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i have found that if you are going to using pantones and then creating documents for print and digital. iDevices seem to change the colors when PDFs are created out of illustrator but inDesign seems to keep the colors close when printed and used on mobile or iDevices. I would really setup a style guide like Shelena stated, that way the colors will be the ...


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Yes, You should create a brand guideline for your startup. Specify a Pantone (which will be easy to get a CMYK value from), RGB and HEX for each color swatch. Google brand guidelines or identity guide and you will see many examples of how to get started.


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It is possible. However, this is a more complex issue than it may seem. When paper folds it creates bulk. The more bulk the more you have to compensate for it. The amount of compensation would be in direct proportion the weight of stock you print on. Some A5 panels would need to be smaller than A5 and some larger so that when things folded, the piece would ...


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Per papersizes your A0 and A5 are not a perfect fit so you will need to trim a little below the A0 to make it work: You should take the guides and mark where you want your A5. I would consult with your printer and your client how you want the design to unfold because that would determine how the document is setup in InDesign. Ideally you could set up a ...


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You are missing three things from your contract: 1) A down payment. When writing up a contract, you get a percentage of money before you do any work, to cover exactly this scenario (that you do everything and the client hates it and refuses to pay). 2) A kill fee, which is an amount (flat or percentage) which is paid when one side or the other cancels the ...


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I'm not really certain what the question is here. Yes, you can use Illustrator and yes you can use Photoshop. It all depends upon your preferred working method and desired end results. Illustrator will be slower the more objects you have. There's no real workaround for that, but utilizing layers and symbols properly will assist (turn off layer visibility ...


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To print US Letter borderless you probably need to print on a 11x17 then trim down the page. Your print most likely doesn't print to the edge because it needs area to grab onto to move the paper through. Make sure to add a 1/8" bleed on anything and to add crop marks to get a full edge to edge print.


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Export a PDF with a list on suggestive procedures to make sure there is the best chance of a quality print. Maybe create a document to be sent with instructions but that will still rely on user interaction and some appreciation for design. In reality there is nothing you can do but communicate up line why our branding material is garbage because we rely ...


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OK, I left so many comments in here that I thought I better provide my own answer. The "300dpi" rule-of-thumb comes from the world of offset printing. 4 color offset printing uses something called a line screen to create a halftone pattern of evenly spaced, but different sized dots. Offset printing can typically print up to 2400 dpi or even much higher. ...


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Printed medium works differently form screens. Screens have 3 color elements very close to each other. Each element is capable of different color intensities. Printers on the other hand produce dots of limited number of colors usually 4 colors, but can be more and have 3-4 mid tones or so. To show mid tones it has to spread the dots around. The end result is ...


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The text in one and two are debossed (or stamped), the gold text is embossed. All three also use foil. Foil is not required and the effect can be quite elegant without it. You will need to have a die made. Embossing usually involves stamping from the back of the paper and is quite visible from behind. To hide the back, you can laminate a second sheet (or ...


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You can print at higher than 300 DPI. Usually people will suggest you print at 300 DPI but that doesn't mean you have to. Printer resolution is expressed in DPI. 9600 X 2400 DPI is the printer resolution. The first term (9600) is very important when looking at resolution, whereas the second number (2400) is critical for highest quality as it refers ...


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Nop, nop. You are confusing dots (tiny droplets of ink) with pixels. Dots per inch = how many tiny droplets of ink are in a linear inch. Pixels per inch = The amount pixels of information you will send in a specific phisical print. I always thought even professional printers only print 300 dpi. This should be: 300ppi. But that is not entirley true. ...


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End-user printers use the term "resolution" to mean width and weight. So in that example, it means the printer will print 9,600 pixels wide and 2,400 pixels tall. Yes.. it's not standard if you actually work in professional design production. The figured are dumbed-down for mom and pop Smith trying to print the photos of their grandkids from their digital ...


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This often happens when transparency effects like drop shadows or <100% opacity are used in a layout with spot swatches. Convert all of your spot color swatches to process (double-click the swatch and change the color type from spot to process) and re-export the PDF.


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This is known as the 'dreaded white-box' problem. It was fairly common about 10 years ago (less so now) and has to do with transparency issues when the artwork is flattened. Adobe have a fairly comprehensive trouble-shooting page about it here: https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-suite/kb/white-box-or-color-wash.html


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Vincent is correct, you can't really get a correct representation of CMYK (subtractive color process) on an RGB screen (additive color process), especially with certain colors like green. That said, most quality commercial printers will/should provide a printed color proof of some sort before printing the whole run. Definitely check with your printer (or ...


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Don't trust on-screen representations of CMYK. Like, ever. Even the most sophisticated .pdf viewers are bad at representing CMYK colours on an RGB screen. If you have created a proper .pdf with a proper colour profile, colours should be ok. The only ways you're ever going to be sure of how it's going to look when printed is either calibrating your monitor ...


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In my experience, there are two major causes of this, and both boil down to a difference between RGB and CMYK output since even a CMYK image MUST be displayed on a monitor using RGB. First, if the grey tone isn't neutral to begin with (by having too much cyan in the CMYK mix, for example) it will show in the print. The second cause may be ICC profiles. ICC ...


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Make sure when you select the gray Color not to include any colors in it .. let it black only .. it must not appear in other colors channels. this will ensure the gay will be pure gray. they gray you must use is something like that Cyan:0% Magenta:0% Yellow:0% Black:50% for example


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Note down the CMYK color code of the grey color you have used in the flyer. Give it to the printing guy and ask him to specify the CMYK color code before printing it. As CMYK is readable well in print, it should work here as well.


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Hsawires gave an excelent explanation about colors. I'm adding my 2 cents. You can play with the size and proportion of the barcode. There are some limits on the offical guidelines of barcodes. But In my opinion are very square. You can reduce the size of the barcode lets say 75% and reduce the height of the bars in 50%-70%. and can be read by a linear ...


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This is a very nice question ... and guess what!? there is an invisible ink !! and it could be done in various ways. The First method is selecting some color combinations. If you couldn't change the design at least you could select some other color combinations to dissolve the barcode between your design. The following example are scannable. The best ...


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You can print an invisible 2D barcode and that can only be seen by a uv barcode reader to enable the match process.


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It can also be caused by the trap setting of images within the document. Sometimes with thin lined fonts indesign will automatically bold the fonts so that they do not have overlayed images bleed into the font making it unrecognizable. This happens even if the image isn't near the fonts. Set the trap settings within photoshop and look to see if they are set ...


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ON *nix systems there is a command called psbook (see instructions here) and psnup so you can probably find it for osX. For windows you can get it with cygwin. what you would do is call: psbook -s16 print.ps out.ps psnup -la4 -2 out.ps > out2up.ps This will make pages with 16 page long signatures or 4 paper groups. You can change this by editing the -s ...


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I would advice that you create a Photo canvas as this would have the best quality and the picture resolution would also look beautiful on the canvas.


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You can print any spot color you want. Not all spot colors have names, as you've discovered. In your files, a spot color simply tells the printer that "this is another color that we need to make a separate plate for". What ink goes on that plate can be anything. So if you have a custom color in mind, find a sample of it, take it to the printer, and they ...


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You can easily create a large canvas print provided that your photo has a high resolution and that its pixel do not go hayware.


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Asigning a spot color on a document has the purpose that anyone in a system can identify and apply a specific color on your printed project. But if you have control on this process and you know what are you doing you can brake some rules. For example, In my opinion the formula guide lacks of a pretty red. The closest to a c0m100Y100k0 red are warm red and ...


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Pantone books show the colors of ink Pantone sells. You can't just "make up" a color and designate it as a Pantone color. If you can't find the color in any Pantone Books, Pantone doesn't make that color of ink. You can designate any color as a spot color within applications, however the point of systems like the Pantone system is that everyone sees the ...


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My opinion in this case is that the designer is not responsible, since it was client-supplied text, and moreover, the client proofed and approved the final file for print. That said, many cases like this hinge on a couple things: 1) The designer/client agreement beforehand regarding this type of thing (if there was one). If it was explicitly stated that ...


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PDF format is the most versatile and flexible format. It can be used for both high-end printing (litho) low resolution web use and in between depending on the settings. In illustrator save dialogue boxes you can set the image compression. I would suggest no higher than 300dpi. You can also set the compression level (generally use "high" but not "very high" ...


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"Best" isn't really a definitive term. And "lowest file size" is often in direct competition to quality. If you want optimum quality printing to an inkjet machine, send RGB data at 300ppi or better. File size (kb) should not be a factor you worry about. Depending upon what you are outputting from there may be other considerations. For example if you intend ...


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In commercial printing, the important factor is Ink Limits. In many cases, no part of a print piece can surpass 300% ink limits. What that means is you add up the % of each ink to determine the total coverage. This is just a sample to show the theory since what you posted is an RGB image and all I can do is convert it to CMYK here (Based on my color ...


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In simple terms, the person that is responsible for the typos is the person that signed off on the proofs. In your deleted answer, you mention that you might try a fix such as blanco. This is actually something that is done quite often. If it's just one or two typos, you may be able to get by with having stickers printed that can cover the typo. The cost ...


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Most commercial printers will provide a color proof that is ostensibly a very good representation of the final output. Probably will have an additional cost attached to it, but definitely ask about it. If they decline to offer a proof before final printing, you may want to look around elsewhere for another printer. Also, make sure your image is in CMYK ...


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When the client is the knowledge expert, the client must be responsible for the accuracy of that content assuming the client had the opportunity to review the material. I authored a technical manual and hired two editors. One of them knew nothing of the content. Her job was strictly clarity, continuity and grammatical accuracy. With the second editor, ...


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Check your PDF save settings to ensure it is saving at 100% scale, and that the document bleed is not being included. Might be worth checking print settings to to ensure no bordering is being added, or that it is set too.


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If the client was given opportunity to proof read final files before they went to press, it's the client's responsibility. If you failed to allow the client to proof read before anything went to press, it's your responsibility. Clients should always have the final say before anything is reproduced. That means the client should proofread all files once ...


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Comming from engineering, I would descripe the problem like that: in most cases, the main interesst is in the size of the cutted final product, and so you know before ...(A4, or 4" by 3" or alike), therefore the crop marks are overdeterming the pitcure(1)! Although they are usualy put on all edges, in prinzip you only need one corner for X and one some how ...


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Ryan is correct about enlargements. All enlargements will lose quality but one common way to enlarge a print is using the "Photoshop enlarge 10% trick". There are also proprietary enlarge photo software out there like Perfect Resize by OnOne or like Scott has said, Photoshop has increased their enlargement algorithms. For the size you want to print is up to ...


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I don't have facts to back up my claims but I think part of it has to do with placing text in an area for legibility reasons. You will usually find text graphics in 2 main locations. The back of the windshield and the front driver & passenger doors. The back windshield being the prime location for any graphic. I believe the the second best location would ...


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Export your file from InDesign as single pages. Then in Acrobat under File > Properties > Initial Display, set that to display as two-up with cover. Save if you want this to be the default PDF view. Close and reopen the PDF after setting the Initial View or in the View menu, choose Page Display > Two Page view to adjust the current open PDF This ...


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Halftone value images "simulate" a full-area coloring with the help of tiny dots of variable size which the observer's eye cannot discriminate anymore from a certain distance. This is the way newspapers, magazines and posters etc. are usually printed. Just take a close-up look at one of those, maybe even with magnifying glasses, and you'll see the dots. ...


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Putting it on top is useful for a few reasons: Readers will still get the important article metadata without having to read to the end of the article (meaning the reading abandonment rate won't affect your users knowledge of the author, etc.) Articles that span multiple pages will be easier to process (unless you plan to put your byline twice, it can be ...


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Matters of aesthetics are always up to perception, but I much prefer it at the top. It's also much easier to find it there, rather than at the end of the article.


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I figured out why this isn't working for you. Uncheck "Use Document Bleed Settings" and make sure you set the bleed to 0.25, and you should be fine. You also want to check "All Printer's Marks."


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In general for all print pieces . . . Bleeds should be a minimum of .125" and you want a minimum of .125" margin inside the trim area as a safe zone. I, personally, use .25" (1p6 picas) for both most of the time.


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I think it's a matter of personal choice when a relatively inexperienced user goes thorough the selection thing. When I had first started designing, I did everything in Adobe Photoshop and I was happy with the result. I did everything from print media to web interfaces and there wasn't a single complaint from clients' side. It was only when I came to know ...



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