What formats can you print from?
We can print from most of the common file types such as:-
MS Office (Word, Publisher, Excel)
Open Office
Although we can print from most files, we highly recommend submitting your work to us in PDF where
possible (MS Office has a ‘Save As’ PDF option if you need to convert your document).
A PDF file preserves formatting and fonts, which unfortunately can sometimes be lost between different
versions of software packages.
Important note: If your file contains any non-standard or specialist fonts, it’s essential that it’s in PDF to
ensure that these are preserved.

Basic information & tips

Please ensure that you leave a minimum of 5mm margin/border around your work. Unfortunately digital printing equipment is unable to print right to the edge of the paper, and this is the norm
within the print industry. In some instances we can get around this by trimming the edges afterwards (again this is something that all print units do).
We can print directly onto A5, A4 & A3. If you require anything larger than A3 we are happy to obtain a quote for this from one of our external partners.
If you require anything smaller than A5 (e.g. A6 postcards) we can achieve this in-house if the file is set up appropriately. (This is covered on the next page)
When designing posters & flyers please ensure that any images used are of sufficient quality andresolution, or they may look pixelated when enlarged (for example, web images are usually low quality so can look very pixelated if used to make a large poster)

Flyers, posters and leaflets

A5 leaflets – the most cost effective way is to set up your file in A4, with 2 A5 flyers on the page, as per the examples below. After printing we simply cut the sheet in half, giving you two A5 flyers per printed sheet, which costs you less!

The same principle applies to A6 (postcard size) but you would need to set it up as 4 on an A4 sheet as per the example below

Paper Types

We stock a variety of paper (including high quality silk & gloss papers) in variety of weights and sizes. We have paper to suit most jobs! Please ask if you would like to see samples

Booklet printing

Our machines can produce folded and stapled A5 booklets

Tri-Fold Leaflets

We have a folding machine in Print Services to produce folds like in the diagram below. Simply use MS
Publisher or Word to set up your file – they both have tri-fold templates.

The differences between “video production” and “television production” have become increasingly blurred. Most video production is concerned with non broadcast program making. Video productions are generally distributed via DVDs or online. Although video productions are generally made with a lower budget, it does not mean that few people see them. A simple tour of YouTube will show that millions of people are looking at video productions every day
Television productions, on the other hand, are usually shown to a large public audience by broadcast or cable transmission, either “live” (during the performance) or “recorded” (carefully edited video recordings). Television transmissions
are required to conform to closely controlled technical standards. However, television productions may be considered to be a type of video production once they are distributed in a non broadcast method (DVD, Internet, etc.). With the high quality of today’s consumer and prosumer equipment, video productions can be made with equipment ranging from that meeting the most sophisticated professional broadcast standards to low-cost consumer items There is no intrinsic reason though, why the screened end products should differ in quality, style, or effectiveness as far as the audience is concerned. Video programs range from ambitious presentations intended for mass distribution to economically budgeted programs designed for a specifi c audience. This book will help you, whatever the scale of your production.

If you want to create web sites, there are hundreds of books and web pages that claim toshow you how. Some of them are very good indeed. But this book isn’t like all those other books and web pages, for a number of important reasons:
1. The Web Book is an electronic book, or e-book. You simply download it as a PDF file from www.the-web-book.com and print it yourself. Or read it on-screen.
2. The Web Book covers all of the technologies that you need to know in order to create Web sites, both using static HTML pages and database-driven sites.
3. Unlike many books on the subject that were written some years ago, The Web Book teaches you up-to-date methods. Follow the instructions here and you can be confident that you’re doing things in the right way, rather than using old-fashioned
techniques that are now frowned upon.
4. I’ve tried my hardest to keep everything non-technical. If you’re “into” computers, you should be able to follow everything just fine. You certainly don’t need to be a professional techie. In fact, if you are, you’ll probably take offence at the way I’ve simplified some things. For which I apologise.
5. If you already look after a web site, perhaps for your school or college, or the department you work for, you may be itching to take your skills to the next level. Or maybe you didn’t actually get much training when you took on the responsibility, and you don’t really understand how everything fits together. In which case, this book is perfect for you. We don’t just tell you to press buttons. We explain what those buttons do, and why you need to press (or not press!) them.
6. Here’s the best bit. The Web Book is free of charge. So if you want to teach yourself how to do Web stuff, whether for creating your own sites or to make sites for other people, just grab a copy of the PDF file, print out the book, and away you go.
One word of warning, though. Creating a web site and doing it properly isn’t a simple task that can be done in an afternoon. Yes, we’ve all seen 2-page magazine articles that imply otherwise, but sadly it’s just not true. Even at 329 pages, this book is only a basic introduction to some of the more complex topics. It’s quite possible to buy books on HTML, CSS, PHP and MySQL which each run to 800 pages. I wouldn’t recommend it, however, unless you have trouble sleeping.

What Is a Web Site

A web site is, traditionally, a collection of pages of information. Creating a web page is, in many ways, very similar to writing a letter with a word processor and saving it on your computer, but there are a couple of important differences.
First, you have to save the page in a special format (ie, language) known as HTML, rather than as a normal document. HTML stands for Hypertext Markup Language. Why hypertext? That’s the name given to the way that we move between web pages by clicking on hyperlinks (those bits of text which are normally in blue and underlined). A markup
language is just a way of “marking up” text to specify that, for instance, when the visitor to our site clicks on Home he gets taken to the home page. The reason we have to save our pages in HTML format, rather than as Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PDF files, Zip files, etc etc, is that the way we read web sites is with a program called a web browser. For example, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome, or Opera. The only type of information that web browsers are guaranteed to be able to display are HTML files. Sure, if you put a Word document on your web site, or a PDF file, some web browsers might make a good stab at displaying the file. But it’s never guaranteed to work.
The second difference between creating web pages and writing a letter is that, having createdyour web page, you obviously need to save it. But rather than saving on your own computer,where only you can see it, you need to save it onto a web server. A web server is simply anormal computer, connected to the internet, which runs a web server program. Thisprogram means that other people’s computers across the internet can connect to it, request acopy of your page, and display it.
In theory, any computer that has a permanent connection to the internet can be turned into aweb server. Just install the necessary software, which is easily available free of charge, andthe job is done. However, hackers love breaking into web servers and crashing them, ortrying to change the contents of the pages they store. So unless you really know what you’re
doing, it’s much easier and safer to rent some space on someone else’s web server to storeyour web sites, rather than running your own server. It’s very cheap to do, as we’ll discover later.

How the Web Works

It’s useful at this point to outline, in very basic terms, just how the World Wide Web actually works in practice. What really happens when you turn on your computer, open up your web

browser and type www.the-web-book.com into the address bar? How does the information get onto your screen? And where does it come from in the first place? As I mentioned above, a web page is a document file, stored on a web server, created with a program that’s a bit like a word processor but which saves its files in HTML format. When you open up your web browser and type www.qmhqatar.com, your computer connects via the internet to a large, centralised directory in order to find out where the www.qmhqatar..com site is stored. This directory is called a DNS Server. DNS is the Domain Name System, which gives each web server (or rather, each site) a unique name. In this case, the-web-book.com. Computers, of course, don’t like names. They prefer numbers. In the case of the internet, each web server has a unique number known as an IP address. So the DNS directory allows your computer to look up the IP address of the server which holds the the-web-book.com site. Once your computer knows the IP address of the web server which holds the site, your computer can then connect, again over the internet, directly to that server. Your web browser sends a request to the web server, asking for a specific page of the site. The server
sends that page (or, if no specific page is specified, it sends the home page). Your browser then displays the contents of that page, and the process is complete. At least, until you click on a link in order to see another page, and the process starts all over again.

Domain Names

So how do new internet domain names get created? Or to put it another way, how do you get the name of your site into that master DNS directory? It’s a relatively straightforward process.
Let’s imagine that you want to set up a brand new web site from scratch. The first thing you need to do is to think of a name for your site. For this example, we’re going to start selling hamster wheels online. We need a web site, and we want to call it
www.qmhqatar.com. To create a new web site name, and add it to the global DNS directory, we need to call upon the services of a domain name registration company. There are thousands of such companies, any of which will sell you an entry in the global DNS directory. Prices vary, but they’re all selling you the same service, so shop around and find a registrar that you’re happy to deal with. It’s easiest if the registrar is based in your own country, but it’s not essential. If you don’t know where to find such a company, type “domain name registration” into Google or look atthe adverts in your favourite computer magazine.

Multimedia is a word that has several interpretations depending on the area of communication.  In the most general form Multimedia as a word can be described as many means of communication.  It is the method of delivering information in several
forms and means. Multimedia in relation to 3D production is a relatively recent engagement,nevertheless Multimedia has evolved from individual media such as still images, text, sound, video to a combination of all with the introduction of electronic technology.
The Multimedia industry is divided into several areas of productions, varying from still images produced for advertisement purposes, to motion films created for television and cinema. Throughout time the production has evolved, creating a hybrid pipeline of different talents to create specific work, not just in one area of the Multimedia industry, but
in all areas depending on the necessity of the specific skill of a person needed in the production. The Entertainment industry is one of the largest sectors of Multimedia, and growth in this industry has evolved collectively with technology in the production of film, commercials, games and many other areas of entertainment. It is clear that our contemporary society is demanding more and more from entertainment, and the competition of the entertainment industry is growing rapidly. Despite the fact that this project is focused on the Entertainment sector, Multimedia can be observed in areas such as education, engineering, industrial, scientific, mathematical and medical. All these areas use Multimedia with similar approach, but for different
means. Multimedia is evolving and becoming part of a common aspect of our daily lives, where everywhere we look there are various implementations of Multimedia being used. This is commonly seen is media devices such as computer, mobile phones and televisions. The evolution of Multimedia soared with the development of devices with faster processing capabilities and display options, allowing a “Multimedia experience” to the user/viewer.


How do leading companies manage design in their businesses? Our in-depth study of the design processes used in eleven global brands gives real insights into the way design operates in these firms, and delivers usable lessons for all designers and managers.

Design plays a fundamental role in the success of many of the world’s leading companies. But how do those firms ensure that they are getting the best return on their investment in design? To find out, we spent time with eleven of the world’s top design teams.

A qualitative study of the modern design process

For our most in-depth study ever, Design Council researchers visited the design departments of eleven companies, all world-leaders in their fields and all with a public commitment to the use of design to improve their brand strength and product and
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organise their designers, and when they bring designers into the product or service development process. We also wanted to find out what skills today’s designers need inorder to succeed.
From this in-depth examination we aimed to draw out some of the key features that define the state-of-the-art in modern design practice, as well as the unique approaches that set some firms apart.