Author Topic: Printable Flyers are now Available!  (Read 4278 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline staze

  • Founder
  • Catgirl
  • ****
  • Posts: 698
    • http://www.staze.org/
Printable Flyers are now Available!
« on: June 24, 2004, 01:10:38 pm »
We now have Flyers that people can print at home and take around to their local hangouts (for some of you/us, that's the workplace). Break rooms, community centers, card shops, comic shops, etc. Anywhere that you think interested parties will be passing by.


Color: http://www.kumoricon.org/custom/media/flyercolor.pdf


Grayscale: http://www.kumoricon.org/custom/media/flyerbw.pdf


They are 1meg and 1.4meg respectively, so those of you on a modem, it will take a minute or two. Please let us know if you have any questions...
-Staze
Founding Member, Altonimbus Entertainment
"You mean, you'll put down your rock and I'll put down my sword, and we'll try and kill each other like civilized people?"

Offline princessfrodo

  • Catgirl
  • ****
  • Posts: 612
Printable Flyers are now Available!
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2004, 02:49:17 pm »
This is great, especially since I was planning on hitting up a bunch of Suncoasts to try and pre-order the SAC stuff! ^.^  And Uwajimaya is along the way! ^.^
No, I'm not insane.  I'm just... happy.

Offline TomtheFanboy

  • Bunnygirl
  • *****
  • Posts: 4417
    • Twitter
    • Kumoricon Archives
Printable Flyers are now Available!
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2004, 05:17:59 pm »
Yahooo!
Time to get to printing and copying!
Now, where are the people in Portland going to be puting them up because i don't want to spend an hour riding to a location just to find out somone else has already hit it!

I'm going to Uwajimaya, Animenia, Suncoast @ Washington Square, Rainy Day Games, Ancient Wonders, and Things From Another World Beaverton.

How about you guys?

Are there any suggestions from the staff on where we should put the flyers? Anime sellers, Comic shops, and RPG shops are good, anything else? Like Colleges and stuff?
Tom the Fanboy
Passion over Pedantry!
Pocky Club President 2005-2010

  • Guest
Printable Flyers are now Available!
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2004, 06:04:59 pm »
is any one else from Dallas? I just dont want to be putting up flyers if some one else is going to.

Offline Luana-neko

  • Chibi
  • ***
  • Posts: 399
    • http://www.forefront-nw.com/Sanctuary
Printable Flyers are now Available!
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2004, 12:05:51 pm »
Does anyone live on Eastside Portland? There's an Excaliber comics store over there that would be a great place to put up flyers at. I'm sort of in the Cedar Hills area, so it's a bit too long a drive through nasty downtown traffic to get there.

Other good places to post flyers: Borders, Barnes and Noble, the Hello Kitty store in Cedar Hills Crossing (formerly known as Beaverton Mall), PSU, ummm... And I think all the other ones I know of are already getting taken care....

I'll hit University of Portland! I've got a computer security summer class there Tuesday & Thursdays :D
Exodus: Faded Spirits
Assitant Director and Head Programmer

www.ronime.net

Do not anger the sleeping cat, for its claws are sharp and quick to slash! [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v360/Luana-neko/Avatars/predatory.gif[/img:d8831

Offline BlackjackGabbiani

  • Bunnygirl
  • *****
  • Posts: 1871
Printable Flyers are now Available!
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2004, 10:46:28 pm »
Why PDF though? PDF is a *horrid* format!

Is there anywhere to get it in HTML?

Offline Darken

  • Cabbit
  • *
  • Posts: 18
Printable Flyers are now Available!
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2004, 11:38:49 pm »
ill get random places from kelso/longveiw to .. rnadom places i might pass
ohh and ill promote on all forums that i can.

Offline Luana-neko

  • Chibi
  • ***
  • Posts: 399
    • http://www.forefront-nw.com/Sanctuary
Printable Flyers are now Available!
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2004, 11:16:26 am »
Yep, promoting on forums is good. I've already told the anime bunch at Cypress (the software company my friend interns at), the rest of University of Portland anime club, and an anime RPG forum I'm on. Oh! I'll go post about it on the Noated.com forums too! *scurries off to do that*
Exodus: Faded Spirits
Assitant Director and Head Programmer

www.ronime.net

Do not anger the sleeping cat, for its claws are sharp and quick to slash! [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v360/Luana-neko/Avatars/predatory.gif[/img:d8831

Offline EvilMonkey

  • Founder
  • Catgirl
  • ****
  • Posts: 580
    • http://evilmonkeysean.livejournal.com
Printable Flyers are now Available!
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2004, 12:46:08 pm »
Quote from: "BlackjackGabbiani"
Why PDF though? PDF is a *horrid* format!

Is there anywhere to get it in HTML?


Well, it's pretty hard to format this in HTML.  It's in PDF because that allows for maximum portability with minimal mess.  Concidering how I designed this in Photoshop, PDF was the best option.  Making it into a .jpg or .png created problems with readability, and there's the issue of having them printed the right size, usually jpgs or pngs will scale in funny ways and not print correctly.
Pretty much any printable document you find now on the internet will be a PDF, mainly because it is nicer looking to print (no wepage header or page number) and cross-platform.
~Sean Larson~

Offline BlackjackGabbiani

  • Bunnygirl
  • *****
  • Posts: 1871
Printable Flyers are now Available!
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2004, 09:54:18 pm »
But they take forever to load and they're *huge*!

Offline staze

  • Founder
  • Catgirl
  • ****
  • Posts: 698
    • http://www.staze.org/
Printable Flyers are now Available!
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2004, 11:10:19 pm »
PDFs are a widely used format.  Macs, PCs, and Linux OS's can read them and print them.  The fonts always show correctly, and they're easy.  Not our fault that Acrobat Reader on the PC sucks.  If you right click the link and choose to download it, it will download to your HD and you can open it from there.  Acrobat Reader works much better if you're openning a local file rather than something over the net.  

Macs, well, they handle them seamlessly.  Go us.  

Linux, well, I'd hope anyone using linux would have a PDF reader installed.

If you really want, I'll post eps (encapsulated postscript) versions, or PS (postscript) versions... or even TIFFs.  But like QEvil said, jpg's are going to be highly distorted when printed (they may look fine on your monitor, but printing something usually results in an image that has anywhere from 5-10x the resolution of a monitor).  If someone really really wants another format, then let me know, I'll get you hooked up.  But for now, PDFs are the best option.
-Staze
Founding Member, Altonimbus Entertainment
"You mean, you'll put down your rock and I'll put down my sword, and we'll try and kill each other like civilized people?"

Offline BlackjackGabbiani

  • Bunnygirl
  • *****
  • Posts: 1871
Printable Flyers are now Available!
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2004, 01:42:04 am »
Well really, if someone just tells me what it says, I can make an HTML version or something...

Offline Teh Becca

  • Sailor Scout
  • **
  • Posts: 118
Printable Flyers are now Available!
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2004, 05:21:25 am »
What about PNG format?

This is great, I'll have to print one off and head to a Kinko's... maybe put some up in the Lloyd Center places I usually stop at, or Clackmas Town Center's Waldenbooks if I can get there.

Offline staze

  • Founder
  • Catgirl
  • ****
  • Posts: 698
    • http://www.staze.org/
Printable Flyers are now Available!
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2004, 09:35:02 am »
it really wouldn't be worth it, Blackjack... we could make an HTML version too... but it would render differently on different platforms and browsers....

it's only a meg... I can't imagine Tualatin has phone lines so bad that you could have a connection any slower than 33.6... in which case it would take you... maybe 5 minutes.
-Staze
Founding Member, Altonimbus Entertainment
"You mean, you'll put down your rock and I'll put down my sword, and we'll try and kill each other like civilized people?"

Offline BlackjackGabbiani

  • Bunnygirl
  • *****
  • Posts: 1871
Printable Flyers are now Available!
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2004, 07:53:42 pm »
I donno...last pdf I loaded took me upwards of half an hour. And everything else I was working on at the time worked fine *chats, regular brousing...* I wasn't even loading anything other than the pdf, either.

Offline staze

  • Founder
  • Catgirl
  • ****
  • Posts: 698
    • http://www.staze.org/
Printable Flyers are now Available!
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2004, 11:45:54 pm »
not sure what that could be... could be many things.  best bet, right click to download it, once it's downloaded, open it locally... if it takes half an hour to open it locally, you've got something wrong with either Acrobat Reader, or your OS install.
-Staze
Founding Member, Altonimbus Entertainment
"You mean, you'll put down your rock and I'll put down my sword, and we'll try and kill each other like civilized people?"