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For publishers & Business Clients

Core Services

We work with publishers and business clients who are organised and professional. They know we have the ability to handle a high workload and will work quickly (and efficiently) to get projects done. We identify well with clients who are passionate about creating beautiful products that speak to their readers through structured and organised layouts.

 
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Text
Formatting
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Editing
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Table
Formatting
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Graph
Creation
 

Using state of the art equipment and software, we implement styles according to each client’s requirements. We advise ways to enhance the product quality. Consistent styles are crucial to long document’s readability and we have the stamina to see projects through to the end – no matter the number of pages.

Supplied images undergo a checking process to ensure they can be used on the required platform (print or digital). Small imperfections are corrected. Image editing techniques such as colour manipulation, deep-etching and creating clipping paths, falls under our Expert Services and are handy at improving the aesthetics of the layout.

Table-dense material can look untidy if tables are not formatted correctly. An eye for detail comes in handy when working with text-dense tables, especially with figures that need to be formatted within tables.

We pride ourselves in creating graphs that align with the layout and are proportional to the design. We can redraw graphs from a photo, hand drawn image or a supplied sample and can change the colours according to the design or what works with the layout.


Core Plus Services

Our Core Plus Services are in addition to our general services.
 
 
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Remakes

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conversions

 
 

We have adopted a number of files where we adapted the layouts to implement the specifications more meticulously, or started the formatting from scratch. We classify this as ‘remakes’ and we can easily troubleshoot for our clients to get their project looking professional again.

From time to time, clients come across documents that can’t be retrieved and only hard copies are available. We can redo the layout of PDFs or scans into new layouts that match the original, or to new specifications.


Expert Services

Each client is unique and some projects require more expertise than others.
 
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Super/
Subscript

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Clipping
path

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Die-
cutting

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Duotone
layouts

 

Mathematics and Science require an intense use of character styles with numerous super and subscripts as well as special characters. We work fast in recreating formulas according to sample designs or by delving into our library as examples to use for your layout.

When single objects within an image need to be the focus for a layout, we create a clipping path. Our workflow and method will depend on what the images will be used for in other layouts. Another option is to deep-etch the image where the background is removed and the image is placed on a transparent layer so that only the image shows in the layout.

Puzzles or cards are two types of projects where clients supply their die-cut so we can position our layouts correctly. We can also create a digital die where we liase with the relevant printer to create it. The open files we supply to clients clearly marks the die-cuts.

Two colour layouts (duotone) can be created for any document. We use our Pantone reference guides to pick the colour that goes with black, or we can work with your colour specifications.

Contact us today or upload your files so we can book them in for you.