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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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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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How to change 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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Spot UV effect in business card [duplicate]

Hi I want to create perfect Spot UV effect like this image. Please help me. I have tried but I can not create perfectly.
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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....
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Exporting PDF with 3mm bleed moves images up and down

I have a dot on a transparent paper and a map beneath it. The red dot marks the exact location on the page, exactly placed on the same red dot on the map. The red dot position is perfect in Indesign ...
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Color profiles problem

I have this problem working on a geological map on Arcgis 10.5, the thing is I have to do the layout of the map (leyend, cross section, etc) in Illustrator due it is a more versatile software to draw, ...
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How to identify and understand the principles of a design?

I am having a hard time identifying different principles of design in action. It is hard for me to identify the relationship between different elements on a page and to know what approach was used to ...
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Maintaining curves within logo

I have the following logo... I need to adjust the "3" so that the curves used for the 3 are proportional and the same degree of arc as the other curves. Currently, the arcs within the 3 appear ...
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How to execute a large-scale illustration? Scaling up pen-work [duplicate]

I'm an illustrator and designer, and I'm the in-house designer for a PR Agency. One of the clients wants me to illustrate an elevator wrap. So, the scale will be 4.5ftx8ft. I've never done an ...
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Screen printing gold [closed]

Let me just start with saying I am really a beginner printing wise :) Client wants a logo to be screen printed on apparel. For the time being he will print it on vinyl and later he will do some ...
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Printing large billboard signs in indesign [duplicate]

I am wondering how to print large billboard signs? Is it usually done in InDesign? What does the scale percentage mean? I’m assuming we don’t put the true billboard size in InDesign as it will be ...
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Is it necessary for me to have an email address in lower case

I'm designing a flyer which has an email address on it. Is it necessary for me to have the email address in lower case? Or can I have it in upper case to put more emphasis? I did my research on ...
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Why would a commercial printer require all text to be outlined?

I have been working on a 50+ page commercial booklet at work. The InDesign file contains a lot of text and linked psd and ai files. Since I've finished it and gotten it all approved I was told to get ...
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How can I simulate a 300DPI printout on a 600DPI printer?

So I had a 600-1200dpi printer but we wanted to get a 300dpi output because we wanted a rougher dots for screenprinting film. Is there any workarounds or settings I can use to get a 300dpi output ...
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InDesign - background/shape color doesn't match the color indicated in the tool bar

I had a spread with light blue color background, but somehow every time I add an image to any image box on the spread, the background color darkened into a darker blue. So I unlock the background box (...
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black and white image prints purple-ish when transparency is changed in InDesign [closed]

I have a black and white jpg placed on the page in InDesign CC. I'd like it to be a faint image behind text, so I changed the transparency to 20% but it prints with a purple-ish hue. I edited the ...
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What type of cardboard to use for a liquor box?

We designed a label and a box for a cognac (vinjak), the full bottle weighs around 1.3 kg . The printing company my client chose (in another country) wants to know which type of cardboard (or which ...
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Printing on several pages with GIMP [duplicate]

I have an image with size of 3330 x 4889 px (300 dpi). How to print it on several standard A4 pages (210 mm x 297 mm) with help of gimp?
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should i use low width and height instead of paper size [duplicate]

I have to do poster 7 feet X 3 feet poster. but i create new page with this size the file size is too large and my computer is slowing to edit photoshop. should i do with 7 inches and 3 inches with ...
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how to save a distressed text effect logo for print with a dark background

I designed that distressed text effect logo in Adobe Illustrator CC, I know how to save it for web as PNG 24 with transparent background, so it can be used later on any background color. But I don't ...
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How to prepare for print in Photoshop

I make posters as a hobby, and usually use exclusively Adobe Illustrator. However, I'm working on a project that also requires Photoshop. My question is, how should I prepare the finished poster for ...