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  1. margo

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    Hello everyone. May I humbly ask your advise please? I want to go into the business card and invitation business. What software should be my first priority to buy? Thank you so much in advance.
     
  2. Randy...

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    Hi Margo -- welcome to the forum. That's a toughy for me personally. Looking at the LB product line, I would imagine the Corporate Identity Creator would work well for that, but I like to use The Logo Creator because you can create so many things with it and export anything to use in other programs. I create all my business cards in it and use iprint.com to print my cards. It has served me well. But, CIC comes with some great looking templates so creating them can be much faster.

    You can always purchase them both -- for the price, you won't be sorry.
     
  3. awalck

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    Welcome Margo,
    Just some questions for us - are you going to be printing these yourself or are sending your work to a printer that will require color separation?

    I certainly, and firmly believe in, LB software, my fave is TLC. I use it for both final work and for design concepts. If I send to a printing company I use Illustrator for my final format, but I wouldn't give up my TLC.
     
  4. margo

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    hey guys,

    thanks so much for sharing the info. I am totally a newbie (embarrassing as it is) and I am still trying to understand how to go about it. I would want to do all the designing and printing myself (i will of course have to learn it like any toddler should :image28:).

    The past month I met a partner and we are establishing the groundworks for a print shop. I want to be able to make calling cards and birthday invitations that are theme related (golf, tennis, bachelor's party and the like).

    any tips will always be appreciated.

    thanks again.

    margo
     
  5. homesight

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    Margo,

    Check out Broderbund's Print Shop... It has 1,000's of templates and currently is being offered with the logo creator from Laughingbird. If your serious about getting into print and design work, every artist typically has 2-3 programs they dabble in... If i were just getting started, I'd definitely look at the PRO Print Shop. This might enable you to budget in a purchase for additoinal Laughingbird products,, such as the Web Graphics Creator and Flash Ad Creator 2. Nice supplemental programs...

    -Ryan.

    -Ryan.
     
  6. Randy...

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    I sure wish Laughingbird and Print Shop would have been bundled when I first purchase print shop. It's a very nice 1-2 punch and a good partnership of software.
     
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  8. margo

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    Thank you Ryan. Will be checking it now. By the way, can anyone advise me ribbon printing is being done? And also
    how to print computer cut stickers? You guys are really helpful. Keep it up! Thanks.

    Margo
     

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