Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Online Invitations

For those interested in making a difference to help save trees, time, and money, you can customize an invitation design and email it to your guests.

Create elegant online invitations to send directly to all of your friends and family.

Whether your planning for your wedding day, a birthday event or just a casual get-together, sending out your invitations has never been easier.

No more worries about your hand writing, when you create your invitation online.

There are many company's offering this service but we decided to have a closer look at what Paperless Post has to offer with their "upload your own" design feature:

I'm choosing to work with a "save the date" invitation vector image from has thousands of images to work with. To keep it simple you can choose a blank image or remove the sample text that some images provide. Here is my edited version of image #1829660.

For more "save the date" invitations: click here

The steps are simple for creating your paperless invitation:

1. Choose page
2. Upload your design or image
3. Edit the image text, photo, motif or backdrop
4. Choose your envelope and liner colors/patterns
5. Choose your stamp and postmark
6. Choose your reply card options
7. Enter further details and your recipients.

I really loved the option to request your guests mailing addresses, so that you can send out formal invitation by mail if you chose to.

Give them a try and tell us what you think:

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Free Stock Images - NOT worth it

Free stock images are just not worth the risk. You run the risk of being blamed for copyright infringement and having to pay thousands of dollars to the image creator.

But, the image came with a license, you say. Great! but those licenses are really only valid if the issuer is the copyrighted owner or has the legal permission from the owner to distribute the image.
Are you willing to bet that the "free image providers" are using enough resources to verify every image that has been allowed to be uploaded by virtually anyone?

Vital Imagery

Vital Imagery is a provider of royalty-free, copyright safe, digital image content with one of the world's largest wholly owned collections, and over 25 million images available 24/7. Our content includes clipart, photos, fonts, sounds and animations used by corporate, agency and freelance graphic design professionals, the educational sector, publishing, media and entertainment industries.

Offering a wide range of choices to meet all creative needs from Animation Factory, and, we make it easy for customers to get to work with straightforward purchase plans for single-images or all-access subscriptions for a chosen time frame.

We offer special educational pricing for teachers and students with our school sites that offer child-friendly, royalty-free and copyright safe images. iCLIPART for Schools and School Edition

Vital Imagery offers subscriptions and single image purchases to suit every budget. If you are unsure which subscription or site would be best suit your needs, contact us and let us know what you will be using the images for and how many you might need: