Nothing wrong with the question I asked.

Grow up.
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Old 19-01-2011, 17:03   #15 (permalink)
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Twerp should be used more often :0)

Just been told by a couple of contributors from the Fireworks own forum that there a way around it no problem.

Its a very simple design no image as such, so should be fine.

Thanks for your time.
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Old 19-01-2011, 17:05   #16 (permalink)
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I have used PS Elements 3 to produce business cards for myself. I made the file at 300 dpi and sent it to a friend who works in an ad agency. She opened it in PS proper, converted it to cmyk and returned the file. Then I sent it to my printer who used Adobe Acrobat to turn it into a cmyk 300 dpi PDF, from which he ran off my job.

So you can do the basic designing and that in Elements and I dare say if you ask very nicely, a helpful printer will do the rest for you. But they definitely don't like having to do that sort of thing. They're printers, not some kind of helpful understanding graphics service.

I should say this was some years ago, before I was rich enough to have my own legal registered copy of PS!
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Old 19-01-2011, 17:11   #17 (permalink)
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Ha great thanks Steveb that's basically the answer I got from the other forum, create as 300dpi, 5.8 x 8.3 inches, then converted when done.

I know some printers will accept JPG's anyway, just not the one we usually use.

Nice one thanks again, Wow Klang's answer wasn't the only one.

Crikey what a surprise

;0)

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Old 19-01-2011, 17:13   #18 (permalink)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom
'Twerp' is a word that should be used more often.
Yes, I felt like using an old classic.
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Old 19-01-2011, 17:22   #19 (permalink)
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Ha Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha..........and so on, bloody comedy gold. Flang
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