There was a time when coming up with a good design and consistency across whatever you are 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 the computer, 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 you’re 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.
These software tend 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.
Adobe Illustrator is a great tool when it comes to editing or creating logos, icons or any type vector art and we have highly skilled people working with it every day.
Editing a photo or a 3D art is a breeze for our highly trained employees. Imagine you have a picture with text on it you need to translate, what do you do? USA Translate can do it for you!
Whenever you need to translate a locked pdf file, Adobe Acrobat allows us to copy the text into another format which is easier to use, then add it back to the original file.
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 is in the interface. Type-setting software requires the user to know the internal processing commands to achieve his page layout objective.
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.