Art. Start with the best and neatest art file of your company logo. Vector art is the best art. If you want to use a photograph, please make it high resolution. 300 dpi at the final size will give the best results.
Balance. Design your tally books so that your logo is on the front, and some other information is on the back.
Color. Choose the imprint colors and vinyl colors that will reflect your company’s colors.
Design. If you need help with the design, the online company can usually help you. They have the experience.
Extras. Do you want to order these extras? Vinyl pen loop. Clear vinyl inserts with 3 pockets for your papers that you add later. Stone pad instead of paper pad.
Free proof. Always ask for a free email proof before your order goes into production.
Ground shipping, unless you’re in a hurry.
Hi resolution stock pictures are usually available as a background to your imprint.
Important facts, like your phone number, location, services, and products can be displayed on the back cover.
Nowadays printing technology has progressed so far that you can have your own business wall calendars with your own pictures. Do you have a product line that you want to display all year on your customer’s wall? Do you have a fleet of tow trucks, boats, taxis, or a group of buildings? You can now use today’s digital cameras or smart phones to capture the images for a wall calendar. Here are 5 tips to help you and a printing company make the best calendar you have ever seen. Custom Calendar Printing is finally here.
Furnish hi resolution images. Your beautiful full color pictures will look professional on your wall calendar if they are at least 300 dpi. So for a picture that is 10 inches by 10 inches, you need 3,000 pixels by 3,000 pixels. When you multiply that out, you get 9 million, or 9 megapixels.
Pick the best background for your picture. If you have a fleet of trucks, and want a different truck on each page of your calendar, be wary of the background. Do you want a background with a telephone pole and electric lines, a stop sign, a dog scratching his fleas?
Lighting. The best lighting will give make the colors stand out. Too bright light will make deep shadows. Too dark lighting will look too dark.
Washing and grooming. If you don’t have time to groom and wash, you will be sorry every time you look at your calendar picture.
Balance. A great picture will have the subject in the center, or moving to the center.
I use the word “Magic” loosely. The explosion of personal computers in the last 40 years has been accompanied by a dramatic increase in the quality of printing from those computers. 40 years is a really short amount of time as far as printing technology goes. 40 years is very short compared to the year 1439, when Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press and movable type in Europe. In 40 years we went from the time nobody could print a document or picture in their own house, to now, in 2016, when everyone with a personal computer can design and print in high resolution full color. We can even print our own wall calendars, with our own pictures of our family. If we have 12 children, we can make a wall calendar with one of our children on each month.
There is one difficulty of doing this ourselves. Where do we get the template for the year? If we find one, can we modify it to our needs? How do we spiral bind it? Fortunately, we can have someone else make Custom Calendar Printing for us. There are many companies who do this, and specialize 1-10 copies. If you need 50 or so, some other companies are more suited to your job. And their cost per calendar is very small. Save your ink, and let them do it.