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Stroke for cartoon drawing

I am longing for a method to get clear but shaky lines, like drawing a cartoon with china ink, such as this sample scanned from paper: The strokes in Affinity Designer mostly use images, so the ...
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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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Is the shelf life of consumer printer ink cartridges limited?

Should I avoid high capacity printer ink cartridges, if I don’t print high volumes? I've bought a Canon TS9155 and I don’t print much. If I buy high capacity cartridges, and they end up on the shelf ...
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what is this Liquid layer on top of archival ink?

I had an archival quality black ink for illustration. The label says it's "waterproof drawing ink". I didn't use it for years. And today as I opened the bottle, I found the total paint particles have ...
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Options for printing white or near white? (Examples included)

So, I'm trying to find a solution for printing white ink or nearly white ink on top of scrapbook paper. My wife really enjoys a shop on ETSY, but wants to do some DIY projects and with her birthday ...
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What is the industry standard for novel printing? CMYK or Pantone?

I'm just wondering: What is the industry standard for printing the interior pages of a novel or a book that contains only black text and B&W images? Do you print using CMYK but only use 100% black,...
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Varnish On Giclee Print

I would like to add a spot varnish to a giclee print. To be clear: I don't want to varnish the whole page, but add a designed layer of shapes which are varnished on top of the the giclee. This is for ...
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What paper and ink types are better suited for hot weather conditions?

I am a Realtor in the Phoenix metropolitan area and do all of my own art work in InDesign. Currently, I am printing flyers for my listings. These flyers are placed in an outside box for drive by ...
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Recreating Ink in water effect in Illustrator

Does anyone know how to create this in Illustrator? I contacted the person who made it but the gave me a very vague answer like a bunch of selections but they never gave me an idea of how to actually ...
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I have a bunch of colorants, what are the properties I need to know about them to predict the LAB values of the resultant mixture?

Let's say I have a bunch of colorants/paints in liquid form and my job is to mix them together. After mixing, I will have to take a sample, spray-paint it on a metal substrate, dry it, and then ...
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Will desaturated colors use less ink?

If I print a full-color document or spreadsheet, will the printer use less ink if the colors used are less intense? If I desaturate the color without actually approaching grayscale, I would assume ...
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How to get one's creative juices flowing again? [duplicate]

I wanted to post this in case anyone else is going through what I am experiencing. I haven't done a lot of artwork in the past few years. I was trying to get back into a grove. But, I found that I was ...
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Origin of the color red in early typography?

A lot of (early) printing is done in black and red. The red is mostly used as accent color. What is the origin of this red? Does is have a name and/or specification? Image source: Museum Meermanno ...
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How do Pantone coated and uncoated colors relate?

I need some help understanding the relationship between coated and uncoated Pantone colors. From what I've read online, the coated formula (say 200 C) is for printing on coated (glossy) stock, and ...