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Palette Cleanser: Picking the Perfect Colour Scheme

Everyone loves a colour scheme. Whether it is in a room in your house, or putting an outfit together, colour plays an important role in how others perceive you or the environment that they are in.

This is why the colour scheme of your print designs is so crucial. You want to attract people to your design, not repel them in horror at a garish colour scheme that hurts the eyes to look at!

If you are having trouble trying to find the perfect colour scheme for your design, don’t fret! The internet has a huge range of tools to help you find that perfect colour harmony!

Adobe Kuler

Adobe is one of the biggest names when it comes to design, so it’s no wonder that they have their very own tool, Adobe Kuler, which allows you create an attractive colour scheme using complimentary colours. It also has a large designer community available where you are able to share your colour schemes and get feedback from other designers.

Colour

Colour is another extremely unique web tool that allows you to create your own colour palette for your design. You simply move your mouse around the screen and the background changes colour. Once you have found the perfect colour, simply click your left mouse button and the colour will be saved. You can carry on doing this until you have the perfect colour palette for your design.

It also provides you with the hex code for the specific colour you have chosen, so you can simply copy the code into your design package and begin creating with the colours you have chosen!

Colour Munki

The Colour Munki tool uses colours which are pantone; colours that won’t lose any colour quality when used for print. This not only provides you with the means to create an attractive colour scheme, but to save money by using colours that have excellent colour pay-off when it comes to printing with them.

It also has the option of browsing other user’s palettes, which can be useful if you find a similar colour scheme to what you are looking to use for inspiration.

Colorotate

This online tool also has the option of an iPad app download, so you can use it on the go. Colorotate allows you to see the colour spectrum in three dimensions, as well as showing you the best colour background and font combination to use from your palette.

It also has an option to see what people with certain visual impairments will be able to see in regards to the colours you are using, which is always an important factor to consider when picking the colour scheme. It’s imperative that everyone can read your print with ease!

These are just some of the many tools that are available on the web for free that can aid you in the design of your print work. At Folder Print, we are proud to provide the best quality printing services for your design needs.

From business cards to folder printing; we have you covered! For more information on any of our services, don’t hesitate to contact us on 01536 744157 and one of our friendly team members will be delighted to help you with your enquiries!

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Winner or Dragon’s Dinner? How to Make the Right Impression

How long does it take to form your first impression of somebody? A minute? Thirty seconds? Seven? Scientific research actually says that it’s just one-tenth of a second, and any extra time after that simply gives you more confidence in your initial judgement.

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So, if you’re walking into the dragon’s den of a vital business meeting, it’s important to remember that you have less than a second to make your first impression; being prepared has never been so vital.

Look Smart

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When it comes to the first impression, appearances certainly do count. Looking smart and professional is the first step to that good impression. This doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be wearing a tailored business suit; you should dress to suit the circumstances, and if you’re heading to an informal meeting then you don’t want to be overdressed. Whatever you wear should, naturally, be neat and clean. If you’re travelling a long way to your meeting, make sure that you choose clothes that will withstand the travel time without getting crumpled.

Be Organised

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If your presentation begins with you shuffling through papers and trying desperately to find the right sheet, you may as well just give up and walk out. Organisation, timekeeping and reliability are prime factors in business, so you absolutely must be prepared before you walk through the door. Make sure that you have all your presentation materials ready, in the order that you’ll need them, and keep them straight and tidy in a proper presentation folder. Check the time of your meeting, know exactly how you’re going to get there, and make allowances for traffic or other delays so that you don’t need to worry about being late.

Be Confident

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If you’re confident in yourself, others will be confident in you, too. Self-confidence doesn’t come naturally to everybody, but you can encourage it by using the right body language. Sit or stand straight, with your shoulders back and your head high, don’t cross your arms across your body, and smile. Knowing your material will also help your confidence; practice beforehand, so that you’re ready for any question, and you’ll be ready to walk out a winner.

At Folderprint, we can help you to make the right impression with attractive, high-quality presentation folders, brochures, business cards and more. For more information on our folder printing services, call us on 01536 744157 or contact us online.

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Welcome to FolderPrint

Hello and welcome to the brand new blog here at FolderPrint. If you’re a repeat customer, then it’s great to see you again, and if you’re stumbling across us for the very first time, then we’re just as pleased to see you. That said, if you fit into that latter category, we guess an introduction is in order!

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Who We Are

As you may have gathered from our brand name, folder printing is both our name and our game, although there’s a lot more to our service than that simple description might suggest. Plenty of businesses might be able to offer you printed folders, but when it comes to quality, a range of design options, the ability to print in bulk to fit into a tight timescale, or affordable results to meet any sort of budget, we’re the go-to provider. It’s that personal – you might say ‘bespoke’ – touch that really sets us apart. We listen to exactly what you’re looking for, and then go to any length to provide it.

Our New Blog

As you might expect, all of this means we have an eye for detail, and that’ll mean we have plenty to talk about on our blog over the coming months. We love eye-catching design, so we’ll be showcasing plenty of it, and we’ll also give you tons of tips and hints to make your own design endeavours as successful as possible (although we can’t give away all of our secrets!). Additionally, we’ll talk about a variety of marketing, advertising, branding, presentational and product-focussed angles too. After all, these sorts of areas are where our folders are used, so watch this space for lots of useful info.

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Stay Tuned…

Once again, it’s great to have you with us on our blog, but please make sure that it’s not just a fleeting visit! There will be plenty of interesting posts appearing here in the coming weeks and months, as well as news about our business, and we sincerely hope that you’ll stick with us in the future. In the meantime, if you have any questions about our folder printing solutions that can’t wait to be answered, or would like to request our services, please be sure to contact us today by calling 01536 744157. Our friendly team are always happy to hear from you, so don’t be a stranger!

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