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Daimler and Lanchester Owners' Club logo service

This page is a service to the Club's branch secretaries, magazine editors, event organisers and other interested parties to provide quality club logos at any size for publicity on behalf of the DLOC.

First select one of the images by clicking on it. Then go to the form below and follow the steps. Eventually you click on "preview" and an image appears. You may copy it directly from the page, or opt to have it sent to you by e-mail.

DLOC-1 #1 (this sample 410×38 pixels): DLOC-2 #2 (this sample 113×122 pixels):
DLOC-3 #3 (this sample 255×60 pixels): DLOC-4 #4 (this sample 148×100 pixels):
Daimler #5 (this sample 113×34 pixels): Lanchester #6 (this sample 110×38 pixels):
D #7 (this sample 71×62 pixels): Lanchester_long #8 (this sample 137×40 pixels):
Flywheel w. Wings #9 (this sample 146×144 pixels): Flywheel #10 (this sample 147×147 pixels):

Several different lay outs are available, as shown above. The sample sizes are for reference purposes only; you choose your own size preferences from the form here below.

The text "Owners' Club" is typeset in a font called NimbusRomNo9L-Medi. As an aid in producing consistent typography you can type single phrase texts in the textbox below, and get them displayed in this same Nimbus font. Only characters from the so-called Latin-1 character set are supported.

#0 textbox :



 

Select your lay out:   
 
For use on paper or on screen:
    Paper (Encapsulated PostScript)    Paper (PostScript)
    Screen (gif)    Screen (png)    Screen (jpeg)
Unfortunately, we'll have to deliver gif in uncompressed format; png and jpeg are compressed;
PostScripts are delivered as source texts.
 
To import an image into your own text document (e.g. Word or ODF) the Encapsulated Postscript format is the best choice from a quality point of view. But manipulating this format may be somewhat complicated. Good second choices are gif and png. These suffer a heavy loss in quality if you scale their size up after obtaining them. Scaling down usually goes without much loss of quality. Therefore, make sure to download them at at least the size with which you'll use them eventually. The jpeg format is fine for webpages; it provides much smaller files, but gives fuzzy edges when printed on paper.
 
Select the size: for the paper types the size measures in points (0.014 inch=0.353 mm), for the screen types in pixels.
You may specify one or both dimensions. If you specify only one, the other will be derived automatically from the aspect ratio of the original image. If you specify both, the software will calculate a "best fit" within these values. This will add extra padding space either above+below, or left+right of the image. The initial height "400" is an example only.
      Width:    Height:
 
Extra margin to be added (optional):   This margin is additional to the selected width & height, and thus will be added to each of the four sides.
 
Characters filled solid (as in the sample images above), or stroked/outlines only:
    filled solid    outlines only
 
Select the colour:
    black    white    red
 
Select the background colour:
    white    black    compose my own background colour    transparent
If you want to compose your own background colour, then select red/green/blue percentages here:
    red: %; green: %; blue: %.                
The small rectangle to the right shows your current colour selection.
 
Transparent background is only supported with the 'gif' and 'png' formats. If you want a transparent background, it is still prudent to fill in the three background percentages to match the expected background colour of your final artwork. This allows the "anti-alias" mechanism to gradually work towards that colour, producing smoother edges as a result. Therefore: always start with an explicitly selected background colour, and only switch to transparent after you have found the appropriate background colour match expressed in percentages.
 
As an aid in checking transparency, you may select a contrasting display background colour to be shown under the preview. This will not become part of the end product. If in doubt, don't touch this selection.
   yellow   magenta   cyan   white   light gray   black
 
  

For reasons of performance and security, this web page will shrink excessive size requests. However, downloaded PostScript versions of the logos can easily be modified to boost their scale by virtually any factor. The files have clear instructions embedded, and simple editing tools, such as Linux' evim or Windows' Notepad editor, are suitable for this task. This way, professional printing shops can produce crisp banner texts at the largest sizes that their printing equipment can possibly handle. Please contact the webmaster if further guidance is needed.

The vectorised versions of the Daimler and the Lanchester logos were kindly made available by John Kennedy of "Design Renaissance", on behalf of the Daimler & Lanchester Interest Group in Adelaide, South Australia. The Lanchester logo with long L was provided by Casper Schröder of the DLOC branch in The Netherlands.

 

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