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. Calders Design Philosophy
Design is a combination of talent and discipline bounded by tradition and principles dating back centuries. Time has not changed the principles of design, only the methods and technology in which the final design is produced. Calders design personnel each with their own forte, enable clients to enjoy the expertise needed for their individual design. Being a design and print operation means our designers have an indepth knowledge of printing processes - an essential element in delivering functional design.
. Computer Platforms & Software
Like 80% of designers internationally the majority of our workstations are Apple Macintosh. Recently we migrated our Macintosh operating system to OS X with the release of 10.3.
We also run a parallel system on Microsoft Windows to accommodate applications from clients.
Calders has a comprehensive range of software for Macintosh and Windows platforms. QuarkXpress™ 6.0 (Mac & Win), Pagemaker 7.0 (Mac & Win), InDesign 2.0 (Mac & Win), Freehand 11.0 (Mac & Win), Illustrator 10.0 (Mac & Win), Photoshop CS (Mac & Win), Coreldraw 11.0 (Win), Office 2003 (Mac & Win), plus many other minor programs too numerous to mention.
Calders scanner is a Linotype-Hell Topaz II A3 Plus. It uses the Kodak trilinear colour CCD with 8000 pixels and an optical resolution up to 5080 dpi, scaling up to 2500% and a maximum resolvable density of 4.0 D. The Topaz scans all types of transparency and reflective originals - colour, black/white, line art, positive or negative. It will descreen preprinted originals without significant loss of detail and has auto-focusing to a maximum depth of 20 mm, ideal for mounted photographs, artwork and 3D objects.
Colour Scans are CMYK TIFF files for Sheetfed Offset Printing on good quality Art Stock (SWOP Coated). Should you require scans for Web Printing, Flexographic or Silk Screen, please specify when ordering. Scans are fully colour corrected by our experienced operators, are auto sharpened on-the-fly and are rich in shadow and highlight detail. Retouching by request.
Calders have a wide and diverse list of clients ranging from corporate to single operator businesses. Featured are some examples of our clients products all designed and printed by Calders...more »