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The texture you're talking about comes from the screen on which the wet paper slurry is poured, allowing the majority of the water to drain away. It comes in two basic flavours: laid (most of the wires in the screen go only one direction, usually horizontally across the page, with only a few wires going the other direction) or wove (more like window ...


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Ok, just found an answer to my own question, from my printer: "Generally speaking about 25 sheets (50pp) is recommended but we have done as little as 15 sheets (30pp) and because it is PUR it stays together. Anything less should be saddle stitched." This is referring to around 100-120gsm stock.


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The cost of disk space is insignificant if you value your work. Buy an external hard drive, save your RAW files. If you really adjusted your RAW files export your JPG at the original resolution. Use theese for print. Use very little compression, maximum quality. Make a batch action on photoshop or whatever program you have to make a copy at lower size, ...


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The optimum way to do what you're seeking is to create the book in InDesign, as you mentioned, but... 1) The text should all be done in InDesign, not Illustrator or Photoshop. Your file size will be much smaller, you'll have a much easier time editing the text, and your printed product will be better. Illustrator and PS are hugely powerful, but page layout ...


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Instead of shopping at a place like Officemax / Amazon if you want something quality and specific then go to a higher end paper company like French Paper or Neenah Paper. If they don't have what you're looking for they can probably help you find it or craft it for you. An alternative is also looking at a high end print shop like Mama's Sauce that can do ...


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Design should without a doubt consider the target audience. It should be one of the main factors in your whole process. I beileve that good design is universal To an extent, yes—but design needs to be fit for purpose. What is good design for one situation isn't necessarily good for another. Take for example the branding for an event. Is this a high ...


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Here's where the word "creative" comes in. Try a search for Novelty or Quirky typefaces. Maybe you can find a stock typeface that will please your client. There are tens of thousands of unmodified stock typefaces that are quite distinctive. Once you have some likely candidates, you can apply effects to them to modify them in a way to make them unique for ...


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I second the @joojaa's answer and would like to add that trying to match colors across different devices is really only feasible in a color calibrated workflow. I see a lot of small print shops that don't use a color calibrated workflow. Bottom line, in my experience (10 years in the industry), is: if color matching is important, use a color calibrated ...


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All devices produce different colors with same values of CMYK! A cmyk value of x does not guarantee same color. So if you need the same color across devices then you need to have a fresh color profile associated with your device and the device needs to be calibrated. Only then will you know what the color is and can even attempt to come as close as ...


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You simply can not prepare an exact two dimensional file for a Sphere. This has being the problem for making acurate maps of the earth and visual apealing at the same time. Here is a recopilation of diferent maps trying "to solve" the problem: http://www.otake.com.mx/Apuntes/Imagen/EnviromentMaps/Maps.html What you can do is a projection. What type of ...


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If you need to manually and visually calibrate your transfer curve you can use a trick gamma calibration trick. For visual calibration: Print several different tones next to a 50% line pattern then view the patterns at distance and choose the one that best visually matches your swatch. You can repeat this for 25% and 75% then you can make a curve transfer ...


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A 0.25 or 0.54 difference in one ink in a process mix shouldn't make a difference, but if I were you I'd just round the values up/down. So you'll have C71 M13 Y0 K0. As for the print result, there are a number of things you want to consider: Does the new printer do the same type of printing? You might find that the old printer was using a HP Indigo ...


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As all printing issues. a) The first step is to calibrate your monitor. b) Use the apropiate color prifile. Do not use other that is not suitable for the type of paper or system. When actually printing these can quickly look overly dark and muddy. Here are two different issues here. Dark: Correct it with curves. Muddy: Correct them with saturation ...



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