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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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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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How to cut image from internet for starwars frosted design? [closed]

I am wanting to create a graphic design that I want to get frosted onto an acrylic mirror. I am wanting to make my own graphic with some images from the internet and add writing in there also. I guess ...
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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 ...
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securing my product image that i am selling online

I am an online tunics seller. I buy my product from some companies in India and the company itself do online retail like me. I want to sell my products in the US. I don't want my customers to know ...
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Color not printing consistently [migrated]

I'm not a professional graphic designer, but I own a business and often print documents and images that include my logos and thematic colors. I've been using an Epson Workforce 845 inkjet printer, and ...
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How to reduce my Illustrator file size and should I raster my bristle brushes?

I have an Illustrator file that is pretty big 2.5gb to be exact. There are a lot of complex bristle brushes to make a chalkboard effect for the background and there are also text and illustrations ...
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How do I indicate foil blocking to a printer?

One of our clients had a set of stationery made by us, and it looks really great, even though printing design is not our thing (not at all, we do interaction design). Anyways, when looking for ...
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Renaissance type: what is the name of the long swash at the end of a line?

In scans of early printed books which use an italic type, I've sometimes seen an alternate letter form used at the end of a line where some extra space needs to be filled up. This alternate form ends ...
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Looking for a printer for thick paper and A3 format size?

I am looking to invest in a printer for my work that can print on thick papers 200 gsm+ up to a3 size. It'll mainly be used to print graphic design related stuff. It'll mainly be used for internal ...
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Should I use Photoshop or Illustrator for a large print design? [duplicate]

I'm new to this site and am taking on some graphics work that requires a big print out. I have never worked on such a large scale and was wondering if you guys could answer some basic questions for me....
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how to print both side of paper with perfect positioning? [duplicate]

I know that all home printers can't do double side print with perfect accuracy, but is there any other printer you can buy that is specialized on this ? thanks!
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Letterpress machine for hobbyist?

can anyone suggest a small letterpress machine for a beginner? It's for personal use only. I absolutely love this print technology and have been watched countless videos on youtube. Can anyone suggest ...
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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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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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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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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 ...