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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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Guidelines for printing a raster image of text?

I need to include png images of text in a photo book, but I don't know how to achieve the best quality. Are there any general guidelines? For example, should I use a DPI above 300 and let the printer ...
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Proper Way To Save Illustrator PDF's For Large Print Shops (Onyx Software)

I work at a large format print shop, and we run into problems when dealing with transparency and layer effects (Usually coming from InDesign). I will save the the file as a pdf, and it will show up ...
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Duotone psd file for (offset) printing

I read that answers at this question: Preparing design for duotone printing? I need it to be more specific about the step: use the complementary RGB channel, in this case Red (E) Play with the ...
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Will this image look nice when printed in 14x14cm? [closed]

I just got a JPEG image. ImageMagick's identify -verbose gives me this: identify -verbose D79D9593-ADF7-4DD4-9F7C-C4EF04974E00.jpeg Image: D79D9593-ADF7-4DD4-9F7C-C4EF04974E00.jpeg Format: JPEG (...
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Change certificate's recipient name automatically

I am about to design a certificate for 100 people. It is very time-consuming if I change the certificate's recipient name one by one. Are there any tools that can generate a list of names and paste ...
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Console not displaying ascii squares correctly

I have a 50 x 50 Ascii square (the shape) that I would like to have printed in a console window. Here is a smaller version of what prints [square (10 x 10)] ########## #........# #........# #...........
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Colors are not printing accurately [closed]

I have a brochure which I'm trying to print it has a few shades of purple and grey. At one printing center, Digital Printing, the colors came out completely wrong as blues instead of purples and very ...
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Publish my design work to portofolio but hide client's identity

I have a question that has been stuck in my head for a quite a long time. Let's say, I designed a business card for my client and would like to publish the design to my portfolio. Because the business ...
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Help me decide the artboard size in illustrator

I use Adobe Illustrator for my work and I am in the process of designing an infographic which needs to be printed and also put on the web. I understand that I would be needing a 300ppi and 72ppi ...
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Printing problem with laser printer

I recently bought a monochrome laser print (Samsung ProXpress SL-M3820) and I noticed that when I print a .pdf with 100% black text, the results are slightly grey, with a half tone effect. But if the ...
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Pre-deforming Artwork for screen print transfer with a silicone presshead

I am printing to the outside of bowls in an industrial setting by transferring an image from a flatbed live paint print station via an silicone pad printing head. The image distorts quite a bit ...
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Good resolution for a Banner 4x10 [duplicate]

I worked a file to be printed on a 4 x 10 feet banner. I set up the file size to 48 inches x 120 inches, at 300PPI. My file was really large (7g), and it was smooth, no apparent pixel when zoomed to ...
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How to print a brochure on Photoshop CS6 without white borders?

I'm making a tri-fold brochure that will fit on a 8.5 x 11 piece of paper. I would like it to completely fill the paper, however it keeps printing with white borders around it. How can I fix this?
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Client requesting artwork file for print production [duplicate]

I have recently completed a package design for a client. He has now asked for the artwork file (AI) so the printers can set up the dye cut etc, he has specified the need for all artwork included. My ...
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Can we use Photoshop for the print related designs?

I know it is better to use Illustrator but still, I want to know. As far as I know, we can use photoshop for Digital printing. Correct me if I am wrong. Thanks!
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Washed out (desaturated?) colours when printing large scale map to plotter (HP Designjet T2500)

I'm trying to print a map in A1 to a plotter (HP Designjet T2500). The map has been exported from ArcGIS in RGB colour space to an Adobe PDF. I'm then printing to sRGB colour space on the plotter. The ...
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Printing on coloured paper

How should one prepare a file for print on Adobe programs (Most likely using Indesign for this project) when the paper is coloured? I want to make a poster with text and other elements but no ...
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Term for type of design specification document that shows components used to build a final product?

What do you call a document that demonstrates the steps you took to engineer or build or create a particular design piece? What I am envisioning is a portfolio page on my website where each design ...
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Changing multiple artboards background color, text color/Style in Illustrator

I have 50-60 art-boards for different bottle label. All of the art-boards share the same layout with different text and different images. So, what i wanted to do is. If i want to change the ...
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Adobe Indesign CC - How To Change The Document PPI

In Adobe Indesign CC 2018 (v 13.1) I am unable to set the ppi resolution. I've tried creating new documents, but there is no field to input ppi. (1) I have also tried editing and defining new Document ...
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How many different font sizes is it recommended to have on a print advert?

I am designing a double sided A5 insert. I am using only 1 typeface (FS Albert Pro) in 4 different sizes (7pt, 8pt, 11pt,15pt), light and bold. Is this too many different fonts sizes for a print ad?
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Printing Metallic Colors

If I want to print metallic colors (gold copper silver with a laminated effect) which shade should I use on screen? Will it be better in RGB or Pantone?
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Printing stacked layers on transparent sheet maintaining each layers integrity

I would like to be able to print stacked layers on my HP laser 452dw transparent paper maintaining the integrity of each layer, I put a text of my question on the images I uploaded.
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Printing an Illustrator file that contains raster images with transparency?

I have an Illustrator CC file with some embedded PSD files. Some of these have a transparent background, while some have the same kind of background and opacity set to 50%. I have some vectors too ...
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What print production method is shown in this video?

I've came across this scene from the Season #3 of the Outlander series. I'm really curious to get a detailed elaboration on what is the method shown in the video? I've already reviewed some contents ...
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Does sizing down and increasing resolution for printing affect sharpness?

I have a photo that is at 120x60 cm at 72ppi. If I resize it to 50x23 cm at 300ppi for a print job where the image will be scaled down further will it affect the sharpness of the image?
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How do I bulk add whitespace to make all images the same aspect ratio?

I need to order prints online, of photos which span almost 20 years of digital photography, and therefore a wide variety of resolutions. I don't want any cropping when I order them (not 'minimal' ...
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Printer alignment precision [duplicate]

I require precision, 2-sided alignment/registration for a project I am working on. The graphics are, pretty much, simple, b&w pen & ink. I recognize that the feed mechanisms in home computers ...
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Design and printing two booklets into one

I need help designing a 52 PP booklet which will represent 2 events. The front cover will represent 1 event and then when the booklet is flipped over to the rear cover it will represent another event. ...
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Adobe Illustrator exporting layers to pdf

Hi fellow designers!! I've created a design in Adobe Illustrator and exported a PDF file that needs to be sent to the print shop where they can open it in Acrobat Pro DC. The design is a folder ...
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Is it possible to have a lower/higher quality of Pantone inks and what influences it?

When you're using Pantone colours in some prints or in my case packaging design - will you get the same level of quality ink in different printer shops? How do they get their supply, does it all ...
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Why does colour fade on packaging (light cardboard boxes) if not exposed to sunlight or any direct light/heat?

We designed the packaging for premium skincare boxes using light Pantone colours (two are pastels, one is just light soild) + soft touch matte coating. After just two months of sitting on the shelves ...
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Printer recommendations?

I have been using online printer suppliers previously but I am wanting to invest some money into a good quality printer so I can print business cards (on normal, Gloss & matt card) and flyers... ...
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How was this distorted line text effect achieved?

The tapering of the white lines varies in severity and shape throughout. I'm guessing a lot of tinkering was involved here, but curious as to the general effect and how it's achieved. It's pretty ...
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Strange lines appear ONLY IN PRINTING (business card illustrator)

I have a problem when printing a .pdf business card designed with Illustrator. All fonts are outlined and all images are rasterized. When I open the .pdf those small lines doesn't appear. When I print ...
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Select all objects with the same color in Illustrator

I have an .ai file of a label. It has various shades of green in its design. I want to replace all objects with that color and change it to a new color. So if I pick #d0d0d0 and want to replace it ...
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Why does White on Orange give Yellow (CMYK)? [closed]

I put white gradient (white to zero) on orange in CMYK-doc and receive Yellow. What does that mean? Visual bug?
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Align PDF pages on output page

Is there a way (/software) that allows pages of a PDF document to be positioned and scaled on an output page? In most printing dialogues it is only possible to choose a scaling and whether to ...
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My client insists that editing her text is part of the design process

My client is selling a medical product with specialized text specific to her industry. She had provided me with features and benefits. There were about 10 items. When she received the graphics she ...
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Why is Corbel listed as bad font for body text in Butterick's Practical Typography?

We are creating branding guidelines for a nonprofit voluntary organization. Only around 10 people will create content, but a lot more people will need to be able to view documents and publications ...
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Free editor to render a custom logotype on different goods?

I need a free editor (online or offline) to apply a logo on different goods, like pens, t-shirts, cards and so on. UPDATED I don't need to draw a logotype, I have it already. Just I need a some tools ...
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Designing and printing notebook covers

I am currently designing notebook covers and I am looking to print them by myself at home. I just would like to know if anyone has any experience with printing notebook covers and if there is a ...
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How would you guys achieve this broken drywall effect? What elements would you use? [closed]

I'm curious to know how you guys would achieve that "hole in the wall" drywall. What elements would you use?
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Can I merge and stack multiple .eps files one over the other? [duplicate]

I used datasets with the variable importer script to create about 240 sections. I need to be able to edit the text in each section and I need 6-7 of them stacked one over the other. Is there a way to ...
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High Resolution Images

Is it at all possible to turn a low res image of 3" x 5" inches to a high res image of 32" x 81" inches?
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How do magazines and newspapers allocate ad space to perfectly fill each issue?

Magazines and newspapers have ads of different sizes and different issues of the same publication don't always have the exact same template each issue, so I assume they layout the different sections ...
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How can I achieve this gradient/halftone look with either illustrator/photoshop ready for Tshirts

So I have this design I need to emulate and I am stuck scratching my head after hours of trying to simulate it. Its the red garage door / 80's shutter look Im after, but it also needs to have that ...
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Preparing graphics for halftone printers

If you are preparing graphics for printed materials to be sent to a black and white printer(not a grayscale) that uses halftones to reproduce grayscale, is there anything I can do to optimize the ...
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The top of my PDFs print with a purple hue, the bottom prints normally

I am printing a PDF file created in Photoshop CS6 with a greyish (though not totally greyscale) image on the top and bottom of the page. When I receive my prints the top image has a purple hue while ...
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Print out PNG image on transparent sheet

I have created two PNG images with 0.4 opacity, which I want to print out on transparent plastic paper, purpose is to see lower sheet text and images show little bit clear from the above printed sheet....