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I always have my clients sign off of proofs. Once signed they are responsible for any mistakes they may have overlook. If they need proof reading or editing, I charge extra. As a graphic designer I am responsible for the design and layout, not their content.


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Definitely PDF!!! Can't stress this enough as I've been struggling with a similar issue over the past week. CVS, Walgreens etc. only accept JPEG files for printing. I am trying to print a large poster with text that I created in Illustrator. Each time I export as JPEG it looks totally clear on the screen, but when printed it comes out super pixelated and ...


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Ideally you would deliver this artwork to the printer as a vector shape in a PDF. But if you have to deliver as JPEG, there are a few ways to increase quality: 1) make sure that when you export the JPEG, the quality slider is at 100% 2) set the JPEG background color to the dominant color in your artwork 3) go higher than 300 dpi β€” give them a 600, 1200, ...


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Laser printers tend to print faster (most noticeable with high volume), and sharper text. It’s for this reason virtually all offices use laser printers. InkJet printers however tend to be better at printing color, especially photos. One downside is that if you use highlighters to mark your printed documents, the inks will smudge a little. They are ...


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There are quite a few ways you could do this. I'd probably do it this way: Duplicate the background texture Copy it to clipboard Select > All or Cmd+A Edit > Copy or Cmd+C Create an empty Layer mask. Layer > Layer mask > Reveal all. Alt+Left click the Layer mask thumbnail This lets you see what's inside the Layer mask, which is just ...


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In my personal experience (web and logo mockups for agencies and clients), laser printers consistently outperform inkjet at the expense of increased operation cost (ink, initial cost of printer, etc.) If I could I'd go laser printers with every print job I would in a heartbeat, but the cost is a little prohibitive. :) Inkjet will do most of what you need, ...


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Place your art on a layer above a layer containing your paper image. Adjust blending modes and opacity to your liking.


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Make sure your logo is vector. Take the file on a USB to a screen printer in your area and talk to them about options (mention you'll use your own material and talk about your worries about the temperature of the dryers they use to dry the ink). IMO you want to find someone who can screen print waterbased inks. Plastisol inks wear off over time and don't ...


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Like Vincent mentioned, it really depends on your needs (quantity needed, cost, complexity of design, number of colours etc) and the capabilities of your printer. You can see a quick breakdown of techniques available on Wikipedia. I would direct you to the Screen Printing section. Screen printing is by far the most common technology today. Two types ...


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A blending mode is just a visual screen effect. To have something not totally opaque, you will need to talk to your printer about what the substrate that is going to be printed on, they will also advise you on how colours may look if they are not opaque. Also remember if the transparent bits have a dark or light background, this will effect how the colours ...


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We need Line and Screen Black separation likely refers to them wanting a separate black plate for solid black vs. halftoned black (all the grays). This means you'll need to create two separate spot colors in the file (black 1, black 2) key line the knock out type Keylining refers to adding "trim" around areas of abutted colors to hide ...


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I'm under the impression that a keyline is like a drop shadow kind of. It's like offsetting the type by clicking once down, once over, and displaying in a different color. Like this: Knockout type is any text that doesn't require ink to display, as it will just show the substrate (paper or other media you're printing on) color. I'm not comfortable trying ...


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a 600ppi file will not produce a better print than a 300ppi file if the output is 240dpi? No. It wont At 240 dpi you could use a file at 100ppi and you would see no diference. Agree with DA01, the 600 ppi on a photo has no sense. Let me explain a bit some of thoose numbers: Offset Print Print for offset printing - 300ppi This is relative. It ...


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There are no specific standards, just general rules of thumb, and they will vary wildly based on specifics. I'd say all of the ones you list are pretty much in the ballpark. The only one I think that is off is the first one...600ppi seems overkill for even the best photo printers.


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Well, with the info we have here we can only give you some general guidelines. For the dimensions part, depends on the size of the poster, do you want it A3, that is 297mm by 420mm, resolution is safe to have it at 300 pixel/inch. This will give you a document of exactly 3508 x 4961 pixels. Anything other than that, is just as you called it, a guessing ...


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Resolution or dimensions? For "resolution" ask what machine they are working with and google the specs. In real life print an image, either you like it or you do not. For sizes, again, go to your local store or call them and ask. The "guessing games" is probably your game. You need to ble clear on what information you need to know. One thing is a color ...


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You should not leave any marks on the part that gets printed because, well, then it'd show up on your printed cards! Find out how much bleed the printer requires for your job. Set this as usual in your InDesign document; then add an extra slug amount. The Bleed is for printed content that may (usually accidentally!) appear on the extreme borders of your ...


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Based on what you posted, your printer is saying they want full-scale artwork (meaning the exact dimensions as printed - that's what "1:1" means) at 100 DPI. But at 12 m in width, most graphic programs don't support such large sizes. You will likely need to break your artwork into sections that you connect back together when wrapping the bus. Talk with your ...


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I'm not that good with printed matter myself, but if i would need to guess then 100? i know that i personally use usually 300 DPI for printed matter, (72 DPI for everything that's on a monitor of any kind, 150 DPI for newspapers). The printed matter on the buses are not in a good resolution, they just seem ok since we see them either fast or from afar, and ...


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I hate to say this but you will need to at least mention the printing process that will be used. For short runs, sometimes it can be printed in CMYK and for long runs it's another process similar to screen printing. In the first case, you can refer to this question. The kind of black you'll choose will depend a lot on what's around it and the size of the ...


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As DA01 said, it is best to ask these questions of the printer that will be executing the job. The answer will probably depend on the equipment they use, the exact material of the metal tins (and any coatings on them) and perhaps even the composition of the ink being used. In short: The printer will need to be consulted to know the best answer to your ...


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You're partly answering your own question! As you know, being a graphic designer requires you to learn specific software, get prepress (printing) technical knowledge and also learn how to handle different types of files (and so many issues too long to enumerate.) If you want to do print layouts for cards you'll need to use design software that will give ...


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Place the image in InDesign, print to postscript, distill to pdf. Easy. If not, ask a professional.


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The type of file they need is dependent on its usage. If the logo was generated in Illustrator, then your best bet is to export a .EPS file. Most software will allow the importing of an EPS file. EPS is vector by nature, just like AI files, so it will print sharp regardless of how big or small - unless the software they use to import the file, rasterizes ...


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Am a Pre Press operator in a printing company. As per my view we always request our clients to provide a high resolution PDF file formats only. The document must need bleed and final trim marks.


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There is nothing wrong with jpg, it is not the format that is wrong: if the one you gave them were "too small", you can scale up the logo in Illustrator or check your settings when you create the jpg. Jpg and png are both perfectly good file formats, unless they ask for anything specific either should do fine.


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This is a feature built into Photoshop. Use the File > Print dialogue box and then move down to Printing Marks to place them on the print. Alternatively β€” and I know you're going to hate this β€” use Illustrator or InDesign, which are more purpose-built for printed documents whereas Photoshop is intended for image creation and editing.


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Crop marks will look like below. I cannot see any crop marks in the sample image you provided. The white rectangle is there to show the area I want to retain, the finished page size so to speak.


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There is a company in Dallas that does wall size canvas prints. www.kitcanvas.com google Kit Canvas dallas if that doesn't work I have used them a few times and they are great and fairly cheap. AND THEY SHIP ANYWHERE FREE!! The problem with wall size has always been the frame that goes with it, but these guys figured out how to do it cheaply and light ...


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With digital printers, calibration and the maintenance are very important. Digital printers as any other printers can also use Curves that adjust the colors. There's also settings to change a k100 to a predetermined rich black or overprint setting. Finally, temperature of the room where the printer is, temperature of the printer itself, the stock used and ...


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Based on my own experience, very few digital printing local shops know their machines when it comes down to proper color handling, color profiling, etc. Have you given them a proper CMYK file, with CMYK colors, with the CMYK profile they use? The problem you describe sounds to me like they're performing some color conversion from CMYK to RGB and back. Many ...


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Solved! In playing with export options in illustrator I spotted .wmf and .emf. Exporting the graphics as an .emf made the word document accents and graphics match perfectly! Because you're telling it to work in a format that Word clunkily understands! Insert eurekas, duhs, and celebrating here.


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To my knowledge, these things are often done manually, and a double face tape "gun" will be used to apply the glue. So it's not always glue but a tape that is used. The glue usually goes on the smaller flaps because it's easier to measure its length and ensure it won't be visible at all. Most printers prefer that flap to be at least 5/8" (0.625") since the ...


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Best photoshop settings... Do not make in Photoshop. :o) Unless of course it it your only resource, or you are manipulating the images in specific ways. Normally for adding texts and doing simple collages of photos try to use a vector based program and insert there your photos, so you have a resolution independent project. This way you have sharp texts all ...


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You are really confusing units. 1) You are NOT generating images at 75 dpi. You are generating them at 75 ppi. That is a diferent unit. 2) If you lower the resolution on your printer you only make things worse. Here is a simulation on having a print on one resolution (left) and at half that resolution (right) If you lower the resolution you will only ...


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This is probably because you're using non-borderless Printer (border-type printer). This will always make a margin on your printed paper because the print head can't print on the edge of the paper. You can read printer manual if it really support borderless printing and how to activate that feature on the printer driver software.


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From Photoshop It is possible to print vector shapes from Photoshop, although it appears to require a PostScript Printer. Print vector data If an image includes vector graphics, such as shapes and type, Photoshop can send the vector data to a PostScript printer. When you choose to include vector data, Photoshop sends the printer a separate image ...


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The CMYK has nothing to do to resolution. It does not "damage" the color either. Actually there is nothing you cand do but send it as RGB or CMYK. An Inkjet printer makes its own internal transformation, in this case if the ammount of cyan or magenta is low for light colors, pastel ones, simply it uses the light color, and if you need a more vivid one it ...


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When you are printing, the file dpi (resolution) is what determines the overall quality of the print. Computer screen resolution is 72dpi as opposed to print resolution which is 300dpi. The actual color representation will come into play in the quality, but the more cartridges that are used the better the results should appear. The printer will mix the ...


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When we had typography course and would design layout for a magazine, our teacher encouraged us to first take the content, analyse it, build an approximate grid that would suit the content best (only margins and columns, not baseline grid). Then try out different sizes that would work for the grid and give maximum legibility. If you work with printed ...


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Unfortunately it has been my experience that most printers will print in full color if there is any color on the print job. To avoid this you would need to print in black and white or grayscale. Extended life: Try printing in draft mode. This will give a quick print and will use considerably less ink. It will also result in a lower quality print. Possible ...


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There is something "fishy" here. The proportions to neutralize a gray is not putting less yellow. For example. A Swop profile transforming a pure RGB black to CMYK gives this: 75 68 67 90. Let us forget the K. The magenta and yellow almost the same proportion (redish) and some more Cyan to neutralize that redish tone. So yeap. There is a chance thoose ...



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