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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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What are PW and PD units?

I need to create an ad, and these are the specs I was given: 1/8 Page FC w/eLink, Horizontal, 3.333" x 2.166", 20.0000 PW x 13.0000 PD - Full Color I was told the 20.0000 PW x 13.0000 PD were pixel ...
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Converting from CMYK to RGB (to work with it), then back to CMYK

I am trying to make designs for printable products (shirts, mugs, phone cases, ...). I heard about the issue of the RGB and CMYK colors when printing. I am using Inkscape for my designs as it is a ...
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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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scribus: adding and naming spot color, which then can be seen in a pdf after export

In the current Scribus version 1.5.5.svn, I am adding an additional spot color as follows: Edit --> Color and Fills... --> Add --> name and select "is spot color" --> OK I can then use ...
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Scribus: coloring SVG

Is there a way to use SVG graphics in Scribus and set a colors for it? I need to use a self named spot color in terms of printing business cards with partial refinement. But color properties for SVG ...
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Illustrator overprint problem

I have some big trouble with overprinting images in the AI. Files and images in them, that I have, are already been printed, and there was no trouble with them, overprint worked well and all 100% ...
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Why do my vector graphics look like %$* when printed? [duplicate]

this is a newbie question: I only made a bit of interface design in my life, and now I have to produce some printables - I used my old faithful Fireworks because Photoshop I don't know how to use ...
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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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What is “folio leading”?

I have the following exercise: And here is a demonstration of how to apply those typography rules: I am not familiar with the term folio leading and cannot find anything useful on it on the Internet....
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Correct white to use in spot color knockout

Should one use Paper White C0 M0 Y0 K0 or 0% of a spot color when doing a full white knock out of said spot color? Also, if the white knockout spans more than one spot color, does the same apply?
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How to mock up a phone case to appear as if it has been printed?

I want to make a good mock-up case in Photoshop, with these two different images (design & print). What are the steps to make a design image appear as if it has been printed on a phone case? (in ...
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Is it a better way to design at small dimensions (say 12x16 inches instead of 36x48 inches) for print?

One of my lengthy question was marked duplicated because there were too many confusions. I believe it was clearly not a duplicate. My doubt is totally different and it is not answered there. So I'm ...
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Printing raster image with CMYK

I am trying to print a pdf file in CMYK format with vector artwork that also contains a raster image but the vector artwork color does not print accurately. I have tried flattening transparency and ...
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How to embed an image in a PDF such that it is greyscale?

Because printing an entire book in color is more expensive, I am trying to deliver greyscale PDFs to the printer, without success: I convert image to greyscale in Paint.net or Photoshop Elements. ...
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Can black and white noise texture images be copied exactly as the original from print?

I want to know that if I print this noise texture with high-quality printer and I take a photocopy of that print, will the quality remain same? And how can I match or compare the quality of the print ...
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What are the 6 primary colors?

I'm working on a design and in the rules it says this: When designing/prepping final files, please be aware that there is a 6 color limitation on secondary and a 6 color limit on primary. Please ...
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Limited colour gamut of process colour

Process color has a limited color gamut when compared to spot color. Why does process color have a limited range of color?. Explain it in detail.
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How to print PNG or SVG file with full details?

I usually post coding problems in here, but apparently there is also a tag for printing. So here it goes: I need to print very details designs for a family business. However, the prints results I'm ...
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Billboard Design [duplicate]

If I need to make a billboard design according to USA fie size. How can I make such bigsizes bilboard in my Adobe Illustrator? As while designing it starts hanging and takes a lot of time to save. How ...
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Color differences after recieving a poster from printing

I have designed an A0 poster with Adobe InDesign. It contained a collage of different pictures. Since there was a specific part of the scene I wanted to cover for this version, I put a rectangle using ...
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What is the recommended way to design a standee for print, in terms of dimensions? [duplicate]

I need to design a standee 3x4 feet (36x48 inches at 300 DPI). The main element would be a 10-15 MB photo (4000x5000 pixel dimensions approx.) inside it and a text heading and 1-2 design elements. ...
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Rotate lots of pages InDesign

I have a booklet that is set out as a landscape orientation. This contains hundreds of pages. I need to be able to turn them all (with contents) to a portrait orientation. Is this possible?
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Adding Bleed to an irregular shape illustrator

I'm fairly new to designing for print and I was hoping someone would know how to add bleed to a shape like the one below. The printer is requesting bleed of 3mm to add to the image, I have no idea how ...
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Seamless Mosaic with “waved” Text - ISO Software

Edit: i asked my question here I don't know if this is the right forum, but since it's "Art" I guess. I want to make a nice background that is a seamless mosaic of "waved" text. Do you know any ...
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Why would a png with transparent background upload to a custom shirt design website with white background? [closed]

I was asked by someone if I could edit an image to have a transparent background so they could upload it and use it on a custom t-shirt design site, Custom Ink. I used the Photoshop magic wand tool, ...
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How do I keep high resolution pics when posting screenshots to a piece of paper to keep it from getting blurry when printed?

I am making a cheat sheet with a bunch of equations and notes on them. I essentially take screenshots of the notes on my computer, and then paste them to a word document, and then resize them to make ...
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How to compensate for printing on shipping containers?

I'm preparing some print materials for a new office for the company I'm working in. One piece of the materials is a huge logo printed out on a shipping container-like, ribbed sheet metal. It sort-of ...
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How much should be the bleed/trim area for a 1.5 x 1 meters Design [closed]

What is the safest bleed area size should I keep for the design of 1.5x1 meters in Photoshop
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Are there ideal ratios for downsampling images?

I would like to ensure maximum quality of my images after downsampling. The downsampled resolution will be 300 DPI for print. I need the source graphics to be ever so slightly larger for use in an app....
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Preparing Indesign booklet with .psd graphics for print

I've created a booklet in InDesign that I want to prepare correctly for printing at my local printers. This file contains .psd graphics that on my print drafts at home look a bit low resolution or ...
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How to indicate a cut out for a product window

I just started learning package design. I have finished my artwork and want to send the final file to the customer. The design has a product window. How should I indicate this layer in Illustrator? ...
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Inkscape Printing

I created a design in Inkscape and I was having an issue with the design converting to PDF. The problem is whenever I export it to PDF, the blurred shadow disappears in the PDF file. I need this ...
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Best practice for alignment of numbers in ordered list

Code complexity aside, which of the follow two options is preferred for displaying html ordered lists? The first aligns the item numbers to the right (with decimals all in line). The second aligns ...
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I made a mistake on a book that is now almost done printing…What should I do?

I was working on this research book and I sent them a copy of the books (2 different versions/language) probably 4-6 times. Everything was great in the first few PDF I sent them, and then they asked ...
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Design for client and printing

I have a client who wants me to design a lettered graphic for the back side of his boat (18” x 72”)and he wants me to handle the printing-this includes finding the right printing material that can ...
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Pantone Golds with black

I have a customer wanting to print gold on black stock or black on gold stock (80-100 lb) for business cards and I'm afraid it won't turn out nice, classy like what he is envisioning. I'm looking for ...
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What process for applying graphics to painted plastic or metal surfaces?

I'm working on a project where I need to apply graphics to both painted plastic and metal surfaces that will be outdoors and have UV exposure. These surfaces will experience moderate wear and tear ...
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From Illustrator to Photoshop to Print [duplicate]

I need to export final files with at max 128mb for print on fabric. My initial canvas size is 16.383px x 10.000px (the 16383 is the max allowed by illustrator). I've noticed that even working in ...
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Is it possible to print anything over foil-print?

Is it possible to print anything over the foil print or would you need to mask the foil and fill in the colours? For example - this packaging design: https://www.prettylittlething.com/isle-of-...
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When to use a QR code on a business card?

The client suggested putting QR code that leads on his website (domain name is 10 symbols). I think there is no reason to do that as it is not that long and can be typed manually. Also, QR codes are ...
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Illustrator Creative Cloud Pantone conversion

I am using latest Illustrator, colour settings Generic CMYK. Artworks will be printed in CMYK. I have been supplied with Pantone colours that will need to change to CMYK for print process. When I ...
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Is manual, faster than automatic, duplex printing? [closed]

I'm guessing yes? Automatic duplex flips while it prints every page, but manual duplex can keep printing pages and requires only one manual turnover of pages.
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How can I use a printer with duplex printing to flip pages horizontally?

An office printer had an option for automatic duplex printing, but not manual. So I had to command it to print firstly all even pages in normal order, and they ended at the paper output tray face-...
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InDesign line composing for left alignment

I see this kind of text alignment (alternation of long line/short line over and over) in many books lately. I wonder if there is any way to achieve this with a combination of specific justification + ...
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How should I save a drawing for printing? [closed]

I drew a vibrant picture for a friend (3000x3000 300dpi), and I intend to email a file to them that they can print. But I am not sure what file type to save it as. Google search says TIFF to retain ...
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How to make realistic previews of my designs, especially for curtains? [duplicate]

I am an intermediate level of graphic designer planning to start a new business of making and selling curtains and pillow covers I've seen some of the sellers and other graphic designers that they ...
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Confused about Illustrator seeming to have a working resolution

I'm currently trying to export my project as a PNG. I had it set to export based on the artboard, which is currently sized to my desired dimensions. However, after I set it to export as a 300ppi PNG,...
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How to enumerate images on A4 print for multiple pages on Phtoshop?

I have to print some labels on an A4 paper. These labels need to be enumerated with iteration for multiple prints. About 8 labels per page, and more than 10-15 pages, depending on the requirement. I ...
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Long Edge/Short Edge printing images back to back

I am making cards and icons for a board game I developed in PPT. All pieces have two sides to them and for economies of scale all the the pages are filled with different cards or icons. I am having ...
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10200 x 10200 pixel 300dpi jpeg canvas android

I am trying to submit an image that I've created, using the Infinite Design Studio Android app, to be printed on fabric. it needs to be a jpeg, CV 10200 x 10200 pixels at 300 dpi. However, I've tried ...