While greeting cards are the traditional printed gift for the holidays, you should never forget that postcard printing can also be a nice gift
While greeting cards are the traditional printed gift for the holidays, you should never forget that postcard printing can also be a nice gift. In fact, if you want to be unique this holiday season, you should send nice personal custom postcards to your friends and family instead of the usual greeting cards. Do not worry, postcard printing is not really hard. Here are four simple steps that you can follow to create your own custom postcards from home.
1. Getting that right picture.
First, since postcards have big cover images, you should try getting the right picture. The right picture is a simple and very straightforward image that communicates your message to people. So for example, if you want to greet people with your holiday postcard why not take a picture of yourself in a Santa hat. It is simple but quite interesting since it is a custom design. Do not try to confuse people with exotic abstract images that they will not really understand. You will only have a hard time getting your message across. Just use something personal and quite touching or funny.
On the technical side of things, the right picture should always be large and in a digital format. By large, I mean the pictures must be in a high resolution anything from 300-600 dpi should be good. This should make the image appear on the postcard far clearer. So scan your images using the large setting and if you are taking digital photographs, make sure that the camera is always set into high quality.
2. Getting the right template.
After getting the right picture you need to get the right postcard template. Since a postcard must have a standard dimension that the postal service will accept, it is good to download templates that are of course within the standard specifications. I recommend downloading postcard templates from actual postcard printers since they will usually have the best and most accurate templates. Try looking online and you should find plenty of useful ones.
3. How to design your postcard.
Now, to finalize your design, you actually only need to combine three things. You just need to use your postcard template and merge that with your cover image. Try to see if the template provides guidelines on where exactly your cover should align to. Once done, you should then just add the simple greeting message that you want. Place the text on an area of the cover with the least amount of design details. You can do this in 10-15 minutes since it is very simple.
4. How to print your postcard.
Lastly, to print your postcards, it is possible to do this quickly and professionally by online postcard printing. Just use the company where you got the postcard templates from. It should make your postcards designs quite ideal for professional printing. After the payment and design has been sent, all you really have to do is wait for the delivery and you will have your nice and professional customized greeting postcards.
As you can see, it is very easy indeed. You should be able to send your personalized greeting postcards to your loved ones and they should be able to appreciate the personalized gesture. So why not try out a little deviation from the norm and use greeting color postcards? See how your friends and family react!
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Panasonic announces dmc-zs1 (tz6) with 12x zoom panasonic dmw-bcg10 , lumix dmc-zs1, lumix dmc-tz6, lumix dmc-zs3, lumix dmc-tz7 battery 27th january 2009: panasonic’s new dmc-tz6 is the latest addition to the award winning lumix tz family of digital cameras, which is renowned for packaging a remarkable 12x optical zoom in a compact, stylish body as well as featuring a 25mm ultra wide angle lens for wide angle shooting
Panasonic announces DMC-ZS1 (TZ6) with 12x zoom
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27th January 2009: Panasonic’s new DMC-TZ6 is the latest addition to the award winning Lumix TZ family of digital cameras, which is renowned for packaging a remarkable 12x optical zoom in a compact, stylish body as well as featuring a 25mm ultra wide angle lens for wide angle shooting. Successor to the hugely popular DMC-TZ5, the TZ6 is set to be a firm favourite.
Ultra Wide Angle Lens with 12x Optical Zoom
The 10 megapixel TZ6 features a high-quality LEICA DC VARIO ELMAR 25mm ultra-wide-angle lens with a 12x optical zoom. A lens like this, with a range from 25mm to 300mm in 35mm film equivalence, is almost inconceivable in such a small, lightweight camera. Comprising 10 elements in 8 groups, including 2 ED lenses and 2 aspherical lenses with 3 aspherical surfaces, and utilizing new lens material in its design, this advanced lens unit realizes the outstandingly slim and compact body while passing Leica’s stringent standards to deliver exceptional optical performance. The Extra Optical Zoom function that extends zoom power to 21.4x (at 3-megapixel resolution) by using the center part of the large CCD to bring subjects even closer without deteriorating the image quality.
Intelligent Auto Mode Just Keeps Getting Better
Panasonic incorporated Intelligent Auto mode in pursuit of the ultimate ease of operation and the reduction of misshots. This mode is also further advanced with the inclusion of the AF tracking and Intelligent Exposure feature for the DMC-TZ6. Furthermore, digital red-eye correction is also integrated in the Face Detection.
In iA mode the camera does all the work, activating AF tracking, Intelligent Exposure, Face Detection, Intelligent Scene Selector, Mega O.I.S. (optical image stabilizer), and Intelligent ISO Control. This leaves the user free to simply compose the shot and press the shutter button, with the assurance that the image will be clear, beautiful and properly exposed.
With the new AF Tracking function, the user can “lock” the focus onto a moving subject. The camera then automatically tracks the subject as it moves, keeping it in focus without the user having to hold the shutter button halfway down. This makes it easier to capture the perfect moment clearly and in sharp focus when shooting images of a child, pet, sports or any scene with moving subjects and spur-of-the-moment action.
Intelligent Exposure suppresses blocked shadows and blown highlights to capture images that look natural and true-to-life. It now features an automatic backlight compensation function that activates whenever the camera detects that the light source is behind the subject.
Face detection accuracy has been increased in the TZ6 to now provide continuous adjustment of the focus and exposure even if the face is turned sideways to the camera. Combined with AF Tracking, Face Detection helps users capture special moments, including the fleeting expressions on the faces of active children. Plus, with the TZ6, the red-eye effect can be digitally corrected automatically when it occurs due to the use the flash.
Intelligent Scene Selector automatically selects whichever of 5 scene modes – Macro, Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, and Night Scenery – best suits the shooting situation. The Quick AF system allows the camera to keep focus on the subject while the camera is in recording mode even before pressing a shutter button.
In addition to the advanced functions mentioned above, the iA mode inherits fundamental functions users need in a good digital still camera. These include MEGA O.I.S., which prevents blurring from hand-shake, and Intelligent ISO Control, which prevents motion blur by adjusting the ISO sensitivity if the subject moves as the shot is taken. The MEGA O.I.S. conventionally has mode 1 and 2, and now it has AUTO mode to select the suitable one between the modes according to the zoom ratio being used.
The user can activate all of these useful functions by simply pressing an independent iA button on the top of the camera, which is newly equipped for direct activation. All these features make the TZ6 the ultimate, super-versatile automatic camera for capturing clear, beautiful, mistake-free photos with ease.
The TZ6 features an impressive 2.7inch 230,000 dot resolution Intelligent LCD, ensuring images can be viewed with ease.
High Performance Venus Engine IV
The image-processing LSI, Venus Engine IV, features advanced signal processing technology for rendering high quality images. Featured in the DMC- TZ6, the Venus Engine IV supports a super-fast response time making it easy to capture sudden, spur-of-the-moment photo opportunities. And in High-Speed Burst shooting mode,*1 it fires off an incredible 6.5 shots per second. You also get unlimited consecutive shooting,*2 which lets you keep shooting until the memory card is full.
The Venus Engine IV also supports a High Sensitivity mode that lets the DMC-TZ6 record at a setting of up to ISO 6400, sensitive enough to capture subjects in near-total darkness without using a flash.*3
Bright and Beautiful Motion Pictures
Not only can you capture beautiful still images – the TZ6 also records stunning motion images – WVGA (848×480), VGA(640×480), QVGA(320×240) – at 30 frames per second. The WVGA*4 motion picture also fits a wide-screen (16:9) TV perfectly to offer impressive viewing. Perfect for skiing holidays for example you can showcase your skiing talents in full 16:9 glory on your widescreen television to your family and friends.
Additionally, all Lumix cameras can take 1920×1080 pixel high-definition quality photos that are ideal for full-screen viewing on a wide-screen (16:9) HDTV. Panasonic has long focused on making photography more enjoyable, such as by letting people view their images easily on a Panasonic Viera TV with Viera Image Viewer (internal SD card slot).
Perfect for all occasions, the small DMC-TZ6 offers a wealth of features and effortlessly slips into your pocket ensuring you are ready for any photographic occasion. Available from April 2009, the TZ6 will be available in a choice of black or silver.
*1 In 3-megapixel(4:3), 2.5-megapixel(3:2), 2-megapixel(16:9) recording
*2 The consecutive shooting speed varies with the memory card, image size, and image compression mode. The number of shots depends on the memory card size, battery life, image size and image compression mode
*3 In 3-megapixel(4:3), 2.5-megapixel(3:2), 2-megapixel(16:9) recording
*4 Motion pictures can be recorded continuously for up to 15 minutes in some countries
Have you been attempting to give your current job your two weeks notice for quite a while? Do you have the tune, take this job and shove it as your cell phone ring tone? Would you love to get into your own business but you’re afraid of the risk? Well the fears of risk are nothing to be laughed at. The vast majority of small businesses fail within the first year. There are a variety of reasons but the financial risk is incredibly high. To minimize the risk many look into the field of web marketing. This takes about 90% percent of the risk factor away and allows you to set up a online business for yourself.
As an internet marketer, you do actually work for another company or merchant. You sell either products or services depending on your particular skills and talents. Internet marketer programs are great for those that are creative, self motivated and not afraid of hard work. When you become an affiliate, the corporation takes on the risk. You can sign on to sell products or you can sell services. You can work to increase website traffic to other sites and receive referral payments, or you can create your own sites ad make money through ad revenue. The choice is entirely yours.
IF you are only starting out, you’ll probably decide to to join and internet marketer program that has been established. You won’t be competing with other internet giants and you’ll gain some necessary skills and experience. One well known affiliate partnership is the one that exists between Bizrate and Shopzilla.
Both of these two sites exist as separate entities. However they have combined their resources to make a very good affiliate program. Bizrate functions as a comparison shopping site. If someone wants a certain item they can search for it via Bizrate. The site will tell you where to purchase it and how much it charges. They will give you an entire item description as well. Bizrate also lets the consumers know who is offering particular items for the lowest price and who offers the best affordability. Bizrate gives consumers a chance to check out merchant reviews as well.
Shopzilla functions as an internet shopping site. They sell goods in several different groups and promise low prices with quality service. You can purchase nearly anything you like via the shopzilla site. If you have a credit or debit card the item will be delivered directly to you.
Shopzilla offers people the chance to join there web marketing program. As one of their affiliates you are welcome to place sales content onto their site. You can place products that you might be selling for another affiliate marketer company that you are working for; or you can work to increase the sales and revenue of the content already listed. Each method can lead to sales commission and more money for you.
One great advantage of the shopzilla affiliate marketing program is that it works with the bizrate site. Even though shopzilla runs the affiliate program it has the support and backing of another major retail site. Your content can be posted on shopzilla and then reviewed on bizrate. If you’re a good seller and offer a quality product this can be highly advantageous. By becoming a good reliable merchant, you can get the bizrate high rating which will make customer trust you over others.
If you are creative and have sales savvy then perhaps you should consider a career in online marketing. This will allow you to work for yourself with very little risk to you. It is easy to get started and the costs are next to nothing. If you have your working computer and internet then you’re all set. By taking advantage of the shopzilla-Bizrate partnership, you can maximize your earning potential. By placing your content on shopzilla and having it rated on bizrate, you can gain a high level of exposure and internet traffic. If you offer a quality product and conduct yourself as a god merchant, there is no reason why these two sites can’t make you a lot of money.
Source4me is a newly established national web & telephone based builders merchant, dedicated experts in the sourcing and supply of specialist and hard to locate building materials
Source4me is a newly established National web & telephone based builders merchant, dedicated experts in the sourcing and supply of specialist and hard to locate building materials.
As well as providing an urgent requirement service throughout the UK.
Source4me are able to source and supply building and construction materials to builders, developers, home owners, self build, contractors, surveyors, local authorities and other builders merchants.
With their new website located at http://www.source4me.co.uk it contains information on how to make an enquiry, examples, contact information and an online enquiry form.
To the best of their knowledge Source4me are the 1st builders merchants to offer such an extensive service.
Source4me makes no charge for submitting an enquiry and obtaining a quotation, via the online form, email or telephone 0845 803 7769.
Types of materials sourced, may vary from a timber profile or brick which is not in manufacture, to specialist foams.
It may be that you are unable to obtain your building materials requirements from your usual suppliers quickly enough for your on-site requirements.
I decided to investigate an opportunity called zurvita due to the number of scams running online, this is what i found out
I decided to investigate an opportunity called Zurvita due to the number of scams running online, this is what I found out…
A lot of companies have grown in recent years, offering quality products, as well as the opportunity for people to make residual income. You need to grow your network and market the product efficiently if you want to make thousands of dollars each month. Zurvita is one company that offers you the business opportunity that will lead to financial freedom.
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The strength of the product line, plus the compensation plan provides people the chance to win at different levels. Zurvita also wants to build long term relationships with business partners and clients based on the value of services and attention they get. People can become financially free if they exert full effort.
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Zurvita offers three ways to gain income. First is getting immediate income through fast start bonuses, super start bonuses and business builder bonuses. The second way is through the leadership bonuses and the third is through the residual income that you get every month based on the customers and other people you educate about the opportunity.
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