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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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 ...
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Printing A3 paper in A4 printer

I want to print color A4 booklets with staple binding (two facing A4 pages on a big A3 sheet) but using an A4 printer. That's normally technically impossible : printing on a A3 sheet requires an A3 ...
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How to convert color images to black & white in GIMP?

I've a color image and want to print on my black and white printer. So, How do I convert it to black & white using GIMP?
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Illustrator: Resize Artboard With Objects Inside

I've been looking everywhere, and cannot find my answer so I wanted to ask here. I know how to re-size my artboard in Illustrator and all that, but I cannot get my artboard to re-size with objects ...
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Is Gotham font of 6 pt is well readable in the printed edition of magazine?

Is Gotham font of 6 pt is well readable in the printed edition of magazine ? What is considered to be the best font-size for printed editions? Is it OK using different sizes of fonts on different ...
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Indesign, which cmyk profile for print, using rgb jpgs

I'm new to outputting for print having worked in the RGB world of motion graphics most of my live... I am designing a magazine ad in Indesign. The images given to me are RGB Jpegs (sRGB IEC61966-2.1 ...
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How to print a pure CMYK colors in a regular inkjet printer?

How to print a pure CMYK color in a regular printer? Let's say I would like to print a pure cyan or a pure magenta in a regular printer. first I work in a CMYK document .. but when sending the file to ...
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Invisible barcodes?

This may border on the 'too technical' side of graphic design but I'll give it a try. We have a contract with a printer who requires a barcode on the interior and cover of our books so that they can ...
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Font weight considerations (printing cost, ergonomics, etc)

I'm curious if there are any known ergonomic effects of font weight choice. I already understand, for example, that the relative contrast of font color and background is important to reduce eye ...
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Prepress process question: black text and outlines [duplicate]

Do I need to convert all text and black outlines to true black (in InDesign) to get the best results printing? Why are there multiple options for the color black in InDesign?
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How much to charge if design is entered into a competition?

I received a request to design a cover image for a scientific journal. However, authors were invited to submit an image and editors will choose from, let's say, 20 images for the cover. Should I ask ...
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lettering options for stationery with dark, textured backgrounds

I am starting a stationery business and am worried about readability issues pertaining to the color and contrast of the greeting cards. I am aware of the research on dark text on light backgrounds and ...
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Free print portfolio software?

I work for a public relations firm. One of my new clients is very well renown. She's made it years without having a professional portfolio. I have several gigs lined up for her. However we must submit ...
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Photoshop Document (24“x36” 300dpi) - What size should I build at? [duplicate]

I'm currently working on a project. I'm designing a poster to be printed at 24" x 36" However, the file size is over 2GB. Currently the document is 24" x 36", 300DPI and saved as a .PSB. It takes ...
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Printing size for a bus design 1:1 100 dpi? [duplicate]

I don´t know anything about printing and have a huge question! My design is going on a bus (12 m x 1.13 m) and the printing company send me this instructions to follow: "resolution 1:1 scale 100 dpi ...
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Facing Pages and bleeds [duplicate]

I am currently designing a book that is 11.5 x 17.5 that will be a full bleed to the edges. When opened the book will have spreads, and illustrations will cross over the spread onto two pages. So when ...
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How can I print multiple Illustrator artboards on one page?

I'm working on a design that's to be printed. The size of the item is 1/3 of a standard letter page. I would like to be able to work on it in Illustrator only once without the copy and paste at the ...
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Printing solid black on transparencies for creating plates

I have a requirement to be able to print graphics and text on transparency (just black). We use those to then create plates for labels. The output needs to be solid (not pixels) as any light passing ...
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What DPI to design at for small label on 4800 DPI printer

I have a printer that prints onto labels at supposedly up to 4800 DPI. https://www.primeralabel.com/lx900_features.html I'm guessing this is mostly marketing. I need to print onto 25mm by 51mm ...
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Will increasing the dpi of my image (without re-sampling) hurt print quality?

I'd like to start making prints, but all of my work is set at a resolution of 72. Are there any negative effects to increasing the resolution to 300? I'm very new to this, but from what I've read so ...
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Colour difference between Ai file print and PDF file print

I am launching an online stationery business whereby I design stationery for clients who can print the products in their home or at a printers (My remote locate means that I am unable to offer the ...
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Is there an affordable alternative Uncoated CMYK guide to Pantone's colour formula books?

Looking for a reliable CMYK uncoated colour guide book. Pantone is a little expensive (especially for design graduates), in my opinion. Is there an alternative with ICC profile and stock details ...
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Simple programs with tutorials for beginners in graphic design? [duplicate]

I am considering a summer job in a camp, but part of the job description is to make signs, announcing events/trips etc. This is well within my ability to do, but I'm not sure where to start. I am ...
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How do I prepare semi-transparent objects for print in Illustrator?

I'm working on a brochure for a client that contains some objects with lowered opacity. I've heard that problems can occur when sending these files to a printer so I want to make sure I prepare them ...
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Designing for Vehicle Livery [duplicate]

I've recently taken on a couple of new clients who are now interested in applying their branding to vehicle livery. I've never really designed in this area before so could do with some advice. Do I ...
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InDesign document printing in wrong font

I have an Adobe InDesign CS5 document that I'm trying to print. It is set in Gill Sans Light. Here is a snippet of the document: However, when I print the document it comes out like this: Does ...
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Logo printed on fabric

I am a new fashion designer and would like to have my logo printed on my designs.How do I print my logo on my clothing designs please? Some are cotton others are a stretch fabric. Many thanks
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Why won't my RGB file print as RGB in InDesign?

In InDesign, I have a file that's RGB (and I set the 'intent' as web, so the program is reading it as an RGB document-I could see it), but it's printing CYMK. what printer settings do i have to ...
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Where can I find a background image for a 11“ x 17” printed brochure? [closed]

Creating an 11x17 brochure and require background images. Where can I purchase images of suitable quality/size to use for this purpose?
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Illustrator - Print copies with sequential numbers

I have an Illustrator document, which has a text field with a number. How do I print X copies of it, so each copy has a different sequential number on it, say from 0000 to X ?
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What kind of machine is used to print designs on plastics

What kind of machine or process is used to print designs on hard plastics? For example: Mouse, Chargers, Speakers etc.
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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 can I ensure my photographic artwork is a high quality when printed

I make personalised story books for children. My books use a photo of the child's face inserted into the illustration to make them the main character in the story. When my customers send me the photo ...
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Creating a book for print

I am creating a book in InDesign for the first time. It's a children's book that will feature scanned actual photos that I've touched up in Photoshop and am dropping into Indesign. I've saved these as ...
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Is there any fast way to create multiple copies of the same image with a different number on every single image? [duplicate]

I have to create a lottery "ticket" design and generate 1000 print cards with a different number on every single picture. Is there any quick way of doing that using Photoshop?
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Impose a document for booklet printing [duplicate]

I've been working on a saddle stitched horizontal booklet. And, i tried to export with the option'Print booklet'. But, As you can see the second image below. Even page doesn't go into the print ...
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Print effect similar to Tom Haugomat

I'm curious how the a printing effect (I'm not entirely sure what it's called so feel free to enlighten) similar to Tom Haugomat's work is achieved. An example of this can be seen here (click for ...
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InDesign: Proper file set-up for foil stamping and embossing?

I am creating business cards, letterheads, and envelopes that have gold foil as well as embossing. What is the standard InDesign set-up for how to properly export the files (a step-by-step / ...
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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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Choosing the right black for laser monochrome print

Let's suppose that we have a monochrome laser printer and we want to print a project. Which is the "right" type of black described by RGB and/or CMYK values that we have to choose in our editing ...
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How can i design 6x4 meter area in Adobe Illustrator?

I have a 6x4 meter area. Adobe Illustrator doesn't support 6m Artboards. How can i design a 6x4 meter area in Adobe Illustrator?
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What type of printer should I buy?

When I was in college I primarily used an Epson R2880 for all my printing and I never had any issues. I could have 3/4 of the page a big block of color and it prints with smooth colors. I also had an ...
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What black should I use when printing on a metal tin?

I have to make a label for an olive oil brand and the background of the label consists of an olive trunk that fades to black. What are the cmyk values which are appropriate for printing a true black ...
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color in digital and print

We are producing a document in print and digital versions. The author would like to use a cover graphic in full color in the digital version and the same graphic, in black and white, in the print ...
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Designing a 3m flag banner for Australian charity

I work for a charity a few mornings a week and am designing a few flag banners for them (3m in height). I've found a supplier and received my PDF artwork template from them. I use Gimp as far as ...