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I believe that's the way it's supposed to work. The page area in InDesign is your finished product - bleed and slug areas extend beyond that.


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Bleed and slugs are meant to be cut off after printing. Therefore you don't want them on the page. By being outside the InDesign page definition, it should make it clear that when printed, only the actual page will be seen. When you export to a press-ready PDF or output the InDesign file with printer's marks, the additional areas for bleed and slug are ...


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In PhotoshopCC+ you can also choose View > New Guide Layout


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What I ended up doing was first printing the front side, tiled. Then I re-loaded those prints back into the printer and printed the back side, tiled. The tricky part was figuring out the right order to reload those front-side prints. Just reloading the prints in the same order did not work. I had to essentially pull my even pages out and put them ahead of ...


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To have .25 inch bleeds, your document size in Photoshop would have to be 9 inches (8.5 + .25 + .25) by 11.5 inches (11 + .25 + .25), so you'll have to correct the dimensions. At the moment, you are set up for 1/8th inch bleed, not 1/4. Artwork must extend all the way to the edge of the bleed area. Right now, you have no bleed in your document, because the ...


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Opacity will lighten colors. Using transparency in itself is not generally a problem. 100% color @ 20% opacity = 20% color @ 100%opacity. It's 6 of one, half dozen of the other. The difference is interaction. A 20% tint over 100% color means there's 20% color in that area. 20% opacity over 100% color means there's 100% color in that area. Using tints ...


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Depending on where your output it going, you may also need to bump the CMY to 100% as well as the K


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Go to Preferences > Appearance of Black and make sure you change your output settings to output all blacks accurately.


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I am posting a reproduction of your image. You can not see the problem in the first post becouse it is a white area on the white webpage but your problem is marked with the red rectangle: As you can see your file has an area outside your paper (red), becouse you have some "phantom" objects. This can be for example the border of a bitmap including ...


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Sorry, little bit confused with "looks good". Its too general. When i check your link, in my view, its little bit dull. If i were you, i will use PhotoShop to manipulate the image to make "looks good" in my view. Go to PhotoShop main menu -> Image -> Adjustments -> Levels ... (Ctrl+L) in "Input Levels" change type from: 0 1.00 255 to: 31 ...


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No automatic way that I can think of, but you could still technically accomplish this by "assembling" it digitally before printing to paper. This may be more work than assembling them separately physically though. If you really wanted to go for it though... First, I'd print both the front and back separately as tiled, but instead of sending to the printer ...


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It's a DuPont proprietary colour proofing process. It was originally a photographic process. They now have a digital version -- basically a colour-calibrated high-res inkjet print. I haven't actually heard the term used in the fully digital (computer to plate) era though. Maybe there are just a lot more options from competitors these days. Anyway, it's ...


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If the client gives absolutely no clues as to what they want, except "something flash", then your only way would be to show them some examples. Start with the things you like yourself. Show them some quick sketches you did, or some work you found on the internet. This way they could push you in the right direction, and hopefully specific enough for you to ...


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The viewing distance of an image is somehow proportional to the size of the print. For example you normaly do not see a magazine from across the street, and you do not see a billboard verey close. That means that you can use the same photo on a magazine and on a billboard. If you have a 10Mpx photo, gess what? You use your 10Mpx photo. (This images ...


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A few things I learnt when I worked as a graphic design in a printer office with Corel Draw 7: Font: Make sure all text is converted to curves. The printer may don't have the font and if they installed all the fonts they need for all works they print... (a lot of Gb), it would slow down their computer and software. How to check this in Corel Draw? Go to ...


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I've done it both ways. Sometimes a client of mine will already have a relationship with a printer and want to handle the printing themselves. In this case I make sure the the print ready files are done to the best of my abilities (I usually try to find out what printer they are using to best finalize my files for that printer) and either send the print ...


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There's no such thing--at least not for home use. The catch is that you have no control as to how the content will be printed. The end user is free to print on any size paper they choose, at any particular zoom level, with any particular margin setting, or even printing 2-up, or tiled, or what have you. Rafael's is likely the best practical answer. A ...


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That is a decision between the designer and the client to make. There's no "right way" to handle this although many designers prefer to do the hand-off as they're more likely to have the vocabulary and domain knowledge to communicate clearly with the printer about what is needed.


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I think that the diagram conveys a solemn style, which most probably fits the the content of your book and would be destroyed by many conceivable “modernisations”. As a normal textbook illustration, it is almost perfect, and you should keep the aspect that make it such on the cover. The most important quality of a math textbook is the intelligibility of the ...


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Another option is to make a pdf file that the users can download and print. Web browsers have verey little configuration options on the printed files. Some of them just scale the photo to fit the page.


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That's exactly what they mean :) 0 Magenta 0 Cyan 0 Yellow and 100 Black


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Bar code rule is to be printed from a single process or spot color (100%C, 100%M, 100%Y, 100%K or 100% spot color). It is not advisable to operate them from several colors, because small deviations may occur during printing (couch paper, mapping colors) and this may affect functionality of printed barcode, which would not be readable in that case.


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If you created your document: and placed your design in the document: Go to File -> Document Setup: Click the button Edit Artboards and at the top right enter the specs to increase the size: Enter in the new measurements for your intended size: Click cmd+R and the rulers will appear. Make sure the guide is not locked by right clicking: ...


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You can easily print multiple cards in one sheet using just acrobat readers "Print..." dialog If you have a multi-page pdf you can specify to print multiple pages per sheet The best way to get a multi-page pdf document would be to place your individual card designs into separate artboards. You can open the original ai-file directly in acrobat or save it ...


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Find a cup template for the production company you are going to use. Little Trick in Illustrator: You can apply a warp effect to a layer. This way anything on the layer will be warped. Figure out warp settings which mimic the arc of the template. Then apply that effect to a layer. Then simply draw or copy/paste artwork to that layer. You can then adjust ...


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Collateral design and branding design are two different things. Collateral design usually refers to a form of promotional design that supports marketing or maybe the introduction of a brand. Collateral design can be focused on print, but a great deal of it use to border on package design. A good example would be if a sports cable tv network wanted to pitch ...



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