The thoughts, work and ideas of Liam Dempsey

Liam Dempsey

An Ongoing Worksite

This happy little website serves as a testing ground and play area for me. While the content is always 'real', the design and functionality vary from time to time as I often play with ideas here. I do so on a 'live' site so as to encourage myself to make the changes quickly.

Entries Tagged as 'Print design'

The Need to Proofread

August 30th, 2007 · Comments Off on The Need to Proofread

A delicate and difficult skill to master, proofreading is a key step in the production of valuable written communication. A great strapline, an attention grabbing headline and a brilliant advertising slogan all lose substantial impact when printed with a typo. Our eyes tend to focus on the mistake – rather than on the key message. […]

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The London 2012 logo

June 29th, 2007 · 4 Comments

So much feedback on the new London 2012 logo has been published in news articles, posted on websites and ranted about in blogs that we may be growing tired of talking about it. I initially resisted the desire to blog about this raging conversation as my own feelings were mostly covered by some of the […]

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Design as an investment – not as an expense

June 19th, 2007 · Comments Off on Design as an investment – not as an expense

Good design is worth paying for and should be viewed as an investment, not simply as an added cost or expense. As a graphic designer, I firmly believe that good design will pay for itself in folds. I hold this view not because I am dependent upon it for my salary, but more importantly, because […]

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It’s Kuler for Cool Colours

April 30th, 2007 · 4 Comments

Stumbling about the internet recently, I came across Kuler: Adobe’s online colour selector tool. It’s a great site for playing with different colour schemes, with an eye towards that next design project. Kuler allows users to define and export colour palettes from a web browser. The exported swatch libraries can then be imported into a […]

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Converting large-scale print forms for web presentation

April 25th, 2007 · Comments Off on Converting large-scale print forms for web presentation

I was recently faced with an interesting production issue involving converting a large scale print file (for a poster series that were 700mm x 1000mm). My client asked me to convert the (40 page InDesign) print file to a PDF for posting on the web. My initial attempts at using Adobe InDesign’s ‘Adobe PDF Presets’ […]

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Adding Interactivity to PDF Files from InDesign

March 28th, 2007 · Comments Off on Adding Interactivity to PDF Files from InDesign

I was working on a client project the other day that involved converting a large scale print exhibition (40 panels, each 700mm x 1000mm) for on-screen presentation. The project was further complicated by a very short deadline. It would have taken too long (and been too expensive) to reformat all 40 panels into a Flash-based […]

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PDF for Print: Pass4Press

March 20th, 2007 · Comments Off on PDF for Print: Pass4Press

Recently I was investigating the use of PDF files when sending artwork to print (at a print shop or house.) Historically I was having trouble ensuring consistent quality and functionality from the PDF, ie, elements within the artwork would not print properly or would not print at all (even though they were visible on screen […]

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