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Desktop Publishing (DTP)

Any format, any language, any design

Our experience in this field is unmatched. We were the first company to produce Arabic artwork in the West and have followed technological developments from mechanical typesetting to cutting-edge desktop publishing. We have a vast collection of modern fonts, technical know-how and the latest software and hardware at our disposal. We apply our skills to produce high-quality artwork that meets your precise requirements – our DTP services range from complex digital projects for print, to graphics for websites and new media applications. We are happy to work with your design studio to adapt existing English artwork or to design new artwork from scratch.

We produce multilingual artwork:

  • Eastern European languages with accents not available in English fonts 
  • Two-byte languages such as Chinese, Korean and Japanese 
  • Languages that flow right to left, such as Arabic, Hebrew and Urdu 

We can supply artwork:

  • in any digital format, i.e. InDesign, QuarkXpress, Illustrator, Photoshop, Director
  • as PDF files for the approval stages
  • as Outlines or Hi Res files ready for print

Our People

Our in-house designers and DTP-operators all have a graphic design background and are highly skilled in the modern artwork process. They are experienced in dealing with multilingual desktop publishing projects and their native language skills often come into play. They operate in all the latest software applications, from InDesign, Adobe and Quark Xpress to Photoshop and Illustrator.

You can rely on our knowledge of language and culture to ensure that every detail is taken into consideration. Our approach to accuracy is uncompromising and all proofreading is undertaken by professional linguists working in their mother tongue.

Our Processes

We recognize the importance of remaining true to the original design concept and provide checks at every stage of the production process in order to ensure the end-product is exactly what you require. 

One of our specialist project managers will be on hand to make sure that the project runs smoothly, on time and on budget. 

We offer the latest foreign language versions of software such as QuarkXpress, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat, Flash, Director – always retaining backward compatibility with versions that may still be in use in local markets.

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