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For those of you who have ordered monograms from a business: What is the file type they send it back to you in? Also, is there a reason for hiring a business to do it for you rather than DIY? (as in, is there something different about the file type that prints better or make the monogram 'work better' than DIY?)

 

I was playing around on the computer the other night and started copying a lot of the monograms that I've seen on Creative Montage and other sites. It isn't difficult, but I hadn't printed any of them yet, so I didn't know if the professional ones print better or something...

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if you have a photoshop program I think the quality will be the same...you could also do them in power point, there are instructions on Aylee's site.

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If you are submitting a design to a printer it is always best to give the file to them in a format created by a graphics program. I use Adobe Illustrator and/or Photoshop CS2 for things like that. Illustrator would be the best bet though because it is focused on graphic design with type elements in it.

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How do I get new fonts on my comp?
check out dafont.com - they're free downloads! cheesy.gif

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I did, but now I can't find the fonts I downloaded!
I usually save the file to my desktop and then unzip the files (there should just be an 'extraction wizard' that pops up) into the fonts folder (for Windows, you go to C drive; then Windows; then Fonts.) Usually, I have to close down the program I'm using and re-open to be able to use the new font.

Does that make sense??

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I didn't think about the way my monogram will print. maybe I should do it again in illustrator. I made it in powerpoint. This may be a dumb idea. Can I open it in illustrator & then save it as that file type? Or should I create it from scratch in illustrator. I've used the program before, but I'm much more experienced with powerpoint.

 

I will just be using it to print on my invitations & maybe plastic cups. Do you think it will print OK?

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The 1st time I downloaded them, I saved them on the desktop, but I don't know what to do once I unzip them. How do I use them?

 

The 2nd time I downloaded them, I saved them under Windows/fonts and altho they supposedly downloaded, they're not showing up under the list of fonts.

 

What am I doing wrong?

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The 1st time I downloaded them, I saved them on the desktop, but I don't know what to do once I unzip them. How do I use them?

You unzipped the file OK? Once they're unzipped and you transfer them to the fonts folder, they should just show up with the list of other fonts.

 

The 2nd time I downloaded them, I saved them under Windows/fonts and altho they supposedly downloaded, they're not showing up under the list of fonts.

 

What am I doing wrong?

 

You need to UNZIP the files to the Fonts folder...not save them there.

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