On Fri, 2011-10-07 at 18:52 +0200, jdd wrote:
It's very easy and cheap to print on *color paper* - usually plain color. The color is not always very nice, but they can be printed on black and white laser printer or photocopier for neraly no money BUT
The margin problem is a nightmare! My laser HP 5M have nearly 1 cm margin where I can't print. Keeping this on a folded flyer is difficult, having regular marging also.
Agreed; the simple solution there is more of a design issue; don't use backgrounds - or use them in areas that don't extend to the margin ;)
Although 1cm seems a bit much, most printers I've dealt with in the last 5 years could do 0.25in margins no problem.
So I think we have to separate the flyer components (images, block of texts) and make them available separately (once included in the flyer, they are sometime difficult to degroup). Like this the user may be able to adjust to his needs.
Libreoffice is probably the worst tool for building this, but it have a three fold option.
Speaking from the experience of using it to do a monthly newsletter for more than a year, LibreOffice Draw is suprisingly well suited to graphic document management.
Inkskape works. Is it easy? I have to make sure
Inkscape doesn't like long strings... so this isn't a good choice.
scribus should be the best choice. That said I have no experience of it, I will try it asap
I agree that Scribus is the most appropriate app, but its not easy to learn/use.
For my part I'd recommend using LibreOffice Draw (which can import eps too ;-)