Wednesday, June 30, 2010

How to Solve Poster Printing Problems Over the Internet

by: Kaye Z. Marks

Poster printing is a cinch, especially when you use the Internet to solve problems. That is right! You do not have to suffer problems in printing, software and design when you print posters anymore.

If you have an Internet connection, you can easily solve all your problems over the Internet. Let me give you the facts straight and easy on how this is possible. You do not even have to be an expert to do this!

• Printing problem solved through online printers – One of the first major problems is of course finding the right poster printer. In the yellow pages, you might have a few good listings, but very little information is available in there. When you look for online printing companies through the Internet, though, your options will probably skyrocket.

There are hundreds of printers online and you can easily find extra information about them since you are on the Internet. You can easily see sample prints, printing quotations and their printing options online. Moreover, you can even research for reviews and testimonials of your prospective company to really be sure that they are the ones you need. That is why you will have no problems if you do your project online.

• Design problems solved through online design resources – Now, if your problem is in the design, the Internet has also a few things that can help you. Off the top of my main list, the internet can provide two major things. Those things are templates and images.

o Poster templates – these can really help you develop your design easily. With a template, all you really need to do is to copy and paste your design elements into it. All the major guidelines and dimensions are already set within the template so that your whole draft can be easily ready for poster printing. The great thing is, you can download these templates online from printing companies. So this is really a great tool to use and easy to get as well online.

o Poster images – Images are also freely available on the Internet. There are hundreds if image database sights out there that you can search images from. Most even, offer these using creative commons licenses that are easy to use. Just be sure that you download large high-resolution images and you should be all set.

• Software problems solved through free open source software – Finally, if software is the problem, more particularly the cost of software, then the Internet is here to help you out as well. You can easily download free open source software applications for you to use in poster design. For novices for example, downloading and using its Draw application can be enough for you to print good quality posters. For the more experienced designer though, Gimp is nice open source alternative to expensive software like Photoshop or Corel Draw. Therefore, as you can see, even in terms of software, the Internet can solve your poster design problems.

So do not worry about your problems with printing. As long as you have the Internet, you will always have options.