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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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Generate multiple passes of same design [duplicate]

so I have a design of event pass. I want to generate 600 passes. the problem is i have to generate unique qr code for each pass and print it on each pass. after that it should be printed 6 passes per ...
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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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What are the rules and tips for doing a billboard (or large scale print) in Indesign?

I havent done something this large scale. Im asked to do a billboard sized 4.60m X 2.10m Screenshot is in overprint preview and on 50%, its a bit pixelated. Will it look better in real life? And ...
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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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How do vignettes and text work in Rotogravure printing?

I am experienced in printing methods, but am new to printing on film and food packaging. I am hoping someone can answer a few questions for me regarding Rotogravure printing. I have background with a ...
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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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Change file name when printing to .pdf with script

Is it possible to change the pdf name when the file is being printed in Adobe PDF printer with a script? Printjoboptions gives options file and name, but with file I just get a corrupt file that has ...
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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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Text printing techonologies

I'm not sure if Graphic Design is the right place for this question, so let me know if I should ask this somewhere else. I need to print huge amounts of text pages (no colors needed). Inkjet wouldn't ...
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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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How to scale a shape to meet a dynamic element [duplicate]

I am using a software along with inDesign called Easy Catalog. Essentially what is being done is structured data from Excel is being populated into an inDesign document with styling rules being ...
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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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Proper Way To Save Illustrator PDF's For Large Print Shops (Onyx Software)

I work at a large format print shop, and we run into problems when dealing with transparency and layer effects (Usually coming from InDesign). I will save the the file as a pdf, and it will show up ...
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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?

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 ...
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Adobe Indesign CC - How To Change The 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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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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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. ...