Using the Catalogs

by MyVinylDesigner 27. January 2010 06:17

MY VINYL DESIGNER has compiled a high-quality, pleasantly designed, printable PDF catalog for each mini, master, and specialty collection.  Although the pages can be housed in any type of binding system, we like using white cardstock and top-loading sheet protectors best.  We especially like using the standard white vinyl presentation folders that come with 12 attached sheet protectors because they are slim, trim, and easy to handle and store.  We have omitted page numbers on the catalog pages so that you can arrange pages as desired.

Our catalogs are meant to offer home-based and storefront businesses more vinyl sale opportunities, as well as be a quick fingertip reference for do-it-yourselfers.  When a customer expresses an interest in a particular design, you simply determine the measurements, find the cataloged ready-to-cut vector design, cut, and presto, an instant sale!

Alternatively, you may electronically offer catalog pages to your customers on blogs and web pages.  Catalog page jpgs and downloadable PDFs accompany each collection and add-on page lot.

PS-  Our catalog pages do not open correctly in some of the earlier versions of Adobe Illustrator.  So if you wish to try a sample catalog page, let us know and we'll send you a copy.

CLICK HERE for specific information related to the Stick Family catalogs

CLICK HERE for specific information related to the Modern Wall Art catalogs

CLICK HERE for presenting catalog pages when no collections have been purchased

CLICK HERE if you want to create your own catalog pages

CLICK HERE for copyright details related to catalog pages

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Offering Catalog Pages without Purchasing Collections

by MyVinylDesigner 20. January 2010 08:56

We understand that life changes and that not every customer needs, wants, or has the ability to purchase a full collection of designs.  So with this understanding, we made catalog page jpgs available online at no charge.  The printable, downloadable PDF catalog pages are still not available outside of their respective collections, but the pictures can be used as fingertip references or as advertising jpgs.  Just open the product listing for the catalog page you wish to have, then right click on the catalog page jpg and save it on your hard drive.

Alternatively, you are welcome to embed the rotating design galleries (excluding the finished photo gallery) from MY VINYL SUPPLIER in your blogs, web pages, and emails.  All the jpgs are digitally safe and the rotating galleries will be globally updated every time we introduce a new design.  CLICK HERE to copy and paste the HTML codes for these rotating galleries.

Lastly, our copyright notice states that all electronically transmitted catalog pages MUST have a copyright text showing on its pages.  This means, that if a picture of a catalog page is placed online, it must include the term "copyright" somewhere on the picture.  Our name does not have to be shown, but the word "copyright" MUST show at all times.

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Using Your Own Catalog Pages

by MyVinylDesigner 19. January 2010 09:19

coming soon

 


Then, you will want to use Inkscape.  I don't believe the KlicNKut can import SVG files, and you'll need that ability to overlay SVG designs onto your jpgs.  It should be a fairly easy process, because once you overlay your SVG's on the jpg, and type your text, you can resize everything and print.

These jpgs are large, high resolution jpgs that will allow you to print an 8.5x11 sheet without blurring.  Just import your jpg into Inkscape and resize it to the size you wish to print at.  Then overlay your SVG designs, and text boxes on the jpg, and send the job to print.

 

Welcome to the world of vinyl!  We're glad that you found our site.  We'll gladly help as you get going on everything!

There are two ways to make your own catalog: (1) if you have Adobe Illustrator, just open the blank PDF and copy/paste your vectors in layers (2) in your cutter software, simply import the blank JPG and resize to the dimensions you wish to cut.  Then import or copy/paste your designs and overlay them on the high resolution jpg, working in layers.  Then highlight everything and print.

 

You're welcome ... we're glad that you enjoy using our designs.  :)  In each of our collections and add-on pages, we add a blank catalog sheet so that you can add your designs, if desired. 

If you have Adobe Illustrator, you can open the PDF's and layer your designs from there.  Otherwise, you can import the blank catalog page jpgs into your cutter software (Cricut users need to use Inkscape for this process).  Just enlarge the high resolution jpg to the size you wish to print, then overlay your designs and text boxes on the jpg, and send the job to print. 





First of all Thank you for all your beautiful designs...

In a recent order I received a printable sheet with the cut files on it and another one that was blank. May we use that to put all the other files we get from you on there??? If so how to you put them on there I tried to copy and paste and it didn't work...thanks in advance for any help.

 

i am just starting out with my company and am in the process of learning AI and would love to make a catalogue and bought the template and i'm wondering if there are any instructions that go along with it? sorry as i am new with AI I can take a vector and cut it but i'm still learning the rest. If you could help me with this that would be great. I will also be getting many of your vectors as my partner and I just went on our own and she was the one with all the designing experience so your site is a blessing to me! no more worries of designing, it's great!!!

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Can I buy just your PDF catalogs?

by MyVinylDesigner 12. November 2009 04:33

coming soon

 

 

We totally understand.  We actually don't offer the PDF's outside of their collections, but we do offer the catalog page jpgs that can be electronically used in online sites, stores, blogs, and emails.  Just right click on the individual catalog pages in each product listing, and use as needed.

If you're looking for printed copy, could we suggest a one-page catalog with an assortment of your favorite designs, then provide a web link to see more premade vinyl designs?  It would save you a ton of money, time, and energy.  You could embed our rotating photo galleries into your own blog or site, or direct customers to My Vinyl Supplier.  Here's a couple informational links that might interest you:

http://www.myvinyldesigner.com/blog/category/My-Vinyl-Supplier-Info.aspx


http://www.myvinyldesigner.com/blog/post/Growing-Your-Collections.aspx


http://www.myvinyldesigner.com/blog/post/Growing-Your-Collections.aspx#comment


Let us know if there are any questions.  We'd love to help you get going.  :)




I was just wondering if their is a way to get the pdf's of your packages or new designs that I don't own yet? I like all your stuff, but can't possibly buy it all right now. I was trying to copy the pictures of your pics that are in the group format and just print that for the customers to see, but they don't come out really clearly. I then would purchase them if a client says they want a particular design. For instance, I love all your new alphabets, a page for each letter, but even printing 9 letters to a page, the detail just isn't there. If I'm not making enough sense, let me know and I'll try again. Thanks!!!!!!
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Presenting Stick Family Catalogs

by MyVinylDesigner 20. April 2009 20:48

All of our catalog pages have a colored background to help prevent third-party misuse.  May we suggest some options for sharing this particular catalog with others:

1-  When showing stick families, use a few presentation folders with sheet protectors.  (We have found some awesome white vinyl presentation folders with 12 attached top-loading sheet protectors that run around $4.  They are slim, trim, very professional, and don't use the bulky rings that catch paper.)

2-  Print catalog pages on white cardstock for added durability in the sheet protectors.  You can place two pages of cardstock in each sheet protector, for viewing on each side.

3-  Take your catalog on a CD to a local print shop and have them print your copies.  Or, print a master color copy from home and make colored copies as needed at a copy center.

4-  If you wish to have something for customers to take home, present them with a black/white photocopy of the colored page.  The background will be a bit gray, so make sure you print a bit on the lighter side.  Customers will understand.

5-  Consider showing only one or two catalog pages to new customers.  Too many options generally overwhelm them, create more work for you, and dramatically increase the decision-making time.

6-  Use the suggested order form we included in your collection.  As the customer tells you about their family, jot extra notes on the paper so that you can add the elements and extras if needed later.  Charge accordingly ... CLICK HERE for some general pricing and sizing guidelines.

7-  Please avoid showing our designs as black images on a white background.  It may look a bit cleaner, but it "unprotects" our designs.  When our designs are dark images on a white background, they can be instantly vectorized, engraved, or cut in number of different softwares.  This means that the very design we sell can be instantly replicated and used.

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