There was a time when coming up with a good design and consistency across whatever you were publishing, whether it be a manual or an advertisement, required hours of painstaking work by hand.
However, that is a thing of the past. With the invention of computers, many aspects of life have become easier and one such aspect is publishing.
With Desktop publishing services (DTP services) it is remarkably easy to insure that your documents fit a specific and consistent template, regardless of which market, which country and which language is used.
Some may be unfamiliar with the concept of DTP services, so when it comes down to it, what is desktop publishing?
Desktop publishing services refer to the use of a computer and a page layout software to create the document that you wish to publish.
The software tends to work in a what-you-see-is-what-you-get basis; whatever you see on the screen is a near exact copy of the document that will be finally published. With a skilled and experienced user of DTP software, a near endless stream of possibilities emerges.
From menus and pamphlets to magazines and books, all can be created with the aid of desktop publishing services.
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You may also wonder, how exactly is this possible?
The first step is by identifying the right software. When DTP services began in the 1980s, the difference between DTP and word processing was massive. While word processors, like Microsoft Word, have caught up to a degree, there is still a significant difference between word processing and dedicated desktop publishing software, such as QuarkXpress, FrameMaker, Photoshop, and Microsoft’s own Visio, Project and SQL.
With a DTP program, there are two types of pages to consider: virtual and physical. Physical pages are the real pages on which the material is printed, while virtual pages are those electronic pages on which you layout and edit the material before printing.
With DTP, you still have excellent control over the layout of the page, despite the efforts of word processors to integrate the two systems into one item that can suit all your needs.
DTP services do get some competition from typesetting software such as TeX and Troff, which allow you unparalleled control over the design, where DTP has the advantage over typesetting in the interface. Type-setting software requires the user to know the internal processing commands to achieve his page layout objectives.
With Desktop Publishing, the system is much more intuitive. The what-you-see-is-what-you-get basis of DTP software insures that, to new users, it is much more friendly than typesetting software without losing much functionality.
So what really is desktop publishing? It is the digitization of the publishing industry. What else can desktop publishing services do? It is a way for you to make a tidy profit. Is there anything more that DTP services can offer?
They offer you unparalleled control, consistency and freedom over the material that you wish to publish.
You have been hanging out on Youtube for way too long, and you know you can learn this publishing software on your own. Why should you hire a professional desktop publishing designer for your content when you are sure you can do it yourself? If you are making pamphlets for high school break-dance competition then even we will also suggest that you design that yourself. Everyone is going to show up anyways, and you have to print out the details on a decent enough background. Any content that is comparatively informal and does not need serious editing should be done at home.
Are you launching your new brand and designing your catalog in another language? The brand is not that big, and you are starting at a small scale. You are thinking about hiring a freelance designer, but you are not sure that you have enough work. After a couple of weeks in designing, the company will go into production mode, and there will not be much need for designing. This is where we come in. We provide professional translation services, but we can also adapt your existing catalogs, brochures; posters and similar content to the new language. We will create exquisite designs within your budget; the outlook will be professional and eye-catching.
Desktop publishing services are ideal when you need the content to be presented in the most sophisticated manner possible, and you do not need to hire a designer. You can also not afford an excellent designing team; you have an insufficient budget.
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