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Today there are many things you can do with QR codes from taking the smart-device user who scans it to your website, facebook site to calling your number or viewing a video - the ideas are endless for their uses. In addition to all of that there are also many methods of creating the codes and here are some tips and tricks.
It is a fact that is the code contains a lot of information there are more parts to it and the more pieces there are the more difficult it is to scan. These two codes are to the same website and are both Trackable - the creator can track how many times they are scanned in what country. The 2nd one will scan much faster on all devices and is the best way to create a QR. Crystal Image calls these cleaner codes KIST-QRcodes - (Keep It Simple & Trackable).
The simple code can still be customized with graphics, parts of your logo or other items and colour.
Keeping kids active and having fun is an important factor in this high technology, low energy-spend world we have created. Any kids hockey is close to my heart but Smiths Falls, my hometown is especially - as that is where my nieces and nephews play. My nieces’ Girls hockey team amazes me both on the ice and off, hence when they make an ask for design work, I do what I can and donate it.
For a recent press release the Association needed a professional look to make a big announcement. So, Crystal Image Studio came through with a logo to carry their already established identitiy.
Friday, March 29, the Smiths Falls Girls Hockey Association is teaming up with Smiths Falls, Ontario to play host to a matchup between Team Finland and Team Czech Republic at the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre. It is a 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Womens pre-competition game and will face off at 7pm.
CIS proudly designed and donated the SFGHA logo.
www.emcsmithsfalls.ca the Newspaper online announcement
Be sure to support this effort buy your tickets to the game!
In the spring of 1983, R.D. Lawrence, celebrated author and naturalist, along with his wife Sharon left their Ontario home for the town of Ishpeming in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, there to observe a captive pack of untamed wolves. The object was to compare their behavior to behavior he had observed in free wild wolves as well as in the two wolf pups he himself had reared.
The result is In Praise of Wolves, a work that distills the knowledge gained during more than thirty years of observation of wild and captive wolf packs by a skilled and sensitive field naturalist who dedicated himself to the study and understanding of wolves. Though anecdotal and personal, its information on wolf behavior is scientifically sound and its insights startle. Rich in fascinating detail, full of challenging speculation, In Praise of Wolves demolishes old myths and makes for absorbing reading.
Sharon Lawrence, a retired educator, painter, textile artist, photographer and writer has added an afterword which outlines and updates the Lawrences’ work at Wolf Hollow, their private sanctuary in Haliburton Ontario. For more than twenty years, they raised and released injured and orphaned wildlife, including eleven wolves. R.D. and Sharon also assisted in moving the Ishpeming pack to the Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve in 1993 to begin the Haliburton Wolf Centre, a place that welcomes 30,000 visitors each year.
In Praise of Wolves has been updated and re-published by Sharon Lawrence, widow of Ronald Douglas Lawrence. Lawrence was a field biologist, journalist, naturalist, a superb storyteller and an award winning author of thirty books published internationally. He worked on four continents and explored, researched and studied the flora and fauna of Canada for more than 40 years.
Award winning painter, David Alexander Risk has created the book cover artwork, which is also available as a 8 ½’’x 11’’ signed, limited edition print.
Book $16.95 Book and print $35.00 Limited edition print $20.00
Available from the following: Sharon Lawrence 705-286-6276
The 2012 version of this great read is the third re-released book published by Sharon Lawrence and designed by Crystal Image Studio.
The process for re-publication starts with capturing the text. When the book was originally published it was not on computer. Re-typing the entire book or scanning and performing OCR (Optical Character Reading) are the two options. Scanning and OCR is much faster and more efficient, especially for create souls, like myself who despise typing. But this process must be followed by careful proofing to ensure paragraph returns, spelling and grammar have all been captured properly. It is by no means a perfect process, any mark on the scanned page can result in additional letters, sometimes the software seems to have its own story to tell. It can easily read “t” in certain fonts as “r”, “I” as a number “1″ and many other tricks too numerous to mention. Although spell check was performed on the entire book, Sharon did a great job, very patiently reading over and over to catch any gliches. Many of these types of errors become their own new words and are then undetectable by the spell check process.
Once the text is ready, the easy part for me begins. . . Design. In Praise of Wolves follows the design previously set by Crystal Image Studio for The Ghost Walker and Secret Go The Wolves, the books re-published just before it. The layout is tweaked to suit new content such as chapter starts and incorporating photographs. Each page is checked for orphaned lines and to ensure there is a pleasing look and flow to every single page.
David Alexander Risk created a stunning illustration and we worked together designing a beautiful cover to compliment his amazing work of art.
The book, In Praise of Wolves will be available for sale very soon along with Limited Edition, signed prints of the cover illustration at the Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Centre, their stores, www.madeinhaliburton.ca or visit www.crywild.com
I am very proud to be part of these amazing works of art.
Yes Dad, you will get your copy soon! My Dad is one of RD’s biggest fans.
Visitors and residents alike of Haliburton area will love the new events at The Pinestone Resort.
Thursday features Chicken Wings and Beer.
Fridays are fun all around with Mexican Fiesta Night featuring the food & drink of the land on through the weekend with Karaoke and ending Sunday with a Tailgate Party.
Come enjoy the relaxed, fun place to be in The Highlands!!
Custom TOP QUALITY 13 Month Flip Calendar with your Logo,
Canadian Holidays just provide your own photos
and make it your own. 11″ wide x 17″ high when open
(24pg. + cover style)
LOW QUANTITY 100 - $10. each + shipping & tax
or 500 only $4.90 each + shipping & tax
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 705-448-9397
Crystal Image Studio has started the design of the 2013 Bancroft Discovery Guide and it is going to be refreshed and improved over previous editions. The large format allows space for us to provide some cool interactive features never seen in the guide before. … but for now it is still a secret!!
Be sure if you are a Bancroft or Area business to sign up to advertise in this valuable tourism product - I assure you it will be exciting and well worth it!
to ensure your place in the publication contact Angela @ email@example.com
Many companies and organizations use a logo to represent their image. The uniqueness and recognizability of a logo becomes a very important element. The logo is what helps customers remember the company or product, and is quite often what brings them back. Your logo can be one of the strongest marketing tools, the one consistent image that consumers become familiar with, and that provides clarity to consumers and suppliers as to what the brand or product is. An effective logo is one that can be easily differentiated from other logos, and easily recognized due to unique typography, shape or symbols and distinctive colouring.
Logo design from Crystal Image Studio can also include the design of a custom QR code. The QR code can direct smartphone users to your website, offer your phone number and address or a mulitude of other functions. In addition to being effective, any QR code can also be attractive and most importantly recognizable.
Tamarack Lodge & Cottage Resort and Jenn Morrow, DVM are two of the latest logo designs created by Crystal Image Studio.
Every summer there is wonderful theatre productions presented by the Highlands Summer Festival at the Northern Lights Pavillion in Haliburton, Ontario. Highlands Summer Festival has been a loyal client of Crystal Image Studio for many years. This summer features some great shows for all genders and ages. Checkout their website at http://highlandssummerfestival.on.ca
The Algonquin Gateway Business Association is working hard to organize a great Canada Day Celebration in Harcourt. Crystal Image Studio is doing what they can to help by donating the design of the poster and promo material at no charge. Proud to be a member of this association these days and able to help make things happen.
So come see what the east side of Haliburton has to offer, there is always lots to see then stay for the evening and celebrate Canada’s birthday with us!!
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