Font Management

Do you use a font management program? If you don’t you are missing out. Font management programs make design life so much easier and saves your computer from running slow with those tens of thousands of fonts you downloaded. One I recommend is Linotype Font Explorer. This program is super easy to use letting you activate and deactive fonts at the click of a button. It lets you set up sets and has a great preview window. Linotype offers a trial version of their new software – FontExplorer® X Pro. But they also offer the older version for free at the bottom of the download screen. Personally, the free version is the one I use and have had no problems with. So get organized today and download Linotype FontExplorer X 1.2.3

fontexplorer

Online printshops

Lately People have been asking me “where’s the best place to get my business card printed”? Normally I would send them to a local printshop but they seem to be getting more and more expensive and the latest printshop I had worked with I really was not impressed with the results. So here are a couple online printshops that do great work at affordable prices. If you are orange county I would choose smartlevels, because they are in the Irvine/LakeForest area, letting you pick up your prints saving you on shipping. If you are in the LA area use Uprinting for local pickup (Thanks Digicom for the tip). Enjoy!

Jakprints.com

Overnightprints.com

Smartlevels.com

Uprinting.com