Sunday, May 10, 2009

Digi Stamps

An article on Digital stamping showing the results of couple examples and the pro and cons - Digi Stamps.
The techniques for the cards are hybrids where the author has used both digital and traditional card techniques. The results are very pleasing.

In a nut shell the Pros seem to be 1. that you can resize your image - if the image is a vector you can resize it to really any size your printer allows - for me these would be file endings in EPS, AI, EMF, WMF. I think the EPS are opened by most graphic programs. If the image is pixel the amount of resizing is limited by the resolution (dpi) of the image. Since in digital stamping one will tend to want to have clean non-fuzzy lines the higher the dpi the better - good dpi in my opinion is 300 dpi. and the file ends I tend to use are JPG, PNG, BMP and EPS (nonvector due to the program it is saved in eg photoshop).
2. They are very affordable.

The major con the author mentioned is printing and the ink. Since most digi stamps need to be coloured, you the card maker need to colour the line art image that has been printed. Depending on your paper type, weight, glue and colouring technique you need to make sure that your lines will not run. I personally would be very interested in hearing more about this and how to avoid messy lines.

The full article can be found via this link Digi Stamps

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