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OCT
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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 Omega Graphics
The Way I See It
 

I recently came across this inspiring quote which really hit home. I thought you would enjoy these words of wisdom as well.

“Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later.” - Bob Goff

Here’s the way I see it: Blessed are those who replace fear of the unknown with curiosity. Have faith in your ability to figure things out as you go, and be open to writing the next chapter of life without knowing how it ends.

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Idea of the Week
Packaging Your Files for Print: 5 Simple Steps for Flawless Printing Results

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Let's ensure your print project is a success!

Avoid distorted images and wonky fonts using these easy tips when sending files to your print provider. By following these steps in InDesign, your finished piece will be flawless, and your printer will have no questions or concerns.

Let's get started!

5 Simple Steps for Flawless Printing Results

  1. Choose File > Package from within InDesign, and if there are any potential issues detected, use the Preflight panel to fix them. (For example, if you see a warning alert triangle.)
  2. Select the "Create Printing Instructions" option in the Package dialog box to add specific instructions for your printer and save them as a plain text file.
  3. Specify where you want to save the package folder. In the dialog box, you will find the Package Publication box. Here, you will want to save the package folder and give it a name in the Folder Name box.
  4. Copy fonts and linked graphics and update graphic links to ensure everything looks perfect.
    1. To copy fonts: In the “Document fonts” folder, save the fonts needed in the publication.
    2. To copy linked graphics: You will need the original images to print for high-resolution printing. Without them, the document will print in low-resolution screen versions of images, making it blurry or distorted. InDesign will automatically create a sub-folder that is named “Links."
    3. Update the graphic links: This allows the program to rewrite the paths of links to the images and ensures that your graphics look fabulous.
    4. Use Document Hyphenation Exceptions Only: This is essential because it prevents the document from connecting with the external user dictionary that automatically opens the file.
    5. Include a PDF/Print: You will want to create a PDF file of the publication as a part of the package. To do this, use the Select PDF Preset on the pop-up menu.
  5. Finally, click "Package" to copy the package, and remember to avoid copyright issues with fonts. Now you're ready to send it to your printer!

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Creating a document for printing can be stressful, but with these steps, you'll be sure to get a perfect copy every time.

Say goodbye to messy re-dos of fonts, graphics, and images, and hello to your original masterpiece. We're here to help you get the high-quality printing your company deserves, so check us out today.

Let's create something great together!

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Meet Your Product
EDUCATE CUSTOMERS ABOUT YOUR PRODUCTS

A product introduction marketing piece can be a great way to educate customers about your products.

For example, if you purchase a new Shark vacuum, you will likely see a brochure or card in the packaging that thanks you for choosing a Shark and includes specific details about the model you purchased.

Whether you create a mini brochure, flyer, or even a simple postcard, you can provide product highlights, assembly instructions, special features, warranty information, and a resource link for more details. You can also mention if your product is available in more colors and sizes, or has upgrade options or complementary accessories available.

If you’d like ideas to create the perfect introductory marketing tool for your products or services, our experienced team would love to help! We look forward to hearing from you.

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Uncommon Product
Tri-Panel Folders
A HELPFUL PRESENTATION TOOL FOR MANAGING MULTIPLE PROJECTS

Tri-panel pocket folders (featuring three pockets) are a helpful organization tool for managing multiple projects, events, or presentations holding up to 150 sheets of paper. The third panel not only offers more storage for documents, but also more space for showcasing your messaging, advertising, or branding elements.

You may customize your folders with full color imprint on all panels and pockets, as well as adding business card slots, brochure slits, and much more! We offer many paper stock options and finishing touches, such as custom foil stamping or embossed logos.

Give us a call if you’d like to see samples or need help designing the perfect folder for your organization.

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Tech Tip
Google Transcription Tools
QUICKLY SEARCH RECORDED MEETING NOTES

Did you know that Google offers free transcription tools? Whether you prefer speaking over typing, or you want to quickly search recorded meeting notes for relevant content, here are two Google options:

Google Docs voice tool converts speech into text. You can use it during meetings or video conferences to transcribe the conversation as it occurs, or it can transcribe recordings. Simply open a new Google Doc and select Tools > Voice Typing. Click the microphone icon, which will turn red, and start transcribing.

  • Note: if you leave the Google Docs page, the microphone will automatically shut off.

  • Note: You can expect spelling and grammar discrepancies and a lack of punctuation. If you are using this as a talk-to-text tool, you may want to verbally add punctuation as you speak. For example, “Today was a good day, exclamation point.”

Another transcription option is Google’s Live Transcribe - an Android app that transcribes audio to your phone’s screen live, which includes accurate punctuation. It was designed as an accessibility feature for people who have hearing loss but can be a great tool for anyone taking notes, conducting an interview, or simply transcribing voice audio to text. Just install the app, load it, and it immediately begins transcribing. Live Transcribe will save a transcription for three days, but you can copy and paste the transcription into a document if you want to save it longer.

If you’d like helpful tips when creating your next important printing project, our team is full of great ideas! Stop by or give us a call today.

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