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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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Create pages dynamically in InDesign without JSX

I truly didn't find any information about it. All results just talk about dynamic content. But how do I create dynamic pages? E.g. I have a long list of products with several products on each page and ...
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Proposing KPI for Printing Inhouse designer

Recently our boss is try to implement Key Performance Indicator (KPI) system to our team. We are ask to propose him a option based on what KPI we would wanted to be measure on. We are a 3 people ...
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Brand color not available in cmyk

I have my own brand but everything I have done so far has been rgb. I wanted to get started printing some business cards but the color that our brand uses isn't available in cmyk and turns into a very....
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Good resolution for a sticker? [duplicate]

I'm quite a newbie to designing. Do you think this image has a good enough resolution for printing a 50 x 50 mm sticker? Link to file
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Trying to highlight specific fields in an already existing document in Adobe Acrobat Pro, getting ghost image when trying to print

So, I have a document that I am trying to highlight fields on. I have lined up the highlights, but when trying to print the "image" of the highlight onto a blank document, the original document (...
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Large color palette generator?

Is there a color picker that will generate a large palette of colors say 10 or so? Most I've seen max out at 5. In my case, I have a project that has about 14 color-coded sections and it would be nice ...
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Looking for ideas how to create this effect (photocopied, degraded, Xeroxed, brutal)

I'm wondering if anyone is able to shed any light on how something like this would be made. I've been told it was designed in Photoshop, and a HP Officejet was used, and that it was printed, scanned ...
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How do I design a translucent vinyl glass door sticker?

I have to make a sticker for a pair of glass doors. It will be printed on vinyl and has to be translucent. Is there any specific process to incorporate the translucency? I've designed clear stickers ...
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How to make file for clear printing [closed]

We have a new printer with ability to print clear, gold and silver. I need to know how to setup the file for clear or gold print. If anyone can help :) Thank you.
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What format for high resolution textile designs?

I've completed several prints for a designer on Illustrator and sent them to her in press quality PDF format. She asked me to convert them to PNG or JPG, but I found this makes the artwork lose a lot ...
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Business Card Crop Marks for Printer [duplicate]

Have a business card file created in AI. Printer is asking for crop marks and we are looking to have 1/4" rounded corners for the cards. How do I create crop marks or setup bleed for this? or is the ...
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How to annotate both citations and that something has a definition (i.e. text style)

Say you have a sentence like this: I am an \adef{example} sentence about \acite{foo.com}. Where \adef is marking it as a definition and \acite is marking it as a citation. The citation would be put ...
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What are good resources for royalty-free stock images that are at least 300 DPI?

I need to design an A5-size leaflet for a small side business that I'm trying to get up and running, and the printer I'm planning to use says that the 72 DPI stock images I would usually use will ...
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How to use color in legal documents

Most legal documents like this are just black and white, with some bold and italic thrown in there, as well as indentation and changes in font size. But you don't really see color in there. The same ...
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what should be canvas size for banner of 28 feet * 8 feet in PS? [duplicate]

I've recently taken up a project where it requires to prepare a design for banner that is to be printed in dimensions 28 feet wide and 8 feet height. i'am confused with ppi and dpi things, because ...
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Is it possible to print one artboard, multiple times, on the same page in Illustrator?

I've one illustrator file. The artboard takes much less than 1/4 of an A4 page. I would like to print 80 copies of it, 4 on each page. Is it possible? I know that I can export the image, then ask ...
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Get scale percentage from Indesign print dialog box

In the print dialog box of Indesign you can scale the page to fit the paper. I want to know what scale percentage is used on the printed paper. Is it possible to add the scale as a mark? Or is there a ...
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Reference images for complex shapes?

What do professional artists do when preparing blueprints/reference images for vehicles like this with complex shapes as you can see on its side. I am asking since I have seen a lot use ...
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Photo print of 8 x 3,65 meter for a wall [duplicate]

I have to make a photo artwork of 8 meters by 3,56 meters. I am looking for pictures on shutter stock to work with, but I can only find images of about 50/80 cm high / 300 dpi. (I will work them into ...
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Small Brown Text for Print Register, avoid blur text

I have two paragraph of 10pt texts in my postcard design. One on white, and one on an image. Both text require using brown color. Currently the values is at C42 M65 Y96 K41, I am worry that the result ...
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Making a logo file print ready for embossing without having spoken to the printer

I don't believe this has already been asked on Stack Exchange. I'm finishing up a project to design a logo for a client who was originally planning to have his logo embossed/stamped onto stainless ...
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Calculating and aligning the rolling edge for print in Adobe Illustrator

I'm trying to work out how to set up the rolling edge on a circle in Adobe Illustrator. It's for a design/pattern that will be printed on the face of a ceramic casino token, which will be wrapped ...
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Most Rich Pantone Black

What is the richest black that Pantone have for Logo printing? I want something to appear really black and not tinted (Something similar to the registration black in CMYK which is a 100% of the 4 ...
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Bitmap (colour mode) images okay for printing?

If I have a document that contains a black & white / bitmap image, is this okay to send to print or would I need to convert it to CMYK? I'd prefer not to do the latter as it would then leave me ...
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Why does 'Giclee Print' not have 'Digital' included?

I am in the process of putting together various 'Digital Prints' and 'Giclee Prints', which will be available for sale in the future. Done correctly, a Giclee Print should be of better quality than ...
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Wide Format Printers: Is it okay to use Dye Ink Cartridges and Pigment based Cartridges interchangeably?

I am considering purchasing a Wide Format Printer, to regularly print out pieces of Artwork. Initially, the Artwork will need to be printed as a standard Digital Print. As time goes by, I would ...
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Is 300+ DPI Overkill?

I have a series of Artwork, digitally stored, where I am looking to print them off as Giclee Prints. Never created Giclee Prints before, I have spent time looking at what constitutes a Giclee Print. ...
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Objects in and made with Indesign not printing to true size or location on page

I created some rectangles in InDesign CS6. I set the document size to A4 portrait 210 x 297 mm, and each rectangle is 80 by 60 mm landscape (see dimensions in top left corner of second screenshot): ...
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Do most commercial printers print full-bleed or trim size? How can you tell?

I printed a large document at a popular commercial office supply company and they did not trim the document to my surprise, so it didn't fit where I needed it. Is there a way to tell whether a ...
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What is the name of shapes that bleed off the edge of a book page, forming a 'tab' on the edge?

In design of bigger reference books, a common element is adding coloured blocks at the edge of every page of a chapter. These blocks are made to bleed off the edge of the page, resulting in a faux ...
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Printing a set of service manual images on A3 - source is 120DPI JPG's [closed]

I wish to print some images that I have somewhat manually gone through to remove whitespace, and they aren't looking as good as I think they could be. What steps should I take to get them looking as ...
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Barcode standards: is there a minimum size?

I'm coming to the end of a project with a client, we are just artworking and getting the standards correct. I have designed a label for a bottle, the label is fairly small, 150mm x 50mm so I have to ...
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How to print multiple artboards on one page each with individual trim marks in Illustrator?

I've tried putting everything in one large artboard and printing that large artboard, but it would not show the trim marks for the smaller artboards.
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AI file looks fine in Illustrator, weird artifacts in Acrobat/InDesign [closed]

I was given some terrible source files by a client, and after finally finishing the entire job, I'd like to stitch and proof the AI files properly in InDesign. For some reason, even though the AI file ...
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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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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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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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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? [duplicate]

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 ...