Tuesday, June 17, 2008
a banner day...
That was the plan, anyway. Actually, creating the flags is not difficult using the open source Inkscape program. Printing them, though, was a different matter. But the problem was not with the graphics, nor with the program. It was/is with my operating system. I've been a Linux user for years but I have always had frustrating problems with printers. Sigh... so many hours wasted. But, perseverance finally paid off. I've created a number of flags and have been searching for appropriate figures to act as ensigns This happy-go-lucky guy seemed appropriate. And while King Charles' standard does not have the fancy silky ripples, it is an SVG graphic. So if I need to print it out actual size (six feet square or so)... no problem. Assuming I can find a printer that big.
The banner project is a work in progress. But you can get an idea of where I'm headed. Many thanks to the Quindia Studio site for the inspiration.