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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Illustrator: how to export the same artwork for two different page sizes (for example, A4 and A3)?

I have a poster design that needs to be printed in two different formats. The artboard is set to A4, and when I export a PDF, it's exported as A4. How can I easily export an A3 PDF version of the same ...
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How does Illustrator calculate the “Fit to page” print option?

I am designing a file that will be printed as A5 (8.5inch x 11inch). I have used these dimensions to create a Z fold publication. So, I have created my design on an Illustrator art board that is also ...
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How to begin designing PDF Business Reports

Hello guys how are you? I would like some help from you because I'm a little lost. Next year I will have to develop pdf files styles in my company. It is a financial company and I was asked to ...
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Is holography technology accessible?

A client recently asked me if I was able to help him with a project to create a holographic 3D model on their business card, whose perspective would change as you orient the card, such as the mouse on ...
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What do I need to take into account creating custom size comics?

I'm planning on working on a 5x7 webcomic, but I want to make sure I have an option for print afterwards. There are 3 things I'm concerned about: 5x7 is the size I want both the web image and the ...
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What paper type to use to print an image of a painting to look realistic

Apologies if I'm in the wrong place. I took an image of a painting I have done and wish to print and frame a number of copies. The painting was done with oil painting on a canvas. I would like to ...
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Oversized 300 DPI 80*50 Inch poster (Photoshop, Illustrator, Hardware)

I am creating a very large high quality print poster of an island map to be pasted on a wall in a public transport centre. The map is built from paid satellite images. Photoshop is running so slow I ...
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printing rgb pdf/cmyk pdf

I am new in this printing industry and very confused. Ive been working on a brochure and whenever i saved a pdf preview for my client i will always choose “smallest size pdf” from ai and for the final ...
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InDesign table border print out with off edges

When I export InDesign file to PDF for print, the table looks fine. When printed, it shows the border off the edges. In the example below, the blue border is set at the top of the row, sorry for ...
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What printer offers the best quality?

I am not sure if this is the best place to post this but it seems like the best from what i've found. I need to print stickers for identifying my company assets and I'd like to put security features ...
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Is Photoshop in use for print posters with high quality of text objects?

When creating a poster in Photoshop with 300 dpi settings and export to high res PDF, text do not look crisp enough (after rasterizing text objects). Will it look good after print? Or should text ...
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Exporting files for print in the wrong size

I design and print, and work with small subjects "Printing on Lego" so as small as 8mm. I export in eps and pdf files for print. I need dimensions to be perfect so when setting a size in my work ...
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White Background showing as Grey when exporting from indesign to PDF

I have an image in Photoshop that is on a white background. I've imported it into Indesign and added type. When exporting it as a PDF to send on to my client, the white background is showing as a ...
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Overwhelmed by too much design! [closed]

Been watching and reading a lot on how to be more creative with graphic design and have been doing the things suggested (mood boards, sketching, learning new software and a degree in graphic design, ...
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InDesign: Convert RGB to CMYK for clean gray colors

When I convert gray color swatch from RGB to CMYK InDesign transmit that as a mix of C, M, Y, K. How can I convert that values to K only? The goal is to get clean gray colors on print output. ...
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Is the maximum Magicavoxel render resolution high enough for art prints?

I love Magicavoxel and would like to experiment with having third parties make high quality art prints for framing. My concern: is the 2048 1641 image size limit enough for any sizeable prints? If not,...
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How to print/set-up A4 landscape saddle stitch in InDesign?

I'm pretty new to all this so bear with me. I want to print a portfolio for a school assignment and I want it to be saddle-stitch binding. I also want the Portfolio to be A4 landscape. I've seen a ...
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InDesign: how to link PNG files for CMYK printing

I have an issue with PNG FIles in Indesign and could not find an answer anywhere...maybe I am stupid. I placed various PNG Files with transparent background in INDESIGN = good. When I export as PDF ...
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How to correctly save a file to CMYK and PMS formats?

I finished my new logo and always I make a logo, I pick CMYK format, thinking on print and vector first. I created a color scheme using Adobe Color by setting up the HEX values. As you may know, Adobe ...
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RGB palette to predetermined CMYK palette in InDesign and/or Illustrator

Happily this isn't yet another "why do my RGB colors look different in 4cp output" question. But let me admit that I may be missing something obvious here. I am working with InDesign and Illustrator ...
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Delivering large artwork at 50% size for printer

I apologise in advance for a very noob question! I'm working on a piece of artwork to be printed at 4 Sheet size. The printer will accept the artwork at 50% (or smaller) since it's a big print. My ...
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Should I print on colored stock or print background color on white?

As a hobby / small side business, I design greeting cards. So far, I have had all my cards digitally printed on white stock. I would like to mix things up and have some cards that do not have a white ...
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Best practice for cap height and x-height for bilingual sign-making inside and outside of a public institution: a hospital

Whats is the best practice for cap height and x-height for sign-making inside and outside of a hospital? I have to design some bilingual signs for a hospital. I have some problems because I don't ...
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does viewing photos on monitors with different resolutions affect their print quality?

Let's say I have a photo that is 1000 x 1000 pixels and I use two different monitors to visualize this photo, one with 1920 x 1080 pixels and the second with 640 x 480 pixels. I assume that all pixels ...
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Printing onto metal

Background done in Illustrator. Will Photoshop 300 ppi cmyk illustrated portrait be OK to use with background for printing onto metal? Thank you for all the answers, very much appreciated and useful. ...
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Why is Adobe Illustrator printing (on paper) an inverted color scheme? [closed]

I recently reformatted my computer (full factory reformat, the full 9) so everything is back to default (including program settings) and I came across an issue I've never had or even seen before. I ...
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What size does my Photoshop file need to be to be able to print on A4?

I want to design my artwork in a size which can be fit on standard A4 paper, which means i want to print it on A4 size paper both side. I design my artwork in Adobe Photoshop. Can anybody please tell ...
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Usage of blank space in trade banner and text-positioning

and thanks for your continued feedback on my trade banner that I am creating for my friend pro-bono. I've consolidated all the feedback from to create the below: Stucturing information on this trade ...
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Illustrator: Change dpi and design size upon exporting to PDF

I've made a 15' x 10' design that will be printed. The printer told me I should save it as a pdf at 15” x 10” (inches) @300dpi". I'm very unfamiliar with exporting out files for print (I do mostly ...
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Stucturing information on this trade show banner

Problem I'm working on a new banner for a trade show. I want it to fulfill two aims: communicate to the passerby the benefits of using the service (its a platform that lets people build ...
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How to print on paper without any kind of margins

I have been designing my own calendar and other things like this. They are minimalistic and don't contain any images. I want to print them without any margins, so that my design fills the entire A4 ...
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Drawing attention to this banner by using color

I am working on a banner for a startup to be displayed at events. However, I am struggling with supporting colours at the moment. The entire thing looks very dark, and I wonder if it does the job of ...
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Adding custom print size to photoshop cc

I have an image that is like to print on the front of an a7 (7.25” x 5.25”) envelope. The size of the image is the same size of the envelope. I created the image in photoshop, and can export to any ...
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I am currently designing shirts in Photoshop. The place where i print shirts only accepts PNG, JPEG or JPG. What should i do to ensure higher quality?

So the reason i'm designing in Photoshop instead of using vectors is because i am incorporating photos into the designs. The shirts will be printed using DTG Neo Pigment. What steps should i take to ...
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Why is my gradient printing like a faint white box? [duplicate]

I am trying to print from an Illustrator file and my items with gradients/shadows look fine on screen but when printed I get a faint white box. What setting am I missing??
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Critique - Is this font too light and small to read?

This is 3.5x2 inches business card. The font size of contact details is 6.5 pt currently. Personally I feel it is a bit small (I tested it after printing on a normal A4 paper in its actual size). It ...
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Illustrator bleed of 15cm. Is it possible?

I have to create a banner of 1.25mx2.5m and others. When I sent it to the print company they told me to add a bleed of 15cm, but the limit size in Illustrator is 2,5cm. Can I create a bigger one? By ...
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How to smooth out a pixelated image before printing?

I have a bunch of images such as this one that are completely pixelated, and I my friend wants to make large prints to hang in her house. How can I smooth these out so they will not appear pixelated? ...
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Can the RGB Colour Space recreate all colours within the CMYK Colour Space?

The obvious answer, to me, is that the RGB Colour Space is capable of reproducing the CMYK Colours; for the simple fact that the CMYK Colour Space is fully consumed within the RGB Colour Space as ...
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Would a 5+ Colour Printer output any noticeable improvements on Prints of Artwork captured by Camera/Scanner?

I wish to create reproductions, of various pieces of Artwork I have created; using a variety of Paints. The obvious first step would be to create a digital copy using a Camera or Scanner etc. Once a ...
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Is Illustrator accurate for business card sizes?

I've just created my first business card in Illustrator. It has the standard UK business card size of 55 x 85 mm, a 3mm bleed, 300 DPI and the rest of it, and my smallest font-size is 8.94 points, ...
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What is the best way to convert text to outlines?

I know convertthis is horrible and I cringe every time the printer asks. However, my team builds our files in InDesign and supplies print PDFs. The printer opens the PDFs in Illustrator or a program ...
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Why is my label so dull?

I'm unsure of why my label's golden/brown colour is so dull. It's in and was created in CMYK, the PDF was outputted to press quality. It's being printed digitally. (It's a small run of labels.) I've ...
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Indesign CS6 print one page

I find it impossible to print only one page of a document. I select a page in the page menu, right click, but there is no option for print page. How do I fix that?
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Better way to handle colors for printing

I am paper bag manufacturer, on daily basis we are dealing with graphic designers and printing operators. Often I am receiving orders for 2-color or 3-color printing. I conveyed the same message to ...
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How can i make shoe patterns in alphabets in Adobe like following image?

I want to design this poster but couldn't figure out how can I make shoe designs inside alphabets and change color texture in alphabets?
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Editing photos for CMYK printing

This question is a follow-up on this earlier question here As I am attempting on printing a photo-magazine in black and white, I am losing rich blacks in my photos when converting them to CMYK and ...
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Print deep blacks in CMYK photo magazine

I am very much a novice when it comes to working with printing and colour values and I am using InDesign for the first time. I am working on an all black and white photographic magazine, which will ...
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Cutting machine can't read vectors with strokes

I made some jersey prints for a friend's team, and I was contacted by a guy from the t-shirt printing place saying that they can't proceed with the shirts because the machine that cuts the vinyl that ...
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Best way to email huge .ai file (2GB) for printing?

I have 2 large artwork files about 2GB each that I need to email to a factory for professional production & printing. Each file was created in Adobe Illustrator with a mix of photos and vector ...