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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Big Banner for Printing and resolution [duplicate]

I had a problem of counting of the image resolution for the size 24 meter X 150 meter. What is the right image size and resolution of the picture, how many mega pixel of the picture? Looking forward ...
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How to split a photo into circles in PS?

Hy there I have an idea that can be originated to spitting a photograph into separate pieces and hang on the wall (see picture attached). However I would like to divide the picture into smaller-...
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Using gray font, is it OK? [on hold]

I am writing a math draft in PDF format. Is it OK to use gray font for the parts of math proofs I remove but retain? If somebody print my PDF, will gray fonts work well with all modern printers? ...
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Print output tab is disabled in illustrator [on hold]

Why there is no Adobe Pdf available in Printer? Also my output settings are disabled. I need to export my art for screen printing as positive layers. Please help me.Thank you.
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creating and measuring a game box for AI [on hold]

I need help to know how to create a game box template that I will add illustrations to later. I am suppose to flatten this box out and measure it. I know the question may have a lot of steps but ...
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How to setup a 16 x 12 foot Photoshop document [duplicate]

I have to layout a 16 x 12 ft (size of tarpaulin) document in Photoshop, but when I change the resolution to 300 it's too large and it takes time to render the layout. What should I do?
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Cut Paths on a Print File

I'm trying to prepare a design in illustrator for print and I'm also going to cut it after printing so I'm adding a cut path around the design and in between the letters, but for some reason it's ...
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How do I estimate times based on a design proposal for 5 different pieces? [on hold]

Okay so my boss just gave me a huge packet with a proposal from some potential client for a job relating to an annual event with 5 different pieces: brochure "takeaway piece" mural (car) wrap ...
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5 to 10 color printing [duplicate]

I've done very little print work before and now that I'm in need of some product labels, I've come across 5-10 color printing. The local shops haven't been very helpful. How is it different from ...
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How can i set the print interval in Illustrator?

How can I set the print interval for different artboards? An example: I have 25 artboards, I need to print 2 copies of the first, 3 copies of the last and 5 copies for each other. How do I set ...
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Asked to design a large banner.How should I start? [duplicate]

I'm asked to design a large banner 10m * 4m. I'm not sure how should I start with Photoshop. Should I create one with small size and high resolution? What is the number of PPI suitable for this size? ...
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Gradient Colors in Illustrator

I'm wondering if there is a way to select a color off of the gradient slider without adding another slider tab. I just want to make the middle slider tab the same color as whats right next to it ...
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What is the reason for these weird white shadows on a printed shirt?

There are some textures applied to the design, to make it look distressed. The effects are transparent and should "blend" into the shirt. Any idea, what the problem is? And if anyone knows how these ...
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What dpi should I set my printer for a wall sized poster or mural viewed 15 ft away? [duplicate]

I am working on a mural which will be viewed from about 11 - 15 feet away. According to my online research the ppi should be set between 19 and 26. ppi = 3438 ÷ Viewing distance in inches 3438 / ...
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Placing press quality pdf's directly into a layout

I've been doing layouts for years, always using .tifs when placing artwork. I recently received a job (started by another designer) where they were placing the press quality pdf's directly into the ...
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Is it usually possible to saddle stitch A4 landscape?

I'm only a newbie and I can see lots of A4 portrait saddle stitched print options and A5 landscape, but not A4 landscape. Just wondered if it wasn't possible for most printers for some reason? Thanks
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Printed image 2mm bigger than designed in InDesign

Using A4 document; I created a box in dimensions of 270 x 320 mm. Afterwards, I placed an image into this box, saved it as PDF file and when I printed it out the image comes out 2mm larger than in the ...
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How configure color in InDesign for a specific printer?

In my work recently was bought a Brother MFC-L8850CDW printer, CMYK tonels. But no matter what we do, when a document or a PDF made in InDesign is printed, the output colors on paper have a huge ...
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How to get a transparent and even effect printed on card board? [closed]

I want the card to shine through an even pink colour. Do I use silk screen? Overprint? Transparency? How to get this even and without the dots from the screen showing?
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RGB logo colors changing while converting to CMYK in Illustrator [duplicate]

I made logos in Illustrator but never made one for printing purposes. The problem is I made a logo in RGB mode and my client finalized it but they want its printable version. I converted its color ...
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Will layer effects affect how my Pantone design prints?

I have a project, which needs to be in Pantone, but I have never printed anything in Pantone before. I figured out how to use Pantone via internet searches, but I am worried that what I have might not ...
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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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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 [closed]

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 [closed]

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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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 ...