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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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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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 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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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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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 strain,...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 change?...
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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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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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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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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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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 area. ...
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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 full-...
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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 / ultra-...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Is it possible to print designs with huge resolution?

I have a question what that nobody seems to know the answer to. I have to make small stickers with ingredients lists (100mmx50mm), i know i should use illustrator but all i have is photoshop. The ...
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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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Should I watermark my work?

I am an art student who is trying to upload some digital work on a website. Do graphic designers typically watermark their work? If no, how do graphic designers protect their work? Update: ...
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My print has lost color accuracy when rendered from Photoshop to a vinyl banner

Recently ordered a 10x3ft 15oz laminated vinyl banner for every-day outdoor use. This is what the banner looks like: The colors used are: White #ffffff Blue #0071bc Grey #8c8b8b Black #000000 ...
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“Collateral” VS “Stationery”

What does "Collateral" means in the printing world and how does that differ from "Stationery"? People usually use the word collateral when mentioning stationery. I would like to know what is the ...
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Help me understand how the “RGB Colorspace Atlas” by artist Tauba Auerbach was made

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2012/09/tauba-auerbachs-rgb-colorspace-atlas-depicts-every-color-imaginable/ The "RGB Colorspace Atlas" by artist Tauba Auerbach is supposedly every RGB color, "printed" ...
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What is the best size for printing large posters on flex from Photoshop? [duplicate]

What dimension is good enough for printing 16ft by 16ft poster/banner on flex/vinyl. And what should be the minimum dpi?
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If you have a very large file that's lagging when saving is it better to keep small and enlarge in the rip software? [duplicate]

A design wrap for a bus infact, takes forever to save, would I loose quality if I kept smaller keeping at 300dpi and then enlarged In the rip software before sending to print?
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How do I convert and compress a psd file to a pdf file without compromising quality?

I am designing a billboard with artwork that is 12" x 24" with a resolution of 500. (This is what they wanted.) The psd file is 170MB and they only want a 20MB file. I am using Photoshop CC. How do I ...
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help with a printing program

i just bought a hp designjet 44 inch photo printer. what printing program would be good too make large prints and help workflow and conserve paper I'm using a macbook pro
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Pixelated Text when Exporting JPEG from Illustrator

I have created some text art in Illustrator that I would like to print out as a poster. Whenever I save the file as a PDF (300 DPI) and print it myself the text appears crisp with no pixelation. ...
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Achieving a printed on paper look [closed]

Firstly, thank you for taking the time to look at my question. So, I'd love to know how to achieve this effect (pic below). As you'll see it looks as though the ink is sitting on the brown paper and ...
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laser vs. inkjet printer for vectors and text [closed]

As far as I've heard, a laser monochrome printer could deliver better sharp results compared with ink printers, when it comes to text printing. Assuming that all I need to print it's black text (...
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Companion colormap for text highlight color

Edit: I am looking for resources (articles, books, posts) which study the choice of a single color to highlight text and a sequential color for two and three dimensional plots such that both are ...
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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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What is the best blending mode or opacity to use for printing?

What is the best blending mode to use for a pattern to give a transparent look in a packaging products? This product will be printed in CMYK colors, I attached samples of Black and cream colors.. For ...