Desktop publishing (abbreviated DTP) is the creation of documents using page layout skills on a personal computer primarily for print. Desktop publishing software can generate layouts and produce typographic quality text and images comparable to traditional typography and printing. This technology allows individuals, businesses, and other organizations to self-publish a wide range of printed matter. Desktop publishing is also the main reference for digital typography. When used skillfully, desktop publishing allows the user to produce a wide variety of materials, from menus to magazines and books, without the expense of commercial printing

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Active since 1999 as a DTP Designer for printing on paper, clothing and other accessories where the production is outsourced to a printer of your choice. Personally, I recommend your own webshop or a collaboration with one of the many existing online providers of printed matter such as Drukwerknl, redbubble, spreadshirt or vistaprint. Each shop has its own advantages and disadvantages, such as its own requirements for delivering the files. The final designs will be delivered in the various required file formats so that they can be used for multiple products. When a webshop is going to be opened for the first time at one of the well-known providers, support can be offered in selecting, registering, setting up and managing the relevant webshop.

Possible designs and activities:

    1. designs for printing on paper
        • flyers

        • leaflets

        • menus

        • posters

        • postcards

        • invitation

        • business cards

        • other (depending on the offer of the printer/supplier*)

    1. designs for printing on clothing
        • baseball caps

        • hoodies

        • panties

        • t shirts

        • sweaters

        • other (depending on the offer of the printer/supplier**)

    1. designs for printing on accessories
        • shopping bags

        • drinking cups

        • umbrellas

        • shoulder bags

        • other (depending on the offer of the printer/supplier**)

* most used third party printing service for paperwork: vistaprint.
** most used third party printing service for aperall and accesoires: spreadshirt or redbubble.
Off course you are free to choose the printer service of your choice and I will adabt the designs accordingly.

If you would like to use my services, please feel free to contact me via the contactform.

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