Category Archives: UPILab

UPress Church Directorys

We have been updating and expanding on our church directories in UPress
and I have some updated screen shots for everyone to see. These are the
options for the covers and pages inside the directory section of
UPress. We are always updating and reworking the software to make it
more user friendly and we will have more options and pages soon.
If you need any help or have any questions feel free to contact John
Larkin or Cliff Tucker for assistance.

Font Size Options

Font Size Options

Font Color Options

Font Color Options

Font Style Options

Font Style Options

Background Opacity Options

Background Opacity Options

Background Image Options

Background Image Options

Front Cover With Opions Applied

Front Cover With Opions Applied

Current Cover Page Options

Current Cover Page Options

Current Page Options

Current Page Options

Current Page Options cont.

Current Page Options cont.

Current Page Options cont.

Current Page Options cont.

Front and Back Covers with options applied

Front and Back Covers with options applied


We’re back at work and have only 20 days until the Workshop!!

We hope you had a good holiday, we’re back to work and getting ready for the January 23 2012 Winter Workshop!

Only 20 days left so click here to sign up now and join us!


Happy Holidays from United Promotions, Inc!

Season’s Greetings from United Promotions, Inc.

As 2011 speeds to a close,we wanted to send a big THANK YOU to all of our customers, partners and everyone
else we have had the pleasure to speak with. We’ve completed many exciting projects this year and we are
looking forward to providing you with more high quality products and services in 2012!

Any jobs that can be produced in one day and received by Thursday Dec 22nd at 8am could be processed
by the end of that day. Please call for more details on shipping.

We will be closing from noon on December 23rd through January 2nd.We will reopen 8am January 3rd.
All jobs received during that time will ship as soon as possible after we return.

 

 Wishing you all an awesome festive season and a spectacular 2012!

UPress Product Creation (The Internals)

Once we pass the Kodak DP2 part of the product build we have to move into the Java programming portion of the templates and it’s associated options.  We take the Kodak DP2 text file and break it down into all of the different Image and text nodes if the template happens to have them.

I will attach an example of that here so you can see all of the different items and options from the back end.  We have been updating all the books templates in UPress over the last two weeks and the 8½x11 Church Directories are now uploaded and ready to go.  Open our Press client Upress and navigate to the Press Print Church Directory Books and then choose 8½x11 Church Directory Books.  We have added a lot of new covers and page options; right now there is 205 background images and 10 opacity settings from 100% ->10% in 10% steps down.  You can add your own images to the backgrounds, zoom, rotate and move into any position you need.

This first image is the folder that holds the DP2 templates (they are all text files at this point)

I drag the templates in the Java client and it shows me all of the bits and pieces.

This image shows all of the different pieces to just the cover page. It takes a lot to start up a new book.

This image shows the node and what all I have to do for it to knwo the font, size, color and what text should fill in the text node.

This image shows almost all of the background options for the new Church directories. We have been planning the upgrade for a while.

 


UPress Product Creation (The Begining)

Part 2 of UPress Product Creation

Here is a screen shot of the three stages of product creation. It all starts in a Kodak software program named DP2, here we build the product from a Photoshop© PSD file or just from the Height and Width.  I use the latter more often than not just because you can not always reproduce the same effects in DP2.  I will show you the beginning of the page and a few variations that can be built into the options of the products.  You can keep the plain white background or choose one of our textures with an opacity scale of 20%, 30% and 40%.  You can turn the images Black & White or Sepia Tone, add text boxes and even move some of the elements of the design; just remember to stay within the crop marks in UPress to ensure you do not crop any of the important data or images.  We always send a low res PDF proof for you to approve before we start printing anything.

DP2 Directory Opening Page
DP2 Directory Opening Page

DP2 Directory Opening Page with text and image

DP2 Opening Directory Page with text, image and 20% background

Click to see the whole file.

The "guts" of the product in Kodak DP2, click the image to see the whole file. It is pretty long.

 


UPress Product Creation

Hello everyone, I am adding new pages and options to the UPress book building software and thought it would be a little eye opening for everyone if I could show you all the steps involved and how we create and maintain all of our books products and services.  Over the next few posts I plan on adding screen shots of how we build the templates from start to finish.  I wont walk anyone thru all the testing once we upload our products to the test client, I do not have a web cam to show the gnashing of teeth when I forget to add something or I do not link something right.  I do want to show the backbone of both software packages and how they mesh to create a good looking book.  So to start the whole thing off I will post a screen shot of the Kodak DP2 software.  This is where all of our UPress products start and take shape.

 

UPress-Templates in DP2

UPress-Templates in DP2

UPress Church Directories

We are working some new designs that will hopefully make the book process a lot smoother.  Screen shots will be posted as soon as the layouts are all completed.  If you have any thing you would like added to UPress; just shoot us an email and we will get back with you.

 

Have a great week.


Happy 4th!