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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Apply MasterPage to even pages in QuarkXpress

I have created a new project with automatic text box (non facing pages) and have created a second master page that I would now like to apply to all even pages. InDesign has this option when I ...
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Adobe InDesign 6 not printing booklets to edges of paper, InDesign 5.5 did

I printed booklets for my students in InDesign 5.5. Worked perfect, on US Letter paper I was able to get 2 worksheets per side. I'd cut them down the middle and have these great packets of ...
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Inept knowledge about dpi and ppi,please help?

I have designed a web header 1000x98 at 72 ppi using Macromedia Fireworks for our website and we are planning to print a billboard using that header? The printer has told us that he needs the image ...
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Why are there unwanted white lines appearing in a PDF print proof?

I designed a christmas card and I normally print it on vista print. When I ask for a print proof the outlines show. They don't show when I print it at home. Why are there unwanted white lines ...
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How to use two instances of image to make an image overall wider?

I am working on a print size of 72" x 24". My image that I would like to use is about 18" x 18" at 300 dpi. I am afraid just resizing the image will result in to much loss of quality to stretch to fit ...
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Creating in PS a bleed for a die cut sticker

I am creating a album with stickers, each sticker is die cut and has a special place in the album. How do i create a bleed for each sticker that can be correctly interpreted by the machine that cuts ...
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Setting up A5 landscape brochure layout in Illustrator - HOW?

I have an 8 page brochure to design but I'm using Illustrator instead of InDesign (don't know my way around indesign). How do I arrange the artboards? Do I have the artboards seperately? Do I have ...
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When designing for apparel how should the canvas be addressed?

I am aware that most screen printing or DTG (Direct To Garment) have a maximum print size but I'm curious to know what is the proper way to address apparel designs when the intended design is to be ...
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Conveying Tags / Categories in Print Design

I am soon to be working on a brochure design that kind of acts as a local business directory. The directory is split into different categories of businesses, however many of the businesses belong to ...
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What does 'maximum halftone value' mean?

Can you help me get a better understanding of what "halftone value" means, please? I tried looking up idioms, looked at the dictionary, and a lot of other tools. I am not a native English speaker. ...
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Inkjet printing on platic covers

We are looking for an immediate drying ink for printing on plastic pouches/covers, can any body know the source?
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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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Create pdf with external images

I wan't to create a pdf ready for print with an external logo file so that we can easily print many versions of the same pdf with different logos. Is anyone aware of any way you can keep an image ...
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Creating an Avengers styled backdrop (8' x 8') for actors to take picture in front of with the people [duplicate]

I need to make an avengers styled backdrop (for costumed avengers characters). Guests will stand in front of it to take pictures with the characters. It needs to be 8' x 8'. I need to set up my ...
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Textile design in illustrator

Im designing a print for my swimwear line and I'm using images from an artist. the file prints out sharp when it is opened in photoshop but when i place the image in illustrator and print from ...
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How to achieve contrast in a black-on-black design

I'm trying to achieve a black-on-black design on a business card. See link here: AHC 180 Youth Ministry Business Card. The large black arrow and the grunge splotches are a rich black of 40-40-40-100, ...
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Pantone formula guide for matte coated paper

I am trying to figure out which formula guide to get for a job. It will be on matte paper. Should I get the coated or uncoated book.
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How legible is a right-aligned same-line header compared to a more conventional left-aligned separate-line?

I maintain an internal weekly newsletter* sort of thing with zero or more points of interest* for each of a couple dozen people*. It's organized in groups within columns with a header for each such ...
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Pantone vs process for logo printing

I was talking to my printer today and he was saying that while a single colour logo specified as a Pantone is cheaper to print ( litho offset ) ... that defining it as a CYMK process colour if often ...
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Switching between different layouts for same content (InDesign)

For each page of a magazine, the content is the same: 1-2 photos, article content, title, subtitle, and author name. There are also four different layouts: three column full, three column with header, ...
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Inexpensive waterproof brown labels [closed]

I'm seeking a waterproof label with a brown, cardboard-like texture that can be used for beard oil bottles. They're close to the sink, so waterproof is important. It's for a small business that's ...
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What type of printer do I need to print small round gold stickers with perfect accuracy?

I am looking for a company to print a gold seal/sticker for my product. The problem is, all the companies I have tried can not print with the perfect accuracy I need. It needs to be water resistant, ...
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What size should I make the line art for a one-sheet poster?

I have very little experience in print, if someone could give me some advice on this matter: I have to illustrate a one sheet movie poster (27"*40"), and I was wondering if I can get good results ...
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General Purpose inkjet proofs

I am doing some design work which will be going to print ( I normally design for screen ) .... my printer is a Cannon MP280. I have been researching colour profile, managed color workflow, screen ...
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Transparent background on my logo

Hiya I am fairly new to illustrator. I have made a logo for my client, which is all vector and ready to handover. I've saved a pdf version and an .ai version to give to him and these are good, but ...
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Is the difference between GRACOL and SWOP really drastic?

I recently made a boo-boo. I sent a printer that usually receives documents prepared using SWOP a poster prepared using GRACOL. The print part was managed by my client, not by me, so I could not see ...
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Who is responsible for text mistakes in a print project?

I am a graphic designer and my project was to design and print a cocktail catalog. Everything worked fine till the client realized, when I delivered the printed catalogs, that a cocktail΄s description ...
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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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When presenting a logo to a client what type of paper should I use? [closed]

I am presenting a logo ( and other branding ) to a client. I know that I should present the logo as it will be used, so I will be using card stock for the business card version; and their stationary ...
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Two-sided printing: exact positioning?

I have designed some fancy cards (80mm x 48mm), and I would like to print them on both sides of a sheet of paper now (5x2 per A4 sheet). Naturally, both sides of the print need to coincide exactly. ...
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How to merge a set of small psd images into a printable A4?

I have a large set of different small images from the very same size (660 x 144 pixels, 120 pixels/centimiter) which I like to print in a A4 papaer. Is there some automated script that fit those ...
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What is wrong with writing light gray text over a lighter gray or white background? [closed]

What is all about writing with light gray over lighter gray or over white? if you look in the two examples I carried you will notice that is very hard to read, light gray or lighter color !! what is ...
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Is there a way to get a spot color that's not in my Pantone book?

I'm looking for a color that doesn't match anything in my Pantone color book. I don't see that Pantone sells any books with a wider spectrum of colors. Is there a way to match this color with a ...
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What kind of white should I use when designing for CMYK print? [duplicate]

What value should I use for white in Indesign? I'm also wondering if I should use a white Background on every page when I want the background to be printed white?
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Standard Event Poster Size (North America)

I'm designing my first poster for a promoter for a local bar and.. well.. I don't know what size to make the poster! What is the standard size for an event poster (such as one for a band) in North ...
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Recommended font size for Titles and subtitles on A4 print outs [closed]

I'm making some printable resources for schools and am wondering what the recommended font size would be for the titles and subtitles of these pages please? These would be printed on A4, and for ...
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How to increase saturation or intensity of this printed pattern

The image on the left is what I see on my monitor ( CMYK Vector ) The image on the right was produced using flexography for a packaging design The image on the right is dull and murky and doesn't ...
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Exporting from InDesign for print: PDF, JPEG or PNG?

I have a poster I designed with Adobe InDesign (69in x 36in) and I want to go to a print place and have it printed, but I don't know which format I should give the printing guys my file. InDesign ...
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printing with metallic ink on uncoated stock

Is it possible to print using pantone 877u on uncoated stock and varnish the area, in a way to achieve the effect of pantone 877c?
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Want to print a menu but i started with low dimensions [duplicate]

I designed a menu for a pizza restaurant but it seems that the dimensions and dpi is low. These are the dimensions, could someone tell me if this is okay for printing or not. Dimensions: 595x842 ...
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PIxelated lines in illustrator… images are for print, should I worry? [duplicate]

I am working on a big project and have done a few drawings but I am noticing some weird stuff with my strokes and I just wanted to check if it is normal and just something that I am seeing on my ...
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How to decide output printing quality and material for an image?

Ths is my first question on this site. I need help, I have modified version of this attached sample photo from the movie promesthus. I want to print it and put it as a wallpaper on my room wall. ...
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How to clip a pattern overlay to a transparent shape

I want to use this design on a shirt but can not figure out how to just have the dots clip to the shape without having a fill color. So basically I want the fill color gone and the dot pattern to ...
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How to read trim dimensions (115 3/8”w x 38”h)?

I have been given these dimensions: 115 3/8”w x 38”h for a print banner but I don't quite understand what it means! i.e: what is the width & height of the canvas I should work on?
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How would you represent text on the same place but with different images on each side? [closed]

I've been working on a booklet for a client but I have no idea how shoud I do it I have to put the text on the exact same place for every page, I can't get pass this one! Any idea?
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How would you create an 'experience' with an invoice keeping ink cartridges in mind?

I wanted to make receiving an invoice a little bit better by creating a bit more colorful, nice invoice instead of the regular ol' black and white monochrome typewriter font-like invoices from the ...
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Black and green inkt won't stick to paper [closed]

I'm having issues with printing. I have a Konica Minolta Bizhub PRESS C7000KM printer and I'm using Chromolux 300g paper to print. I can rub out the black and greenish colors from the paper. Does ...
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Large-format printing Adobe Illustrator files

I have an Adobe Illustrator file that I wish to print; I want to print it on a 60x60in (inches) paper. My question is: should the Illustrator file also be 60x60in wide? Or it is ok if the dimensions ...
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I need a chocolate brown, but got grey in the print

I need a rich chocolate but the last print run came out grey. Any ideas on how I can bump it back to brown? Values are 43C 72M 97Y 57K.
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How can I simulate screen printing/offset colors in a non-destructive way

In screen printing or offset printing (or any other printing process that uses galzing colors) colors printed on top of each others mix together. This is similar to the multiply layer blend mode. ...