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EAGLE PRINTING & GRAPHICS PRESENTS
OCT
12
PRINTING IS OUR PASSION.
WELCOME TO TEN MINUTES OF GOOD NEWS AND FUN STUFF FROM YOUR FAVORITE PRINTER!
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A Message from Amanda Johnson
The Way I See It
 

Here are some words of wisdom to get you through your day.
“The bad news is nothing lasts forever. The good news is nothing lasts forever.” – J. Cole

Here’s the way I see it: Life is a circle of happiness, sadness, hard times, and good times. If you’re going through hard times, have faith that good times are on the way.

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Idea of the Week
Kiss Print Hassles Goodbye by Packaging Print-Ready PDFs
PERFECTLY PACKAGED IN EVERY WAY

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Crafting the perfect design is like putting together a puzzle. It starts with a simple concept or vision. But as ideas evolve, your project comes to life in your design software. Fonts are sized, graphics are imported, and colors are blended until the project is perfect.

When your “puzzle” is complete, you are ready to send it to your printer. But you can’t just send your masterpiece (your finished InDesign file) alone; you have to send along the individual pieces you used. Why? Because what looks like a complete InDesign file is actually just a small preview that maintains links to the original files outside the document. To send a complete package to print, you must include all the fonts and any graphics you imported into your design along the way.

Don’t worry! You don’t have to keep track of all these pieces alone. InDesign will walk you through the steps to collect and package everything you need. Start with four simple steps:


1) Before sending a package to print, eliminate unnecessary information like previous file versions and unused color swatches. Run your package through a final quality check. Did you submit high-resolution photos, best quality logos, and appropriately marked bleeds in your PDF files?

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2) Open file. Choose: File > Package.
Dialog boxes in the package tab will display a summary panel with an overview of the packaging process, including details on fonts, links and images, colors and inks, print settings, and external plug-ins. These tabs will point out missing fonts, color inconsistencies, and potential production problems. Click through each of these tabs to catch any mistakes before continuing.

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3) Move to the lower right corner of the package dialog box and click the oval titled “package.” A “Printing Instructions” dialog box will appear. Here you’ll submit your contact information and any other project notes your printer should reference.

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4) After updating your instructions, click Continue. A “Create Package Folder” dialogue will offer you a standard save option or tweaks on final details. Here a PDF preset can be set up or selected, so it exactly matches the workflow of a specific commercial printer.

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Export Preset Options

InDesign allows for PDF presets that enable designers to choose between high quality, press quality, or the smallest file size presets. Each preset will embed fonts and images and capture your design perfectly.

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When packaging a PDF file, always consult with us in advance to save on time, labor, or unnecessary stress. We’re here to make things flow as smoothly as possible!

See more great ideas like this!
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Marketing Tip
Smart Business Cards
UPGRADE YOUR NETWORKING

Technology has revolutionized the way we interact and engage with people. For example, smart business cards can be a fun way to upgrade your networking. Whether you want to share your contact information, payment apps, or tell your story, smart cards allow users to easily tap a business card with their phone to access information or scan a QR code.

Here are a few smart business card options to consider. Depending on what features you are looking for, pricing will vary.

While smart business cards are a trendy way to share information, traditional printed business cards continue to be a favorite for many people as a way to create a memorable connection. By having both print and digital cards, you can provide options to connect with your audience however they are most comfortable.

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Uncommon Product
Care Cards
HELP CUSTOMERS EXTEND THE LIFE OF THEIR PURCHASE

Care cards are a thoughtful tool to help customers extend the life of their purchase. For example, a care card can include instructions on how to wash a product, such as customized coffee tumblers that should be hand washed only (not dishwasher safe). Care cards can also provide tips on how to store or care for items, such as jewelry, canvas artwork, photo albums, custom keepsakes, and more.

For example, Silver Jeans Co. mails a Denim Care card with all purchases that includes tips on keeping your denim (and the planet) looking its best. They not only provide helpful advice for customers on how often to wash their jeans, but also tips on hang drying, spot cleaning, and more.

Care cards can be created as simple as a one-sided flat card in any size to a larger, multi-panel folded card. If you’d like help creating a care card your customers will appreciate receiving, give us a call today!

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Focus Mode for Android
PAUSE APPS THAT CAN BE DISTRACTING

Android Focus mode enables users to pause apps that can be distracting, such as social media notifications and news alerts. Once Focus mode is turned on, chosen apps will be grayed out on the screen, and their notifications will be hidden. Any notifications from those apps are put on hold until Focus mode is turned off, although exceptions can be added for calls and alerts from specific people or apps.

Users may also create a work profile to pause work app alerts (such as Outlook emails and Microsoft Teams alerts) to prevent distractions during meals or family time in the evenings or weekends.

To access Focus mode on an Android device, go to Settings/Digital Wellbeing and Parental Controls.

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