Questions tagged [print-design]

Questions about printing, the process of reproducing text and image, typically with ink on paper using a printing press. It is often carried out as a large-scale industrial process, and is an essential part of publishing and transaction printing.

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How should I lay out cards for print?

i'm in the process of making a deck of flashcards, there's around a hundred of them. the image on each card and it's corresponding back is different. what is the most efficient way to prep my cards ...
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Ideas how to design a table/chart on a double paged spread of a thick book so it's readable and looks awesome

I am designing a double page spread for a thick catalogue. It will have over 150 pages which means the binding will take some space from the middle. This is how it looks now: The I'am looking for ...
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How to join two lines created by curvature pen tool

I am trying to use curvature pen tool to draw shapes, but unable to draw further lines on this shape with curvature tool. how to join curvature pen tool line with another pen tool line in illustrator??...
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Critique Feedback for flyer design

First post here. Looking for feedback on flyer I designed for our restaurant. We are a very niche place at the moment, want to reach out and introduce our food to different demographics. Will be ...
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When using underlines for emphasis, should spaces be underlined?

I'm not asking when to underline. There are myriad references for that via a simple internet search. However, this one doesn't seem to appear anywhere... For print-based projects.... I'm curious if ...
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maintaining even stroke when trimming off bleed marks after printing

I am creating a publication that has black and white borders (strokes) that bleed out to the edge of the page. I have created a stroke that is 5.4 width around the boxes and would like to make sure ...
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3 page spread in saddle stitch publication - InDesign CS6

I am printing an A5 booklet with 36 pages. I am doing a test print as a saddle stitch booklet. One of the spreads has photographs that span out over 3 pages so it is a fold out part. I have no idea ...
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How to add bleed in an image in inDesign which has important details around the edge that should not be cropped?

I have a page in inDesign document that i want to be fully covered by an image. I have added bleed (3mm, the page is A5 size) due to printing but if i just extend the image to the bleeding area some ...
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Is my print job achievable?

I have turned to this forum to see if someone could hopefully point me in the right direction. I have had a graphic designer create a double-sided label my business requires. Almost think of it like a ...
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What's the recommended font size for standees?

I'm not sure if this question has been asked before, but it's my first time on this site, and it's also my first time making a standee. To be specific, we've decided on a 2ft x 6ft standee, but I'm ...
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Making my own char set for representing computer programing source code in lambda calculus (help)

cross post from linguistics since I was told this was a better place to ask my question I am not sure if this is the right place to ask, but I am making my own char set for the programing language I ...
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When printing layout page it does not show the actual cards

I am designing a game cards. I merged the layout of the single master card with csv file,as you can see on the pictures below. After that I made a printing layout page using rectangle frame tool and ...
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InDesign / PDF Export for 2 colour print

I am working on a document and the client would like an exported PDF with the following settings “2/2 coloured black + plus 1 additional colour”. It is a CYMK document and currently exports as 4/4 ...
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Is HTML and CSS a viable choice for storing print designs?

CSS supports paged media via print media queries. HTML has been created to support hypertext documents only but since then evolved and has a wide wariety of tags that when used with modern CSS, can be ...
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How to print twice in the same position with laserjet printer?

I have an HP Laserjet 1018 printer. I am printing my circuit designs on a transparent paper, when I do so the output isn't totally dark. I have to go over it with a black marker so its totally black. ...
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How to print digital files?

I make digital paintings and, I want to sell them to potential customers. I usually work in sRGB mode and save the file as jpg. Is it the right way for printing to any printing service? If not, what ...
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Wordmark logo design principles

Can a wordmark logo type be in gradient color and have an underscore to separate the initial?
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Inkscape: how to “negate” paper colour?

I have a document prepared with Inkscape that contains bitmap and vector elements: Photo by Steve Johnson from Pexels. I want to print it on coloured paper (ivory) with an inkjet printer. Of course, ...
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What is Registration in swatches and what's the use of it? [duplicate]

I tried to understand it on this article but couldn't understand it. I'm observing this for couple of years but never really thought about it much. Also, sometimes when I'm working on something using ...
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Is it possible to set the width in Adobe illustrator to 45m?

It's for printing in a scaffold sheeting roll and client wants me to format it in three different sizes: 3m x 45m – 2m Height Print 3m x 45m – 1.8m Height Print 2m x 45m – 1m Height Print I'm not ...
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Need help setting up an InDesign document trim, bleed, and live size

PRINT Specifications Trim Size: 7.5”w X 10”h Bleed Size: 7.75”w x 10.25”h Live Area: 6.5” w x 9.25” H add a .25 pt black rule frame Digital SPECIFICATIONS SIZE: 468 X 60 ...
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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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spot colors , new spot channel , 2 colored printing

I am illustrating a picture book in photoshop , but the publisher wants to make it 2 colored (she said use green(pantone) , black and white ). I have never before illustrate with pantone color or 2 ...
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Printed booklet changes margins on every second page

I have encountered a very strange problem. I am printing booklets (abt. 80 pages) where one page is in A5 format, the arranged booklet-pages by InDesign are all in A4 and I have to arrange these ...
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Large 590cm x 200cm print for truck [duplicate]

I’ve got a large design format to print. The original image resolution is about 3000 px - 4500 px & resolution is 300. I worry if we blow up the image to the truck size 590 x 200 CM, the ...
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Does printer color usage depend on how the object is designed?

This seems a stupid question but I am not sure about its result. suppose we want to draw a yellow triangle over a blue rectangle. Is it important (for printing purpose) to colorize the below of ...
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How to cut pattern on overlapping A4 for print on 100% scale?

I am a beginner to Adobe Illustrator, and I am trying to make a pattern for my leather making. I have made the pattern on a big artboard and then created multiple A4 artboards and I am trying to fit ...
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Printing type with thin ornaments in light gray: tints of black or spot gray?

I will be printing invitations with body text set in 14pt Snell Roundhand Bold which has "pen strokes" that end with very thin ornaments. The text needs to be light gray and, if I understand ...
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When working with printing services, how big are paper sizes before trimming to “standard” sizes?

I'm working on a case-bound hardcover A5 book (portrait) and this is the first time I've ever had design files for content inside the book when bookbinding. The signatures will be sewn together and ...
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how can i print monopoly money on the both pages

how can I print money of monopoly on one paper in order below (A,B,C,D,E,F... there are images of different monopoly money that I want print on one side and / means Enter key on keyboard) A B/C D/...
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how to make PVC lamination print file in indesign? (matt PVC foil for book cover protection)

I need to make PVC protecting foil for a book cover. i dont know how to set that up in indesign..
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InDesign - booklet printing multiple duplexed spreads on a single page

I'm working on a booklet that is 3x5". I'd like to be able to print two two-page spreads per letter-size sheet of paper, but I haven't been able to figure out how to do this in InDesign. Is this ...
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How to add a bleed around an irregular shaped object with a full bleed photo in Illustrator?

I'm trying to add a bleed to this object in Illustrator, and I'm not quite sure how to make it work. This is the item I'm trying to send to a printer: Everything should be full bleed, including the ...
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Can you hide “bleeded area” in Print PDF?

I've added .125 inches bleed to my A4 document and saved as High quality print from Illustrator. Now if you see, top and bottom has some empty space. I know I could extend the image fully to bleed ...
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How to open a 1:10 printing file properly in illustator [duplicate]

im trying to make a 338CM X 70CM sign in illustator, the design contain vectors and images. The printing place wants it to be 1:10 scaling size and im trying to understand one thing: if im sending him ...
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Help me translate what the printing shop is telling me

I sent an email to ask a few questions to a printing shop about some gaming cards I want to print but I'm not sure I understood the answers they gave me. When I asked them, according to their ...
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Art board size for illustrator [duplicate]

I am designing a billboard that sizes 13 Feet width and 3 feet length. my system doesn't support big files so what would be the best artboard size for the illustrations. also, it won't affect printing ...
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Does a scan need descreening if meant to be printed at the same size?

Most tutorials online related to scanning a document are dedicated to film scanning. If not, then it's about saving old photos on a hard drive and viewing them on a screen. For that second case, they ...
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best resolution for print and web

If I am creating some 18 x24 posters in illustrator that will be printed and would also be viewed on a web site what would the best resolution be??
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How to cut lines exactly outline of shape?

ish to illustrator, and I've been working on this logo for my partner. I have created all these lines and am happy with how it is looking. However, I want the lines that make up the image to be cut ...
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How do I convert my design from a rectange to a different shaped template before printing?

Client asked me to prepare a rectangular design for their new stubby coolers. After the design was approved, they have decided to add a second option for schooners. I am not sure how to go about ...
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How should you design both sides of a diary page to avoid sewing/stitching/punching the content?

I'm using Illustrator to design a page which have content on both sides. I've created 2 artboards of same size for this. It will be used in the middle of a blank diary as an advertisement. Now I'm new ...
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How does a print provider manage transparent areas within a PDF file?

Case 1: Suppose I have simply a text to print on a plastic transparent sheet unlike paper. Just like the example shown below. If you see text is printed on a plastic sheet and then sheet is pasted on ...
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What are the cut/fold vectors that you send to a die cutter called?

I want to call them "dielines" because they are for a die but I know that means something else to designers. I don't want to call them "cut lines" because they may also include ...
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appropriate use of 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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Is there a printing standard for acceptance of proof to printed material?

I couldnt find if the acceptance rate is 90 to 95% color difference of print versus proof. I need an industry document to use a reference.
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Brightest colours in CMYK

Am I right in thinking that colours that are pure cyan, magenta or yellow would come out brighter in print than colours such as green or purple for example? Due to the fact that they haven't been ...
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Why do my pinks, blues, and purples become gray and washed out when printed?

This is for printing on acrylic instead of paper, so I don’t know if the printers are different. I sent my design to a company in both an RGB and CMYK format. But in the preview they showed me, both ...
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How to check if a PDF file is in RGB or CMYK?

I have sent a PDF file to a printing company and they came back telling me that it is in RGB but should be in CMYK. It is strange as I really tried to make everything in CMYK (working with Adobe ...
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Barcode in coloured parallel lines

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barcode Can the Barcode parallel lines be coloured lines viz Red, Green, Blue etc i.e. other than Black & White? Can we use contrasting colours other than black & ...

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