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The same way you'd export any print-destined file. Export as single page, PDF/X-1a with bleeds and marks. Be aware, you really want large inner margins for any type of spiral or comb binding. And spanning images across the gutter may result in misaligned images. It's generally not a great idea to span across the gutter when spiral or comb binding.


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CMYK. The Pantone matching system is a print production ink system. Print production always uses CMYK as a basis. Pantone colors have absolutely no basis in the RGB spectrum.


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Illustrator is a vector illustration tool. Vector files are resolution agnostic--meaning a ppi resolution is irrelevant in this case. Send them the .ai files or a PDF created from the .ai file and that should be fine. If you are using raster effects, then set them to 150. No harm in going a bit higher than the spec. Remember that large format printing ...


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I would take a look at this site. http://www.vigc.org/standard-preflight-profiles/ These Profiles that are free to use are great for starting out understanding preflight and different methods that are used in the industry. I use one of them most of the time for Sheetfed CMYK. I have used some of these profiles to get Clients started looking at preflight and ...


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I don't know if there is a way to automate it, I haven't needed to research that myself, but you can save each one individually in the Save As menu:


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Choosing or getting the printhouse to select the right stock is important, different papers (and inks/print method) get different results, there is a minimum visible print size, but I doubt that was the issue - in all cases get a proof of the print job and make the supplier stick to it, they dont want you to be disappointed so offering you the help you ...


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How should I communicate to the designer that I need their native files for prepress purposes ONLY? Is that even acceptable? We have missed deadlines in the past for our clients because their designer cannot make the needed changes in time, or does it incorrectly, or not at all. I do not know many designers who will hand off their native files ...


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Disclaimer: I have no experience printing on plastic bottles like this, but I can offer some insight as someone working in the printing industry. I was wondering if there is anyway to ensure accuracy in color output from my side. I thought choosing Pantone is the safest way to get the correct color. It could be the safest way, assuming that your ...


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I think the issue is you want something durable for outdoor condition and something easy to remove. It doesn't really work that way. Anything easy to remove won't stand up to harsh environments. There are Static Films you can print on, but even that won't hold up very well outside. Here's a nice comparison of Vinyl Decals and Static Clings: ...


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We need to understand how a user will utilize this map. Will a person be looking up a place by name (in which case the alphabetized list makes sense) or by location (in which case everything should be sorted by number) or some other way (maybe by categorization?) I'd also ask some questions: is there significance between black roads and green roads? is ...


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Anything that is created as a vector shape in Photoshop is scalable as long as it remains a vector shape. But you have to keep in mind that it will NOT be a vector shape if you make the layer a Smart Object or if you place the PSD into any other application. In both cases, the result will be rasterized and will look pixelated if scaled up. Be sure to Save ...


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A more-or-less hidden quirk of InDesign (and all Adobe applications) is that it considers 1 pixel == 1 point. If you export directly to PDF, you'll get a print document that is 1600 points x 900 points. You can set up an alternate layout that has the page size you need (either within the same document or separately) with all content linked back to your ...


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If you're using CC-2014 I would suggest setting the InDesign document up as print (A4 document setup): after completing your designs I would go to File > Export (cmd+E) and choose a format of Adobe PDF (Interactive): then you will be prompted for the settings: There are some tutorials on how to create an interactive PDF but you could edit the ...


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The card printer asks that all images be at 300dpi, the industry standard for printing. Well, it's not an industry standard as much as a typical rule of thumb for printing photos at actual size. 300dpi is a decent print quality for that. But it's a really low resolution for flat line art or type--so it really depends on the type of art you're working ...



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