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On In Things today, Greg Melvill-Smith speaks to Kevin Buchler from Corel about CorelDRAW 9.
CorelDRAW has been in the market of graphic application software for the past 10 years, and have just released the new graphic application package, CorelDRAW 9. This is an illustration and image editing software package.
Some of the new features in CorelDRAW 9 are that the Roll-ups have been enhanced, by streamlining the User Interface into Dockers. The Link Manager Docker enables you to import a file that will be located in the Link Manager - allowing you to keep files that you frequently use on your Desktop in your Link Manager.
CorelDRAW is useful for anyone creating documents for companies are that are publishing their documents to HTML or XML. Corel have just enhanced this with PDA Format (Portable Document Format from Adobe Systems).
Creating business cards using CorelDRAW 9, you are able to drag and drop images onto the card. Using the Interactive Mesh Tool, you are to bring out different shades of colour within the image.
Photo-Paint is photo imaging software for digital cameras, etc. By clicking on any of the images, you will be given a real time preview of the image. You are able to manipulate the images by using one or more of the Special Effects that come with the programme - including contours, creative, blur effects or zoom. With the Undo Tool, you are able to clear certain areas of the special effect within an image.
QMS Magi-colour 2 Desk Laser Printer
On In Things today, Greg Melvill-Smith talks to Robin Mowatt from QMS South Africa, about the QMS Magi-colour 2 Desk Laser Printer.
QMS is a Software Company that specialises in making controllers for Network laser printers and colour laser printers. The Magi-colour 2 desk laser printer has been developed for general business purposes; for people want to use it in the basic Windows environment - Window 95, 98, 2000 and eventually 2010.
Therefore this laser printer proves to be very cost efficient. Sian, Magenta, Yellow and Black are the four basic colours used to print.
It is 600 dot bench printer, and it uses a Windows controller, so all the processing is done in the PC and then the process image is sent the printer.
The media that can be used in the printer can be anything from normal photo-copier paper (80 gram) to a thick board paper (240 gram), glossy paper, silver foil paper and transparency paper, as well as printing gummed labels.
With an Ink Jet printers, you would need a good quality paper to receive a good print out, where as with a laser printer, you can use almost any type of paper. The running costs of a colour laser printer are 20% less than that of an Ink Jet printer.
The small office and home office would make use of this Laser Printer, as well as the corporate environment where it can be shared on a Network, and as a conventional printer, printing 16 pages a minute.
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