SO WHAT IS PrintIT ANYWAY?
PrintIT is the easiest way to get professional quality prints using your personal
computer and a standard desktop colour inkjet or laser printer.
That's one way of putting it. Quite a boring one.
The other is:
PrintIT is the best combination of value and simplicity
to get that printer hanging off the end of your PC to do something
interesting and useful for a change.
If you're a home user, it can help realise your printing dreams.
That may sound a little over the top, but just think about it
for a second. PrintIT products, especially in combination
with PrintIT@Home software, help you become your own greetings
card factory, produce your own digital photo album, party invitations
and fridge magnets. You could make your own totally personal,
professional-level colour labels to raise the game of your jam
in the fund-raising or gift stakes. You can even produce your
own, amendable calendar, or make one for a relative with the help
of the Self-Seal wallets. Make no mistake, PrintIT products
can pay for themselves with a little imagination about the gifts
they can help create.
If you're using your
computer for work, it could even help pay for the computer. When
you need a presentation document or leaflet that needs to be in
colour on both sides, do it yourself with the best double-sided
inkjet paper on the planet. You need business cards? Why go to
a printer, with all the time that takes, plus the fact that you'll
probably throw half of them away in these days of ever-changing
e-mail, 'phone, fax and mobile numbers. Just print a few when
you need them. Less hassle, no waste. And when you use the Self-Seal
wallets on them, you've got an exhibition pass, a conference badge
or a way of issuing your own membership cards without buying a
laminating service or machine. And back to labels: just imagine
being able to see if an item looks right, or produce an item customised
for someone else in those irritatingly small quantities at a time,
without having to set up and manage bought-out pre-printed labels.
Just print off a few pages, in full colour, truly on-demand.
The list goes on and
on, which is why we've put together a website to help you explore
the possibilities. Click on the Tips and Applications sections
to see the multitude of real things you can do with PrintIT.
But PrintIT is not just about flat stuff, even if the 'stuff'
is very special. Because fancy paper is not enough when you're
trying to do all these real world things. To make life easy, you
need a way of pulling together images from different places, maybe
adding text in the font and colour you want, getting it to print
in the right place. You have already had experience of this, it's
easier said than done, and once you've decided you do want to
make useful things with your printer, do you want to call up a
different software program for every application?
specially developed software that we think adds a new dimension
to your computer. It is intended to be a simple as possible to
use, but it finally turns the PC into more than a word processor,
fancy calculator and games machine. PrintIT@Home and PrintIT@Work,
different titles that do the same thing in flavours appropriate
to where you use them, are the added element, that, in combination
with the right materials turn your printer into a personal digital
press. They contain all those little things necessary to complete
the job, like flipping and rotating text and images, but they
also set up the templates to make images print over the edge of
labels, so vital if you want to get colour to the edge, just like
a 'real' printer. It is a key difference in creating a digital
press. Even if you could align images to cut-outs with other software,
you can't print them on the glorified mailing labels available
through Windows, which butt up to each other. Click on the
PrintIT@Home and PrintIT@Work icons on the Home Page
to find out more.
The Self-Seal wallets
mentioned above are a third type of PrintIT item, as you
don't print on them. But, by making your printed item permanent,
glossy and write/wipeable with water-based fibre-tips, they could
be important to you in extending the potential of your personal
press. The point is, they do want traditional printers call 'finishing',
adding a final element in turning a piece of printing into a product.
And Self-Seal fits with the PrintIT philosophy, which is:
'To provide software and materials to turn a personal printer
into a digital press, without the need of additional appliances
or machines'. (Check out the CD-labelling tip, it's really not
that hard. Five minutes and a spare label sheet is cheaper than
one of those special 'applicators'.)
The fourth item is this
website, by the way, which will keep changing. It's a good place
to check back into, as it will develop into a key forum for printing
tips. It's the final element in trying to help you get the most
out of your printer. And as helping you is in our interest, we
will be adding money-saving or professionalism-enhancing hints
on how to produce Really Useful Printed Things as soon as we have
tested them for you.
Anyway, we hope you now
have an idea of what the 68 (and growing) number of items in the
PrintIT range can help achieve. There's a lot in it, and
you will probably only pick out a few things at one time, but
we hope you will look around the site and agree that PrintIT
is the most comprehensive system available for finally raising
the printer beyond the typewriter, to a level where it can also
do interesting and rewarding work. And when you've worked out
what you want to start with, click on the Stockists buttons to
decide your easiest way to give PrintIT a try.
Enjoy the site, and do
feel free to tell us what you think. Send us your tips, ask us
to link to your images; you may even produce a print service using
PrintIT that you want us to tell the world about. We hope
to see you here again soon.
Please Note: PrintIT
is not designed for the manipulation of your digital images, but
for the easy positioning of your digital images for printing onto
PrintIT products. For best results, any manipulation of
your images should be completed prior to importing them.