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It's a DuPont proprietary colour proofing process. It was originally a photographic process. They now have a digital version -- basically a colour-calibrated high-res inkjet print. I haven't actually heard the term used in the fully digital (computer to plate) era though. Maybe there are just a lot more options from competitors these days. Anyway, it's ...


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Bleed and slugs are meant to be cut off after printing. Therefore you don't want them on the page. By being outside the InDesign page definition, it should make it clear that when printed, only the actual page will be seen. When you export to a press-ready PDF or output the InDesign file with printer's marks, the additional areas for bleed and slug are ...


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That's exactly what they mean :) 0 Magenta 0 Cyan 0 Yellow and 100 Black


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Bar code rule is to be printed from a single process or spot color (100%C, 100%M, 100%Y, 100%K or 100% spot color). It is not advisable to operate them from several colors, because small deviations may occur during printing (couch paper, mapping colors) and this may affect functionality of printed barcode, which would not be readable in that case.


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Find a cup template for the production company you are going to use. Little Trick in Illustrator: You can apply a warp effect to a layer. This way anything on the layer will be warped. Figure out warp settings which mimic the arc of the template. Then apply that effect to a layer. Then simply draw or copy/paste artwork to that layer. You can then adjust ...


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The viewing distance of an image is somehow proportional to the size of the print. For example you normaly do not see a magazine from across the street, and you do not see a billboard verey close. That means that you can use the same photo on a magazine and on a billboard. If you have a 10Mpx photo, gess what? You use your 10Mpx photo. (This images ...


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To have .25 inch bleeds, your document size in Photoshop would have to be 9 inches (8.5 + .25 + .25) by 11.5 inches (11 + .25 + .25), so you'll have to correct the dimensions. At the moment, you are set up for 1/8th inch bleed, not 1/4. Artwork must extend all the way to the edge of the bleed area. Right now, you have no bleed in your document, because the ...


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Opacity will lighten colors. Using transparency in itself is not generally a problem. 100% color @ 20% opacity = 20% color @ 100%opacity. It's 6 of one, half dozen of the other. The difference is interaction. A 20% tint over 100% color means there's 20% color in that area. 20% opacity over 100% color means there's 100% color in that area. Using tints ...


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Go to Preferences > Appearance of Black and make sure you change your output settings to output all blacks accurately.


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If the client gives absolutely no clues as to what they want, except "something flash", then your only way would be to show them some examples. Start with the things you like yourself. Show them some quick sketches you did, or some work you found on the internet. This way they could push you in the right direction, and hopefully specific enough for you to ...


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Another option is to make a pdf file that the users can download and print. Web browsers have verey little configuration options on the printed files. Some of them just scale the photo to fit the page.


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I believe that's the way it's supposed to work. The page area in InDesign is your finished product - bleed and slug areas extend beyond that.


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A few things I learnt when I worked as a graphic design in a printer office with Corel Draw 7: Font: Make sure all text is converted to curves. The printer may don't have the font and if they installed all the fonts they need for all works they print... (a lot of Gb), it would slow down their computer and software. How to check this in Corel Draw? Go to ...


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I've done it both ways. Sometimes a client of mine will already have a relationship with a printer and want to handle the printing themselves. In this case I make sure the the print ready files are done to the best of my abilities (I usually try to find out what printer they are using to best finalize my files for that printer) and either send the print ...


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I think that the diagram conveys a solemn style, which most probably fits the the content of your book and would be destroyed by many conceivable “modernisations”. As a normal textbook illustration, it is almost perfect, and you should keep the aspect that make it such on the cover. The most important quality of a math textbook is the intelligibility of the ...


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Collateral design and branding design are two different things. Collateral design usually refers to a form of promotional design that supports marketing or maybe the introduction of a brand. Collateral design can be focused on print, but a great deal of it use to border on package design. A good example would be if a sports cable tv network wanted to pitch ...



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