A New Collection of Wonderful Presents for Your Valentine

Are you all set to make your Valentine feel special this time? So, what are your plans on this coming Valentine’s Day? Right from the morning, you must be busy planning for that special present for your sweetheart. Well, you know that the majority of gift shops on this very special day are mobbed by young couples in search of that unique gift that can make them feel the essence of love for each other. Now, there are higher chances of not getting any exclusive Valentine gift from a local store. So, why not research online and buy an exclusive one from a wide array of Valentines gifts.

Aren’t you tired of buying flowers and chocolates for your loved one? Now, if you think practically, can flowers and chocolates really impress your beloved? Even if they do, they will be exhausted within a few days. So, why not go for some other options instead that can always keep her in touch with you? Whenever and wherever she goes, she will love to carry your presence. Now, how can this be possible? Here are some ideal Valentines gifts ideas that might excite you. Let’s have a look:

A personalised Valentine purse – What about a nice stylish Valentine purse with images of red hearts and balloons? These special Valentine purses come with more colourful images and designs which indeed stand as an ideal present for your Valentine. She will be happy to carry her precious things in such a purse which will be personalised by you with a sweet romantic message. This is indeed a thoughtful option in the list of Valentines gifts.

Valentine chocolate cake – Who doesn’t love cakes especially when they are chocolate flavoured? Now, don’t just get a cake for your beloved. Rather, place a heart shaped candle in the centre and add a short sweet message on it. You can take help of an online cake dealer to do the same. This is surely going to be one of the surprising Valentines gifts for your sweetheart.

Valentine watch – There are special designer watches meant for the Valentine occasion. So, you can take a look at the online collections and get the best one for him.

CD Printing For a Better Look to Your CD Presentation

CD printing is an allured way to add a good look to your CD presentation. Merely it opened the door to all kinds of new applications that we see today. You can select an appropriate option that best suits to your artwork design. The printing of artwork on the CD face i.e., CD printing gives a professional finish to your product. The most frequent methods employed in CD printing are:

Silkscreen printing
Litho printing
Digital printing
Thermal printing
Inkjet printing

Silk Screen Printing can be employed where high-impact color images are required. It is a stencil, where ink passes through the unblocked areas of mesh. The mesh used here is original silk so called silkscreen printing. The screening machines used to carry the printing usually have round indentations in a table top for the discs to be automatically set into and these are controlled by robotic CNC s.

The artwork being copied is transferred onto films of up to five colors each color being on a separate film. After pushing the ink onto the disc top UV light is applied to cure the ink. The silk screen printing is the process traditionally used to print ‘retail’ CDs that you might buy in the shops. Silk screen printing is mainly used for designs containing one to six spot/pantone colors. The screen printing technique is bounded with some limitations such as tints, vignettes, blends and some particular complex designs which cannot be printed as usual. While printing the screen, one should be even sure to set trapping because the artwork may overprint where it should knock out and vice versa. Also the scanned images should not be saved as RGB as this will cause images to be colored separately contrary to your requirement.

The artwork for silk screen printing can be provided in modes such as Quark press, adobe photo shop, adobe illustrator or a high resolution PDF etc. The quality of printing follows high standards and used for very bright images or spot color jobs. A silk screen print is usually 85-100lpi (lines per inch). This is a cost effective means for runs of 250 + units.

Litho Printing offers more color resolution and finer color control than the silk screen printing technique.. It is often known as OFFSET printing. These offset printing machines use CMYK (5 separate colors) + white to give you the full color range. This works best and stands ideal for realistic photo images. The inks are applied onto the disc top by rollers. Offset print is able to show smaller text and details of an image smoothly and clearly.

The 4 plates (CMYK) need to be manufactured from your original artwork. Each plate is used to transfer a linked image on to a rubber blanket that has been mounted on a cylinder. The rubber blanket then transfers or offsets the linked image onto the disc as it passes through the press; the 4 colors combine to create a high resolution picture on the face of the disc. Thus photographic images, skin tones, full color graphics, and text are improved with this print option. This too offers high quality printing and is a cost effective means for runs of 500+ units. But this is bounded limiting to use pantone colors because the colors are made from CMYK process.

Digital Printing is a professional alternative to OFFSET printing. It stands ideal for crystal clear pictures of photographic quality for the most subtle color shades and graduations. It is faster and flexible too. It uses a transfer process to reproduce a very high quality CMYK print. Also used for print serialization that is digital printing allows each disc to be personalized with name, number, address, barcode etc. It gives an impressive high resolution high glass print. It is a cost effective means for 300+ units or so. But it is also set bound with limitation such as special colors such as pantone, HKS etc that is these colors cannot be printed with the digital printing process.

Thermal Printing is a simple and finest procedure that is used for printing single color on to the disc surface directly (usually black). The media used is normally a silver or white surface. This stands ideal for fast turn over durable results.

Inkjet Printing follows the same procedure employed for standard desktop printers. It is recommended for full color designs and that is to only limited areas of block colors. Glossy and water resistant discs can be used which gives a glossy finish and allow colors to show more vibrantly.

Advantages Of CD Printing:

The dead smart techniques mentioned above provided a cutting edge for today’s cut throat competition with their beautiful appliances. The CD printing saves your money up to 50% if you purchase an inkjet printable disc rather than buying both discs and adhesive labels. It enhances your convenience too as there is no need to deal with label placement any more. And it’s important to note that it avoids damaging of your CD drives that occur due to peeling off the labels from heat etc.

Presenting with a Partner – Tips for Making It a Success

Recently I attended a presentation introducing several new computer software programs. I was doubly delighted. Not only was the presentation lively, informative and exciting, it was orchestrated by not one, but two speakers. This feat in itself offers a huge challenge, and yet, when accomplished as well as the two men I heard, can be an excellent and effective way to present. In this article, I address some of the effective ways of partnering for a presentation.

What makes a presentation given by two people good, along with being worthwhile, not only for them, but also for the audience?

Preparation, preparation, preparation. It was extremely evident that the two men who were working together – they bill themselves as “brothers” – were both well prepared for their portion of the program. They were also, however, prepared for the parts they shared. It wasn’t just one person’s show, followed by the other person’s show. They were working together.

Timing is more important than ever. When two people are presenting together, they must know exactly how much time to devote to their part and/or parts of the time allotted. If one goes way over, it will detract from the other’s portion, because the audience will feel they were cheated out of information. A clever way to handle this and keep the audience aware of the time was the way the first “brother” presenting asked the second “brother” to keep track of the time and give him a signal when it was time for him to wind down. As the second “brother” started, the first one unobtrusively switched the connection to the projector from his laptop to his brother’s.

Be comfortable with each other. One of the most important factors that made this presentation such a complete success was that these two men exhibited such an easy camaraderie with each other. They joked with each other – but not too much. They listened to each other (even though I am sure that they have heard this material many, many times before – they travel the country doing these presentations). Most of all, they appeared to sincerely like each other. The rapport they had with each other multiplied into establishing an easy rapport with us, the audience.

Even if your personalities and presentation styles differ, it is imperative that each of you is a powerful presenter. The two men who were so impressive could be brothers (I have a feeling they aren’t), but they were similar in looks, the way they dressed (appropriately for the type of meeting they were attending), and both were equally excellent presenters. Both had enough pizzazz and polish that neither outshone the other – even though I was more interested in the software programs attacked by the second brother, I still enjoyed the first presentation as much.

Yes, co-presenting with another can create a challenge, but can also – when done well – give you and your listeners a powerful presentation to remember. Try it. You will be glad you did.