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This kind of thing is typically screen printed for large quantities. However, for prototyping or for small runs that don't justify the cost of screen printing, a UV-cured flatbed printers can be used. We use ours to print onto plastic and metal all the time with no ink adhesion issues. Just find a sign maker near you and tell them what you're trying to do. ...


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It depends a lot on where you print, what printer will be used for the task and what you need to do with the files. You might want to stay away from anything JPG because of the compression, that's a start. It can work for huge formats but they are used more as a last option; for example, if you cannot upload a banner of 300mb for printing, you might ...


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put your varnishes on the topmost layers--each on a separate layer--do not trap! the print provider will handle it in a way that's best for their process. note: I work in prepress (30 years+) we do not trap varnishes--we do however use a variety of processes depending on the press--sometimes we use what's called a 'strike thru' varnish--the gloss is applied ...


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Oh dear! Much of what you have been told above is far from correct! In particular: The pics claiming to be from inside Hulk no. 1 are from a modern reprint, completely recolored from the original. The people talking about printing grey with small black dots or lines are talking rubbi9sh The colour grey in 60s comics was always (well, nearly always) printed ...


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First question. Print where? 1) If you are printing from home use the same aplication you are working in. 2) To print photos. The first option is to print from the original jpg extracted from your camera. If you are shooting in raw, do your processing you need and generate your jpg, the less compression you put, the less the artifacts will show. That also ...


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Totally depends on print house. Usually they take raw/psd/ai/eps files, pdf is also an option to convert all of those. Each print bureau have their own standards e.g. transparency flattened, pdf below 1.4 version etc. Among tiff, jpeg, jpeg2000, bmp, png - those are rarely used in real print houses. However tiff and bmp have no loss and therefore ...


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The TPX ink s are used on textile and paints. There's some converter online but apparently you won't always find a good match there; some Pantones don't have an exact equivalent in TPX. http://www.pantone.com/pages/pantone/colorfinder.aspx So the best way to find the equivalent of you TPX in Pantone will be to use a Solid Coated Pantone color book and ...


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I'm not sure why your InDesign doesn't interpret well that transparency. Maybe you need to use PDFx or check your export settings. Personally I don't use much drop shadows and transparency in these software because of that kind of surprise or the white rectangles it often creates on the PDF. It's alright for printing but if you need that file for web too, ...



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