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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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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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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Suggestion on introductory books about graphic design

I will probably get some downvotes for this since I asked a similar question here: ...
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Is printing cards, posters and banners cheaper done at a local shop, or do most designers order online? [closed]

I have been studying graphic design, but am very insecure on how to go about printing for clients.
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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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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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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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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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Will I need an extra plate to print a tint of black?

I'm scoping a print project that will include one red PMS and black. I'm thinking the print job will be less expensive than a 4C process because there are less plates of color involved. I wanted to ...
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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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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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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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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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How to upload my new font?

I have used Microsoft Paint to tweak a Gentium Book Type to suit my own publishing needs for a public domain esperanto Bible. I wish to print this on real paper and publish on the web. I was ...
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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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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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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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100% black problem on indesign and pdf?

Currently I am facing a HUGE crisis about this 100% black not being right for printing and coming out as 4 colours, in my InDesign document. My swatch for the black text is set at c=0 m=0 y=0 and ...
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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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What kind of prep and considerations for using a night photo in print work?

One thing I still struggle with is using night photos in advertisements. I tend to avoid it but sometimes its necessary or requested. I find it difficult on glossy and even worse on a newsprint to ...
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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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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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CorelDraw range of page numbering

How can I set auto page numbering in CorelDraw. I know there is some macro to do this. But how do I do it for range of pages. Say I do not need page numbering for a Brochure cover and back pages. ...
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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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Page layout with Scribus

I'm trying to print my very first book. It's a simple thing, printed on my desktop printer, double sided on 1 * A4 sheet of paper. I will fold it down and bind it myself (using saddle stitch) as a ...
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“Black text has been set up so it prints as 4 colours, rather than just black” - what?

I'm currently dealing with a printer, who I've been working with for a year or two. We've sent off to had one of our brochures reprinted - the same files as last time, except now they're having some ...
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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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Where did the term “Spot color” originate?

In commercial printing, "spot colors" refers to specialized ink mixes to create a predetermined color. Pantone, Toyo, and others are brands of inks which specialize in the sale of "spot color" inks. ...
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Bleed Size for Exhibitor Stand In Adobe Illustrator

I need to make design for a company for the panels which we see in exhibitions. But before starting it I would like to know how much bleed size should I leave for printing for such a big design. ...
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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 ...
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Attaching/Printing an image onto metal

I have a 507mm x 510.5mm metal sheet that I want to put a design onto. The design is rather complicated and I have no talent so painting is not an option. I'm looking for something similar to what ...
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What is a “cromalin”?

I've been asked by a client to design a full page advertisement for a catalog. The specs I received mention that beside a PDF of the page we should also supply "imperatively a cromalin: Without a ...
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InDesign: What's causing only certain letters to print incorrectly?

I have created a document in InDesign and exported it to PDF. When printing, a certain letter ('m') and number ('2') of a certain font family (Oswald) display incorrectly in the printed document. They ...
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Continuous image from one banner to another

Two banners I've designed in Indesign (to be printed) will be placed next to each other, and there is an image that continues from the first to the second banner. How can I make them join together ...
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Examples of expensive color related printing mistakes?

I was preparing a lesson for new designers about "How to make print ready files?" and I wanted to add some historic facts about the greatest and most expensive print mistakes—something interesting to ...
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Working to create large prints dpi and size? [duplicate]

I need to create a 11400mm X 3300mm size print in photoshop. What settings can I use that won't completely slow down my computer? For example I tried to create a doc 11400mm X 3300mm @ 300dpi but it ...
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Gray background printing on transparent images. Shows only when printing from Mac, but not PC

Transparent images are assumed to be originating from a PC/Window environment, and then have a light gray background when printed in color on a mac. I am mocking up how it looks "printed". It is ...
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How are these full-text images/designs made?

I've seen a few of these around and I love the effect. I'm a developer, but proficient with basic Photoshop. I've played around with masking an area and entering the text within but it never ...
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Scaling art for a banner [duplicate]

I was asked to do a large banner with the size of 46in x 81in and the only other information I was given with this project is that it would be printed at 300dpi. What size and resolution document ...
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Printing 4785mm x 4000mm problems with Photoshop

I am having issues with a design company printing my artwork. It will be made into a tower (cylinder object) where the artwork will go around and the working canvas they want full size 4785W x 4000H. ...
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Logo formats for a web site and digital photographs and using for print [duplicate]

Someone is designing a logo for me. I need to use it for a web site, as a watermark on digital photograph as well for printing on photos, business cards, etc. What formats should I confirm for all ...