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Re: Powered by...

Post by Fitzcarraldo » Sun Nov 22, 2009 23:18

OK, I've finally managed to play around with Inkscape and learn just enough to use Thev00d00's SL logo to produce a vector graphic of a laptop/PC label which is adequate for use by a label manufacturer. Below is a JPG snapshot of the SVG image I have produced:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y9/ima ... ux_5-1.jpg[/img2]

The actual size is 2.54 cm high x 1.82 cm wide. I'm hoping that linuxpusher will get some good quality vinyl self-adhesive labels made so that SL users can buy them from his Web shop but, if he cannot, I'll contact another manufacturer of laptop/PC labels and try to get them to manufacturer and stock them. i'll post again in this thread if I manage to get a supplier to produce them for sale.

Can I ask those of you who would be interested in buying such a label for your laptop or PC to please post in this thread so that I can get an idea of the demand for such labels.

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Re: Powered by...

Post by linuxpusher » Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:06

I opened the svg edition and it looked weird in my inkscape (font and other things messed up) - but this JPG looks fine, but not in good enough resolution :(

If you'll create a JPG in 200 DPI, and "at minimum" the correct size - I can use that to print (although CMYK colors and in an eps file would probably help with the correct colors).

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Re: Powered by...

Post by Fitzcarraldo » Mon Nov 23, 2009 16:36

linuxpusher, the reason that the SVG image did not look correct is because you need to install the two TTF fonts AnimalTracks.ttf (http://creamundo.com/index.php?lang=en& ... Tracks+TTF) and ASENINE_.ttf (http://www.dafont.com/asenine.font) that I e-mailed to you but can also be obtained from the links I have given here. I have tried this with Inkscape under both Linux and Windows and it works fine.

In any case I have also now e-mailed to you the same image in various different formats:

- Printable Document Format (.pdf) with text converted to paths
- PostScript (.ps) with text converted to paths
- Encapsulated PostScript (.eps) with text converted to paths
- PovRay (paths and shapes only) (.pov)
- GIMP Palette (.gpl)
- Microsoft XAML (.xaml)

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Re: Powered by...

Post by Fitzcarraldo » Sat Dec 12, 2009 16:05

I have not had any feedback from linuxpusher so I contacted ScotGold, who printed some self-adhesive laptop/case labels for me on the same day. Here's a photo of a Sabayon Linux label on one of my laptops:

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The design is basically the same as the one I posted earlier except for the "Powered by" at the top, which I made slightly bigger and centred it.

If I were getting any more labels printed I would change the colour of the "Powered by" to white, as the red text does not show up as well as the white text in bright light. The labels produced by ScotGold have a very slightly dimpled matt finish and do not show up well in bright light but look OK in diffuse light.

If you want to buy one of these labels for your laptop or PC case then you can contact ScotGold via their Web site: http://www.scotgold.com/ (See their Contact page, and ask them about laptop/PC labels for Sabayon Linux). Their price is very reasonable and they can ship labels all over the world. I bought ten labels as they were so cheap.

In order to print laptop/case labels, ScotGold asked me to produce a CMYK JPG file in the actual size at 600 dpi.

As I mentioned in a previous post, I used Inkscape to create an SVG file with the label image.

My first hurdle was to use the correct SL logo and font. On the Press Documentation page there are links to the SVG file of the SL logo and to the two TrueType font (TTF) files. I downloaded the logo SVG file, which needs the AnimalTracks font to be installed on the PC in order to be viewed correctly in Inkscape. I installed the two TTF fonts in SL 5.0 as follows:

1. I saved the .ttf font files in a directory of my choice: I created a directory /usr/share/fonts/Sabayon-fonts/

2. I installed the "ttmkfdir" utility using the package manager (Portage in my case, but it's also in Entropy).

3. I entered the following commands as root user:

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# cd /usr/share/fonts/Sabayon-fonts/
# ttmkfdir -o fonts.dir
# ttmkfdir -o fonts.scale
# fc-cache -fv
(There is no font path specified in my xorg.conf file, which does not matter.)

4. I logged out and back in again, to restart the X Server.

I aimed for a label size of 1.8 cm wide by 2.54 cm high, which is the approximate size of many laptop/case labels. According to Inkscape, my SVG image is 1.819 cm wide x 2.540 high. I then selected File > Export Bitmap... in Inkscape in order to create an RGB PNG file with a bitmap size of 430 pixels wide and 600 pixels high at 600.00 dpi. Once I had created an RGB PNG file, I needed to create a CMYK JPG file. To do that I used the convert command from the excellent ImageMagick suite of command line tools:

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$ identify -verbose label.png | grep Colorspace
  Colorspace: RGB
$ convert -colorspace CMYK label.png label.jpg
Using ImageMagick's identify command I could check that the properties of the JPG file were correct before e-mailing it to ScotGold:

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$ identify -verbose label.jpg
Image: label.jpg
  Format: JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group JFIF format)
  Class: DirectClass
  Geometry: 430x600+0+0
  Resolution: 236x236
  Print size: 1.82203x2.54237
  Units: PixelsPerCentimeter
  Type: ColorSeparation
  Endianess: Undefined
  Colorspace: CMYK
  Depth: 8-bit
  Channel depth:
    cyan: 8-bit
    magenta: 8-bit
    yellow: 8-bit
    black: 8-bit
  Channel statistics:
    cyan:
      min: 0 (0)
      max: 255 (1)
      mean: 46.3837 (0.181897)
      standard deviation: 98.1106 (0.384747)
      kurtosis: 0.721652
      skewness: 1.64855
    magenta:
      min: 0 (0)
      max: 255 (1)
      mean: 19.066 (0.0747685)
      standard deviation: 44.4851 (0.174452)
      kurtosis: 12.0386       
      skewness: 3.1321
    yellow:
      min: 0 (0)
      max: 255 (1)
      mean: 4.71513 (0.0184907)
      standard deviation: 34.1363 (0.133868)
      kurtosis: 49.1617
      skewness: 7.15051
    black:
      min: 0 (0)
      max: 255 (1)
      mean: 220.884 (0.866211)
      standard deviation: 68.2378 (0.267599)
      kurtosis: 4.9724
      skewness: -2.48089
  Image statistics:
    Overall:
      min: 0 (0)  
      max: 255 (1)
      mean: 58.2097 (0.228273)
      standard deviation: 101.795 (0.399197)
      kurtosis: -0.271803
      skewness: 1.27663
  Total ink density: 300%
  Rendering intent: Undefined
  Interlace: None
  Background color: white
  Border color: cmyk(223,223,223,0)
  Matte color: grey74
  Transparent color: black
  Compose: Over
  Page geometry: 430x600+0+0
  Dispose: Undefined
  Iterations: 0
  Compression: JPEG
  Quality: 92
  Orientation: Undefined
  Properties:
    date:create: 2009-12-03T11:42:33+00:00
    date:modify: 2009-12-03T11:42:33+00:00
    jpeg:colorspace: 4
    jpeg:sampling-factor: 1x1,1x1,1x1,1x1
    signature: 631db0d13619d09c95da09ba4e6a413f4e4862d54f9ffcbb0d1ad645243f39d9
  Artifacts:
    verbose: true
  Tainted: False
  Filesize: 81.6KiB
  Number pixels: 252KiB
  Pixels per second: 24.6MiB
  User time: 0.010u
  Elapsed time: 0:01.010
  Version: ImageMagick 6.5.7-0 2009-11-24 Q16 OpenMP http://www.imagemagick.org
The most difficult part for me was using Inkscape, as I had never used it before. It's not that difficult to use really, but it took me an hour to produce an image that I was satisfied with.

Anyway, I hope you like the result and affix one of these labels to your laptop or PC case to show off to everyone that your machine is "powered by Sabayon Linux"!

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Re: Powered by... (laptop label / case badge) [Solved]

Post by Fitzcarraldo » Fri Dec 18, 2009 18:26

As mentioned in my previous post, red text does not show up as well as white text on the printed label, so I have now also sent artwork to ScotGold for the two variations shown below. So, if you contact ScotGold you now have a choice of three designs for your laptop label/case badge.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y9/ima ... ticker.jpg[/img2] http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y9/ima ... er_--1.jpg[/img2] http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y9/ima ... r_-_Al.jpg[/img2]

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Re: Powered by... (laptop label / case badge) [Solved]

Post by Fitzcarraldo » Tue Jun 29, 2010 16:05

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I've given up trying to keep up with the changes to the Sabayon Linux theme; it seems to change almost every release. So, for those of you who want to have a "Powered by" laptop sticker/badge, I can recommend the "Tux Case Badges" sold by zareason (http://zareason.com/shop/product.php?pr ... 257&page=1). The price is reasonable and the quality of these labels is very good: aluminium and shiny with crisp graphics. They are nice and thin, and are perfect for laptops, although they would look equally snazzy on a desktop or tower PC. :thumleft:

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Re: Powered by... (laptop label / case badge) [Solved]

Post by DanySK » Sat Aug 07, 2010 16:16

I made this one by myself :mrgreen:

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Re: Powered by... (laptop label / case badge) [Solved]

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Re: Powered by... (laptop label / case badge) [Solved]

Post by giannis12a » Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:30

http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/kd ... ent=133295

and some kde start-icons . And sabayon inside ofcourse :wink:
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Re: Powered by... (laptop label / case badge) [Solved]

Post by dunsurfin » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:26

giannis12a wrote:Powered by Sabayon sticker. :mrgreen:
Wonderful! :)
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