Questions about printing, the process of reproducing text and image, typically with ink on paper using a printing press. It is often carried out as a large-scale industrial process, and is an essential part of publishing and transaction printing.

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Need help making my logo stand out from the background

I would like to ask for suggestions on how to make the logo (Printzilla House) below stand out more on the pattern background. I've tried adding an oval white shape, but it seems to look a bit weird. ...
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CD / DVD disc surface artwork printing - Epson Discproducer vs Professional optical disc offset printer?

As I stated in my last post I am a print design hobbyist and part time graphic designer. I am interested in trying to produce some of my designs onto the surface of blank CD / DVD optical discs with ...
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Is eps the right format for photos with transparency?

I have just started with a company who make a 72pp catalogue of products. There are hundreds of linked eps files used for the product photographs (electrical trade products so typically white and ...
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Illustrator Fonts

I'm trying to open a file in Illustrator but when I do it says "The document contains pdf objects that have been reinterpreted" and it changes almost all the fonts to something different. I don't ...
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How to print an book in EPUB format?

It is an ebook full of illustrations and graphics. I want it to be printed and also add some pages. How do I do this on InDesign? Or what should I do since I dont have the raw format of the Ebook.
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Printing multiple files on one page with Illustrator?

I have made a template for a small sign that will label cafe foods, but I can't find the best solution to print more than one sign on a page. The signs are about 3 by 2 inches, and I'd love to fill a ...
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transferring text to T shirts [on hold]

In making T shirts, if I print the text to transfer paper, it always has the white background of the paper. I want the print only to show up on my shirt. How do I do this?
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How to prepare vector halftones for print

I have layout with images processed and saved with vector ink halftones, but have no idea of angles used for color plates: Does anyone have idea how to process these images so I could print them in ...
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Trying To Print to PDF in Illustrator

I'm trying to set it up "with separate color layers (CMYK)" as the printer request, but the Mode is greyed out. I don't have an actual printer installed, and a PDF is the result I want. I do have up ...
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need input—coworker want to set up all files in spot color—even when printing in-house

I am working on refining our brand guide and color builds. Another graphic designer in our department thinks we should set up all files with PMS spot colors, rather than CMYK, so that we get more ...
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Is there a way to copy an image on illustrator

Is there a way that I can copy a image that is black and white on Illustrator. I want to highlight the black parts in the image and then copy/import them to a blank file so that I can print it as a ...
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What type of paper is commonly used to print flyers [on hold]

for example: I'm printing my design out onto paper but which type of paper is most environmentally friendly and has a slight shinny finish: glossy card cover matt this is for my graphics GCSE ...
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How to print a vivid Cyan? [duplicate]

Greetings Fellow Designers I want to print a vivid Cyan for a Business Card. Its hex code is #04f1d7. It was sent by my client to me and it was designed in RGB. Now the client is stuck on this option ...
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PDF Printing issues with embedded transparent CMYK image

I have a couple of PDF files here which are saved as PDF/X1a:2001. Those contain some outlined/curved text as well as an embedded background image. In some of the PDFs there is a background picture ...
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How can I ensure that my logo will display exactly the same in RGB on the web and CMYK when pritned?

I've always struggled with this and more and more often it causes me issues in the stage when I've received payment and then they client tries to print their design. Especially with my designs that ...
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What is a good technique for binding a saddle stitch booklet with a hard-ish cover?

I'm working on a small saddle stitched booklet. The concept involves a relatively hard-ish, see-through cover. The first time around, I simply folded a sheet of polypropylene and sewed everything ...
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Designing A PDF That Can Be Printed At Home

I have designed plenty of documents that have been printed, but always professionally. I have been asked to design a (short) PDF that can be distributed online and which many readers might choose to ...
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Can just make or design the photo in 72dpi, and just change it to 300dpi later on? [duplicate]

:) I'm not a professional graphic designer or anything but I love making stuff on photoshop. I have a problem here with DPI & printing. I want to make a 24 " x 36" canvas for my friend's birthday ...
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Screen printing T shirts

I am designing a shirt logo. I have extensive experience with screen printing on paper, but I am unsure about a few things for shirts. Can I print a highlight colour over a darker previously printed ...
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What resolution images could I use for posters on the wall? [duplicate]

If I wanted to print an image found online and get a typical 27" x 40" sized poster what resolution image do I need? 4000 x 6000 or double that? I am confused over DPI and PPI.
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So I designed a logo in Illustrator using just text which I'm looking to have it printed, can it still be used as a vector [closed]

Basically, what the title says, I designed a logo in Illustrator which I'm planning to print as stickers using just text/fonts. Will I be able to export/save it as a vector and have it printed? My ...
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Indesign Document to Word Template

I have created a document template in indesign. I want to use it as background in Word. I've been trying to set it as a background image in Word but it keeps tiling the image or over stretching it. ...
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How to print diagrams that are too large for a single page readably?

I made a big flowchart of an app. The app has many menus and pages, so it became a very big file. The dimensions of the diagram are: Width: 272,21 cm / 17147 px Height: 91,37 cm / 5756 px This is ...
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How is completely matte printing achieved?

I'm working on a colourful publication. Each page has a different coloured design all over it, covering it completely. I want it to be completely matte, but I'm not sure how to achieve that. Here is ...
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Print Finishes : Are “Spot UV” and “UV Varnish” the same thing? If not, what are the differences?

So I was browsing quotations for an online printer and i came across these two terms "Spot UV" and "UV Varnish". I understand that the Spot UV effect is sort of like adding some plastic-like ...
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Seeking advice to improve my brand identity concept

This is my first time using stack exchange, I read the critique guidelines but they're not very clear, hopefully this is on topic. https://www.behance.net/gallery/37394779/Skyline-vapor-work-in-...
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What size should an image be for printing a very large (10m x 2m) banner [duplicate]

I work as a graphic designer and until know I have worked only in vector. Now I have to do a very big banner like a landscape and I have to use a photo for this. What is an acceptable resolution for ...
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ID CS6: Matching blacks for printing via POD services?

I'm an experienced but self-taught InDesign user. I can put a book together for print, but I've got gaps in some basics. Still, everything I've done through POD services so far has printed clean. Now ...
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What is the best format for print [duplicate]

I've done an 11' x 2'.5" sign board for a restaurant and I'm not an expert on the printing side. I want to know what is the best format for print and why? Thank you very much!!!!
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Should target user segment (based on income) affect your designs?

I am at an impass with a client and I also don't have the answer so I would really appreciate your thoughts and if possible, proof like research papers etc. My client targets user segments B and C. ...
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How do I print to a specific size and have items accurately positioned on the image?

This may seem like an odd question but here it goes... I've built an 'arcade machine' and would like to design and print a photo-quality sheet to go on the control panel. The control panel has lots ...
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Embossed Business Cards

I'm about to do a run of business cards (90 x 55mm)and I'm hoping for it to be printed and the texture embossed. The image attached is going to be printed, but wondering if there is any way of ...
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Double Sided Linen Paper

I am printing out a brochure design that will be on double sided linen paper (pictured below): However, the linen texture is definitely more pronounced on one side over the other. I have asked ...
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What printers or methods are used to apply a matte lamination finish to the blank surface of an optical disc?

I am a print design hobbyist and I have been trying to learn about how I can print my designs onto the surface of blank optical discs with a professional matte lamination finished style. (As shown in ...
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Trying to find “distinctive” font for undistinctive letters - O N T I U [closed]

Freelance work for a friend, shirts for a small group starting a startup. After a wild goose chase he now wants a "distinct" font. He gave me sample fonts where the "distinct" marks are all in letters ...
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Saving Images for web and print use

I am editing multiple jobs in Lightroom. I will be uploading all to my blog and I might also need to print some of them (not sure which ones) in the future. I dont want to double save same images for ...
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What's the best way to import to InDesign from Illustrator & Photoshop

I'm illustrating a book. I'm using Photoshop to add effects, my text is in Illustrator and all of the illustrated pages live and will print from InDesign. My book size is 10.25 x 10.25 inches, and all ...
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Minimum number of pages for a pur-bind or perfect-bind book?

Pur-binding and perfect-binding are styles of binding where the pages are glued into a flat spine (pur-binding is basically stronger version of perfect binding). What is the minimum number of pages ...
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How to convert an Illustrator design to Word so a client can print themselves?

I have a client who asked for an envelope design and I created it in Illustrator. Here's the catch, we have very specific dimensions but they want to print them themselves using MS Office programs ...
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How to Design a 3D Ball/Sphere Texture [closed]

I was given the task to design a texture for a ball, a spherical object, but I have no idea how to accomplish this with Photoshop or AI. How do I begin the design process in Photoshop, AI, or 2D ...
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Faded Color Prints

When I print from Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, etc. the colors are completely washed out. When I print from a PDF or from the web, they look fine. Anyone know anything? Print Settings: ...
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How do I display, but not print a layer in photoshop? [duplicate]

Is there a way to make a photoshop layer display but not print. (It's a border that I want to see but not print.)
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Matching printed images to what is seen on screen

I'm working with colour images that I have changed to black and white, and have altered the contrast of by playing with the different colour channels. My aim is to achieve the same tonal difference ...
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Different CMYK output on different printers

I'm currently doing some graphic design for a client. We are trying to get the same color that he had on his last flyers. The old printer gave us the CMYK color C 71.25, M 12.54, Y 0, K ...
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How to create a label for a Yeti Cup [closed]

I am attempting to vinyl wrap a cup with the initials 'RBN' on it but the cup is not a perfect cylinder. I need to know how to design this so that when printed and wrapped the letters appear to look ...
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Best printing quality for wall mounted poster?

So I've recently got an image that I'm trying to get printed to a good standard. I've started reading into printing methods and its a very confusing mine field. (CMYK, RGB, matt, glossy, acrylic etc) ...
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Can it be worth to leave documents as RGB for printing with regular office printers?

I know that documents and images embedded in them should be converted to CMYK before printing. Recently out of curiosity I printed both the RGB and the CMYK version of a photo (the CMYK version ...
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Packaging design printing in small numbers?

Packaging design printing in small numbers? I'm designing some small 4"x4"x4" packages for a class project and I only need a few boxes (probably 5 total). I've checked dozens of printing sites, but ...
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Photo with Color Overlay Will Not Print in Illustrator

I have an embedded image in my illustrator document with a color overlay, but for some reason, it will not print in illustrator. I exported the document as a pdf, same thing (it only prints the ...
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Better way to save photos in InDesign so that they print in higher quality when turned into PDF's?

I create my newsletter in InDesign, and then save it as a PDF. I typically print a few copies from Adobe Reader, but no matter how high quality I set the printer at, my photos always look horrible and ...