"Powered By Linux" Stickers
Tips for making the stickers:
- Use the GIMP to print the JPEG file as 800 PPI (pixels-per-inch) - approx. 2.5cm x 1.5cm (7/8" x 1/2").
- If using any form of PostScript, avoid PostScript-style dithering. Use Floyd-Steinberg (fscmyk under ghostscript for Epson
printers)! The PS dithering scheme ruins the image. If your printer is directly supported by the GIMP, and you can't get FS
dithering, try using its driver instead.
- Use the highest resolution possible on your printer. Even if your printer's resolution is greater than the image, you
should get better colour due to more compact dithering.
- Don't use impact (dot-matrix) printers. Ugly, ugly, ugly.
- If the ink smears, get better paper/labels or, if your printer supports it, use an "economy" option. This should use less
ink without reducing resolution. Also try setting a different gamma value for your printer (see ghostscript
- Use any form of weaved (Epson calls it MicroWeave) or interlaced printing schemes your printer supports. This allows the
ink to dry properly (as there is less wet ink on the paper at a time) and gets rid of the lines in the image.
- Once the label is printed, cover it with clear, white packing tape (not that ugly off-yellow stuff that turns brown after a
couple of years). This gives a 'high-quality-glossy' look and protects it from humidity (to some degree).
I took the logo from Andreas' Linux Logo page, and added the
"Powered by:" text. Here's a quote from the page: "This is a combination of Larry Ewing's Tux the penguin, and a modified
version of Allen Petlock's logo." Well, this logo is a combination of Andreas Dilger's combination, plus my own text. Not
very original, but I couldn't find anything that I liked that already existed.
- 01-Mar-2006 - Dwayne C. Litzenberger - Minor updates.
- 03-Sep-2002 - Dwayne C. Litzenberger - Minor updates.
- 26-Jun-2001 - Dwayne C. Litzenberger - Converted to XHTML 1.0 during site revamp. Maybe I should make some "Powered by
GNU/Linux" stickers for those who want to be accurate.
- 06-Nov-2000 - Dwayne C. Litzenberger - Fixed typos, etc. Moved to new location multiple times before finally landing here on DLitz.net.
- 31-Aug-1999 - Dwayne C. Litzenberger - Updated (and I thought English was my first language!) and stopped calling it "linuxstk800".
- 18-Jun-1999 - Dwayne C. Litzenberger - Updated and HTMLized this file.
- 04-Apr-1999 - Dwayne C. Litzenberger - Created [I don't remember what].
- 03-Nov-1999 - Dwayne C. Litzenberger - Some minor cosmetic changes.
- 04-Nov-1999 - Dwayne C. Litzenberger - gzip-compressed linuxstk.ps to save download time, to reduce internet traffic, and to make the internet a better place.