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Design

Do we get a vector file or a bitmap?
Once all design is complete we will supply the files to you. If the file was designed as a Rastor bitmap ie; it has a photo then this part will always be a bitmap. Usually all text will be vector. If the design was fully vector then you will receive a vector file.

Most of Quantum Illusions designs are in vector.

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What is the difference between vector and rastor?
There are two types of file formats, rastor or bitmaps and vector.

Bitmap
A bitmap uses a dots or pixels on the screen to produce an image or photo each dot can be a different colour or shade of colour. Bitmaps are usually used for photographs and images. The more pixels per inch the high quality the image is. The down fall this can make the file size larger and unusable on the net. The less pixels per inch the lower the quality and sometimes you see what is called pixelation, and is more difficult to rescale back to a good quality size and resolution.

Vector
Where as a vector image uses lines and objects to draw instead of using each pixel. Example; to draw a line, we pick to point, then pick thickness and colour. We can scale this image both ways to any size we want with out loose of resolution, However, vector is really only any good for logo's, cartoons (or clip art) and text. Most companies should design your logo in in vector.

Now for the confusion, you can have bitmap and vector together to create a awesome logo, however this may look good on the computer screen and or video etc but some printing ie; spot printing it may not.

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Do I get to see a proof before it is sent off to the printers?
Most certainly. We will not send anything to the printers without a full sign off.

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Printing

What is PMS?
PMS or Pantone matching system is a colour matching system to allow printers to mix the correct colour, this insures your colour is correct. Click here.

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Do you do the printing or out source?
We will out source the printing to a local printing company.

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Didn't you use to do digital printing?
Yes, we use to do small digital print runs in house, but no longer offer this service.

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Do you do video recording ie; weddings?
We use to offer full video recording, but no longer offer this service.

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Database

What program do you use to design your database's in?
Quantum Illusions use FileMaker 11 Advanced Pro do design our database's in. In some cercumstances we will use an older version FileMaker Pro 5. This is depending on the client's actual computer system. Most modern systems can handle version 11. Click here for more info on our database design.

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Website

I need a website designed, can you do this?
It does depend on what you want and require. We can build static websites with ease and no problem.

However if you require a dymanic site it truly depends on what you want, require and need. We can install forums, blogs and CMS as well as various other free or open source software.

If you have a host that has 'php' and 'MySQL' and you access to the Control Panel, we can set these up. Many hosts have auto install scripts of the major sofware applications that allow even the most limited knowledge person to install and get it up and running. It is usually the customisation that takes the time, and effort.

Designing something like this from the ground up would be very expensive, take a fair bit of time and will have bugs in the code. Where as the free & open source software are tested and used by many people around the world with most of the bugs being fixed on the next release.

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How much does it cost?
Depends again on wants, needs and requirements best to email us.

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About Us
Our aim is to provide you a big business look on a small business budget.
Our Promise
We promise to have a high quality customer service with competitive pricing.
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