Crystal Passi
  • Female
  • Saint Paul, MN
  • United States

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Printing a portfolio advice needed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Crystal Passi Apr 12, 2012. 15 Replies

Hi everyone.I'm a recent MLA grad trying to tackle the seemingly daunting task of printing my portfolio and would love some advice from the LA world. Bottom line question is what kind of printer…Continue

Difference between working in private vrs. public sector in LA

Started this discussion. Last reply by mauiBob Feb 6, 2012. 11 Replies

I'm interested in hearing opinions about the pro's and cons as well as the difference between landscape architecture in the public verses private sector.Continue

 

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Profile Information

I am a...
Professional
University
Auburn University
Current Employment:
Seeking
Personal Website:
http://issuu.com/lylablue29/docs/crystal_passi_worksamples_2012
Favorite Designers
Gross Max, Paula Hayes, Helle Nebelong, Mario Schjetnan, Ken Smith, West 8, Michael Van Valkenburgh, Maya Lin, Andrea Cochran, Gilles Clement, Piet Oudolf.
Other Crafts/ Interests
Watercolors, photography, furniture design/build, gardening, urban agriculture, cooking,ceramics, interior design, hiking and camping, canning.

Latest Activity

Crystal Passi replied to Aiyou Zhu's discussion 'Too much text?'
"First off I think you have great graphics, they are punchy and interesting.  I also like your contents page and the over all diversity of types of projects. Here is my advice: 1. Get rid of hyphens, you can do this easily in indesign if that is…"
Jul 26, 2012
Laura Goller and Crystal Passi are now friends
Apr 13, 2012
Crystal Passi replied to Crystal Passi's discussion 'Printing a portfolio advice needed'
"Thank you, I'll check that out."
Apr 12, 2012
Jason T. Radice replied to Crystal Passi's discussion 'Printing a portfolio advice needed'
"Mostly, these items don't look too bad, and you have to remember the audience and what they will use to view. Mostly, on screen resolution is good enough to get your foot in the door. Then you whip out your full res (and in my case, huge)…"
Apr 11, 2012
Crystal Passi replied to Crystal Passi's discussion 'Printing a portfolio advice needed'
"good points.  Thanks again."
Apr 10, 2012
Jason T. Radice replied to Crystal Passi's discussion 'Printing a portfolio advice needed'
"Be careful about using a dropbox link. Many potential employers will not take the extra step to click on anything or go anywhere else to download a file. As they are sonetimes now dealing with hundreds of applications, they won't take the extra…"
Apr 10, 2012
Crystal Passi replied to Deena's discussion 'Portfolio for entry to MLA programme'
"They like to see process to show the thinking behind an idea.  A good reference is the book "the Architects Portfolio: Planning, Design, Production." By Andreas Luescher.  Helped a lot with layout ideas.  Check out graphic…"
Apr 10, 2012
Crystal Passi replied to Crystal Passi's discussion 'Printing a portfolio advice needed'
"thanks for the ideas Chris.  I'm going to check into the calibration before I return the darn thing."
Apr 10, 2012
Crystal Passi replied to Crystal Passi's discussion 'Printing a portfolio advice needed'
"Thanks for the tip Tosh.  Lulu might be the ticket at this point. "
Apr 10, 2012
Crystal Passi replied to Crystal Passi's discussion 'Printing a portfolio advice needed'
"Thank you Jason.  I was originally thinking about a xerox, but then I looked at the price for ink.  My husband wanted me to get it but it felt like such a clunky thing to have in my home office and it was so expensive.  Yeah I…"
Apr 10, 2012
Jason T. Radice replied to Crystal Passi's discussion 'Printing a portfolio advice needed'
"Those printers that do post cards and bidness cards are offset press places. You might be able to find a "digital printer" in your area, they usually have good stuff and know how to use it. Make sure you say printer and not press...two…"
Apr 10, 2012
Tosh K replied to Crystal Passi's discussion 'Printing a portfolio advice needed'
"Calibrate the monitor and printer so that what you see is what you print. I liked printing on Espon inkjet's but at the end of the day a good print shop laser print at $70/30 page portfolio (front and back) and a simple coil binding on heavy…"
Apr 10, 2012
Crystal Passi replied to Crystal Passi's discussion 'Printing a portfolio advice needed'
"To answer your questions/ comment. I was talking to places that do things like business cards/flyers etc originally.  I never found a place in my town that was more of a reproduction house style.  I didn't really know that existed,…"
Apr 10, 2012
Jason T. Radice replied to Crystal Passi's discussion 'Printing a portfolio advice needed'
"I agree with Chris, you are calling the wrong kind of printer. What size paper are you looking to print on, and what type of image do you want to see (photo quality?) As far as ink jets, Canon or Epson are far and away the best for imaging, but cost…"
Apr 10, 2012
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Printing a portfolio advice needed

Hi everyone.I'm a recent MLA grad trying to tackle the seemingly daunting task of printing my portfolio and would love some advice from the LA world. Bottom line question is what kind of printer should I get?Originally I looked into cost of having my portfolio printed by Kinkos and several of local printing companies.  I also have researched buying my own printer.  So far I found that cost wise it seemed to make more sense to buy my own printer and print myself. Most of the printing companies I…See More
Apr 10, 2012
Crystal Passi and Claire Ritchey are now friends
Feb 27, 2012

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