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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Critique - Is this font too light and small to read?

This is 3.5x2 inches business card. The font size of contact details is 6.5 pt currently. Personally I feel it is a bit small (I tested it after printing on a normal A4 paper in its actual size). It ...
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What material should I use for Ice Cream Price Board which needs attached to suspended ceiling above Ice Cream counter

I'm designing an Ice cream price board to be attached from suspended ceiling above ice cream counter. Could anyone please advise on what material I should print this on for it to hang from ceiling, ...
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Illustrator bleed of 15cm. Is it possible?

I have to create a banner of 1.25mx2.5m and others. When I sent it to the print company they told me to add a bleed of 15cm, but the limit size in Illustrator is 2,5cm. Can I create a bigger one? By ...
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How to smooth out a pixelated image before printing?

I have a bunch of images such as this one that are completely pixelated, and I my friend wants to make large prints to hang in her house. How can I smooth these out so they will not appear pixelated? ...
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Can the RGB Colour Space recreate all colours within the CMYK Colour Space?

The obvious answer, to me, is that the RGB Colour Space is capable of reproducing the CMYK Colours; for the simple fact that the CMYK Colour Space is fully consumed within the RGB Colour Space as ...
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Would a 5+ Colour Printer output any noticeable improvements on Prints of Artwork captured by Camera/Scanner?

I wish to create reproductions, of various pieces of Artwork I have created; using a variety of Paints. The obvious first step would be to create a digital copy using a Camera or Scanner etc. Once a ...
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Why does my Print exclude some shades of Black? [on hold]

I have just printed the below image, as an exercise in understanding Pixels and Colour Management: Image Properties: Pixel Dimensions: 2875px by 2221px; Document Size: 4.792" by 3.702"; 600 Dots ...
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Is Illustrator accurate for business card sizes?

I've just created my first business card in Illustrator. It has the standard UK business card size of 55 x 85 mm, a 3mm bleed, 300 DPI and the rest of it, and my smallest font-size is 8.94 points, ...
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What is the best way to convert text to outlines?

I know convertthis is horrible and I cringe every time the printer asks. However, my team builds our files in InDesign and supplies print PDFs. The printer opens the PDFs in Illustrator or a program ...
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Why is my label so dull?

I'm unsure of why my label's golden/brown colour is so dull. It's in and was created in CMYK, the PDF was outputted to press quality. It's being printed digitally. (It's a small run of labels.) I've ...
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Indesign CS6 print one page

I find it impossible to print only one page of a document. I select a page in the page menu, right click, but there is no option for print page. How do I fix that?
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Better way to handle colors for printing

I am paper bag manufacturer, on daily basis we are dealing with graphic designers and printing operators. Often I am receiving orders for 2-color or 3-color printing. I conveyed the same message to ...
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How can i make shoe patterns in alphabets in Adobe like following image?

I want to design this poster but couldn't figure out how can I make shoe designs inside alphabets and change color texture in alphabets?
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Editing photos for CMYK printing

This question is a follow-up on this earlier question here As I am attempting on printing a photo-magazine in black and white, I am losing rich blacks in my photos when converting them to CMYK and ...
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Print deep blacks in CMYK photo magazine

I am very much a novice when it comes to working with printing and colour values and I am using InDesign for the first time. I am working on an all black and white photographic magazine, which will ...
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Cutting machine can't read vectors with strokes

I made some jersey prints for a friend's team, and I was contacted by a guy from the t-shirt printing place saying that they can't proceed with the shirts because the machine that cuts the vinyl that ...
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Best way to email huge .ai file (2GB) for printing?

I have 2 large artwork files about 2GB each that I need to email to a factory for professional production & printing. Each file was created in Adobe Illustrator with a mix of photos and vector ...
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How to print white illustration in black box on white paper?

I'm trying to print a white flower design inside a black box which will be printed on white photo paper on an Epson SC P5000 printer. I would like the white designs inside the box to appear as ...
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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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Illustrator graphics for word doc

I need to place graphics from Illustrator into word. Every time I save as png or wmf the size is smaller than the actual size in Illustrator. Does anyone know what to do to get the word placement to ...
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Have Pantone Number, Now How Do I Find In Illustrator? [duplicate]

I have selected a Pantone color from a Pantone book, let's say 285 C, now I want to make my artwork to that Pantone color and ready for print. How do I go about it?
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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....