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#1 MagsieMexico

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    Posted 16 March 2007 - 06:44 PM

    Hi ladies -- for those of you that did STD magnets through vistaprint or so, how did you do it??

    I am struggling so much, I have done several designs using photos, clip art, wording, all in powerpoint because it's easy to use... but every time I try to upload them into vistaprint it says it is too low resolution, it's so frustrating, they show up all blurry.

    Ann and others that did this, how did you get it to be the right resolution??

    Here are some of my designs, they show up clear when I look at them on my computer... I don't understand!
    Margaret & Eric

    #2 MagsieMexico

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      Posted 16 March 2007 - 06:57 PM

      Thanks for your help ladies -- I removed these for privacy, and will post my final in the STD thread... Thanks.
      Margaret & Eric

      #3 ~Melissa~

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      Posted 16 March 2007 - 07:14 PM

      Hi Margaret. I used vista print too for my DIY magnets. I know they require extreme resolution. Are you wanting to get the large magnets or the small ones? I can help you resize the pixels and stuff. PM me your images and email and I'll do it for you with my photoshop :)

      #4 Christine

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      Posted 17 March 2007 - 10:41 AM

      Margaret-the second one is so cute-I love it.
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      #5 LCBride2007

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        Posted 17 March 2007 - 01:34 PM

        i have to admit, i really struggled with mine. i actually ordered 2 batches before i got it right - but they only charged me for 1 - they were great. i finally figured it out, but i called them for help once, and they were able to really walk me through it, and even touched it up for me while we were on the phone.

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          Posted 17 March 2007 - 01:46 PM

          FYI - this was my STD

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          #7 Jessalyn

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            Posted 17 March 2007 - 02:04 PM

            I didn't do magnets or use vista print, but I have to say those are so cute. Margaret, I love the second design too. And Ann, yours turned out really cute...I've always liked that color combo and stripes are so much fun.
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            #8 MagsieMexico

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              Posted 17 March 2007 - 02:55 PM

              Thanks, that would be great! I'll send you email tomorrow (I'm running out right now)...

              Ann, what parts were you struggling with? And what program did you use? Photoshop too? Maybe that's my problem.

              Thanks ladies!
              Margaret & Eric

              #9 KellyandMatt08

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                Posted 17 March 2007 - 03:06 PM

                I am using Vistaprint for our STD magnets. I just got samples in the mail today. We are using one of their designs. Here are the 2 we are considering:
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                #10 LCBride2007

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                  Posted 17 March 2007 - 03:45 PM

                  You want to know the truth? I just made that design in Excel - yes, a spreadsheet! Then I was able to save it off as a pdf - then uploaded that design to Vista




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