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Graphic Design and Illustration FAQs

I have made an A0 poster in Microsoft Powerpoint, - how do I get the file to you for printing?

If the file is smaller than 4Mb in file size you can email it to us directly to: , or make use of our FTP Site, or you can bring the file in to us at: 4th floor Cockcroft building, New Museums Site, Pembroke Street, Cambridge,CB2 3QG.

We are a new research initiative within a large department of the University and we have the need to design exhibition materials, corporate stationery and a house style for all of our publications, can you help?

Yes, we offer a complete Graphic Design service from the design of a logo or one-off poster campaign through to complete house styles including exhibition materials, publications, virtual presentations, and marketing and promotional materials. To set the ball rolling, we recommend that you telephone to arrange a free initial 1 hour meeting to discuss the project and the sevices we offer, and from there we can supply a comprehensive quotation for the costs involved and a proposed timescale for production.

I am just about to produce a poster for an academic confrence in Hawaii in two weeks, which software do you recommend for making posters and how long will it take to print once I have the completed file ready.

For preference we would recommend that you use Adobe Illustrator, and use the 'create outlines' command to make the file font independent. However most of the poster files we receive are made in Microsoft Powerpoint. A list of 10 tips for best results in Powerpoint can be found on our Graphics Price List. Production is normally 3-5 working days from receipt of the electronic file.

I have a series of 200 images which I have to scan for inclusion in my forthcoming book. The problem is that some of them are old 1930's photographic prints and have not survived the test of time very well - is there anything you can do?.

Firstly, the scanning is no problem. We have one of the best scanning work stations in the University here at PandIS with the facility to scan 35mm transparencies up to a maximum resolution of 6300dpi and we can even scan up to A0 in a single pass at very high resolution. For your 1930's prints we offer a very professional and experienced image retouching service for the sensitive restoration of your images prior to publication - if you would like to telephone us to arrange a meeting we can advise you of the costs involved and the best way to proceed.

We are presenting a special exhibition here at the museum in four weeks time and we need to produce four 8 feet x 4 feet panels, can you produce these for us?

Yes, we can print onto a variety of materials up to a maximum width of 60 inches x 30 feet rolls. We can also mount prints up to 8' x 4' onto a wide range of boards including 5mm foam core board, up to 10mm rigid plastic (foamex) boards and then laminate with a matt finish or encapsulate with a gloss finish.

Do you offer an exhibition design and print service for an easily portable display to be exhibited at different venues during the academic year?

We can design and print and exhibition display systems from an initial brief to the completed exhibition stand to any specification. We also have a wide range of exhibition systems available to hire including the popular Marler Haley pop up systems and smaller banner stands and revolving displays. We will be happy to discuss your requirements and advise on cost and production in an initial meeting with no obligation.

If there are any questions that are not answered above please contact