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Which Technology and software used to create this book?

This is a sample page of "GCSE physics, third edition, Tom duncan 1986, 1987, 1995" https://ibb.co/kqgSSNR I like the design of this book in general. Could you guess which offset printing ...
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Reproducing the darkness of printed type

When I use a typeface I have seen in print and output the copy on my laser printer, the type is always lighter than what I saw in print. I assume this is because offset printing causes some spread of ...
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How to find the best matching CMYK color for this color?

Does anyone have an idea how to find the best matching CMYK color for digital print for this mint green color? HEX: #8BFF85 RGB: 140/255/133 Thanks for your help!!!
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question about DTG printing

I have a treatment I've bee applying to photos (using filters and some other Photoshop adjustments) for use in T shirt designs that will be printed direct to garment by a reputable POD provider. I don'...
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What is the complementary color of yellow (Purple or blue)? Which model color for digital (RGB or RYB)?

I don't understand: Using Adobe color wheel, the complementary of yellow (#ffff00) is purple (#7D00FF). Using Material Design, the complementary is blue(#0000ff). I understood that it depended on ...
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Epson Printer Prints weird Yellow Magenta Cyan ending [closed]

Based on this thread they recommended I post my printer problem here. My Epson L4260 prints this weird output at the end of only glossy photo paper print from Microsoft Word. I tried using the laptop ...
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Scaling up using ISO page sizes

I have an A3 document with a map that is at a 1:1000 scale (its the only one I have). How would I scale it down to 1:500 to print on an A1?, because that is the outcome I want an 1:500 scale of the ...
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How can I print the odd page spreads than the even page spreads when printing a booklet in InDesign?

I've created a 40 page photo book in InDesign. They are 8.5X11 portrait facing pages and I'm printing the book using the Booklet printing dialog onto 11X17" paper with 2 page signatures on the ...
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What controls the use of colour ink when printing a black and white image?

I'm interested in printing on transparencies to expose my artwork onto Toyobo Printight® plates and silkscreens. I work in monochrome, but when I print my images my printer uses "rich black"....
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Printing images of unusual pixel-per-inch density

As I discovered today, having your images to be 300 pixels per inch is not always a good thing for print. Epson printers, contrary to Canon and HP, have native resolution of 360 instead of 300, and so ...
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How do I convert a one page PDF file into several smaller (8.5" by 11") pages?

There is a related question already posted here How to print a PDF with large pages onto multiple smaller sheets of paper? However, at the moment, we do not desire to print the picture out on paper....
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Maximum image size to be printed on both A4 and Letter paper sizes

I want my documents to be able to be printed on A4 (210×297 mm) as well on Letter (8.5×11 inches) paper. (The "documents" are TIFF files with raster text on them. This is important to me. ...
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Scaling up PDFs

If I've prepared an A4 print doc, that consists of vector graphics and also a large jpeg background... will the vectors scale up properly if I print the doc at A2? I understand that the jpeg ...
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Any need to specify '300dpi' on images?

I know that images need to be around 300dpi when printing, to ensure optimum quality... but do I need to actually specify that in Photoshop? (in the 'Image Size' section) Because InDesign already ...
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Is there such a thing as a single-sided tri-fold leaflet?

Do single-sided tri-fold leaflets exist or are they basically unheard of? Failing that, are there any other folded documents that are only printed on one side?
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Preparing RGB files for print

The printing company that I use prefer all files to be supplied in RGB. The only problem for me is accidentally picking a colour that is too bright. Is there an easy way around this? I recently heard ...
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How do I print this PDF with the A1 dimensions?

https://jordanm.co.uk/downloads/LifeCalendar.pdf I have to print the above PDF for an assignment. When I download the PDF and look at the properties, 420 × 594 mm (portrait) is stated. I want an A1 (...
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Printing copies in parallel from web to wide format printer

I need to print a document that renders to a web browser on a wide format printer (Canon TA-20). The document is long and narrow. I need to print multiple copies at once side-by-side (see simplified ...
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Rasterize images for print manually

I'm trying to experiment with a thing. I have a laser printer that have both PCL and PS capabilities, however the image rendition is kinda poor, the print is very noisy. I've seen some better printers ...
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Colour management - matching CMYK to clients pantone

I have an HP latex 335 large format printer and utilise SAI software for the rip etc. I have a client who requires a print that matches there Pantone. My question is I have discovered the colour ...
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Get rid of grain in laser prints

I recently bought a professional color laser printer (>1.5k$), but until now I worked only with black and white lines and text (100% black). I'm now moving to colored prints, what've found is ...
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Toner consumption between 600 dpi and 1200 dpi

The question is, in a laser / digital printer / press, if I print at 1200dpi do I consume more toner compared to 600dpi? Time consumption and processing resources like memory and cpu of the raster ...
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Postscript VS PCL/PCLXL in printing photos and complex designs

I have the possibility to buy a PCL 6, PCL 5e , PCL XL, XPS laser printer but I discovered that it hasn't PostScript language support. For office uses that would not be a problem, I would use only PCL....
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Trying to Print Multiple Trading Cards at Once via Photoshop

The reason I'm trying to print directly from Photoshop is to keep the image quality. Converting to JPG was my first idea, copy pasting the cards to a word doc or something to get a full page but that ...
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Minimum printable font size readable under a microscope

I'm a mechanical engineer about to invest in a new A3 laser printer but won't have the chance to try it out before buying. It's main function will be to print technical drawings for checking. The ...
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How can I print 1 inch grid into an actual size

I am struggling to print out 1 inches square grid on A4-paper. The squares comes out about 1,8 inches. I have tried on 2 different printers (Brothers DCP-L5500DN Laser printer, and a Epson ET-2820 ...
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How to print white/light pixels as light-grey/white rather than underlying paper color

This file was created in photoshop & illustrator, and I'll be printing it digitally on a color laser copier at Kinkos. As you can see, there are a lot of very light tones and that when printed, a ...
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Laser printer faintly printing where it shouldn't be [closed]

I am not sure what to call this problem, but the laser printer (HP Color Laser Jet Pro) is doubling some of the print where it shouldn't be in a faint way. How could I fix this, or what is this ...
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Red and green inks in printers

I have an older Canon 9000 printer which has tanks for Red and Green ink (alongside the traditional CMY tanks). However, it is difficult to find Green Ink refills. Does anyone know why professional ...
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Print color mode and print flier size

Am using coreldraw X7, so can I use RGB color mode for print fliers, CMYK is actually producing dull colors which I don't like and also what is the standard size (in inch) for print fliers...
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Small Graphic Issues with MathMagic Styles [InDesign]

The company that I work for recently had a test print with a professional printer and we noticed that our radicands, when printed, are excessively bolded. I've scrubbed through the user guide, have ...
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InDesign printing wrong colors

I designed a page that includes text, photos and design elements. The text and design elements created directed in InDesign print perfectly. The photos print badly. All colors are wrong. The photos ...
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Tracing Pattern On Fabric Using Laundry Marker

two short questions: I want to transfer a pattern similar to this to fabric: Since I really like the aesthetic of vintage camouflage clothes, I want to go for a similar look. I noticed that ...
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Overprint with laser a inkjet print and vice versa

I would like if that's possible to overprint an inkjet print with a laser one in order to put a toner only in some areas and process this multi layered paper with additional finishing after. I've ...
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Laser Printer Leaving Uneven Shine

In the past two decades of having owned both inkjet and laser printers, I've noticed a common issue among laser printers. While high-end ink jet printers have always produce high quality photographic ...
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Low opacity image printing out with "pixelated" effect

I'm having issues with the printing of some files. They're text files created in illustrator and then I add an image for background with an opacity at aprox 12%. It prints out as if it were "...
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How do i sell multiple sizes of a digital art print?

I'm hoping to sell some digital art prints on Etsy but I'm very lost as to how I can provide various sizes for one aspect ratio. I'm aware this seems like a very dumb question to ask but I am really ...
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How do I match the colors of my print with a reference print?

I have a series of around 100 scans of vintage stamps (all coming from the same scanner), and just a couple of actual stamps within that set, to be used as color reference. What's the best process to ...
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Seeking alternative digital printing methods

I am looking for alternative methods of digital printing. My project is to print my art at home, but I am not satisfied with the (lack of) artistic quality of commercial laser printers, or inkjet ...
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What should I think about before ordering a poster print?

I have constructed a Mandelbrot image using my own small python script. I am toying with the idea of taking it to a shop to have it printed on a 50x70cm poster to hang on the wall. I know nothing of ...
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How to get the best results printing white text with small font-size on a rich black background

I need to produce a document that has a flat rich-black (C60, M50, Y40, K100) background and text that is white on top. The text is set at 7pt in a monospaced font (PT Mono Regular 400). What can I do ...
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How do I ensure the file I send to an external printer will print correctly?

Hope you can help here? I have an Ilustrator 2020 design which I want to get printed on A3 (Giclee). I have an ICC profile (seems to be RGB) from my external printer who will print for me. When I ...
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Pdf file and Png file colors printed differently from the same printer

I have a design in png and pdf formats. The png file was printed fine from Microsoft Photos and the colors were accurate. The colors of the same design however became brighter and lighter when I ...
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Creating and printing svg for business cards

I've created this svg file with guidelines defining the size of business cards for Avery 5871. When I print it out, it is slightly too small, 1/8" on top, right, left, and 1/4" on bottom. ...
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Compute White Underprint Values

I want to print this motif on a grey hoodie using DTG, how would I compute the color values for the white underprint to make the colors on grey fabric approximate the colors in the image? My ...
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How to print very long images (e.g. 10" x 64") on a single sheet of paper

I've got a very long image (10" x 64") that I would like to print on regular paper. Most of the printing services I've seen print either posters (e.g. 24x36) or vinyl banners (e.g. for ...
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Demystifying printers capabilities in drawing continuous colors

It is known that the printers quality is given by their DPI specification (and not only). Reading out what DPI means and how it is applied to printers, a question arise in my mind. If printers do many ...
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How many inches/mm is left as margin on a standard A4 paper?

Is there a standard length of margin left that works for all printers? On my note taking app I want to know how much space to leave so that when I export to PDF and print (on HP, Brother, Epson, you ...
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illustrator printing [closed]

i clip an image in 8.5 "x11" standard paper size. and want to write on it. do i have to place any other rectangle behind it? so that the printing guy wont have ny problem to print it? or writing on ...
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What method of downsizing my artwork to multiple print-sizes would be best?

I'm rather new to design and find this really confusing, even after researching it for days. I begin with a canvas size of 24x36 inches and I want to downsize it to the following print-sizes: 4x6 5x7 ...
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