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The Zanders Calendar was visualised by 8vo in Aldus FreeHand on a Macintosh computer. The machine, powerful in its day, had only 4MB of RAM and a 40MB hard drive. To capture images for use in the visuals, 8vo worked with a grey-scale hand scanner which produced tiny images only a few tens of kilobytes in size. These were edited in Photoshop, which at that time had no layers and only one undo. Pages were printed out at full-scale on an A4 mono laser printer and tiled together. These full-size page visuals were marked up as guides for the lithographers and also for typesetting specifications. A section of one of the page visuals is shown here. The Zanders reprographic department oversaw the production, working directly with lithographers in Germany. Each page used a different Zanders paper, and many were printed in eight colours. The design relied on responding to and requesting changes to wet proofs as the production progressed. A number of pages, including the cover, featured images montaged on a Quantel Graphic Paintbox for output to colour film. This was before Photoshop was established as a professional image editing tool.