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Solar Eclipse Viewing - Some Surprises

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Wow, reading this NPR article (actually, I listened) surprised me several times: - Damage to your eyes may not show up until the next day.  - If you stare at the crescent, that is the shape of the damage to your eye. - Glances can hurt your eyes - the damage is cumulative. This is worth looking at if you intend to watch the solar eclipse on the 21st of August. BE CAREFUL - WE WANT YOU TO BE ABLE TO SEE OUR SIGNS CLEARLY! Great Article About Viewing The Eclipse

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Install dimensional numbers and letters with stud mounting

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Understand installing dimensional letters with stud mounting. We explain on the phone every day about mounting injection molded letters and numbers, but a picture/video is worth a.... The short version with questionable cinematography Professional Gemini Video

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Graphic Designs Most Used Fonts

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Top 7 Most Used Fonts Used By Professionals In Graphic Design.  Without a doubt, Helvetica is the most heavily used font by professionals (and also by the not so professional) in graphic design. ... For me, being readable is a priority. What do you like?

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Turn text to graphics (also called outlines or vector art)

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The art customers send us may include text. That text frequently is uploaded to us without creating a version that is print ready. When our system opens your file it may try to replicate the fonts you used if we do not have the same exact font and this may alter your art. To get around this you should convert text to outlines/graphics/vector art (all 3 are the same thing). Our example of how to do this is in Adobe Illustrator. How do I outline text in Adobe Illustrator? To turn text into an outline, follow these steps: Type some text on your...

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Viewing Color Proofs On A Screen

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We attempt to match your colors when requested and do a pretty good job most of the time. When you view our emailed proof you cannot rely on a screen to give an exact rendition of the color. If a color is critical, you should provide a PMS color (labeled c in a PMS fan deck for coated) and we will do the best we can to match it. Note that matching colors can add time to the production process. This from indyimaging.com: There are many different manufacturers of panels for monitors. Each one of these panels has its own color space. This...

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