Black and White
CaoutchouC will prepare all your images so they are publication ready; they will look as crisp and exciting in black and white as they do in colour.
CaoutchouC has extensive experience in the very labour intensive creation and modification of maps. This Beirut map follows all the printers' requirements, as well as the look and feel of all other images in the publication it was created for.
CaoutchouC will prepare all your images so they are publication ready; they will look as crisp and exciting in black and white as they do in colour.
Present clear and state-of-the-art PowerPoint presentations (both Win & Mac) at your next conference.
CaoutchouC produced a vector based map of the Eastern Mediterranean, with an inset showing the Levant, for publication in a conference proceedings article
CaoutchouC digitises your fielddrawings - from original, scan, or first processing, we can convert it into AutoCAD or GIS, then turn it into a publishable vector based image.
CaoutchouC can help to turn your graphs and tables into sparkling publishable ones, avoiding the common problems of black and white making all bars look the same as well as dull.
CaoutchouC has extensive experience with AutCAD and GIS, both converting paper drawings to digital format, and in processing CAD or GIS images into smooth and publishable images.
CaoutchouC can tweak the quality of your raw images, improving quality, colour balance, lay-out. Where possible, we even improve low resolution or bad quality images and make them more suitable for publication.
Quite often the resolution of a picture is not high enough for your purpose, images may be slightly out of focus or suffer from bad light or shadow conditions.
When preparing Excel graphs and tables for publication, they often turn illegible when converted to black and white.
CaoutchouC can convert and improve your images without loss of quality, resolution, or sparkle.
Caoutchouc can process your 'raw' ArcGIS or AutoCAD drawings, SPSS, Sigmaplot, or Excel graphs and tables, creating stunning and manageable vector files.
Often the original of an image is in a bitmap (pixel-based) format, with realated pixelation, quality, or enlargment issues.
CaoutchouC can turn your hand made sketches and drawings into publishable illustrations.
CaoutchouC offers you a comprehensive service for all your illustrations. We create them from scratch, from your sketches or photographs, from acadamemic software generated graphs, or from any other type of original you may possess. All to publications standards and quality. Of course we also help to produce imagery for posters, banners, flyers, stickers or any other medium.
At CaoutchouC we strongly believe that the right illustration is of crucial importance to convey meaning and information. Creating and processing the right images is difficult as well as time-consuming. CaoutchouC allows you to focus solely on the writing of your paper, by taking all the hassle, time, and effort regarding your illustrations out of your hands.
We have over 15 years of experience with the preparation of academic publications and their illustrations. We are fully aware of all the technical issues involved, and are well versed in image resolution, conversion to black and white, processing of hand made drawings to digital files, AutoCAD and GIS imagery, fulfilling printers' demands, consistency of image lay-out throughout a document, and any other aspect of illustrations.
So why not let us do the hard work, and end up with a publication with world class illustrations?
Very often the resolution of an original image is not high enough for the intended purpose. Internet images or images retrieved from for example PowerPoint are usually of a dpi (dots per inch) below 100, whilst publishers will demand an image quality of 300 dpi or higher. Other originals may be out of focus or suffer from bad light or shadow conditions. Caoutchouc has extensive experience in image manipulation and improvement, and will often be able to get images you thought a lost cause ready for publication.
When preparing Excel (or SPSS, Sigmaplot, or similar spreadsheet and statistics software) graphs and tables for publication, they often turn incomprehensible when converted to black and white, as many colours end up as the same or very similar grey shade. CaoutchouC makes sure your data remains perfectly understandable in black and white, saving you all the graphic hassle so you can focus on the paper or book itself. Of course we also make sure your tables and graphs have the same 'look and feel' as your other illustrations
Most often, publishers will request (the majority of) your illustrations to be in black and white. CaoutchouC converts your colour originals without loss of quality, resolution, or sparkle. We keep the contrast of black and white pictures as lively as their colour originals, and can improve bad lighting or difficult shadows, contrast and compositional issues.
We gladly process your 'raw' ArcGIS or AutoCAD drawings, similar to any SPSS, Sigmaplot, or Excel graphs and tables, and make sure they look amazing and professional. We make sure that what is evident in colour graphs is still visible when grey-scale is required. We can turn your software generated images into completely manageable Illustrator files, thus allowing enlargement and editing, e.g. for use on posters.
You may want to include an image on a large poster or banner, and then find out the original is in a bitmap (pixel-based) format, which does not allow much enlargment. CaoutchouC is experienced in conversion of images to vector format (which does allow enlargement) and manipulation of bitmap images to improve quality at larger sizes.
CaoutchouC offers the posibility to take the entire conversion of hand made sketches or field drawings into manageable vector based images, and subsequently publishable iluustrations out of your hands.
The lay-out of each individual slide and the structure of the entire presentation have a large influence on how the audience receives your presentation.
Little errors like having to click twice for the next slide, or animations that start earlier than the item they illustrate can be major irritant, both for the presenter and the audience.
Using video of embedding of animations from external software can be an enormous hassle.
It is very important to have a consistent look and feel throughout your presentation. Changing fonts or fontsizes, sudden shifts in lay-out can distract for the story you are trying to tell.
A strategic use of colours, titles, animations, and illustrations can all enhance a presentation if applied correctly.
Presenting at a seminar of conference is often the culmination of years of work. This is where your peers and colleagues will get to see what you have been up to, where you can share and discuss your work. But how many times have you hurried to get your Powerpoint finished in time? Does it look the same as four years ago? Can't get rid of that pesky animation on slide 14? Why does that arrow always appear before the map it points to?
Or perhasp all was finished perfectly on time, it looks professional and attractive, and then when you arrive at the conference, your Mac based presentation does suddenly get scrambled when displayed on a Windows machine?
CaoutchouC has been there and has seen it all. We offer you a complete service to prepare, animate, lay-out, and check your precious presentation. CaoutchouC pays particular attention to details, and enforces a rigurous template throughout, so every slide is clearly part of the same presentation. CoutchouC helps to maximise audience impact, whilst minimising errors or distracting features.
The lay-out of each individual slide and the structure of the entire presentation have a large influence on how the audience receives your presentation. CaoutchouC has extensive experience in how to lay-out a presentation to maximise conveying your actual story. Whilst our presentations can be very high-tech, and make full use of available techniques and features, they will never distract from the information presented.
Little errors like having to click twice for the next slide, or animations that start earlier than the item they illustrate can be major irritant, both for the presenter and the audience. Often these are the result of little quirks or errors in the presentation software, and are difficult to remove when they appear. CaoutchouC knows all the pitfalls and how to solve them.
Using video of embedding of animations from external software can be an enormous hassle. CaoutchouC will help you embed your external file format, where necessary converting it to a format the presentation software can handle. We also make sure your presentation and the dependant files will be transferred without error to the presentation machine.
It is very important to have a consistent look and feel throughout your presentation. Changing fonts or fontsizes, sudden shifts in lay-out can distract for the story you are trying to tell. CaoutchouC constructs a solid template for your entire presentation, and makes sure it is enforced throughout. Thus we make sure that the look and feel of your presnetation never jars or puzzles anyone.
A strategic use of colours, titles, animations, and illustrations can all enhance a presentation if applied correctly. Caoutchouc offers considerable knowledge on proper use of colours and backgrounds, fonts and typefaces, animations, and graphics, so all works together to enhance your story, not just create a fancy piece of screen wizardry.
Instead of a generic image and simple text, let your publication make an impact before it is opened through a stunning design on the cover.
Unless your publisher or the series you publish in has strict guidelines, you will have to decide on the page and chapter lay-out your book. Do you want to use columns? How should the headers look?
CaoutchouC believes typography, in particular the choice of fonts and fontsizes, has a major influence on the atmosphere and feel of an entire publication.
How to determine how to display illustrations consistently. What borders and corners to apply, quarter page, half page, spanning columns?
CaoutchouC can help to prepare all your text as well as illustrations to match the requirements of the publisher of your article.
You have just finished years of research, written it all up, and you are ready to present your research to the wider academic world. Or your succesfull conference over, you have managed to get all the authors to submit their paper, edited and corrected their work, and now a volume needs to appear. Or you have finished an important article, and are faced with a four page document spelling out how it needs to be submitted.
CaoutchouC offers a complete graphic and typographic service. From designing the bookcover so your book stands out form the crowd, to creating a template for page lay-out, illustration rendering and positioning, header size and shapes, and choosing the right font and fontsize for your publication.
CaoutchouC offers to design you a highly relevant and unique cover. Instead of using a generic image and a standard font, your publication can start making an impact before it is opened through a stunning design and matching typography on the cover. Of course, CaoutchouC makes sure the inside of the publication has a look and feel that clearly relates to the design of the cover.
Unless your publisher or the series you publish in has a strict set of guidelines, you will have to decide on the page and chapter lay-out your book. CaoutchouC can help by creating a complete template for the lay-out of your book, defining the page format, font and fontsize, illustration presentation style, border and gutter width, header styles, line-height, etcetera. Of course we can also create such a template for author of your edited volume, and even supply this in digital form so you can send it to your authors before they start writing.
CaoutchouC believes typography, in particular the choice of fonts and fontsizes, has a major influence on the athmosphere and feel of an entire publication. In any design of a bookcover or document template, we will therefore pay close attention to the application of clear and beautiful typography that strenghtens the look and impact of your prublication.
CaoutchouC advises on all aspects concerning illustrations. From making sure they are consistently displayed throughout, to defining what borders and corner styles to apply, and whether illustrations should occupy a quarter page, a half page, and whether they should span columns or whether and when they are allowed to break out of the text margin.
CaoutchouC can help to prepare all your text as well as illustrations to match the requirements of the publisher of your article. We help in creating iamges that fulfill the requirement concerning size and resolution, colour, detail, and can help to format your text to the specification of the publisher.
CaoutchouC can construct you a website with conference specific features such as abstract submission.
Abstract book and programs often end up as a last minute photocopied hand-out. CaoutchouC believes they can look as good as the final publication.
You'll be surprised how many people see their conference badge as a collectors item or souvenir.
Make sure all your conference communication before, during and after the event looks great and is instantly recognisable.
CaoutchouC has extensive experience with academic meetings, ranging from small and intimate one day workshops to large week-long international conferences. We are convinced that proper design can support and enhance your conference and how it is perceived and remembered by the participants. From a poster that stands out to visually recognisable emails, from stunning abstract books and programs to a sleek and attractive name badge, CaoutchouC can help to make your conference stand out and look professional.
A website is an indispensable tool for conferences of any size. It will allow you to communicate any issue regarding the meeting immediately; from changes of location or speakers to special events in the evenings. CaoutchouC can construct you a website with conference specific features such as abstract submission, online programme and sessions, location maps, and time table.
Conference abstract books and programs often end up as a last minute photocopied hand-out. CaoutchouC believes they can look as good as the final publication, and can provide you with beautifully designed cover and page templates so they will look as good. Even if you do copy the content at the last moment.
You'll be surprised how many people see their conference badge as a collectors item or souvenir. CaoutchouC designs subtle but stunning name tags that will make everyone happy to wear it throughout the event.
A conference poster, but certainly also paper or digital communications play an important role in making your event visible and recognisable for the intended audience. By making sure all your conference communication before, during and after the event looks great and is instantly recognisable, you can create a 'brand' as well as a bond with the participants. This can be invaluable for serial events, where instant recognition can boost attendance enormously.
All information on your website should be easy to find, with a clear menu structure.
All to often information is out of date, incorrect, or incomplete. CaoutchouC can build you a Content Management System that allows for instant updating without any need for coding or programming knowledge.
CaoutchouC builds sites using a variety of Content Management Systems, can integrate with exisiting institution systems and software, and can set up different access levels and editorial settings.
Funcionality of a website should fit its purpose, CaoutchouC will optimise your website accordingly, be it your research project pages or a conference site.
Of course your conference website should have the same look and feel as your paperwork, host institution, or event.
At CaoutchouC we are proud of our very personal approach to the web. We build what you want, using innovative ideas and techniques, and embed this in a design that is wholely yours. As such, your website will be an indispensible part of how you broadcast for example the results of your research project or announce and manage your conference.
Creativity is at the heart of everything we do at CaoutchouC and we passionately believe in creating engaging design that allows your taget audience to interact in meaningful ways. We possess the technical grounding and understanding of what makes effective design along with the experience to create a purposeful look that works in the digital world.
CaoutchouC can create academic websites that meet all your demands. Our strenghts range from crystal clear structuring of the site to setting up multi-level Content Management access, from online abstract and registration functionality to pdf up- and download facilities. Where applicable, CaoutchouC will of course integrate the design of your website with that of your host institution or your event.
Visistors to you site should be able to find relevant information quickly and easily. CaoutchouC always builds websites with a crystal clear menu structure, with the most relevant information the easiest to reach. We use the latest web techniques to make optimal use of screenspace and offer both the site owner and the site user optimum eas in using the site and interacting with it.
All to often information is out of date, incorrect, or incomplete. CaoutchouC can build you a Content Management System that allows for instant updating without any need for coding or programming knowledge. So a newly published article can be added to your publication list in no time, as well as the PDF made available, and a change to a conference program can be made on the fly. Of course the content management is based with the website, so changes can be made at any time, from any location and device with internet access.
CaoutchouC offers a wide range of possibilitites for you to maintain the content of your website yourself. CaoutchouC champions various Open Source Content Management Systems (CMS), e.g. Drupal, Silva, Silverstripe, Joomla, Wordpress, and will embed these in your bespoke site design. We can also integrate your site with exisiting institution systems and software, and can set up different access permission levels and editorial settings for updates.
Funcionality of a website should fit its purpose, CaoutchouC will optimise your website accordingly, be it your research project pages or a conference site. For a conference we could apply online abstract and registration submission and payment facilities, for a research project particpant profiles, password protected document storage, the possibilities are endless.
Of course your conference website should have the same look and feel as your paperwork, host institution, or event. CaoutchouC will gladly adapt the design of your website to existing style guides, or create a style guide for all your design needs.