Category: printing

Site map design for local fishing lakes

You may not know this but OHM are not just web designers – we’re also graphic designers!

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Press typo error makes for a strange read

Have you every seen this in a news paper our magazine? It’s not an overseas title you’re looking at, this is a recent Kentish Gazette publication, can you understand it?

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Microsoft Word template designs

Following on from our Microsoft Word PDF editing article this week, it’s worth mentioning some other Word creations completed last month for our long term web design clients Joiner Holdings in Herne Bay. Marketing manager David Mann was looking to update their in-house invoicing templates but lacked the design knowledge to create 3 Microsoft Word invoice designs that will work with their local office laser printers. The problem with Microsoft Word is that it is a ‘live’ document, that means it is affected by local settings, ie: fonts on the resident PC, printer tolerances, screen colours etc therefore you have to go through a trial set up design process to...

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Updating PDFs using Microsoft

A rare request for us, long term print design client Make Time for Music based in Folkestone have been using Oast House Media for printing and print design for nearly 10 years. Primarily web designers and Search Engine Optimisers, we don’t showcase our print as much as our web expertise but director and media consultant Nigel Stevenson was originally from a print background. Make Time for Music director James Walker wanted to move away from high volume print and distribution for his school sales literature so asked for a new design and PDF export that he could edit and customise then upload to his website. Microsoft Word like many other...

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Nigel Stevenson Consultancy new web design

A rare moment to blow ones own trumpet, Oast House Media director Nigel Stevenson is also a media consultant working in Kent with new and established businesses on their corporate web and print design requirements. “I’ve been in the media business now for over 40 years and created the consultancy company for over 10 of these but the old website was not sending the right message. Using the content of ‘On Your Marks’ written for new businesses I’ve redesigned and populated the web pages with factual content and images. There are also many ‘top tips’ to help anyone buy media save time and money” The new web pages are packed...

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Website editorial printed by local press

Deal and Walmer Chamber of Trade were so impressed with our first editorial for the local press page, they asked us for another. This article is about websites representing your business and the affect a cheap design has on your sales potential. Here’s the content… Your website is your business card Do you remember the motorway service station business card printers? For a few pence you could quickly print a business card to take to your meeting. The problem was they looked cheap and didn’t represent your business in the right light. The new business card of today is your website but the same dilemma exists for business owners. It...

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Web design for Canterbury businesses (CT) special offer

Direct Nigel Stevenson is Canterbury born and bred, he also played cricket and football for Canterbury clubs in his youth. But surprisingly Oast House Media do not have that many Canterbury based web design clients? We know that Canterbury based web designers are pricing their web design higher than companies based outside of the city but Oast House Media are only just over 15 miles (20min) from the cathedral city. So to encourage Canterbury based businesses to give us expats a go and enjoy the same professional standards but at a lower cost we’re offering any CT post code business a whopping 20% discount! Experience the difference and enjoy the...

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The importance of corporate website and print design

New businesses without the right tutelage can bungle through their ‘branding’ without realising the potential of professional corporate design. So what is corporate design? First consider where your branding is going to be used as this may affect the design, for example (in order of resolution/quality) Work wear (embroidery) 42 Website and Social media 72 Printing (stationery/flyers) 300 Large format printing (banners/signage) 300 Vinyl signage (lettering) vector As you can see there are figures at the end of each line indicting the lines or dots per inch plus vinyl cut vector signage which is the best quality you can achieve. Once identified you can progress to a logo design remembering...

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Print design for web clients

Our newsletters help us to let website design clients know we’re not just a one trick pony. Print design has been a core design skill for Oast House Media since it’s creation in 2004. Director Nigel Stevenson originally came from a print design background long before scientist Tim Berners-Lee created the world wide web. Indeed, it is those original skill sets that gives OHM the edge over other web based designers in Kent with extensive print production knowledge and an awareness of life outside the internet especially when it comes to logo design. Working with our local print and print finishing partners, OHM can offer the complete ‘one stop’ media...

Print design for national music school

We’ve been completing print and design for Folkestone based Make Time for Music since 2010, mostly information and sales leaflets, we also print their office stationery and certificates. A recent design is for their summer schools, a national promotion, the client asked for a cartoon style design with the instruments they will be teaching on. Graphics were sourced from libraries keeping the costs down on this A5 design. see previous print design for this company