Transparent Business Cards

Transparent Business Cards

A little retrospection ….

Maybe one can hardly believe but a few thousand years ago business cards were used in China. Their purpose were to show the name, title as well as address. The size was also very important, because it indicated the power of the owner. Sometimes, even two people had to hold a huge business card.

In the time of Louis XIV (1643-1715) it was enough to have a card with name, but also some plates equipped with crests and other signs were in use. Ambassadors, bankers, doctors and other senior aristocrats had at those times business cards, but in the current form it appeared in 1796.

Business card is considered as an official contact between people and, in fact, it is a practical and informative tool for making relationships. It is easier to give out information, orientation to other people through a business card. In some cases it can be used as a substitute for a personal meeting – but regarding the protocol rules. Now, the official business card size is: 90 x 50 mm. In the EU it is 85 x 55 mm. Both are standard business card sizes.

The process of making business cards is a widespread activity among many designers. However, it is not easy to make a unique business card and have a distinctive style. If a designer wants to achieve success and make an outstanding style, it is not enough to have talent. Experience and hardworking are also necessary. One of the many ways to be different is using transparent substrates. There is a collection of great business cards printed on transparent substrates:

Sometimes, it is enough to write the name of the company in transparent manner:
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Amazing Deal for Designers!

Amazing Deal for Designers!

As they have already accustomed us, the guys at Vectorpack.net have launched a new great deal for designers all over the world! Their new Mega Design Bundle which is available for only 15 days with the incredible price of only $37 instead of $550 contains over 900 design elements needed by every designer in the world!

In this great Mega Design Bundle you are to find the following elements:
– 396 vector elements
– 210 PS brushes
– 162 web elements
– 66 abstract backgrounds
– 70 seamless patterns
– 30 textures
– 1 wordpress theme (more…)

Choose Your Favourite WordPress Theme

Choose Your Favourite WordPress Theme

If we would try to define culture, we would say that it consists of all the beliefs, social norms and traits of a group. Moreover, culture affects everyone in each segment of the life and everything that people do, from personal relationships to the business culture at work. Finally, culture helps us understand each other also at the Internet.

When we think of raising the level of culture at the Internet sphere, especially when it comes to making blogs and websites, finding the right theme is crucial. One need to think about the target audience and the cultures that define them, thus the theme of the website should be full of culture that satisfies the needs of the user. Of course, we can say that there are so many sites that offer a wide range of WordPress Themes. However, how to find the right theme? How to chose the best one among many of them that will fit all the needs and wishes and be up to date? BloggingExperiment.com is a very good source for WordPress Themes.

So if you need a great theme for your web site, WordPress Themes is certainly the best place for searching. You will meet many benefits, let us start with the opportunity of using free WordPress Themes. Many of us have been trying to find a good free theme and a lot of times we have found nothing good. The themes often look the same or they are with just a few slight modifications. When you try to change one simple thing and spend hours without any result, than you understand why they are free. In addition to the fact that the majority of the companies try to get you to pay for their premium ones – and even then that does not mean that they are good. However, bloggingexperiment.com have made your searching much easier by providing a daily list of the best free wordpress themes. Also, they offer Premium WordPress Themes for an affordable price, and a list of the Best WordPress Themes.
Secondly, Best WordPress Themes 2012 is indeed the perfect place to be up to date. Nowadays there are tens of millions of websites powered by WordPress. Thus, programmers have to constantly innovate their themes to keep pace with the development cycles of WordPress. Responsive design and HTML5 are on the cutting edge of features, and they expect to see a heavy focus on these two options this year.

To help you navigate the world of WordPress Themes, try the selection of 4th annual Best WordPress Themes – now for 2012. Instead of a list of random themes, the 2012 Themes is broken down by categories. Throughout the year they will not only keep this list updated with the latest and greatest in the world of WP Themes, they will also add one new WordPress Theme daily to their homepage calendar. (more…)

Getting Quality Design

Getting Quality Design

If you are looking for a logo, then you might be tempted to try to avoid asking a professional company because you are worried about the cost. However, the professional touch can make a big difference and if you want your company to stand out and look professional, then you want something that is well designed.

Paying money for someone to design a logo can be a worry as you may wonder whether you will end up getting something good for the money. Asking a stranger to do this sort of job for you will understandably be a worry for you and you may wish that you could choose form a selection of options in order to make sure that you get a design that you like.

There is a way of doing this. Logo Arena is a place where you can get a selection of professionals to design a logo for you and you decide on the one that you want. It is a website where you can set up a competition and put it out to a selection of designers. They will all send you their ideas and you will offer a monetary prize for the best one. It is likely that you logo contest could attract between 50 and 200 designers and so you will have plenty to choose form. Once you have made your choice, you will hand over the prize money and you will receive the logo and the legal ownership with regards to the rights for using it. You can even ask the designer to make some revisions to the design if you want them to. You can leave them feedback and rank the entries in your competition, which could make it easier for you to decide on which you like the best. The contest will be able to run for anything form 5-10 days and so you will get fast results. The company make sure that the designs are original and if you do not get more than fifty entries to your contest the website will give you back your money. (more…)

Why Use a Compact DSLR Camera?

Why Use a Compact DSLR Camera?

Using a single lens reflex camera is something which will give you a much better picture quality. Even in the days before digital cameras, professionals would always use a single lens reflex camera to get a better quality of picture. When digital photography came along, there were not many affordable single lens reflex options and so people had to use the automatic cameras that were out there. However, there are now digital single lens reflex cameras that are affordable. The compact models are easy to use as well and something that an amateur photographer could afford, easily use and get fantastic results from.

There are other advantages of the compact digital camera over larger models as well. Although larger models will be of a better quality, the compact camera can be easier to use and more portable. If you have a photography hobby, it can be great to have something that you can carry around with you all of the time. The single lens reflex will enable you to be able to change lenses and things like that, so you will be able to get the right kit you need which you can have with you on the occasions when you need it. However, it is not always necessary to do this and so you will have something that you can slip in your bag or pocket or even glove box of your car, that you can use whenever you feel the need. The great things about it not being overly expensive is that if you use it a lot and wear it out, damage it or lose it, it will not be so expensive to replace. For something that you will have with you a lot, this can be quite an important consideration. (more…)

Stockfresh – Royalty Free Stock Photos, Graphics and Vector Illustrations

Stockfresh – Royalty Free Stock Photos, Graphics and Vector Illustrations

From the perspective of a consumer, the quality of desirable goods is in the first place. Of course, availability is also important. If we consider buying a stock photo, ease of finding also plays a significant role. “Stockfresh” photo agency offers us both. Moreover, offers us many other useful features. Let us see some of them:

Firstly, with more than ten years of experience, the team of professionals provides the best experience for everyone. This site is designed to save your time because of the perfect simplicity. It is so easy to navigate.

Secondly, very careful selection has being done for each photography, thus only the best quality images and vector illustrations are offered for consumers. From the popular categories of stock photos, mentioned should be the following ones: Animals, Architecture, Background, Beauty, Business, Children, Environment, Food, Health, Holiday, Home, Industry, Internet, Landscape, Love, Music, Nature, People, Sports, Travel and others. The photos are made by good and selected photographers.

The next important thing is the price.The prices are really competitive and fair. You can buy photos at great prices and flexible payment plans. Both your needs and your budget will be met. For instance, recommended are on demand packages in cases that long term commitments are not among your favorites. Also, these options are advisable if you do not want to spend more money then you really need. The prices depend on the download size of the photos, and the payment options are available in so-called credits. One credit worth approximately USD$ 1, but the worth of credits is changeable, ie the more you buy the cheaper is the price. (more…)

Looking for top-notch PSD to HTML conversion services?

Looking for top-notch PSD to HTML conversion services?

Outsourcing PSD to HTML services can be a huge time-saver for web designers and developers. PSD2HTML.com is one of the best companies, that will make your terrific design ideas come to life.
Since it’s almost Australia Day they want to congratulate their Aussie friends with a National Holiday and provide a $15 discount on all projects. Valid from January 23, 2012 till January 31, 2012. Check it out!

Who is PSD2HTML?
PSD2HTML.com is a professional PSD to HTML slicing service that helps designers, developers and web companies create websites based on submitted design.
They take pride in their clean, standards compliant hand-coded XHTML and HTML5 markup, which results in fast loading web pages in all popular browsers. (more…)

1,000 Business Cards for Free from 1800Postcards.com!

1,000 Business Cards for Free from 1800Postcards.com!

Why not refresh your image for the New Year…for free? 1800Postcards.com is offering you the opportunity to win 1000 business cards!

So why trust 1800Postcards.com with your design work? 1800Postcards.com is the retail branch of Circle Press, a high-end commercial printing firm with a roster of Fortune 100 clients that includes Dior, Tiffany, Disney, American Express, Broadway Shows and most of the world’s leading brands. These companies demand nothing but the best in quality. To be specific, a quality standard called “G7”, which is only granted to printing firms that meet a very strict set of best practices and production quality. These clients sit with pre-press, have color proofs printed for spot color matching, they come in when the job is printed to make color adjustments and watch it run on the press to see the final results, the whole nine yards. They also pay tens of thousands of dollars for this type of service level.

1800Postcards produces your print work in the same facilities, with the same press-men and production staff, and adheres to the same quality standards as high-end commercial jobs. The only difference is that your job is “gang printed” or run together with other 1800Postcard clients, which is the secret of every online printing company and why they can be so cheap in pricing. However, 1800Postcards.com just brought it up to an almost unreasonable level of quality 🙂

But what if you don’t need postcards? Well they’re capable of more than just postcard printing. They offer brochures, business cards, flyers, posters, banners, stickers and pretty much any custom work your creative mind can imagine. (more…)

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