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Tips to Create Photo Posters at Home

Planning to create a photo poster at home? Gone are those days when you needed to have good knowledge of Photoshop or Corel Draw to create a photo poster at home. Print Papa which has created a name for itself as a printing service provider has launched the Print Papa Photo Publisher which will let you create your own posters in a few easy steps. Let us take a look at this amazing application which lets you design awesome posters at home for easy steps:

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Step 1

Open Print Papa Photo Publisher application in your desktop/laptop and select the Posters on the left panel of the application (as shown below). Here you will be presented with options such as Price List, FAQs where you can check out the details you need before your proceed with the creation of your poster.

Step 2

Select the ‘Create New’ option in the application and new window will open where you will be able to choose the size of your poster where you will be able to select among all the standard size of posters and banners. Next you will be directed to a window where you will need to choose the image for your poster.

Be a bit choosy with the image of your poster as you need to make sure that the poster serves your purpose be it impressing your loved one or making a strong sales pitch for your business.

Step 3

Next you will be directed to a page where you will be able to personalize your poster to suit your exact needs. Here you will be able to insert clipart to your poster or add frames which will be according to occasions such as Engagements, Birthdays, Christmas, New Year etc.

You will be able to do a lot of customization in your poster wherein you will be able to rotate the image, resize and add captions in this application. You can also sharpen the image here or customize the skin tone and color.

Be careful in executing all the steps in this window of the application as what you design here will be finally printed by Print Papa. Once you are done with the editing take a close look at the entire poster by zooming in and out.

Step 4

Voila you are done! All you need to do now is send the poster to the Print Papa press and confirm your order by selecting the number of copies and provide the payment and shipment details.

Apart from Posters, PrintPapa Photo Publisher also lets you design various types of photo products such as photo calendars, photobook, greetings cards, etc.

Date: 2nd May, 2011 | Under: New @PrintPapa | No Comments

How Photo Greeting Cards Help in Relationship Marketing

Most basic thing about business is having a lot of customers to whom you may be able to sell your products or services and make profits in return. Customers are the most important facets for any business. With the competitive business scenario today you have to keep your customers happy at all times otherwise there are hundred other companies they might turn to! So why not be a little bit creative about your relationship marketing? Relationship marketing is nothing but adding a “human touch” to the professional relationship with customers. It is just doing something extra to make them satisfied and turn loyal to your company. If you can build strong relationships with your customers then they will not mind spending that extra buck rather they will keep coming back to you from time and time. With personalized services in the form of relationship marketing customers feel like kings and get attached to your company.

There are a huge number of ways to practice relationship marketing but the photo greetings cards have emerged as one of the recent trends. Greetings cards have undergone a lot of evolution, today there are so many personalization options for the greetings cards. Photo greetings cards have emerged as special gift items and they make the recipients feel special. You can utilize this gift item and send it on special days in the life of the customers such as birthdays, anniversaries or other special occasions such as Thanksgiving, Halloween or Christmas. This will let you give a personalized approach while dealing with customers. You may use the pictures of the customers as a cover of the photo greetings card or you may use some of your company’s exclusive photos. There can be personalized messages inside the card carrying the name of the customer. You may also add the company logo in the cover of the photo greetings cards. When the customers get a card from your company on a special day they are sure to remember you and treasure association with your company.

Some of the marketers also go one step ahead and include some of their company related news in the custom greetings cards. When a person has been bowled over by your care he/she may become interested in some of the products which would have otherwise gone unnoticed. They also feel they are a part of the company as the exclusive news is sent to them. Selection of proper photographs to use as cover and the designing alongside them is of utmost importance. So while selecting keep the choice of the masses in mind.

To get the desired marketing results with your photo greetings cards it is important to select the best printing service provider around. The printing agency should have a lot of expertize in handling photo products. Print Papa is one such printing service provider. They deal with many other photo products such as calendars, photobooks, banners and posters.

Date: 21st March, 2011 | Under: Marketing | No Comments

Comical Ideas for Holiday Photo Greeting Cards

There are different occasions for holidays while some are for festivities others are or celebrating freedom or any special day in a country. Whatever be the occasion one thing you can be rest assured is that there is a lot of fun associated with each holiday. To make the occasion more special there are many types of gifts exchanged between the family members and friends. Along with the gift come the greetings cards. These are given with an intention to give your best wishes and love to the recipient. With the advent of the photo greetings cards there are many creative ideas that can be put into to your best wishes card. The photo greetings cards are the best way to break the traditional path and gift something unique to the recipients.

Make the holidays greetings cards more fun filled by planning for unique photo greetings cards. Isn’t it a good idea to make the recipient of the photo greetings card laugh aloud with some funny photos as the cover of your card? There are many ways to achieve this effect. Laughter is evoked when a snap is taken in a very nontraditional moment. You can use the bathtub as the background for your Christmas greetings card. You can fill the bathtub with bubbles and then get your children dressed as the Santa Clause and your pets (if you have any) as the reindeer by adding antlers to its head. The bathtub with bubbles makes the children joyous and there will be many funny expressions that they will give out. Just make sure you take the perfect shot and then use it as your cards’ cover.

Funny holiday greetings cards can be obtained by families dressing up in a theme. Before the Halloween you may dress yourself as Mr. And Mrs. Vampire and the kids as the small, cute little vampires, the pets can also be dressed aptly to give a scary feeling. For Christmas the dad might become Mr. Santa and mom might be Mrs. Santa while the kids will be the helpers dressed in cute red dresses, you can also dress your pet with noses and antlers to make it look like Rudolf. Another great way is to give your family the retro look of the 70s and edit the pictures using sepia color to give it an old time feeling. This will also make the onlookers smile.

The conventionally posed photo greetings cards are nothing new, they are gift items selected by many. The people whom you are sending the greetings cards know you closely so why give them cards with the same old conventional snaps. Make them smile with some very unique poses of you and your family. It is very easy to create humorous greetings cards.

To get the desired result with your photo greetings cards you will have to take on the services of a printing service provider that has a wide experience in dealing with different types of photo products. Print Papa is one such reputed printing agency and they not only deal with photo greetings cards but also with banners, posters, calendars and photobooks.

Date: 17th March, 2011 | Under: Tips & Tricks | No Comments

How to Select Photographs for Photo Greeting Cards?

Photo greetings cards give a lot of freedom to the common people to be creative. They can play with their ideas and give a new dimension to the cards they send to their loved ones. You can add a personalized feeling to the card which the recipient will love to see and read. But with so many choices at hand many people get puzzled. If you are not being able to decide what you should do first and what are the pictures that will look good on your photo greetings card then you should read on and try to plan your steps.

Good photos make a photo greetings card special, so you will require nice snaps first of all. Plan about the photos you want to take. Some professionals can get good snaps instantly but if you are not a professional then you have to first of all get an idea of what you want to use as the front page of your greetings card. Depending on this you may choose a location. Next you will require a good camera. In case you do not have a high resolution camera then it is a good idea to borrow one from one of your friends. Use freshly charged or new batteries so that there is no disturbance in the middle of the photo shoot. Also clean the lens to make sure there is no dirt or fingerprints in it that will make your photos look shabby. After you have made these adjustments it is time to fine tune your camera. You should set the image resolution and image quality to its highest setting. Also do not forget to turn off the “date/time” setting so that it does not appear in your photo. You may also use a tripod for shooting a photograph. This makes sure that the camera will remain stable and the pictures will be clear. At times clicking a dozen of photographs on the same theme and location does help you come up with some great snaps. So keep on clicking.

After you have finished with your photo shoot now it is time to consider choosing the photos that will attract eye balls. Photographs that have single images and non-busy background work well. Smiling faces are a great choice if you are looking to create a holiday greetings card. You may also take photos of the pet in a funny pose. But again the background has to be good. In most cases you should try and avoid taking group pictures, such photos only work for farewell cards.

You should also consider the color of the photos. Bright colored photos always make a favorable impression. Photos of colorful flowers, fruits, green plants, blue water, bright clothes and the sweet smiling faces of the children are best choices for get well cards. For the birthdays you may use the pictures of the children, food and flowers and for the mother’s day you can use pictures of hearts, babies and flowers. If you want to gift a card on the father’s day then you may choose images such as a lawn chair, a boat, horses, boots, globe, etc.

After this you have to resize the pictures and give to the printing service provider. You will require a printing agency which has a fair deal of experience with photo products. Print Papa is one of the most renowned printing service providers around. They not only deal with photo greetings cards but also other products such as photo calendars, posters, banners, photobooks, etc.

Date: 14th March, 2011 | Under: Design Tips | No Comments

Photo Greeting Cards: Something New To Gift

Pictures speak louder than a thousand words and this is where photos hold their dominance over text mediums. While gifting, everyone is accustomed to getting a greetings card along with the main gift item. Greetings cards have been the most popular gifting item for such a long time now, isn’t it good to be a little creative? Printing technologies have evolved enormously over the last decade and now you do not have to buy the designed and printed greetings cards from the stores near you. You can be creative and make a special greeting card from one of the custom printing service providers. Photo greetings cards offer you the option to select a photo of the recipient, write custom messages within the card and then design the greetings card as per your liking.

The popularity of the photo greetings cards have made them apt gifting items on all the occasions or such is the claim made by the printing agencies. Let’s take a look at how worthy gifting items these are in terms of the special days in your life:

  • Christmas: This one of the occasions that has become synonymous with the greetings cards. There is a lot of enthusiasm over the exchange of greetings cards. Just think how unique it would be if you gift a photo greeting card to some of your family members containing the merriment that they undertook in last year’s Christmas. You may also design the card with the bells and reindeer.
  • Anniversaries: Wedding anniversary is a very touchy day for all married couples. You would definitely want to make your spouse feel special, so why not gift a personalized photo greetings card carrying a sweet picture of your wedding day! You may gift this alongside chocolates, diamond rings, etc. You may also include a handwritten romantic message specially dedicated to your beloved.
  • Birthdays: Birthdays celebrate the life of the person. So gift them a photo greetings card containing a memorable picture of the person. You may also write some beautiful lines to add cherry to the cake. Some people also design the card with images of candles and cakes.
  • Father’s or Mother’s Day: Parents make us what we are thus it is very important to make them happy. You can make these dates special by gifting a photo greetings card having your picture in your father’s or mother’s lap when you were a baby. It will flood their hearts with a lot of pleasant memories and make them feel you hold them as precious as you did when you were a child.
  • Thank You Card: You may send the thank you cards thanking people for attending your wedding, anniversary or any other occasion. You may use a picture of the guests and you as the cover of the photo greetings cards. This will make the guests feel special as also remember the occasion for a long time.

To get the desired result with the photo greetings cards you will require the services of a high quality printing agency. Print Papa is one of the know names in terms of offering high quality printed products of various sorts. They offer an assortment of photo products such as calendars, photobooks, banners and posters.

Date: 1st March, 2011 | Under: Marketing | No Comments

Remember Past Years with Photobooks

“The years teach much which the days never know”- definitely each year is like a chapter in the book of life. As soon as a year is over there are so many retrospectives released mostly based on the life of sports and entertainment stars. But what about reviewing your own year! You can do the same with the help of the pictures that you have taken all round the year. The photobooks lets you select some of the best pictures and create a memorabilia of sorts for yourself. Often there are so many remarkable events in a year and these memories get lost with time. But if you have preserved the pictures in your photobook then you can relish the memories later on.

One of the obstacles faced by the people while creating their yearly photobook is how to select the pictures? So below are some of the tips that will help you in your quest:

  • Noteworthy Events: Try and remember the noteworthy things that happened in the bygone year. Life changing events are a good way to start the selection of pictures. There are events that you have been witness to such as – showers, weddings, moves, deaths, graduations, birthdays and holidays.
  • Create Archive Folder: Create an archive folder in your PC by the year and dump all the pictures in it. You can randomly put all the pictures taken all through the year in this folder.
  • Rethink The Ideas: Once you review the folder many new ideas will come into your mind. You might come across a musical event that you had attended and would want to dedicate a page in the photobook for that. Your home might have undergone major renovations to your home in the last year and you would want to give photos of the new looking house in the photobook. You might also want to include some of the short trips that you took during the year.
  • Collage of Pictures: At times there might be some pictures you would like to include, but these do not require an entire page. A few pictures from a baby showers celebration, some others from of the family gatherings or may be some other old friends’ meeting can be included in the photobook. You can create a collage of all these special pictures and use them in a page of your photobook.
  • Get Photos From Others: At times you might have been at a special event but could not capture the frames as you were not carrying a camera. In such situations you may find some of your friends or family members have taken the snaps. Nowadays people share the photos on the Internet. So get those photos from them and use in photobook.

After you are done with these steps you will have all the photos in hand to create the yearly photobook of your own. You will need a trusted printing agency to give a great output to your photobook. Print Papa is one of the most renowned printing service providers around and they deal with various types of photo products. There are products such as photo greetings cards, posters and banners, calendar, etc.

Date: 28th February, 2011 | Under: Fun Stuff, Tips & Tricks | No Comments


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