35mm slides


PhotoGraphic Specialties is a service bureau which uses Harvard Graphics to produce 35mm slides, and we accept Harvard Graphics .pr4 files.

Harvard Graphics sets the shape of the slide from the default printer that is chosen, and text and pictures move around when printers are changed. To see what your 35mm slides will look like and have no surprises on text placement, you should install a printer that has the same paper shape as a 35mm slide. If you do not have a printer that offers a page that is 35mm slide shape (3 units wide by 2 units high), a good way to get very close to the right shape is to use the "Executive" size paper (7.25 x 10.5 inches) which is available on the HP Laserjet III. You may not have a Laserjet III, but the printer driver came with Windows, so install the driver anyway, just as though you did have the printer. You never need to print anything to it, so it really does not matter. When you create your file in Harvard Graphics, go to the drop-down menu in the upper left of your screen; choose "File," then "PrintSetup." Choose "Laserjet III" as your printer, then choose "Executive" as the paper size, and "Landscape" as the orientation. Also from the "File," drop down menu, choose "Presentation Setup." Choose "slides" as the format and "landscape" as the orientation. Choose "Executive" as the paper and "0.00" for all margins. Do not worry if Harvard resets the margins, we just want them the minimum amount. Then, when you are finished your presentation, just save a standard .pr4 file and send it to us.

We have available all the fonts which came with Harvard Graphics 3.0 as well as with Windows, but let us know which fonts you have used so that we can be sure they are all installed when we image your slides.

Photographic Specialties is no longer producing slides and transparencies. I have been self-employed for 35 years, but looking forward to retirement since my wife died five years ago. With the decline of conventional photography and the recent recession, the availability of film and chemicals as well as the volume of work has declined to such an extent that it is no longer possible to have fresh chemicals to develop film. I hope that if you still need conventional slides and transparencies, you will be able to find someone who can produce them for you. Thank you for your orders over the years.

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