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This site explains the process of coloring comics during the 60's (when the Hulk started) http://facweb.cs.depaul.edu/sgrais/comics_color.htm snip The possible combinations of these tints gave colorists a palette of 64 possible colors to use in the books, though most used no more than half of them. Many of the darker colors were indistinguishable in ...


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The opacity of the colors in your file have no real bearing on the opacity of the substrate you are printing on nor the inks that would be used. In other words, if you have a layer of 100% black set to 50% transparency, that doesn't mean you will print with black ink that is 50% transparent. Rather, you will print with solid black ink that will have 50% ...


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You need to find a printer who has a 2-colour press on which they print different colours each day of the week — this used to be a common practice. Neat thing is, you can get duplex printing w/ a single plate charge by using a “work-and-turn” (or similar flipping) if the piece is half the plate size or smaller.


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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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If you are sending the PDF to a print service provider, it's always best to check with them to find what format they prefer. That said, PDF-X/1a is the safest PDF format for general-purpose printing, and you are unlikely to come across a print shop that can't use it. If your booklet includes bleed, you must turn that on in the PDF dialog (under "Marks and ...


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For most commercial printing you should simply export to PDF/X-1a format as single pages with marks and bleeds. If you are uncertain of PDF configuration for your print provider, you need to ask your provider how they want PDFs configured.


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150 ppi is plenty of resolution if you're printing on canvas. If you expect your piece to be viewed from a few inches away (less than 16), then 300 ppi is more than sufficient. Beyond that point you're just adding to the file size without adding visible image information in the final product. On high-grade art paper, you can go as high as 600 ppi. Beyond ...


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Disclaimer: this is based on my assumptions of what the problem may have originally been--which in turn is based on common printing issues. Comic books were never printed on what we'd call high quality presses or high quality paper (they are today, but not back then). It was essentially newsprint. This means you had to deal with a lot of printing ...


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Without seeing the actual logo it's not possible to give a definitive answer to this, but importing it as a Shape Layer or vector paths would be the best way to do it if it's a simple logo, because your PSD would then contain live vector shapes that would output cleanly to PDF. When you import a vector logo (or any other vector) as a Smart Object, Photoshop ...


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This is screen printing. You could find a local shop that does things like plaques, mementos, trophies, etc.. Most such places screen print many of their items, so you'd just find one that does, give them a sample and ask them for a quote. If you're contracting with a packaging house to fill the jars, they probably also have the facility to screen print the ...


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The problem with short runs is that setup costs for offset printing are a significant part of the cost, particularly for work involving spot color. Two approaches worth considering are Digital Print-on-Demand shops, even including such services as Lightning Source, CreateSpace and Smartpress. These are set up for short runs, have good bindery operations, ...


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I would use two different stylesheets. One stylesheet for on screen, and another print stylesheet to specify sizing when your page is printed. This way you will be able to adjust your CSS appropriately for various devices, as well as specify inches or centimeters for a printed page. Check out these resources for making a print stylesheet. And for achieving ...


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Your design is great! If I were to publish, your book will be a standard I would try to achieve. Your introduction does your work no justice. My preamble to my answer is "It has been 20 years since I have opened a style guide for writing." At least I have some recent relevant experience: I'll spend hours reading articles, books, and web pages to research ...


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This is the way I've done it. Select All then Edit>Recolor Artwork. There is a Folder Icon on the top right of the panel. This will create a Swatch Group of all the used Colors. Cancel this panel unless you would like to merge colors etc. Delete the other colors in the swatch. Good Luck. Edit: If you have 2 very similar blacks the Edit Colors panel ...


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With no art selected, you can highlight a swatch and use Select > Same > Fill & Stroke to find what objects used that swatch. You can also use Select All Unused from the Swatch Panel Menu which will highlight the unused swatches. Note this tends to leave behind an orange and a green due to their use in Symbols. Brushes, symbols etc which use a ...



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