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Ink outline vs seniority of color layers

New to digital drawing, but would imagine that everyone starts with a sketched ink outline that has an alpha channel, and then from there add on color layers to fill in the transparent space between ...
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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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When is it appropriate to use black in non-gray colors using CMYK?

I am learning to create documents under a CMYK color model. Unlike simpler color models such as RGB, CMYK facilitates the expression of similar colors through very different combinations of base ...
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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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Calculating the amount of "ink" of a specific pantone in an artboard in Illustrator?

Is there a way to calculate the amount of "ink" used on a specific artboard of a certain pantone ? Let's say the percentage of space used by that pantone ? I enclose an example... Thanks in ...
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Ink for steel pen and "ordinary" paper

When using a steel pen, such as Speedball, on ordinary inexpensive paper, the ink bleeds and the result ranges from ugly to illegible. I have done a lot of genealogical research of 19th century ...
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What kind of effects-brushes where used in this picture?

I would really like to know how someone can achieve this type of illustration. What kind of effects or brushes were used?
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Why are laser printers worse with color than inkjet printers?

I printed some color designs on a laser printer and the results were surprising: MediumSlateBlue looks like DarkBlue, and Gold and Orange seem to me much closer on a print from that laser printer than ...
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Is it possible to review the ink management options I chose in a cPDF?

For creating certified PDFs, I use multiple settings like PDF standard, as well as colour conversion into FOGRA profiles. When working in a strict identity, I use 'preserve numbers' to keep the exact ...
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Match InDesign [Black] in Illustrator

Is there a color swatch in Illustrator that I can use that will match up to InDesign's default [Black] swatch so that preflight in InDesign will see them as a single ink instead of two separate inks? ...
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Ink drawing on school notebook art style name

I am not graphic designer and this is my fist question on this site and sorry if I won't be clear enough or it's not fully related to this portal. There are lot's of art styles e.g pixel art and so ...
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have "exact" colors when printing

When you have to make a design for printing you should always use CMYK color method, but when you need to print it the result depends on the ink and the print setup used in the specific printer shop. ...
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Adding transparency to ink drawing

I would like to add transparency to the following image I simply want anything not inked to become transparent. I have gimp and I can also use some online tools, if available. I tried using gimp and ...
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ink / laser printer at the same time? [duplicate]

I have printed an image with my ink jet printer, an now I want to add some foil on it, for this I need to print on top of it with a toner, however when I put the image on my laser printer it is never ...
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Large-format Vinyl for Decals or Labels

What's the best large-format vinyl to print on using eco-solvent inks? Vinyl for decals or labels? I'm currently running a Roland SOLJET PRO4 XR-640. Thanks in advance for your help!
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...