August 10, 2008

What is Desktop Publishing?

So glad you asked!  Because I've compiled a listing of 5  short definitions for you that better explains what desktop publishing is below:

(1) A generic title given to the introduction of personal computers (PC) to typesetting, page composition and image handling. The combination of all these gives electronic control within a single system of what was traditionally a specialist and segmented operation.

(2) Desktop publishing (DTP) software was originally developed to allow computer users to create professional-looking newsletters, magazines and brochures, complete with pictures, diagrams and colour. ...

(3) Commonly used term for computer-generated printed materials such as newsletters and brochures.

(4) Using a personal computer or workstation to produce high quality printed documents. A desktop publishing system allows you to use different typefaces, specify various margins and justifications, and embed illustrations and graphs directly into the text. ...
(5) The use of a computer to create documents that can be printed. Specialized software is used to add copy and graphics to the document, which is then outputted to a printer or typesetting equipment.

And there you have it in a nutshell!  Simple right?  I thought so, as I've been doing Desktop Publishing professionally since September 2000, and it's super rewarding, especially if you're a creative type.  So desktop publishing is great if you're looking for a simple way to make your business stand out, or if you're looking for a cheap and easy way to advertise your business with flair.  Desktop Publishing offers the art and project resources you need to design professional printed materials that create that perfect impression.

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