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What is the recommended way to design a standee for print, in terms of dimensions?

I need to design a standee 3x4 feet (36x48 inches at 300 DPI). The main element would be a 10-15 MB photo (4000x5000 pixel dimensions approx.) inside it and a text heading and 1-2 design elements. ...
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Illustrator CC prints jagged lines [on hold]

On new MacBook Pro running Mojave 10.14.4, Illustrator CC prints images pixelated and somewhat incomplete, but looks fine and smooth on screen. Checked older files from CS5 that print normal from ...
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Preparing Indesign booklet with .psd graphics for print

I've created a booklet in InDesign that I want to prepare correctly for printing at my local printers. This file contains .psd graphics that on my print drafts at home look a bit low resolution or ...
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Exporting .pdf from Illustrator causes black to look green when printed [on hold]

It appears when I am making something in Illustrator to send to the printer that is vector artwork but includes a raster image, any vector artwork that is black has a green tint to it when printed. I ...
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Will digital printing be able to match RGB better than offset printing?

I have a client who insist on using a lapis lazuli ( Royal Blue ) color because its part of their brand name. The rgb value is about R20, G30, B225. Can this be printed? Will digital printing be able ...
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Vector images not printing well in illustrator, what am I missing?

So when I do printer alignment tests I get excellent fine lines as seen below. But when I draw perfectly horizontal lines with the pen tool in illustrator they look horrible and very low quality. I ...
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How to get a 1:1 scale print preview?

this question is actually a bit special, so I didn't know exactly how to formulate it. What I actually want is to see an image on the screen at same size (or as much close as possible) to the size it ...
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how to print both side of paper with perfect positioning? [duplicate]

I know that all home printers can't do double side print with perfect accuracy, but is there any other printer you can buy that is specialized on this ? thanks!
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How does a printing machine render an image onto plates internally?

I do understand how raster and vector images are rendered onto a 2D surface (screen, paper). Resolution, scaling, etc. Is it the same inside the machine that makes plates for offset printing? If so, ...
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Why does 'Giclee Print' not have 'Digital' included?

I am in the process of putting together various 'Digital Prints' and 'Giclee Prints', which will be available for sale in the future. Done correctly, a Giclee Print should be of better quality than ...
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Wide Format Printers: Is it okay to use Dye Ink Cartridges and Pigment based Cartridges interchangeably?

I am considering purchasing a Wide Format Printer, to regularly print out pieces of Artwork. Initially, the Artwork will need to be printed as a standard Digital Print. As time goes by, I would ...
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Is 300+ DPI Overkill?

I have a series of Artwork, digitally stored, where I am looking to print them off as Giclee Prints. Never created Giclee Prints before, I have spent time looking at what constitutes a Giclee Print. ...
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Do most commercial printers print full-bleed or trim size? How can you tell?

I printed a large document at a popular commercial office supply company and they did not trim the document to my surprise, so it didn't fit where I needed it. Is there a way to tell whether a ...
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graphic tools to create custom graphics from templates and inputs

I want to make a custom timeline and print it out to put up on the wall. The size I have in mind is 10 ft by 3 ft. Each element in the timeline has a title, body, and image. The image is a png and ...
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How can I create a tile perfect fitting seamless pattern tile of an irregular watercolor photo shape that overlaps on the tops part in Photoshop?

I need to create a sort of brick by column perfect fit SEAMLESS PATTERN TILE of this watercolor image of mine for a print.The round part above goes on top in the tiling, vertically speaking and on the ...
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Colorpass and RIP for digital printing

Could someone explain me what a colorpass and rip are, why some printers have external colorpass units and others don't? Usually the printing software asks me whether I want to do the color management ...
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using desktop inkjet to print on shells already printed by commercial digital printer

I have designed a set of recipe cards for my client in the foods biz, which were printed by a commercial digital printer. As part of the series they wanted to have some blank cards printed... "blank" ...
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Illustrations showing up pixelated in Indesign despite huge resolution

Illustrations I create in Procreate show up pixelated at edges despite high resolution when I place them in Indesign. I'm working on illustrating books for print. It's my first time working on a ...
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How can I make this picture print exactly (or almost exactly) the way it looks on screen?

I have this image that is used as a cover page of a magazine I made. When I print it, it prints a very dark image and does not show the spiky designs at all. I saw some suggestions to use Photoshop ...
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Creating logo files for printing and web

My client has asked for their logo files, (the source file is vector AI created with Illustrator). He wants a file for the web/printing letterhead (online and paper invoices) and a vector file for the ...
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How to avoid uneven lines and moirée in printed hatches?

When printing thin diagonal hatches on inkjet or laser printers, the lines often become uneven in terms of line width. The effect varies depending on printer type, line color/width and hatch angle. I ...
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How do I adjust the level of black in a photoshop file?

I don't claim to be an expert in print media, but I have been getting stuff printed professionally for a while. Today I'm using a new printer for the first time, and they've come back asking for this: ...
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iPhone Screenshot Print Size

The current iPhone (non-plus models) have a screen resolution of 1334x750px. If I were to use one of these in a design, what physical printed size could I scale the screenshot to where the resolution ...
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Printing magazine as PSD instead of PDF?

I have produced a multi-page magazine (32-40 pages long). For years I have been publishing it at a local printing business near me. They prefer a high quality PDF file to produce the magazine. It has ...
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Color adjusting tool for office printer

Our office printer is not color calibrated and probably never will be. The colors do no match the colors we get from professionally printed material based on the same file. I want to use our office ...
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The right format for textile printing [closed]

What is he right type of file for printing on textile?. Depending on the design, i normally i save my artwork as PDS or AI file. I came across someone that does it always as bitmap, which is new to ...
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So maybe I got the wrong printer?

Here I am again with my printing issues. So I found this old business card printed on uncoated paper: Since I am having problems in printing bright colors on matte coated paper with my IP8750, I ...
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Problem with jagged/pixellated prints

I'm at my wit's end so I thought I'd throw my question out there! I recently bought a new laser printer, a monochrome Samsung xpress M2835DW. Set it up all proper and everything. I wanted to use it ...
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RGB/CMYK/HEX to Pantone Reference for Print and Solid Chip

I'm originally industrial designer. Recently I have been designing a whole new branding for a start-up I'm working with, and obviously there is a lot I need to figure out still. Everything was going ...
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Why does using “Save As” and “Print to PDF” in Ai give different color output?

My colleague A used the "Save As" method to save an AI file (CS6) to PDF file. My colleague B opened the same AI file (CC) and used "Print" to generate a PDF file. When both PDFs were send to print ...
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Is there a setting in (professional) laser printers to omit toner heating/fusing? [closed]

I'm experimenting with the toner transfer method for PCB and accidentally a jammed print-out of a plastic transparency was left "unheated" and the toner could be easily erased by the finger. Now I ...
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PDF Design - A one size fits all devices solution

I was wondering if anyone has a common method or document ratio they use every time they design content for pdf use, so it looks the best it possibly can on different sized devices? Example - Say ...
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Exporting reflowable Content from InDesign

I know I can create interactive and fluid alternate layouts in InDesign but can I export that as a single document using InDesign's online publisher and still be able to resize the browser to show ...
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Does on-disc artwork printing and finishing use a special coating?

When professional packaging printers print artwork onto the surface of optical disc media using the likes of a UV Digital offset disc printer, Do the printers then apply any kind of special coating / ...
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CD / DVD disc surface artwork printing - Epson Discproducer vs Professional optical disc offset printer?

As I stated in my last post I am a print design hobbyist and part time graphic designer. I am interested in trying to produce some of my designs onto the surface of blank CD / DVD optical discs with ...
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Total ink coverage on CMYK digital printing

Is there a simple way to calculate ink coverage when printing from *.pdf ? I work at a digital printing studio and just got a new machine. With the machine came some cost tables which provides info ...
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What printers or methods are used to apply a matte lamination finish to the blank surface of an optical disc?

I am a print design hobbyist and I have been trying to learn about how I can print my designs onto the surface of blank optical discs with a professional matte lamination finished style. (As shown in ...
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What is the largest resolution image I can print at a store with a print center? [closed]

My company prints cheap posters relatively frequently for events we host and attend. Usually we print these posters at a Sams Club down the road from our offices. We have had a history of files ...
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How to get rid of magenta “spillage” when printing only black?

I sent a PDF with a few objects in C: 0%, M: 0%, Y: 0%, K: 100%, for digital printing on a glossy paper, to a local print shop. The print looks good and everything, but there seems to be a weak nuance ...
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Image from photoshop has a different black background. I deleted the background

I've gotten an image off the internet. I pasted into Photoshop and deleted the background saved it as a psd and placed it into my Illustrator doc. The Illustrator file has a black background. When I ...