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Post Tue Feb 14, 2006 11:21 am

Image question

we are just entering the world of digital printing and a customer has requested some images of items such as cooking pot,tea cups, olive oil etc...

where would i start looking for digital clip art? are there image discs available such as the 'graphics2go'?

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Post Tue Feb 14, 2006 11:24 am

i use these guys http://www.graphicsfactory.com/

it is clipart though , few full colour images , but for vinyl cutting they have been well worth the money when i cant get anything decent from the customer (they do eps in most images)...


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Post Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:02 pm

Ryan,

you could try Hemera Photo Objects - they have 3 volumes of about 50,000 images each. They are masked so good for photoshop (although you have to import them correctly to avoid the white boxes round the objects). I think they are about £50 per volume from Amazon. Just use their search facility.

One thing I would say though is I dont think they can be resized too large before they start losing their quality.

istockphoto.com have individual (larger) images that you pay for each one you want

Hope helps.

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Post Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:11 pm

thanks very much for that, i'll have a look.

The customers designer has all designs etc...on disc but for some obscure reason he wont release any copies to me, even though his client (my customer) is instructing him to do so!!

Strange man!!
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Post Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:23 pm

If you are looking for clipart, vector & bitmapped etc. Do a search for 'IMSI clipart' - this company issues basic clipart disks with either a 'free' 9 or 12 month subscription to clipart.com thrown in. You can usually pick it up for £10-20 online. (Legitimate!), I used it for 9 months - was handy for finding obscure images.
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Post Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:52 pm

thanks for the help guys. constantly surprises me that people within the same business are so forthcoming with advice.

Worlds not such a bad place after all! :D
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Post Tue Feb 14, 2006 1:20 pm

....maybe the customer's designer has never been paid for the use of these images...seems like a red flag about the client to me.
Do try http://www.istockphoto.com/index.php
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Post Tue Feb 14, 2006 1:26 pm

No, think he's just awkward. Worked for this customer numerous times and always paid promptly, so no worries there.
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Post Thu Feb 16, 2006 10:12 pm

I'm not 100% sure of the legality...

But www.deviantart.com has a "stock photo" type of area for user submitted stock photos. Usually things of this nature can be used legally, or at the least with consent of the creator.
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Post Wed Feb 22, 2006 12:00 pm

bit late with this one but try this site http://www.sxc.hu/ - Stock Xchng - register as a user and you can get lots of useful images FREE - some you have to ask permission for and the server is sometimes painfully slow but I have had some success on here.
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