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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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The DPI of the image itself is not really that important. What is important is how big you will print the image and what kind of press/printer will be used to print it. This is why: DPI, dimensions and pixels The dimensions of an image can be specified in 2 different ways. Indicate DPI and dimensions in inches (or cm) Indicate dimensions in pixels (or ...


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I found this on YouTube, Removing Crop Marks YouTube I guess you are not meant to use them for cutting thing out with scissors but like she did. It's probably quicker to do it this way but I still do what JVS does. The video shows that the proper way to cut an image with crop marks is to use a ruler and a cutting knife. You line the ruler up with the marks ...


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6C Hexachrome The digital Hexachrome printing process uses CMYK inks plus Orange and Green inks. With Hexachrome you have a wider color gamut and it may produce better, more vibrant images than 4C alone. Preparation Before preparing a print project for 6C or 8C process printing, talk to your printing service. Not all printers offer 6C/8C process printing ...


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Your Inkjet printer has to support CYMK. Thus double check before you proceed. Otherwise colours are always converted to RGB. Also make sure that the latest printer drivers are installed. You can export your Illustrator/photoshop file to a PDF file. This way you can open your document in Acrobat which offers advanced print settings like preview color ...


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Many clients will give dimensions shorter-side first because it sounds better with the numbers in order, specify which is which with "landscape" and expect the designer to do whatever's necessary. That is, "160x220" specifies the size, and "landscape" the orientation. They don't know there's a "standard". They only know what size they want. It is the case ...


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Basically, paper sizes are given in width before height (e.g. Wiki on paper sizes) most of the time. This is contrasted by the usage "always put height before width" I could find in some cases of image descriptions. But I was unable to produce the referenced "Fine Art Standards" that people described. Wikipedia themselves defined image dimensions this way ...


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Photoshop Filter > Pixelate > Color Halftone... In Illustrator you can use the Photoshop Effects (in the Effects menu) for the same thing. There are third-party plug ins for Illustrator to apply halftone effects which work a bit better than the built in raster effect. Phantasm is a great one.


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Overall, treat websites just like any other word. Sentences still require the same punctuation in the same places as before even if there is a website in them. It's better to, and more ascetically pleasing to just link out to a website in almost all cases. This also takes care of all of your questions, however in the case of printed materials, this is not ...


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If you have 'real' objects to include in your images, you would be much better off using proper 3D software, as Photoshop is not designed for 3D. Blender is a completely free open-source project that has been developed for many years, is highly stable, runs on any platform, and is a viable alternative to $x000 applications like Maya. Once you start to use ...


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Halftone effects in Gimp come with quite some variety for adjusting to personal needs. From the Filters > Distorts > Newsprint... settings we can see that the resuting halftone image is better than the one posted in the question. Therefore we probably have to add additional filters. That's where creativity is asked, as there is not a prebuilt singular filter ...


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There seems to be this assumption in the graphics world that everything is printed CMYK. There are photographic printers that use RGB. We have six of them at the lab I work at. We also have two CMYK printers that do a fine job of converting from sRGB to their internal CMYK profiles, so we leave images in sRGB when printing to those as well. If CMYK is ...


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It's not so much as "higher than 72 dpi is nicer looking prints" The reality is that anything under 200 dpi will come out pixelated and low quality. Usually it s recommended to use between 240-300 dpi but not under 200. The simpler way is to enlarge the image by using: Image>Image size> change the resolution to 240 dpi and choose: bicubic smoother option ...


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By default Large Format Printers print in a way that printed stuff will be scene from a long distance. like from hoarding boards. And that is normally 100+ft from an eye level. In that regards PPI (points per inch) are not that much sharp. it will be probably 85 ~ 150 or may be 200PPI. This is one thing you must keep in mind. Some indoor printing machines ...


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In PhotoshopCC+ you can also choose View > New Guide Layout


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This is a little late, but it might help other people. I don't think illustrator easily supports doing this, unfortunately, but there are workarounds. The way I would go about doing this, is to create your artwork on multiple artboards of the size you want (1/3 of a page, in your case). Then when you're ready to print, save a copy of your file as a ...


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Using Acrobat Pro's Output Preview dialog: First, make sure the measurement units in your Preferences are set to inches. This dialog will show the resolution in "pixels per unit", and traditionally image resolution is measured in pixels/inch. (Adobe may not realise that.) Call up the Output Preview dialog. Its location in the drop down menus is different ...


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If you are sending it to a printer, your document color mode should be set in CMYK. It will be as close as you can get to the true color. A color will be read differently in RGB, than CMYK.


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You should not send a pdf so a non expert user do whatever he wants. Send some pre defined sizes, so the user just use one file or another. Pdf file is phisically based. Of course you can just the adobe reader to scale it to fit the page, but you can have some unexpected margins, or the person will print a miniature, or a pixelated print, or a verey large ...


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As @Voxwoman's comment mentions, there is no default margin for a commercial press. Use whatever margin you want, including a full bleed. Full bleeds may increase production costs however. If considering a home or end-use consumer printer, using 1/4" or 1p6 picas is generally best. You may be able to get away with 1/8" but that's very rare. And some ...


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What you are referring to is called an Aqueous coating or Varnish. (more info here) These are printed just like any ink. They are a clear varnish or ink that is printed on top of the color printing to provide a shine, gloss, or smooth coated finish. I'm unaware of any home user or small end printer which has (or supports) aqueous inks available for it. ...


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Actually. all measurements are given properly as width x height x depth/length. This is standard construction format, it's not just for paper. THis standard is used so that everyone constructing anything, anywhere could read the series and know the correct dimensions. However, I agree with others, many aren't aware of this and if they state "Landscape" (or ...


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In this case you have a verey specific non standard problem. The ideal thing would be that the provider give you his color profile... But I don't think he have it. u_u One thing that can help in this case, is to print this sample with this same provider in the real material http://www.otake.com.mx/Apuntes/RGB-CMYK/Pruebas/1-RGB.png and use thoose colors as ...


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To add to Mayo's answer: Software: MS Word can handle flowcharts, but in my experience the program gets slow and clunky as the charts get more and more complex. If you have access to Microsoft Visio or some other flowchart-specific software, that might be a better choice. Design: If you can't make rudimentary sense of a flowchart or process diagram at ...


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Ouch. Who is using this? Does it need to be printed or would a PDF seen on a screen suffice? If you have to print it out you have several solutions. Do like everyone else and shrink it down into an illegible mess (I don't recommend that). Print on a poster sized paper (which you don't want to do as it's more expensive) Cull some information from the ...


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You have to have something to indicate what story you're reading. Otherwise this story just starts in the middle of a thought and you have no idea what it's connected to. If space is a problem, use one or two words and a much smaller size. So if the main article head is "Mayor Burgermeister Cancels Christmas After Record Heat Wave," the jump head might just ...


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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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