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Here are a couple of things you could do... Stroke the black: Use an outer Glow, this may not work depending on the rest of the design: Stroke all of them, this is what I think I would do:


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Simply use any single color for the artwork. It doesn't have to be white in the file. You simply tell the printer to print the art white. This is, unless you are using some online printer..... then... Draw a black rectangle on a new layer. Move the layer below all other layers. Select the black rectangle and set it to non-printing using the Attributes ...


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Although the best answer would be 'check some printers', I'd say, yes, usually 4 spot colour printing is more expensive. At least for regular offset printing. A typical printer will have their presses loaded with cyan, magenta, yellow and black ink, for this is the process that is the most commonly chosen. Changing the type of ink loaded into a press takes ...


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It's recommended to start new chapters on the recto page of a manuscript, as it establishes a predictable flow for the reader to follow. The resulting occasional blank pages are actually a part of establishing this rhythm, making the divisions between chapters even more distinct. This recommendation is listed in rule 1.48 requires login of the Chicago Manual ...


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Similar to Ryan's answer but more a choice from your own branding guidelines. You can use Ryan's suggestion, or you can use the one that's even better from your guidelines. The one on the bottom left: I think it's beautifully branded by the way. Something like this - you can pull the template straight out of the PDF you linked to:


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Keep it simple: use a subtle outline on each of the circular swatches. From what I can see, the colour and thickness of the horizontal white line would be great.


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I work for a group called Active Living Coalition for Older Adults (alcoa.ca) — we were looking into design issues affecting websites and found this site to be very helpful: http://www.nia.nih.gov. Regarding print, the stronger the contrast the better. For type size, we use 12/14pt for body text, nothing lower (footers/headers, footnotes are 10/12pt). I ...


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If it's staying on your PC, MS's Symbol and Wingdings fonts provide some good choices. If you want something a little more modern with a nice set of icons and a really permissive license, why not use Font Awesome? There are some other icon sets out there - Glyphicons and Entypo come to mind, that were made for the screen but, depending on the icon and your ...


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Can I use any type of ink, even super expensive ones to fill an ink cartridge? That would depend on the printer and what ink is allowed. Most inks are designed to only run on certain types of machines and that is why you see so many. You will probably run into issues. Using a typical inkjet printer, I don't see any way you won't be clogging the ...


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If you have the capability and the time to experiment, I would try glossy dots on a matte background.


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5pt is not a readable size, especially if any bleeding or misalignment occurs. Why don't you just print some tests out? Its not like you're printing a poster or billboard. Any printer is big enough to let you test business cards. Also there is no Ideal Size you have to look at it and determine how it fits with your image, your audience, and the text it ...


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Since you're not a Subgroup I would do: Name, position, and contact information at the top. Maybe with a blue dividing line. Then logo on the bottom right as stipulated and leave the entire space to the left of it empty. There's no reason to over think it.


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Start by going to your local comic book shop. Many local comic book stores have artists come in regularly for signing and sketches. A lot of employees might also moonlight as illustrators. They may not be Manga but they might be able to do it or know someone that does. If you already have an artist in mind, drop them an email or twitter. Say you want to ...


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You could try scanning it in at something ridiculously high like 600 dpi, then resizing it in Photoshop down to 300 dpi but keeping the same pixel count (in other words - scan it in at 600 dpi; you end up with something like 4960 X 7016 pixels. Resize it to 300 dpi, but keep the actual pixel size at 4960 x 7016. You will now have an image that's larger than ...


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how would one go about it? Pretty much like you'd hire any professional. Ask around. Get recommendations. Look at previous work. Interview, etc. any costs associated with it? Again like any professional, you'd ask for an estimate. They'd provide that to you. And what are the publication costs, in such an endeavor? From free (self publish ...


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It really depends on who is doing the printing. Many mom and pop print houses don't have the capability to run process colors, so they will often farm out process work. They mark up that cost and pass it back to you. This can make process color jobs more expensive for those types of print houses. (Note: Some places like Kinkos do this as well) However, if ...


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In addition to weights and finish there's what tailors call "hand" - how it feels when you're holding it. The weight and finish will contribute to the total feel of the document in your hand as well as how colors appear and the overall look. What look or feel are you going for? There's as much variety in materials and finishes as there are in inks; are you ...


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There are basically 3 or 4 types of general finishes on stock without getting into texture finishes such as laid or linen... Newsprint/Craft/etc. : These are low-end raw papers used more for utility purposes. Customarily not used for consumer level marketing materials. Newsprint obviously refers to newspapers to give you an idea of quality. Offset : a ...


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The 'pound' of paper (paper weight) refers to (supposedly, though I think this is a loose rule of thumb) the weight of a ream of said paper. The heaver the pound, the denser (typically, thicker) the paper. 20# paper is your typical copier paper. 80# and 100# are thicker/sturdier and (literally) 'heftier'. Most paper above 50# is considered 'card stock' ...


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When generating a PDF for print production you should first use the PDF/X-1a setting. "High Quality Print" is okay, but PDF/X-1a is much better. It ensures the PDF will meet standard requirements for press in terms of color, flattening, etc. It is also important to always select the Crop Marks option unless you're asked not to specifically. Crop marks tell ...


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[How] can I be sure that this PDF generated from InDesign will print to paper as it is shown on screen in PDF ? You can't. There at least a dozen variables in the path from screen to press. You can not control all of them and it's entirely possible ones you can control are incorrect. You have to calibrate everything - monitors, scanners - use proper ...


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The cheapest way to do it is with pantone gold. But that is only a avarage way to achieve gold. The real deal is to use «Hot Stamping». A heated die presses the gold-foil onto the stationary. Which results in a realy cool gold effect. The downside of this are the costs because you need a separate die for every size. So if you have two products with two ...


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Color books have CIE Lab numbers with each swatch that give the device-independent color specification for that swatch. "Device independent" means just that: regardless of the medium or substrate, a 100% opaque sample will have that exact perceived color under standard lighting. There is only one way to assure totally consistent color, though, and that is ...


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Yes, Black belongs to the set of 14 Pantone Basic colors from which all other PMS colors are mixed: If you're using Illustrator, you can find it as a swatch in the PMS color book swatch library Or in the Color Libraries in Photoshop: There are other "Blacks" available (Black 2, Black 3, Black 4, Black 5, Black 6, Black 7) but they are all tinted ...


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I had the same problem when trying to determine the ideal font size for a specific website layout. At a moment I came across a tool, the Golden Ratio Typography Calculator. It calculates the ideal font metrics related to the content width, by applying the Golden Ratio rule. Now, because there is a relation between web and print dimensions, you can use the ...


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My opinion... Top Card The wing-like logo is much too large. Cut it by 50% and it'll convey more upper scale design. Large logos SCREAM at the viewer. You probably don't want that. Are they supposed to be back-to-back Ks? If they are, the line weights seem reversed to me - they should be thicker in the middle tapering to the outside. But that's just my ...


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Look for/post at job boards and online portfolios, make inquiries with the ones you prefer. http://forum.deviantart.com/jobs/offers/ There are also "digital webbing" and "penciljack", but I can't post the link as I have to register here and build a reputation to post more than 1 URL. On these you'll probably find more artists in the "American" style ...


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I'm not really sure what you're asking, because your question doesn't make much sense to me. I believe that you are asking how to split one image across two pages? If so, ensure that when you make your new document you select "Facing Pages" Then, when you insert your image, simply make it cover the two facing pages. Below is a screen shot from ...


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1st question : How can I check that the logo (PSD file) is set in the correct PMS#? What should be the color mode of this document? If the document (as a whole) is not showing any Pantone colors on the printer's side, then it's not likely set up with a proper Pantone color. 2nd question : How should the PSD logo be imported into the Ai layout to ...


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There's not a standard as such Emilie, it is entirely dependant on your printer due to the equipment at use and the hand using it. Here is a general guide: Note: All measurements are in inches. Tolerances to Remember Minimum embossing width – .040 through .010 substrates. Thicker substrates may require adjusting. Maximum height of emboss – 2.5 times the ...



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