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Saddle-stitched booklets have a stitch (usually a metal staple) holding the pages together which also forces the book covers apart into a "fan". The covers require a spine. Add an extra bit of material between them to compensate for the thickness of the booklet. It will more nearly resemble a case-bound book. Score the cover at the appropriate space, 1/8," ...


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It depends on how close you expect the viewer to stand, as vision is based on angular frequency. If your image has a certain size and you need to print it at some size then there is not much you can do about the resolution. 150 PPI is usually quite acceptable for items you view at a distance. Most human sized outdoor commercials are at that kind of ...


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Yes. Just make sure you outline your type first. Right-click, Create outlines To add to Vicki's comment, I usually save my "working" documents (with editable text) as .ai files. I then save my outlined, print-ready designs as .eps or .pdf files, depending on which the printer asks for. That way, you can always go back and change something if need be, ...


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why we should not do this. I would not say if you should or not. But you probably need to open your options. A brand guide preferably should be in an "absolute color" mode. A PMS is a good decision if the color matches de desired one. (I strugled a lot of years for a good red on the PMS system, sometimes I gave up for the red 032). But there are some ...


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Choice of tools is always a personal preference although some tools work better for certain tasks than others. For stickers (or finely-cut materials) a vector-based tool (like Illustrator) will likely be ideal. You can bring a pixel-based image - like a photo - into Illustrator (and most other vector-based tools). Then use Illustrator's tools to "trace" ...


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Oh my... Homework... Here I go. which type of paper is most environmentally friendly There are two main types of "environmentally friendly". 1) The one made with already recycled paper. 2) One that is certified as environmentally friendly. The main seal I know is http://fsc.org which verifies that all the process is environmental friendly, including ...


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I work in printing / imaging. And NO they don't always disappear at print. What happens is the pre press technician has to do some extra work to guarantee they don't show up. You are better saving in a non X pdf format (High quality print for example). This also doesn't chop your file into tiles and makes it easier for it to be edited @ the prepares level if ...


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The sample you show was printed using offset lithography on uncoated stock. It looks like a small run so it was probably done sheetwise rather than by web. The finish is matte due to the ink being completely absorbed into the stock. On occasion, a varnish overcoat can be applied to remove or subdue differences in reflection caused by various thicknesses of ...


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1. No blocks of color (including black). People don't like wasting ink, and cheaper printers will probably smudge or run or band or just generally get ink everywhere (I've used some shoddy printers). 2. Use big margins. Some home printers can print to the edges of the paper, some can't. Even the ones that can need you to turn on the feature, which most ...


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Make it black and white, or at least use minimal amount of color in nonessential elements. Black and white is the lowest common denominator. Its also good for legibility on the worst quality printers. Beyond black and white its good to know that many home color printers are not designed for CMYK input but rather RGB, which can pose some problems with black ...


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As a quick fix, you can wrap artboards within artboards, take aa look at this example. Here I have a file with 4 artboards (1 hidden off screen that won't be used) I can wrap a larger artboard around these 4, like so: Then when I go to print (cmd + p), I can set the range to only print that final artboard. In my case (6), depending on how close the ...


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This artwork you show is now already line copy. After it is separated it is plate-ready. As it is already screened, there should be no moiré problems out of the ordinary rosettes formed by screens overlap. There is nothing more for you to do. Send the a/w to the printer. Coincidently, Your illustration shows the correct screen angles for CMYK printing. This ...


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Print an .epub book Install free, open source Calibre ebook reader (Windows/Mac/Linux). Click Add books and select an .epub book to add to the Calibre library. Select the .epub book that you added and select Convert books -> in the Output format dropdown list select PDF. Open the PDF book in Adobe Reader or any other PDF reader and press Ctrl + P to print ...


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Short answer—You can't. Forget about the RGB color, use a spot color or pick a new CMYK color, the RGB color you have doesn't exist in a CMYK color space. You should always be designing anything destined for print in CMYK. Related: Why do professional print houses use gamut-limiting CMYK?


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On-screen representation is NOT an accurate representation of the final printed color. Even custom calibrating your monitor to get accurate color rendering will not always guarantee a match with the actual printed color. There is such a large difference between the way the color models are rendered, this makes using a monitor for color proofing difficult. ...


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Reducing the resolution of any images used will definitely help. Eliminate or reduce the use of shadows, layered colors, or varying opacities, because they likely won't print the way you had planned. You can also adjust the settings when exporting your InDesign file to a PDF by selecting Smallest File Size. These things will not only help the printing ...


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Not really. But it depends. If you are working with vectors then you can resize with no problem but if you are working with raster images then you are out of luck. See: What are the differences between vector graphics and raster graphics? If you are working with raster images, changing the resolution (PPI) and keeping the physical dimensions the same will ...


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Two possibilites how they achieved this look and feel: The foundation for the print (usually white) soaks in a lot of the color in the process. Then it was not a finishing step. They have used a matte UV top coat. Then it was a (well in case of UV: two) finishing step. But first to get a very high-quality print directly onto a blank disc you would have ...



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