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In Acrobat, hit Advanced (next to your printer selector dropdown) - under colour management, select "Same as Source (No Color Management)" from the Color Handling dropdown menu. Further, back in the regular print dialogue, you may have options under your particular printer driver - (on a Mac, hit Printer... then cycle through your options under the main ...


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Don't use a black only at 95%.... make 2 different rich black. One could be 40-40-40-100 and the other 30-30-30-90. Personally I recommend you use a bit more Cyan in your recipes rather than making all your CMY values equal: if the printer is not well calibrated (or is digital), a black with more cyan will still look steel black and not dark brown (eg. ...


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Remember that 0-0-0-95 is a halftone of black. So I don't think it's what you'd want. At best, you'd want to use a rich gray and a rich black. What specific rich black and rich gray is hard to say as it could depend on the printer. Note that subtle black-on-black designs are usually done as clear coats such as UV coating or spot color inks (two separate, ...


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I would recommend you go with a deep gray instead of 95% black. If your black arrow and splotches are too subtle, they'll look like a mistake rather than a purposeful design decision. A little more contrast will be more visually appealing and more likely to print well. Another option is to spec out a spot UV coating, rather than having the entire card UV ...


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I think you kind of answered your own question.... " . . . guide for matte coated paper . . ." Some print providers (and paper vendors) refer to uncoated stock as "matte". Other providers/vendors refer to dull coat stock as "matte". For dull coat, it's still a coat, so coated. For uncoated, ermm, yeah uncoated :) The coated/uncoated has more to do ...


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Right alignment can be legible, but is more of a challenge. In both examples you show, the name (or subhead) needs to stand out more for legibility. You can try adding a paragraph rule to create a black box around the name. In my example below, the subhead is bolder and one point size larger than the original text. Im not sure how you got the bulleted list ...


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The costs. Scott mentioned. 1 pass of 1 spot color is cheaper than 4 passes crom a cmyk print. 1) If the main subject is to use the logo on a letterhead, some business cards, yeap, you print it using 1 ink, 1 spot color. 2) But if your logo is normally used in a full color photographic catalog, a spot color means an aditional spot color, than mean 1 extra ...


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A Pantone color Logo is 1 ink. 1 pass on the press. 1 plate. A CMYK logo is 4 inks, 4 passes on the press, 4 plates. Then additional effort to ensure registration is correct. With this in mind a single Pantone color will almost always be less expensive than 4 color process. However... if you are printing a 4C piece and you have a spot color logo, adding a ...


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I don't have the reputation required to post a comment, but I'm wondering if you're using master pages for these layouts and if your content is tagged with the needed paragraph styles. If so, then you as long as all the content is in the primary text frame, it should convert nicely when you apply a different master to the page. I believe more detail on your ...


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The challenge with the flush-right positioning for the names is that it visually pulls your eye away from the bulleted list associated with the name and closer to the bulleted list of tasks for the person listed just to the right in the next box. If the lines of bulleted text are really short and you have white space to spare to the right of each bulleted ...


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Work at whatever feels comfortable to you if you are working with pen and paper. Then scan it as large as you can with as much PPI as you can. When you scan the drawing, you can scan it at 500% or more and 1200PPI or more... which will allow you to properly size it for larger reproduction than the original drawing. Of course, enlarging it when scanning may ...


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There's really a lot here and this question is rather broad even though you may not be aware. You most likely will never get a great, accurate color proof from any inkjet printer. You can get very close but much depends upon the printer itself and the nature of the artwork. The Pixima printers (which the Cannon MP280 is) are designed for printing photos. ...


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The printer is likely referring to the price of plotting at his facility. A plotter is a large format printer that uses rolls of paper instead of sheets. When I last plotted an oversized image at FedEx Office, they charged about $1.50 per inch and their plotter was 44 inches wide. Extrapolating from that, it sounds like the printer is saying your images ...


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When you print on a 11x17, you don't really need to place all the crop marks and the 2up centered in the 11x17... The crop marks you're trying to use are the ones that will appear on the 4 corners of the "printed area". What you're trying to do is to apply them to the 4 corners of your 11x17. Let's suppose you have a document of 10x7, and you want it 2up, ...


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Your suggestion would look nice if the bullet points part would be more compact horizontally, as it shows on your first image or if you had 2 columns. With 3 columns, it will end up taking more room vertically and the sentences with the bullet points will be very short on each line. The other issue with having the names aligned on the right is that you ...


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The short answer is yes. The GRACoL file will print darker under SWOP conditions. The differences between GRACoL and SWOP depend on which GRACoL and SWOP you’re talking about. The main difference is the amount of ink being laid down on the paper. Typically CRACoL has TAC of 320% and up to 340% depending on the destination of the GRACoL profile used. SWOP ...


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The differences between SWOP and GRACOL should not be that drastic. That sounds like problems in printing (such as the halftone not being correctly aligned, or carelessness from the pressman to keep it on color). Just for your info, the SWOP profile is pretty much a "dumbed down" profile that most offset presses can match, because it's a pretty small gamut. ...


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If your printer does not support color management, consider using ghostscript as your RIP.


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Interesting indeed. I think this will be a partial answer. First of all, If you just need to print from a pdf you only need adobe reader. The point is that if you need a specific color profile you need to give it to your clients before they send the file. If you can not give it, then you need to convert the file to the required profile, so you do need ...


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You may wanna check GIMP. its free software very close to Photoshop. Also can read PSD files. ;) Official documentation How to Add ICC Profiles In GIMP


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I don't have any guide to suggest you but there's not much difference from printing on Xerox or any other imposition for printing. Maybe this can get you started. The goal is always to use as much of the printing area as possible and to reduce the number of trim necessary. This way you save on paper and also on the time it takes to cut the sheets. ...


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Seeing the larger picture, so to speak, I think your suggested right-flush design won't work. The name would be buried over on the side, with the bullet points wrapping around it, rendering it either clutter or invisible. If your goal is to make this document a quick reference, then the reader is going to have to work to find the person's name, and the ...


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I just came across this issue and determined that the color space of my customer's InDesign document was set to RGB and not CMYK. Go to "Edit" > "Transparency Blend Space" and set it to CMYK. The blacks should be 100% now.


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I've been working on this issue for quite a while. You can 'almost' exactly align both sides if you 0. create crop marks on your PDF and 1. test print both sides (I flip pages manually because my printer doesn't have automatic duplex option). 2. get a ruler and measure the differences Nudge the exact distances (of an odd or even page) 4. Save and ...


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Assumptions: All your items are the same size as you indicated The orientation does not matter as you can rotate them on paper Here is the process you may follow. The initial setup is a little exacting and time consuming but after that you can lay out the images very quickly on this template. Start a blank document in A4 size On a new blank layer, draw ...


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One approach is to print a grid of sample colors varying around that target spot color, find the closest match, then generate another grid around that match with a smaller range of variation, and repeat this process to narrow down to a RGB value that's as close as desired ( or possible ) to the desired spot color value. You just need to know the ...


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In general, it's a question of preference. But yes, designers should always keep in mind the target market, and a rule a lot of us forget is: Is it readable, is it clear? Some designers prefer to be "artsy" and others are more practical. On screen: Gray can be easier to read if you use a dark gray. With a black at 100% on pages with a lot of text, it ...


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It depends on the font and it's use but I would recomend the following: 18pt - header 14pt - titles 11pt - body


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Ask your printing guys. There are firms that only accept EPS, even in this day and age, because they use an outdated (and cheap!) workflow, where often somewhere along the lines "CorelDRAW" gets mentioned. There are even 'print-only' firms that only accept JPEGs. If your guys are like these, run! and find some other printing guys. You should be counting ...


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PDF/X-1a is the most common format designed for print production. It is specifically designed to create a universal format that contains all the necessary information for printing. Be certain to include trim marks and bleeds. PNG is never acceptable. JPG can be at times, but it's not that common and there are some important considerations to be aware of - ...


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You should export an SVG from Illustrator. It is scalable and will always be a good way to show an icon on the web.


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A "booklet" is typically horizontal, not vertical. I don't think you can use the Print Booklet command to create a vertical booklet. That being written, there is nothing stopping you from adjusting the InDesign layout and rotating the page contents (not the page) 90°CCW and them printing it that way.


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What you see on your monitor is RGB. Yes, it's a CMYK file, and it's likely trying to compensate, but it's still using an RGB model. As such, what you see on screen is usually always more vibrant/saturated than what CMYK can produce. This is due to the reproducible colors being different in each color space: Using coated paper and/or applying a top-coat ...


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You should send your client an .svg file, which will save the vector qualities, have a transparent background and canne uploaded to a website as an svg, therefore be live as a vector


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4 color printing typically asks for imagery at 300dpi. If the menu is 8" wide, then you need a horizontal resolution of 8x300 = 2400 pixels. Note that the above is for imagery (photos, full color illustration, etc.). Text should ideally be set at an absolute minimum of 600dpi, and more preferably 1200dpi+. This is usually done by not setting type in a ...


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I think the printer is at fault, Check the printers settings and make sure you set them accordingly to the papper type you use, check also the color format, you can also try to make a rgb version and print it to see if the result is any better.


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It is quite hard to tell from the image that you have posted, but to me it looks like a result of the printing process being unable to reproduce deep or bright colours on the media being used. This is very common on matt and uncoated media. I would expect LAMINATING (or wet varnishing) to help the colours to "pop" You should be able to do a test of this by ...


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I own a printer in Vancouver we see the standard size as 8.5” x 11”, 11” x 17”, 18 “ x 24”, 24” x 36” and for movie posters oversize. You can see some guides here http://www.standardpostersizes.com There are two other size specs to keep in mind and thats movie posters since Germany and USA have different standards.


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If you don't have any white background on your Illustrator file, then there will not be any background on your .ai or .pdf. If you want to test this and make sure there's none, open your .ai created from your Illustrator software in Photoshop. You should get only one layer with the logo on it only and no background. If you see some gray and white ...


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Assuming these are all vector paths, the pixelation you are seeing is merely due to your screen. Screens are much lower resolution than your printer will be so you won't see this pixelation on press.


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If you have access to InDesign I would use that. In InDesign you can grab your frame tool (F) and drag out a a selection the size of your printable area. While still holding the mouse button, press the up/right arrow keys. It will automatically generate evenly spaced boxes as many times as you wish. Once you have the amount you think you may need hit ...


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Trim size = Final cut size without the bleed. Your canvas should be 115 3/8”w x 38”h (115.375 inch x 38 inch) OR 293.05cm x 96.52cm; to this you should add at least 1/4" (0.25") of bleed on each side (or 6 mm on each side). The total of your canvas should be minimum 115 7/8" x 38 1/2" (115.875" x 38.5") OR 294.32cm x 97.79cm (this includes a bleed). The ...


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You don't have many options if you really want to keep the text in the same exact position on all the pages. You can only shrink the size of all your images to have the same height. You can have a look at catalogs to see how they do it. It's acceptable to have a layout for vertically tall products and one for products that are more horizontally long. ...


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Well you might not want to use Photoshop but regardless that means 115 inches + 3/8's of an inch is the width, and 38 inches is the height. As far as if that's the Trim or whatnot, you'd have to ask printer. If you are using Photoshop you just use a calculator to divide the fraction in this case 3/8 = 0.375 and then add the 115 to find you need to set your ...


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If I had to use Illustrator, I would arrange the artboards in two-page spreads. Each spread would have zero gap at the spine, centerfold, etc. Since an 8-page brochure would have a cover, three spreads and a back, I would make the first spread the back/cover, next to the inner cover (usually p# i) and page 1 spread. Below that I would place the page 2-3 next ...


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It doesn't matter in Illustrator. Layout the artboards however you want. The only thing which matters is that the artboards are numbered in the correct order so when you save as PDF the pages are in the correct order. (but even that can be changed in Acrobat).


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Spiral answer is smart. Not a good idea to use color for your invoice, and so much. It may be enjoyable for you but obviously not for your client. I can also imagine how dirty these full colored sheets are until they dry if they are printed on a standard office paper. Turquoise is: Not easy to scan Not easy to photocopy Uses at least 2 cartridge of ink ...


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If every element of your graphic is a vector image created in Illustrator, you can create it at any size. That's the beauty of vector graphics. However, if you place a bitmapped image into your Illustrator file, you should create your file at the size that it will be printed - in your case, 60"x60". Regardless of how you output your file, a placed bitmap ...


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At least 1/8" - 1/4" to be on the safe size. No printer should ask for half an inch - that's really extreme! The bleed is only necessary to ensure that the paper doesn't show when it's trimmed.


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Children's t-shirt graphics are, of course, smaller. Adult graphics are generally the same size because unless you're designing for a company such as Big Dog, who specializes in larger sizes, the number of extra large sizes which are sold is very small in relation to the normal small-medium-large sizes. Much will depend upon who your end customer will be - ...



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