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Why are A paper sizes rounded to whole millimetres?

A (ISO 216) paper sizes have aspect ratio √2, which means that the sides have to be irrational numbers in millimetres. But the specification rounds the lengths to whole millimetres. Why is that? The ...
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Standard sheet sizes for bleeds

Are there standard sheet sizes for bleeds? My small printer can print slightly larger than A4, which would allow me to print things with bleeds and trim them—if only I could find paper that were A4 ...
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How are French Grande size(47" x 63") movie posters printed?

I'm really curious, what kind of printing press were used to print the French movie posters to 47" x 63"?
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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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Artwall posters design and resolution in illustrator

I am starting to learn on how to create posters and artwall print (A1,A2, A3, B1,B2,B3, and most posters sizes etc) and then send to printful for . I have searched and viewed many topic and i am ...
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A1 size paper: minimum font size

What is really the smallest possible font size I can use for A1 poster which is not going to be viewed from a great distance (its a genealogy diagram, mostly for studying from up close). I need to ...
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name of paper format 9" x 7"

I have used notebooks in the 1960s till 1980s with the format 9" x 7" (229 mm x 178 mm); this was common in Europe (I have bought them at least in Switzerland, France, England). Now I cannot find any ...
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Help understanding bleeds in Scribus

I'm trying to get a grasp on bleeds in Scribus. I've created an A4 document (W:210mm x H:297mm); all margins are 14mm, and the bleeds are set to 5mm. The first thing I find confusing is that with ...
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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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What's the point of this graph paper? [closed]

That might sound like a minor issue, but I'm wondering, what's the point of this paper? The bigger squares are 1.2cm, and the smallers 4x4 are 3mm wide. It's originally a Spanish notebook. I'm aware ...
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Illustrator: Change dpi and design size upon exporting to PDF

I've made a 15' x 10' design that will be printed. The printer told me I should save it as a pdf at 15” x 10” (inches) @300dpi". I'm very unfamiliar with exporting out files for print (I do mostly ...
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Print: png or pdf? Size?

I am sure this question has been asked many times but I can't find it, here it is: I am exporting from photoshop an image, 300dpi, I had set the image size at 2480x3508 px thinking it was A4, but the ...
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Looking for a printer for thick paper and A3 format size?

I am looking to invest in a printer for my work that can print on thick papers 200 gsm+ up to a3 size. It'll mainly be used to print graphic design related stuff. It'll mainly be used for internal ...
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Dimension in cm and format

I have to create a powerpoint poster. The following guidelines are given: Now I am very confused. In powerpoint I see the options to set the size of the slide: But what about format and pixels? ...
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What's the opposite of cropping an image?

We all know what it means to crop an image, but what's it called when you want to increase the size of the canvas around the image? Say for instance, you have a 3:2, 4:3, or 16:9 logo that has to ...
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What is the dimension of a paper size?

I was looking up tolerance values for DIN paper sizes and was confused what is meant by dimensions. On every site, I could only find the pasted text from Wikipedia: The tolerances specified in the ...
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4.25" x 6" Postcards - 4-up on a page [closed]

We've recently been doing 4-up postcards at 4.25" x 5.5" on 8.5 x 11" paper and now we want to get that extra .5" of real estate but would still like to get 4,6-up on paper. What have you done to ...
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Is there a standard for this paper size (545 × 398 mm²)?

I got loads of 545 × 398 mm² kraft paper sheets from China. Does this correspond to a standard ? I can't figure which (and the supplier is of no help), I couldn't match it to any of the ones listed ...
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Split InDesign Poster in to Multiple Pages?

Say I design a 34 × 44 inch poster in InDesign. If I don't have a big enough piece of paper, is there any way to split it up into four 8.5 × 11 pieces of paper? I want to then be able to ...
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What type of paper and which size to use for flyers?

I am a doctor by profession and have recently set up my own clinic. For this I want to print out flyers in order to let the general public know about my newly opened clinic. Don't have much knowledge ...
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How to set up pages for a 11x17" print document

I have a brochure that will be printed on one 11x17 sheet, then folded in half to get a "4 page" brochure (printing on front and back). Is it better to set up my InDesign document size as 11x17 or ...
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Converting A4 designed magazine to U.S. standard size paper

We have a finished magazine which was designed to A4 paper size but I need to have printed in the U.S. The magazine is in Adobe PDF. Conversion distorts the aspect ratio of all the pages. How can I ...
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Standard Size for a 'Save the date' card for a formal event

I'm designing a "save the date" invitation card for a formal event and I'm really confused as to what are the standard sizes in the US as I'm not a US native. I also wanted to ask that as I am using ...
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Where to find printable ISO paper sizes chart? [closed]

I am trying to find the right paper size for personal notebook I am making and though I know ISO sizes I want, I need to hold them to be sure. The best way is to find chart that is print-friendly and ...
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Print Barcodes in CR80 Cards

I have a barcode with a dimensions width: 162px and height: 50 px. When I print it in a A4 paper size,its dimension is 40 mm X 14 mmbut when printed in CR80 Cards(smaller paper size) it's size is 25mm ...
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How to convert existing image to A4 and set page orientation?

I'm aware the option to preset International Paper (such as A4) for New documents. So I'm looking for similar/same option, but for the existing document without having to hardcode millimetres and dpi ...
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How to choose the "right" font size for a given page

I asked a similar question in TeX.SE and I am not 100% happy with the answers. I find it strange that there's no standard formula that yields the "right" font size given the page's size. Therefore, I'...
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Letter or A4: which is a more sensible default?

I have a document that recipients are expected (or are likely) to print on their own. It is not clear whether the majority of users will be US or non-US, so there isn't a clear preference for letter ...
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Does making pictures with bigger dimensions than actually needed enhance their quality?

Clarifications I need the picture for my website, that is, it'll be for online purposes. I'll be using PNG because I need transparency. [EDIT] I need a "JOIN" written on a monochromatic sketch-like ...
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Calculate ideal font size so text can fit into cell

I am a programmer and I have printing code that draws grid on the paper. Grid has 4 columns, and they have equal horizontal length. Height of the cell is one tenth of the paper size and is fixed. ...
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Problem with Print Booklet in InDesign

I'm trying to export a PostScript file of a book design in InDesign with pages arranged for a saddle-stitched book using the Print Booklet feature. The problem i'm having is this: Print Booklet shows ...
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Should I adapt my artwork to standard paper sizes?

I am about to print some artworks that I have designed on an 18in x 24in document. That is the size of the original artwork, which shouldn't be much of a problem to print since it's the standard size ...
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Paper format of Springer LNCS

I found the paper format of Lecture Notes in Computer Science proceedings issued by Springer very nice. I tried to find out what is it, but I wasn't able to find it in Wiki list of paper sizes. The ...
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What should a designer consider when deciding on the print size of promotional materials?

When it comes to creating printed promotional materials such as leaflets, brochures and any other print design medium, what should the person deciding on the size consider, and why? The few ...
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