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PrintingPress Extreme 6.0 lets you add text to any stationery using floating text boxes. You can rotate the text, bend it into shapes, add borders and more. But what if you rotate the text box and want the lines of the block font to remain upright? Simple. The Skew setting is your new best friend. In this month's Extreme Bat Mitzvah invitation, we added the Bat Mitzvah's name using a floating text box. At first, we just typed in the name and a few bullet characters "•" to create dotted lines.
Next, we rotated the text box 10 degrees to the left. As you can see, the vertical lines in the letters are now slanted slightly to the left.
To straighten out the letters, we set the Skew setting in the Character palette in the Text palette group to -20 as shown below.
And now the vertical lines in the letters run straight up and down.
Printing in white
Chalkboard invitations are everywhere these days and so you may be wondering how you can print in white onto black or dark color card stocks and envelopes. Unfortunately with most printers you can’t. Printers typically have black, cyan, magenta and yellow inks or toners and these cannot be mixed to produce white. Our new OKI C711WT color + white laser printer can print white because it has a special new white toner cartridge included. Professional customers interested in purchasing an OKI C711WT printer can learn more on our website.
Otherwise you will need to locate a professional who can print white and work with them to print these or other white on dark designs for you. Please contact us if you would like to be paired with a professional who can print in white.
If you have the OKI C711WT, please refer to the Printing in White chapter in our Training Manual for instructions on printing using the OKI C711WT. In addition, we have listed a few tips for you below.
- Open the back of the printer so that the cards and envelopes have more of a straight paper path. Having the stationery continue up to the standard output tray will cause the stationery to be more curved from the heat.
- Whenever possible, print envelopes using the one-pass feature with the flap open.