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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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Where can I get prints that are doubled sided and with foil (double sided foil) [closed]

Does anyone know where I can get double sided foil prints, raised preferably in any of these sizes: a5, a4, DL. Thanks in advance!
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Indesign: printing on bleeds to reveal a text or image

I was wondering if there were any ressource online or script for realizing this type of printing (Hyperreality and Panorama) on a book's bleed using Indesign. Reference I think this would require a ...
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Standard sheet sizes for bleeds

Are there standard sheet sizes for bleeds? My small printer can print slightly larger than A4, which would allow me to print things with bleeds and trim them—if only I could find paper that were A4 ...
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How to setup ID badges for double-sided printing using Fiery Impose

Note: The answer does not have to involve Fiery Impose. I am only looking for a way to setup double-sided 4x3 badges for printing. I realize the question is pretty specific for the software I am using ...
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Is there a term to refer to both page headers and page footers in desktop publishing?

In desktop publishing, is there a single term to refer to both page headers and page footers? (It's Ok if the term includes other elements, but it should exclude body text.)
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Offset printing 4 color text vs only tint of black

I'm setting up a process color offset printed letterhead and I have found thin 8pt (Acumin Pro Light) text--address line--set as a 4-color break (C38 M29 Y24 K5). Is it better to convert this to a ...
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How are French Grande size(47" x 63") movie posters printed?

I'm really curious, what kind of printing press were used to print the French movie posters to 47" x 63"?
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What program is best for what I'm after - procreate, Adobe Fresco, other?

I need to create illustrations for a book I'm working on that I will be able to print at A4 size (maximum) in high quality of colour, but also use these same illustrations for images on my website. I’...
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What are the best practices while printing digitally created PDFs?

I am supposed to take printouts of a few of my assignments which I had submitted digitally. I created those PDFs using (Lua)LaTeX. I don't understand the technicalities of printing much, but I have ...
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Do printshops charge more to non-designer clients?

Whenever I go to a printshop I try to give them the most suitable and high quality print-ready files, so that they do not need to take any extra steps or adjust things on the way (although they ...
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Print issue after printing 1m x 2m rollup

I designed rollup 1m x 2m and sent PDF X-1a to printhouse but result is dissapointing. Some text (curves) are oversimplified / weird. I attached photo of design view in Adobe Acrobat (good) and ...
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Darkened and less saturated photos when exporting in pdf for print

As I am preparing my photos to be printed for the first time I wanted to ask for your advice. Let me explain what I did and what I am not sure of. at first I changed profiles from RGB to CMYK FOGRA39 ...
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Recommended method or software to make spinner tokens

Shown is a prototype from a hybrid board game/RPG featuring poker chip-like tokens that are spun to receive numeric results. Different tokens may have different ranges of values on them, and I may ...
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How can you get bright colours to print such as bright Cyan, Teal or Green?

I'm in the process of creating my brand colours and I want to achieve a bright Cyan but any bright colours just appear dull in CMYK. There are 3 big brands I know of that use very bright colours in ...
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Best way to add bleed to outline of image - Photoshop CC

Wanting to add bleed to this image. I've so far made a cut line in illustrator and am wondering if there is a way like content aware in which I can create more image but only around the outline? I was ...
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Pros and cons of threading text frames over columns in InDesign?

I've recently learnt about threading text as frames and started using it - but when would it be better than a text column or table? I understand you'd use columns for something like newspaper ...
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What is the appropriate resolution for a 4x2 tarpaulin and a invitation card? [duplicate]

I was asked by my teacher to design her son a birthday tarpaulin and also a invitation card. It's my first time designing this kind of large project as I'm more familiar in smaller scale ones such as ...
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In print, what's a good serifed display typeface (with these criteria) to pair with body text in Times?

What typeface would work well for display text, paired with body text in Times? The criteria are that it should be serifed; with similar contrast to Times itself, certainly no greater contrast; with ...
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How to use color settings together in Photoshop, InDesign, PDF export for print?

There are color settings in Photoshop, InDesign, and in PDF export within InDesign. How do they work together? I know color is complicated so I tried to keep questions below focused. I get lost in the ...
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Ink Jet Printing on Top of Laser Jet Applied Foil

My first question here... I'm trying to print "magical" cards from my PNP game and I want to use a home technique that resembles (in-line) cold foil. Equipment: Black only laser printer ($...
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Symbols for parts of a text?

Some texts may be divided into parts, chapters, sections and paragraphs. Sections are associated with the symbol $, and paragraphs with the Pilcrow. My understanding is that there are no symbols ...
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Can anyone describe to me what is happening in this AI file? Jagged edges, non vector?

I'm not exactly sure of how to even describe this, but have attached screenshots from the Illustrator file a friend sent me, so that I could quickly change the colors of a logo for her. This file came ...
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Removal of a specific colour from a photo

I am trying to print a photo onto basswood using sublimation. I then cut it to make a jigsaw. My problem is that the colour of the wood is "yellowing" the image once printed. I realise I ...
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preparing image files for lenticular print job

I'm designing a lenticular sticker to promote an album. I'm confused about certain fundamental aspects of the artwork preparation. I understand that I need to provide a distinct layer/image for each '...
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How can I know the number of colors in a design?

So, I want to print packaging for my product. The owner of the printing press picks the colors in the design, and each color costs $80. Does that mean that I will use only 3 or 4 colors in the design? ...
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PVC card sublimation transfer

Can you do sublimation transfer on a normal PVC card or does it have to be a "thermal" PVC card (used in Evolis or Fargo printer)? What is special with these thermal PVC cards? Do they have ...
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Printing images of unusual pixel-per-inch density

As I discovered today, having your images to be 300 pixels per inch is not always a good thing for print. Epson printers, contrary to Canon and HP, have native resolution of 360 instead of 300, and so ...
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inDesign: Printing a photo with only two spot colors, and highlights - will it work?

I have a project in inDesign that was only budgeted for 2 colors, Pantone Orange and Black. I've read that to print photos with only 2 spot colors, you'd need to have the photo set to a grayscale ...
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How to create a box around in-line text?

I am looking for a way to create this type of boxes (like "uncommon", "evocation", "magical" in the image below) around text. Mostly this text would be on a separate line,...
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How to choose the right colors for print in cmyk?

Hello I am creating this business card below: So the green color I used for the icons is the same as of the logo which has these values below: My question is, are the CMYK values ok? I will be ...
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How to create a sign logo?

I was asked to create a logo like this, in the image below: I guess it's called a sign logo. I was only requested to do the design. I created logos for digital use before, but I didn't create a logo ...
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Best CMYK export option

I am a children's book designer writer. I am trying to format my first picture book for printing. I have worked the images in RGB, but thought I should convert in Affinity before sending to printing....
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How to get rid of tracking dots being included in foiling process?

I discovered that there are tracking dots printed on my paper called Machine Identification Code (MIC), also known as printer steganography, yellow dots, tracking dots or secret dots. These dots are ...
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What should be done to a vector file when creating a business card?

Hello I'm creating a business card Size 90mm by 50mm It's going to be printed by offset printing And I am using CMYK color system for the colors, the color of the icons for example the values are like ...
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Printing off-white CMYK body copy on black?

I'm working on a report in InDesign that's going to be printed. The brand's guidelines has an off-white (0,0,0,4) as one of their main colours and a greyish black as another one of their colours (0,0,...
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Collection of images for teaching children and disabled or cognitive impaired users clothes folding techniques

I am not sure whether this post would be better suited for the Home Improvement stack exchange. I am looking for sequences of info graphics for how to fold clothes, illustrating both of the following: ...
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Can I use a PNG logo to design a business card?

I have to design a business card for my company. The logos are in PNG format, the business card is going to be 90mm by 50mm and the logos are about 400px × 400px. I'm using cmyk colors to print the ...
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Maximum image size to be printed on both A4 and Letter paper sizes

I want my documents to be able to be printed on A4 (210×297 mm) as well on Letter (8.5×11 inches) paper. (The "documents" are TIFF files with raster text on them. This is important to me. ...
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Blur effect in a logo? A NO or a GO?

I wanted to get a sanity check on the topic of logo design. I am a product designer and have done some client work in the past including the creation of some logos. I don't specialize in logo design ...
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How to make text layer spot channel in photoshop?

I am working with a UV printer which requires my white colour on Photoshop to be on a spot channel. What is the correct way to convert a text layer into a spot channel? It seems that to make it spot, ...
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How to have repeating headers in sequence per page?

I've been re-learning InDesign (currently on MacOS Ventura 13.3.1) and created a test publication at 203 mm x 280mm using a real-life publication of that size as a guideline. I'm using InDesign 17.4. ...
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Selecting colors for print design

I'm designing a brochure to be printed, so I'm using CMYK color system to design the brochure. I bring all the colors from this website: https://mixam.co.uk/support/cmykchart So I don't pick colors ...
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Artboard dimensions for very large print when using effects? [duplicate]

I'm new to printing illustrations from Illustrator. I have a project that needs to be printed to a large canvas (about 10ft x 8ft). I've got a lot of blur and grain effects, and I'd like these to ...
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How to create rectangle wavy patterns?

I would like to know how to achieve this sort of wave like effect that you see here in green: Notice how it seems to be just a set of 3 rectangles and they all go towards the same end and they bend ...
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How do I make a seamless gravel pattern but with different objects?

I'm trying is to make is a design from four cupcakes that overlap and are seamless just like a seamless gravel pattern basically. I've added a picture below to show what I want to create. Now you may ...
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Artwall posters design and resolution in illustrator

I am starting to learn on how to create posters and artwall print (A1,A2, A3, B1,B2,B3, and most posters sizes etc) and then send to printful for . I have searched and viewed many topic and i am ...
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InDesign: Exporting CMYK doc as RGB

If I want to export a CMYK document as RGB, is it best to go into every swatch, and every placed link, and make sure all the colours are set to RGB before exporting? Or can I just set it to sRGB under ...
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Scaling up PDFs

If I've prepared an A4 print doc, that consists of vector graphics and also a large jpeg background... will the vectors scale up properly if I print the doc at A2? I understand that the jpeg ...
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Any need to specify '300dpi' on images?

I know that images need to be around 300dpi when printing, to ensure optimum quality... but do I need to actually specify that in Photoshop? (in the 'Image Size' section) Because InDesign already ...
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Is there such a thing as a single-sided tri-fold leaflet?

Do single-sided tri-fold leaflets exist or are they basically unheard of? Failing that, are there any other folded documents that are only printed on one side?
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