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Stylus Design is
a Perth-based broad capability professional graphic design studio specialising in practical, budget-conscious solutions. Much more than 'just a supplier', we aim to understand your business and work with you to improve outcomes. Our business is to make yours look and work better.
Our talented designers produce a wide range of graphic design work from logos and branding to illustration and books for local WA and national markets, adding value for all our clients.
what our clients say
Thanks for all your hard work (and patience!).
The book was produced beautifully, colourful and interesting while the work done to improve the imagery and photographs was inspiring. My readers saw images of themselves they had never been able to recognise.
The book was about Yugoslavs, so many names were accented and the spelling complicated – it was important to my interviewees that their names were spelt correctly. This proved not to be a problem for Valda, Graham and Harry who tackled the task with humour and dedication. Their editing and attention to detail was second to none. I would highly recommend their services to any author wishing to publish.
Their professionalism, quick output and genuine business acumen ensured we were able to do this. As our work includes community projects involving sensitive material we depended on them to produce deliverables that regularly changed from our initial brief. Their patience and timely output is to be commended and we thank them for their service.
In a short period Stylus Design adapted to our style guide and produced output which met the high standards expected from Government. We found their personnel to be professional, creative and adaptable to any blockers along the way.
Their prices are competitive and their ability to meet deadlines was impressive. We wouldn’t hesitate to consult them for future projects.
… I have always admired the high level of integrity and work ethic [displayed] in my dealings with them.
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It’s impossible to provide high quality printing using low quality artwork. The quality of your images determines the quality of the end result. Only high resolution, good quality images will give you a truly pleasing print job.
We want to use the best images possible in your projects.
Generally, photos depicted in print have to be:
- high quality
- good composition
- have a file size large enough to be useable.
Hints and tips
If you are scanning yourself, scan medium to large pictures (half page or bigger) at 300 dpi, scan small (quarter page) pictures at 600 dpi.
If you are submitting pictures from a digital camera, send the original straight out of the camera. Do not down-size or save in a different file format.
Don’t send website images.
Don’t embed pictures in a Word file. Send the pictures separately.
Big is Best!
Sending – what could go wrong?
- The simple act of saving from one file type to another can destroy vital data. For example, saving to jpeg will remove pixels to save space every time you save.
- Email software can (and probably will) downsize images to make them smaller/quicker to send. Use MailBigFile or DropBox instead.
- Website pictures are at least one quarter the size needed for print publishing.
- Pictures embedded in a Word file are automatically reduced in resolution to make a smaller document.
Depends on the resolution, the file image format used and the original physical size. Generally, the bigger the image, the bigger the file size, but destructive compression formats like jpeg can be misleading.
Broadly, an image file should be at least 1Mb or more. Images of 100kb will almost certainly be unusable, or need re-scanning.
Some typical formats are:
- jpg or jpeg
- CR2 (Camera Raw)
What’s the difference?
File formats like jpg and png use compression and remove information from the image to save space. File formats like tiff, psd (Photoshop) and Camera Raw are non-destructive and can be used safely for transfer and archiving images.
Resolution is measured in ppi (pixels per inch) or dpi (dots per inch). Effective resolution is the resolution of an image at the final size at which it is reproduced. For example, if you place a 300 ppi image at 200% size the effective resolution would be 150 ppi.