Posted on October 19th, 2011 by Keith Jackson
To ensure you get the best from our design and print services, we have put together a few essential tips for you.
Using 2020 for your design and print needs gives you access to our years of experience and expertise.
Here are our top tips for design and print services:
Not too brief – When you brief our designers, make sure you give them as much relevant information as possible. The more we know, the better we can produce a design or a printed item that fits what you were looking for.
True colours – Choosing the right colours for your design and print projects is an essential part of the process. Don’t hesitate to ask us for advice on what colours we feel would work for your company – and don’t forget we can colour match to your specifications or digitally manipulate our designs to work with your brand colours.
This time it’s personal – At 2020, we pride ourselves on our excellent relationships with our clients, which is why so much of our business comes from repeat custom. However, some of our clients are missing out on the full range of services we provide. Call us today and we’ll be happy to explain how we can save you money by looking after your website design as well as your photography, your printing as well as your brochure design and your promotional merchandise as well as your logo design.
A smarter option – If you have an image or a document you want to reproduce but are worried about the quality, talk to our in-house designers. Not only can we digitally clean up your document to make it look like new and allow for repeat printing, but we can also use digital manipulation to add or remove images or text. You’d be surprised at what we can do – but if you don’t ask, you’ll never know!
Hints for print – If you need a high-quality, small-scale print run, or have a large or unusual print request, or need a rushed print job, don’t panic, call us first. With our in-house printer and print brokering service, we are confident we’ll be able to meet your needs – however urgent or complex they may be.
This is a personal insight into commercial photography by a non-photographer individual!
Before you read any further about my insight into commercial photography I must point out that I am not a photographer at 2020. Indeed, my photography experience is limited to impromptu photographs of family and our pet dog on my iphone!
I do have 5 years of experiences in our commercial photography studio where I have seen many varied photoshoots. Whilst making coffee or showing visitors around you can’t help but look across 2020’s large open plan studio and be curios about what shoots are happening right there and then.
My own photography technique is simply to look at my iphone screen to make sure I have to a full view of my subject normally child or/and dog and then click the button. Although this happens in the studio it is very much at the end of a very detailed and skilled process where the commercial photographers take care and attention in the set up of the shot.
Take a simple plain background product shot for instance. Our commercial photographers take a brief from the client, consider the page layout if relevant, identify the best focal point of the product, place the product in situ, set the lighting up then finally click and check the shot and adjust accordingly! This process is applied to every product shot.
As more props are added to a set the more the commercial photographer has to consider and take into account during the set up of the shot. For instance, adding cushions to a sofa will obviously be the appropriate colour and style but would need to be aligned, perfectly straight and plump and lit correctly to highlight the required aspect of the product.
Now you might begin to wonder what is involved in the set up of a roomset build including models and share my admiration of what skills our commercial photographers have acquired to achieve the final shots such as the one below!
Add children to the equation and then I understand how experience and skill combined is required to achieve a professional shot.
If you would like to know more about the process of commercial photography at 2020 please see our commercial photography portfolio.
Filed under: Commercial Photography
AES Encrypted USB’s
If you are looking for a secure method of storing data look no further than an AES encrypted USB drive.
Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) is an approved International Standard. It is so highly secure it has been adopted by the US Government and other Intelligence Agencys around the globe.
How does AES encryption work?
An AES chip is built on to the flash drive providing a hardware encrypted system. This allows automatic transfer of data to and from the encrypted USB. Its faster and more secure than a software based encryption system which is based on a program stored on a pc or mac.
Word of warning!
After multiple failed password attempts the hardware will delete any data stored on the USB and reset the AES encrypted USB to the default factory setting.
Do take a secure back up of any data stored on a USB just in case you forget your password. If erased there is no possibility of retrieving the data.
When first setting up a password do make use of the password hint option availabe on the password set up screen.
2020 can supply AES encrypted USB’s with as little as 215mb to as much as 128GB!
Up to 4 spot colours can be printed onto models of AES encrypted USB’s.
Lead times for branded USB’s are typically four weeks.
Please contact 2020 at 0113 272 0277 for further information and for current prices.