Caring for your printersWritten by Karen Nodalo
Printing is not all that easy. For an impatient user or designer, he might loose al his patience if he does not meet his expected prints and outputs. There are some certain printing requirements and tips one should look at before loosing your mind for some unwanted reasons.
Here are some hints to live by if you want to dedicate your time with printing. If you want to print a lot of images and pictures, you should have a lot of free spaces in your computer. Having a low disk space memory might eat up all spaces in your disk. You should clear out all unwanted files in your drive. It will also be helpful to clear and free your system which can be done by closing and removing your background settings and applications. Every so often, it is not harmful if you check your hard drive and defragment for some error checking. It is necessary and advisable that you check it at all times. You would not want to do that at time when you are in need for rush printing. If possible, do it always when you feel it needed. It is nice to have a good computer running at times you need it most.
You can economize and trim down pages and size of your print job. If you are targeting a multiple page for image, try to cut it short if it can be compressed in one file or page. That will definitely help a lot but make sure it still gets good side and result of printing.
What is your color?Written by Florie Lyn Masarate
Our association and upbringing is one factor affecting our experience with colors. From early on in life, we were exposed to colors, making it known that colors are something beautiful. That without it, things are dull or dead-looking. Color still. We can relate things, events and even persons to colors.
As everyone may know, yellow, orange and red are often associated with heat, thus sun and fire. It seem inappropriate representing heat in different colors other than that. Somehow it lacks something we cannot point our fingers on. These same colors are considered high stimulating colors. Red has been known to arouse senses and increase blood pressure. This is seen as an example in a casino. According to studies, people tend to gamble more and raise their bets when seated under a red light.
Blue, green and violet, on other hand, signify coolness, color of leaves, ocean and sky. Although most artists add their own touches by blending in other colors, these former were original and most distinguishable ones. These are opposites of red, yellow and orange; they are low arousal colors. These colors are often associated with peace and tranquility and appears exciting to eyes.