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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Open Multiple Pages in Illustrator [duplicate]

I'm trying to open a catalog AI file with 32 pages and need to adjust each page in Illustrator CS6. How do I open the AI file in one single AI files with all artboards within it?
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What software should I use to design a poster of IOT?

I want to design my own poster as shown in attached image. Which will mainly consist various IOT devices and village objects. Does anyone knows which software is used for designing such images? Hey ...
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Where can I get the specifications for my half-page magazine ad?

So I need to do a half-page magazine ad. I was going to make some different concepts using both Photoshop and Illustrator (I don't have much experience with InDesign so you folks that do it for a ...
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How to put a photo on a t-shirt using illustrator

Does anyone know how to put a photo onto a t-shirt (colour and black and white) without losing to much quality and how to get it ready to print and what printing methods would be needed. Eg. If i ...
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I understand bleed and trim, but why is there another zone which isn't safe for text?

One thing makes sense to me: Current mass-printing techniques don't allow us to: Print to the page in perfect alignment Trim the page in perfect alignment. So that explains why we keep important ...
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Why do professional print houses use gamut-limiting CMYK?

I recently had some business cards printed, and was warned to use the CMYK colour space if providing TIF files. When I tried saving from Paint Shop Pro to a CMYK, of course the colours came out very ...
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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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What resolution (ppi) should I use for printing in Illustrator?

I've created these flash cards in illustrator where the artboards measure 9 centimeters by 9 centimeters (that's about 3,5 X 3,5 inches for our American friends). Now when I export by artboards in ...
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Has anyone charged a percentage on printing costs?

I have a client who wants me to handle the printing as well. is there an industry standard figure like 10 or 15% of the total print cost that i can bill to the client? or should i charge a fixed ...
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How to print a huge image as multiple tiles using Photoshop CS4 [duplicate]

I have a design in Photoshop CS4 that I want to print on multiple glossy sheets of paper to create a wall-sized image. Using the slice tool I cut it into 99 pieces, each of which I want to print on ...
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Designing in proprotion for Flex Printing [duplicate]

I want to design a flex banner of (90 Feet X 4 Feet) @ 72dpi. But i cant open a work book of such size in Illustrator. Can you please guide me on how to design the banner using the idea of a sizing ...
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designing an ellipse shape from A4 papers, to create a linewith 3cm width to be followed by the following robot [duplicate]

I want to print an ellipse shape ( with two dimension a=1.5 meter and b=1 meter) on multi A4 papers, and then assemble all of these printed papers to get the real shape, with line width 3 cm, my ...
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Using lower res (72 dpi) image for basis of booklet cover [closed]

I know it is normally not practical to use a 72 dpi photo for a print publication. Still, there is a photo that we really want to use as the cover of an annual report. I know it doesn't need to be the ...
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What is a way to print a design onto coffe cup lids?

Considering the plastic that coffee cup lids are made from what would be the best quality way to print onto that, that wouldn't transfer of rub off?
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Canvas settings for larger designs in photoshop [closed]

From the past few weeks, I have been learning basics about Photoshop because i have an assignment which i need to create in Photoshop. I have to create a big banner of size 360 x 160 cm which will ...
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Illustrator Design Not Printing Correctly

I mostly work with digital design. Recently I decided to get a few of my poster designs printed for my own collection. I used a professional printing company to order the prints and send them the ...
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Printing in CMYK

I've designed my first business card and I'm trying to print it via Moo. I designed the card in Photoshop in RGB and Moo is requiring me to save in CMYK. CMYK does not support the colors I've chosen ...
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What are some efficient design strategies when working with a constant flow of clients?

Hi I am working as the main graphic designer / printer in a sign shop. We have a constant flow of work which is non stop. The pressure fluctuates but is pretty constant. I would like to hear if ...
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Large Format Photograph Printing

I've got a client who wants me to create a large format banner to go hang at the rear of his property. The bulk of this banner is a photograph of his shop, with some text at the top. For the ...
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printing, drawing over it then scanning it back in

I have drawn a pattern on the computer and then printed it out on A4. I would like to go over it using black pen, can I do this and then scan the finished piece into the computer while maintaining it'...
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Best practice when implementing numbered lists in columns?

I often implement numbered list for both print and web projects. At times it is just more efficient to break the list into two, three, or four columns. How should item ordering be handled? Should ...
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Designing a clothing company Tag [closed]

Can anyone tell me which is the best software for Designing a clothing company Tag? Also any preferred/standard size (if any) or special requirements for designing a tag?
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How much should be the bleed area for a banner?

How much bleed area should I keep for a banner size of 760*1200 mm in Corel Draw or Illustrator any of the two or both?
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Inkscape SVG → print-ready EPS/PDF workflow

I realize similar questions have been asked here and there, but I'm still a bit confused. So, the task is basically to make a print-ready EPS/PDF for some vector art prepared in Inkscape [on a Unix-...
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How small font sizes and details can I print in a risograph?

How small font sizes and details can I print in a risograph? Does it matter which model of riso machine it is? How much difference does the coarseness of the paper do? (A print test scanned with ...
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Photos are grainy when imported in illustrator?

So I got some raw pictures from a client for some business cards, they all look grainy when imported to illustrator I tried to edit the pictures and export them to JPG, but they still look grainy in ...
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Which file format is best for printing? [closed]

What would be the best image format for printing images or designs created with Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator or to print images form a digital camera? If I have the option of exporting different ...
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How to convert Pantone 7C to TPX?

How do I convert Pantone 7C (Cool Gray) to TPX? Is C a color international standard for print graphics?
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How to prepare a spot varnish; does it need to have trapping if there's a gloss and matte one?

On a project that has a selective varnish, the print-ready file usually needs to be prepared separately in one spot color, a bit like a dieline. Only the area where the varnish will be printed should ...
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Gradient not printing correctly in InDesign

I'm creating a flyer in InDesign CS5. I have an object at the top with a gradient fill and text over the object. I tried to do a test print of the flyer, and the gradient isn't printing ...
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Printing on Plastic - How is this being done?

Can someone here tell me how the images are being printed on plastic? Example: Source: http://www.metalgearinformer.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/PlayStation-4-HDD-Cases-MGSV-Ground-Zeroes.jpg ...
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Can a 2-color logo be red, black and white?

Can a 2-color logo be red, black and white? I'm thinking that maybe white doesn't count because it's the background color? Does a 1-color logo need to be literally black with a transparent ...
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Will desaturated colors use less ink?

If I print a full-color document or spreadsheet, will the printer use less ink if the colors used are less intense? If I desaturate the color without actually approaching grayscale, I would assume ...
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What resolution to use for large aluminum print?

There seems to be a fair amount of controversy on this topic, however, I am planning on printing a 30x30" 3D design on aluminum, and I can't decide if 300 or 600dpi would work best. Or even higher. ...
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Inkscape, 300dpi image for printing, 2“x2” - export settings

It was requested of me to provide a 300dpi image for printing at a resolution of 2"x2". I have been scouring the forums and am more confused than ever. My image is easily scalable in Inkscape and will ...
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Is composite color editing my print media ads in photoshop a frowned upon practice?

Obviously with print media, the norm is to design the ad in vector, CYMK, in a tool such as InDesign, and export straight to PDF or something. But I like to put a vivid "edge" in the coloring of my ...
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Image Discolouration when printed in Microsoft Word

I have an image which was created in Adobe Photoshop and is being inserted into a Word Document. The document contains a rectangle with a coloured fill which the image sits on top of. The same RGB ...
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InDesign – Overprinting white at a Guangzhou printshop

I'm just about to send a CD-booklet 134mmX122mm (34pp)for print in a Guangzhou printshop – and the language barrier makes it a bit difficult to get all points across; I'm wondering about what I need ...
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Looking back at work you want to change but its gone to print?

I have recently just started at a new company as an art worker. (My first ever artworker job) I get given small jobs which require quick turn arounds. The other day I had to add some copy to a poster ...
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Why does my CMYK file have crazy neon colors? [closed]

I am new to Illustrator but made a very cool file with photos & text to print as 11x14 poster. A JPEG file is needed to bring to the printer (using Costco which usually works fine). But when I ...
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CMYK Color Separation for offset printing

Hello I would like to ask how to do CMYK color separation for offset printing? Is it the same for screen printing i.e. spot colors? What would be the optimal DPI, Frequency and angles? My mom sent ...
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How can I decrease PDF's margin while printing?

I have an e-book (for A4 size-portrait) with border and margin of about 2 cm. Since the fonts are a bit big, I want to print two pages on same side of A4 paper (in landscape) and zoom a bit by ...
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What is the best way to place three square figures on one page?

Two or four figures (images) on one page is fine, but I find it really difficult to design a Letter-sized or A4-sized page with three figures, especially when all three figures have square aspect ...
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What is a flavor(s) in graphic design?

I am creating a logo for an upcoming event, and I was asked to submit "flavors" for vector graphics and B/W. This is probably a given that all designers should know (I'm an IA architect btw), but what ...
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How do I recognize rotogravure and on what kind of products would I be more likely to find it used?

I'm collecting various printing process examples for my students but I am missing rotogravure. I believe I saw it once on a beer bottle but it got thrown away and I haven't found another example so ...
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How do I edit my CMYK greens to output as brightly as possible?

Converting my photoshop work from RGB to CMYK to send to print. Found out today that RGB has a much broader and vibrant colour array than CMYK. Trying to edit the values, saturation, brightness, ...
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Fine Art Printing: Inkjet Printing vs Screen Printing

I print fine art on coated-canvas using a professional inkjet printer. The images are very clear and detailed. I have very little experience screen printing, but I have read there are ~300 dpi screens....
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A question about the readability of hanging indents in print

Large amounts of copy are way more readable for me when the paragraphs are divided by hanging indents (instead of standard first-line indentation). I'm not really sure why, but it's way easier on my ...
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How can I view my PDF as a brochure?

I made a brochure (4 panels each side) in InDesign and I'd like to see what it would look like folded without printing it out yet. Kinda like an e-magazine or issuu, where you can flip the pages. Does ...
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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 ...