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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Why is color appearing different between pieces designed for print?

I have recently designed an A5 leaflet in Photoshop and a Standard Business Card in Illustrator for print (Working CMYK). I have saved both documents as PDFs and have tried using several of Adobe's ...
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gray photos differ between pc and offset printing

i wanted to ask why gray photos differ between pc and offset printing. 86% gray seem whitish gray on pc but became black on offset printing , is there any solution to see how appear grayscale images ...
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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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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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Can I reformat an old logo with a higher resolution?

I have 2 logos saved in a PDF file. I sent them to my printer to have a banner printed using those logos. THe printer is saying they are not high enough resolution. How can I reformat them so they are ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Colouring illustrations - RGB or CMYK?

I am in the process of colouring a series of hand-drawn illustrations in Photoshop using a graphics tablet. The colouring process takes place mostly using Photoshop's native drawing tools - the pencil,...
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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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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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Printing multi-page PDF with different copies of each page in Acrobat

I have a PDF with 20-30 pages. I want to print them but with different numbers of copies for each page. Right now I'm using Acrobat Reader. I know I can do this manually by selecting the page in the ...
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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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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 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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how does it affect CMYK image when printed in 6 colors printer

does it make colour damage or any damage to the resolution ? I'm going to use epson artisan 1430 inkjet printer for my project to do sublimation.
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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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Which Catalog I will buy Pantone Solid or Color Bridge?

What is the difference PANTONE 340 U and PANTONE 340 UP? Is the UP color CMYK process printed color or not? Because they are really different. I want to buy pantone catalog today and I don't know ...
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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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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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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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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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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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PSD layers are not showing when I open in Illustrator

I am trying to open a PSD into Illustrator so that I can save it as an AI and not all of my layers are showing. I have searched all around to see if anyone else's answer can help but nothing has ...
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How to create cutter guides for business card inserts in InDesign CS5

I need to create cutter guides for a business card insert in a brochure. I know how to technically create a new layer called cutter guides and use my pen tool to create the lines, but I am ...
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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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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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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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How to change 'print' margins using Adobe Illustrator?

My document size is US Legal paper size (14 X 8.5 inches). I've chosen that setting under the page setup. In the viewer window, I can see that there are what seems to be preset margins, and my design ...
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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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How to decide what type of paper to use for a flyer to hand out at a tradeshow?

I'm printing a tradeshow flyer and was wondering what type of paper I should print it on. I don't want anything glossy so I'm trying to decide on the following: 100# text weight matte 80# cover 80# ...
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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 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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What kind of black should I use when designing for CMYK print?

my question is what kind of black should I use when printing. At the moment I use this black (split into CMYK) : C:0% M:0% Y:0% K:100% It looks fine in InDesign or Illustrator but if I save a PDF ...
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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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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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Blowing up an 8.5 X 10.5" page of text

I am taking an 8.5x10.5 page of text into a 30" x 20" poster. Should I make the page into a PDF and blow it up. Or should I format the page into 30x20 and then have it printed by a commercial printer?
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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 ...