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Promoting products, advertising events, extending invitations—these are only a few of the many flyer applications you can use for your marketing strategy. Flyers have always been a marketing staple due to their ease of design and cost-effective distribution.
There are plenty of flyer distribution strategies that you can use. Ideally, you should hand out flyers in places with heavy foot traffic, such as in subways, grocery stores, and street corners. You can also hang flyers on school and community bulletin boards, laundromats, and other common public places.
Whether you use them as hand-outs, promotional take-aways, or send them through direct mail, custom flyers are one of the most effective ways to promote your products, special events, and more.
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DPI stands for Dots Per Inch which is for resolution size for best quality print. technically means printer dots per inch. Today it is a term often misused, usually to mean PPI, which stands for Pixels Per Inch. So when someone says they want a photo that is 300 dpi they really mean that they want the resolution of 300 ppi.
PPI is simple arithmetic, it is the digital photo’s pixels dimensions divided into the paper size to be printed. A digital photo itself has no PPI, the PPI only occurs when it is printed (more explanation later).
The resolution of a digital photo is its pixels, generally expressed as Megapixels or Mp – also simple arithmetic, the horizontal pixel dimension of a photo multiplied by its vertical pixel dimension. There is tons of detail on this website about what DPI, PPI and Megapixels all mean, this page will present the condensed version.
Okay, back to DPI/PPI. A digital photo is made up simply of pixels – that’s all a digital photo, or any other type of bitmapped image, is. See the What is a Digital Photo page for all those details. To get a PPI number for any digital photo you need to know the intended print size. A request for a 300 ppi (or dpi) image is absolutely meaningless in itself – the request has to be accompanied by an intended print size. A meaningful request is for a digital image that will be 300 ppi when printed to 8″ x 10″ (or any other physical dimension). With that information, you can now calculate the PPI of your digital image when printed to that size of paper.
In our specific example of 300 ppi for an 8″ x 10″ print, if you had a digital photo that was say 8 Mp in size it might have pixel dimensions of 3264 x 2448 pixels (those exact numbers will depend on the camera manufacturer). Divide those dimensions by your print size and you’ll get 326.4 ppi for the long dimension and 306 ppi for the short dimension. They are different because the aspect ratio (length to width) is different (a common problem) – so the smaller number applies, your digital photo will print to 306 ppi on 8″ x 10″ paper (with a bit of cropping). It would meet the request for 300 ppi at 8″ x 10″ (more pixels are okay).
We could also look at it the other way – if the request is for a photo that will print to 300 ppi on 8″ x 10″ paper, we can multiply 300 ppi by those dimensions and we’ll get 3000 x 2400 pixels or 7.2 Mp. So, to meet the request, you’ll need a digital photo that is at least 7.2 Mp in digital size (again, more pixels are okay).
In fact, the simplest and best request for a digital photo would be a high-quality photo (see the What is a High Resolution Photo section below for a definition of high quality), at X Megapixels, in a specified file type. That’s it.
DPI/PPI Setting in a Digital Photo
The original DPI term, as used with a digital photo, goes way back to the days when a digital image was printed to a printer using a 1 to 1 ratio (1 pixel = 1 printer dot). This has not been the case for several decades and today that legacy term is only directly applicable to scanning, where one scanning “dot” equals 1 pixel (and even then it’s not correct since a scanner is really scanning PPI – but most scanning software still uses the term DPI). It’s also not applicable to modern printers since they use a blended dot and they completely remap your image to convert it into print.
But you will still find a DPI or PPI setting within most photo software. This is where the confusion generally starts and I’ve detailed it ad nauseam on my Myth of DPI page. This setting in a digital photo is simply a conversion calculator, showing you what the printed size will be at any given PPI, or, given a specific printed size, what the PPI will be. It is a useful setting for graphic artists who are used to working on virtual paper and can be a useful setting to you simply to know what your print resolution might be for different paper sizes (rather than having to use a calculator). But, it has nothing to do with the digital resolution of the photo, those are its pixel dimensions.
This is also a very dangerous setting in most photo software since it can be used to re-size the photo which can lead to much grief and misery if not done properly. Please read the Change Size section of this website before you even consider touching the number in this section of your photo software.
What is a High Resolution Photo?
A “300 dpi photo” is sometimes referred to as a high resolution photo. Again this is a badly misused term, the resolution of a digital photo are its pixel dimensions and technically high resolution would refer to the resolving power of the pixels, the number of pixels mapping real world dimensions in the field of view of the photo. But a request for a high resolution photo generally means a high ppi (usually 300 or greater) when printed. The benchmark of 300 ppi being “high resolution” was made many years ago – it’s not as true now as it was in the past (I would argue that 200 ppi is often sufficient for most printing). But for sake of argument we can use 300 ppi since that’s what most people request.
However there are other things that go into perceived resolution, most importantly the quality of the pixels. Are you giving the printer 300 high quality pixels per inch or 300 low quality pixels per inch? That quality has four general components:
the quality of the recording device (your camera – its sensors and optics)
the digital size of the image (its megapixels)
the ability of the photographer (proper lighting, steady shot)
the format (file type) the digital image is saved in
Item 1 is whatever camera you have (dedicated, smartphone, etc.). You can read reviews on camera sites to see what quality of photo it is capable of producing. Other factors come into play here such as the ISO setting, lens and apeture settings, and more – camera sites will usually detail this information.
Item 2 is covered in an overabundance of detail on this website.
Item 3 is your skill at photography. The two most common mistakes are poor lighting (getting the right lighting on your subject) and an unsteady shot. If I was to give a single piece of photographic advice it would be to learn how to hold your camera steady. Lighting is critical but the advantage of good lighting can be blown by a bit of camera shake (camera/lens image stabilization helps but is no substitute for a steady shot).
Item 4 is one that many amateur photographers aren’t really familiar with and the one in which the most mistakes are made – the file format your photo is stored in. The most common format is JPEG (or JPG). I’ll talk a bit about that now.
JPEG is a “lossy” format, that it, in order to make the digital photo smaller is loses (throws out) image data. Your camera, at its highest JPEG quality setting, will be saving your image at about JPEG quality 96. JPEG quality goes from 0 (worst) to 100 (best) and even at 100 there is some compression (loss of data). Adobe has converted the JPEG 0 to 100 scale into 1 to 12, where 12 is equivalent to JPEG 100. You can see more about JPEG on the file types page.
A common error is to download your photos to your computer, do a little bit of editing with the photo software you have, and then re-save the image. Some software will default to saving at the quality it received the photo, but most has a default JPEG quality setting, often about JPEG quality 75. That will degrade the image. So, Rule 1, even before you learn how to properly save JPEG images, is to ALWAYS work on a copy of your image, never the original (keep your originals safe and untouched). A JPEG saved at lower quality cannot regain its original quality. If you take a JPEG that has been saved at quality 75 and re-save it as quality 100, it will still be at quality 75. Professionals tend to work with lossless image formats such as RAW (a photo format option found in higher end cameras) or TIF. But most amateurs will do just fine using JPEG as long as you learn how to properly deal with this format. A JPEG at Adobe quality 10 or JPEG 94 will be sufficient for most purposes including high-quality printing.
Another error is to rely on built-in software to email images. Most such software will reduce the image size by both re-sizing the image and reduce the JPEG quality in order to get the image down to a reasonable file size for emailing. That’s great for posting online or sharing with friends, not so great if you’re sending it to a magazine who have asked for high-resolution image. With the latter, you’ll want to use a regular email program to attach your high-quality JPEG so that it arrives unaltered. You can easily test your built-in emailing software (ie. in a smartphone) by emailing the image to yourself and then comparing the file size of the emailed photo to the original. Are they identical?
So, bottom line, a high-resolution photo is an image with high-quality pixels, saved in either a non-lossy file format or a low compression (high quality) JPEG, that can supply the desired PPI (usually 300) for the intended print size.
Okay, you’ve got the gist of it – now go ahead an explore the rest of this website. Check out the details about digital image resolution, proper storage & backup, digital photo labelling, and filetypes. Happy reading!
The GNU Image Manipulation Program, or GIMP for short, is a versatile graphics editing package that allows you to perform tasks such as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. Available tools include painting, color correction, cloning, selection and image enhancement. GIMP supports common files such as JPEG, GIF, PNG and TIFF as well as some special formats. You can do advanced photo retouching and customize the view and behavior of the user interface to your liking. You can also easily extend GIMP’s capabilities with a wide array of plugins. A word of caution, though: GIMP does currently not support the CMYK colorspace, so for your printing needs, you will have to use an additional software for color conversion.
GIMP is available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
Concept artists, illustrators, matte and texture artist as well as VFX professionals value this open source painting tool. Its many common and innovative features are geared towards amateurs and professionals alike. Krita features brush stabilizers for shaky hands and allows you to customize your brushes with over nine unique brush engines for specific needs. You can import brush and texture packs from other artists to expand your tool set. You can also customize Krita’s intuitive user interface with your own dockers, panels and shortcuts. Drawing assistants, mirroring tools, a multi-brush tool, layer management and selections as well as transform tools and training resources enable you to realize the design you envision while layer masks allow you to work nondestructively. Krita supports full color management and comes with a wide variety of ICC profiles for every need. The software reads and writes PSD files out of the box and you can expand the functionality through a wide range of plugins.
Krita is available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
Often billed as a free alternative to Microsoft Paint, this tool focuses on ease of use and beginning graphic designers with a simple and intuitive user interface. Once you get started with Paint.NET, you will find the tool surprisingly feature-rich and useful. Its strong point is the retouching and editing of photos and images with curves and brightness or contrast adjustments and special effects such as blurring, sharpening or red-eye removal. But the software also covers all the bases needed for rich image composition such as layers, unlimited history and tools for shapes, curves, gradients and selections. Paint.NET is your companion if you are looking for an easy-to-learn yet capable application.
Paint.NET is available for Windows.
This web based image editor comes with standard graphic design tools such as different brushes, shapes, and cloning tools. The interface was designed with Photoshop in mind and offers and intuitive floating toolbar. You can upload documents from your computer to edit them online with this tool.
Sumo Paint is free as an online image editor that requires Adobe Flash Player. A paid Pro version is available for download.
Professionals and amateurs alike use this open source application. Inkscape is a sophisticated high quality vector graphics software which allows you to create a great variety of graphics: illustrations, logos, diagrams, maps, flyers, posters and many more. It comes with extensive drawing tools just as capable as those of Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW or Xara Xtreme. Inkscape can import and export various file formats such as SVG, AI, EPS, PDF, PS, PNG, OpenDocument Drawing and more. The user interface is simple and intuitive and enables you to have first successful results within minutes. The built-in features are already comprehensive, but you can customize the application’s functionality with add-ons. Inkscape is a great tool ideal for but not limited to designing vector-based posters, flyers, brochures or business cards.
Inkscape is available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
You can use this graphics editor to create vector graphics easily and intuitively. Vectr is capable to design any 2D graphic for all sorts of print products such as business cards, posters, flyers, brochures and more. The software is available as a standalone desktop app or as an online version and features cross-platform live collaboration and synchronization, allowing you to work on the same project with others. Vectr’s easy-to-use approach enables you to focus on your creativity instead of grappling with the software.
Vectr is available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Chromebooks. You can also use it online in your browser.
You can use SVG Edit directly in your browser. The source code is available on GitHub.
As a powerful open source Desktop Publishing application, you can consider Scribus as a free equivalent to Adobe InDesign. Scribus is a professional page layout software that shines when you need to layout multi-page documents, but you can of course use it to design outstanding posters and flyers as well. Newbies will find the user-friendly interface reassuring, and to learn the details, you can use the free tutorials and wiki available online. Scribus supports professional publishing features out of the box. CMYK colors, spot colors and ICC profiles are part of the robust and reliable color management in Scribus which lets you control color display and conversion. The neat features include vector drawing tools, import and export for many file types, or emulation of color blindness to check your color choices. For going to print, Scribus offers reliable and professional PDF creation with a wide range of PDF export options.
If a lot of photos are part of your poster design, you will need to complement Scribus with some image manipulation application. But the great advantage to learning Scribus is that you will be able to design a wide range of print products with this software, from business cards, flyers and brochures to whole magazines or books.
Scribus is available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
Office software might not be your first thought for your graphic design needs, and it certainly isn’t our top recommendation. But if you already know your way around office applications and your design is not that extravagant, LibreOffice is a powerful tool with a clean interface and lots of features to help you get the job done quickly. The pack includes several applications, out of which Draw will prove useful for creating vector graphics and flowcharts. You can easily insert graphics and diagrams, and the tool is a good choice for technical drawings, brochures, posters and other straightforward print products. Draw includes the means to manipulate pictures and images in many ways and is able to handle an impressive range of image and document formats, including high quality PDF export for print. For improving your design, templates are available for download.
LibreOffice is available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
Under the name G Suite, Google has bundled its communication, collaboration and productivity apps formerly known as Google Apps. In a pinch, you can use Docs and Slides to create simple designs for posters or flyers, especially when you have to rely on charts, diagrams and data visualization based on existing Google Sheets. The strong point of this tool is the easy collaboration with others, but for complex image manipulation and vector art, G Suite is not your top pick.
Don’t let the name fool you, this online graphic design tool allows you to do so much more than paint: create page layouts or vector illustrations, edit photos, or create 3D text and logos. It already comes with nearly a thousand built-in fonts and endless vector cliparts for you to use and on which to base your design. A popular feature is the possibility to create stunning 3D text graphics by inputting text and choosing a 3D template. Basic photo editing is certainly no problem for Fatpaint, but advanced photo editing, vector drawing or working with multiple layers or pages are definitely the strong points of the application, making it a powerful DTP tool. Fatpaint comes with tutorials and videos to show you how things are done.
Fatpaint is an online graphic design tool that is ad-based in its free version.
Another online editing tool, Canva is easy to use and learn while being geared towards beginners and professionals. The interface makes it possible to have first positive experiences rather quickly and develop your design from there. Canva includes stock photography, vector art and illustrations for you to use, or you can upload your own. It is possible to edit your photos with preset filters or advanced photo editing tools. Enhance your design with icons, shapes and elements and choose among hundreds of available fonts.
Canva and its basic features are free while advanced and enterprise features are available as subscription models.
If you quickly need to visualize data or create infographics, you can try the following online tools: Infogram allows you to upload data from multiple sources, then choose from charts or maps to create infographics and various charts which you can then download as PDF or image. Easel.ly is there to help you generate eye-catching and informative graphics on the web for free.
Free software solutions for designing your posters, flyers and other print products are great, but you have to be cautious before bulk printing its files. Whereas most paid design software deliver reliable PDF files for professional printing, the ones created by free tools should be examined carefully. Our automatic file check will do this job for you, however, its results should be still double or even triple checked to be on the safe side. Moreover, the notes produced by our system after uploading your PDFs from any free tool should be taken seriously so that you can avoid erroneous results and unpleasant surprises.
When talking about graphic design software, the name Adobe will invariably pop up. The applications and services bundled under the name Adobe Creative Cloud are the go-to tools for professionals the world over. Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign are the de-facto reference for image manipulation, vector art and page layout software. Without a doubt, you can reliably use them to create professional designs for printing. However, the issue with Adobe products is that many people have learned how to use them at some point and the switching costs are high. Other tools may offer a similar interface, but often the differences are fundamental. When Photoshop is unavailable, using an unfamiliar tool means learning how to use it. If you are in a desperate situation where it has to be Adobe or nothing, you can make use of a free 30-day trial for Windows or Mac, but be advised that you can only do so once.
As you can see from our above list, however, there are plenty of free alternatives which will allow you to create a range of high quality print products. Which ones have you used successfully before, and which are you going to try out? Share your experiences with us in the comments, and before you start designing, make sure to read our tips on How To Stand Out With Great Poster Design!
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