Hanukkah and Christmas are coming closer – a time of gifts in which I would like to give a present to all who accompanied my trips to Eastern Europe’s Jewish past and present via Facebook and my Vanished World blog: a calendar for 2016, which can be downloaded for free and be produced on your own printer or at an on-line print shop.
A friend asked me recently if she could get some of my photos for a calendar, to give as a gift to her parents. I was skeptical at the first moment, because I thought a calendar is a rather trivial thing. But then I liked the idea of people accompanied by the pictures of a vanished world throughout the year. Immediately I thought of friends to whom I would like to give such a calendar. The list grew longer and I realized that it would exceed my financial means, to give a gift to all of them. The solution is to provide a print file.
To give a theme to the calendar, I have restricted the pictures regionally. All photos are from western Ukraine. Represented are synagogues, Jewish cemeteries and other places with a Jewish reference in Galicia, Bukovina, Volhynia and Podolia.
There are two versions of the calendar for download – a German and an English one. Both contain the essential Jewish and Christian holidays (according to the Gregorian calendar).
Creative Commons License
To provide high-resolution images on-line, always brings up a copyright problem. The solution is a Creative Commons license. Printing the calendar for privat purpose is not a problem anyway. Who reproduced the calendar or parts of it, must follow certain rules. The images may not be used for commercial purposes. Who makes changes to the calendar – translations into other languages or adding more holidays by example – has to make it available to others in the same way as I did.
Information on the license is available here: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/
If you feel confused regarding the license, please ask me!
File type: PDF
Resolution: 300 dpi
Color mode: CMYK
Page size: 600 x 426 mm
Size after trimming: 594 x 420 mm
It is a calendar for 12 months with a cover sheet in A2 size and file properties as expected by most print shops. It makes sense to read the data sheets of on-line print shops and to make changes if necessary.
Where To Print?
Copy shops and on-line print shops offer economic procedures in digital printing. A recommendation for Germany is https://www.wir-machen-druck.de. They print a calendar in A2 for about 10 euros. I am pleased when users share experiences with other print shops in their countries.
This is an experiment. I appreciate your feedback. Have you printed the calendar, and if so, what was the experience? Were there any technical barriers? What changes would you suggest?