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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Printing a PDF page in A0 poster

I have a poster that I want to print in A0 size. For technical reasons, the output PDF file unfortunately is currently not in A0 size. How can I print this poster in A0? Should I first convert it to ...
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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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What material should I use for Ice Cream Price Board which needs attached to suspended ceiling above Ice Cream counter [on hold]

I'm designing an Ice cream price board to be attached from suspended ceiling above ice cream counter. Could anyone please advise on what material I should print this on for it to hang from ceiling, ...
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Gate fold leaflet - How to set up indesign document?

There are no presets for creating a gate fold leaflet in InDesign. What is the best way to set one up? The size of the leaflet will be A5 when closed. The attached image shows an example of what I'm ...
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Identifying printing quality issues

I have just received some business cards that I ordered to a local copy shop (not a printing house). The result is acceptable, but it doesn't look very professional. It is 87x54.5 mm, while the ...
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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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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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Why does my Print exclude some shades of Black? [on hold]

I have just printed the below image, as an exercise in understanding Pixels and Colour Management: Image Properties: Pixel Dimensions: 2875px by 2221px; Document Size: 4.792" by 3.702"; 600 Dots ...
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What is a “cromalin”?

I've been asked by a client to design a full page advertisement for a catalog. The specs I received mention that beside a PDF of the page we should also supply "imperatively a cromalin: Without a ...
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CYMK to RGB conversion for repro

I'm a photographer and I recently shot a food cook book. We did over 100+ shots. The client asked me for CYMK files with a specific colour profile. We processed them as CYMK and my assistant spent a ...
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How is Illustrator overprint preview calculated?

I'm trying to plan an art print, and I need to use overprinting to reach the colors I'm after. For the most part, Illustrator's multiply blend mode seems to function the same as the overprint preview. ...
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Illustrator: how to only export artwork inside the artboard and ignore what falls outside

I need to export what I created to a jpeg for print. The image you see below was created in a new file by first creating a 3.5 x 2.5 file which automatically made a white canvas. I made my design ON ...
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InDesign: correct page order for printing tri-fold brochure

I have designed a trifold brochure spanning 6 spreads in InDesign using individual pages. My print-shop tells me I have to arrange them into two pages (each containing three of my spreads), one being ...
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Pantone to RGB print on fabric?

QUESTION 1 I've done quite a bit of a research, but I can't wrap my head around Pantone colours. I understand that this is a "system" for achieving exact colours. But how is this achieved? I assume ...
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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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Should I keep a 1:1 scale for a vehicle wrap vinyl print made in Photoshop?

I'm busy with my first vehicle wrap design - and I don't know what size to make my design in Photoshop CS6 - the width of the "bakkie" is 4436mm x 1300mm. If I use that in Photoshop the file size is ...
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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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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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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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What are the branches of Graphic Design

Does anyone know what is the full-branch of Graphic Design and the title for the person doing it. Graphic Design |- Web Design - Web Designer |- Illustration - Illustrator |- Photo Manipulation - ...
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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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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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Illustrator graphics for word doc

I need to place graphics from Illustrator into word. Every time I save as png or wmf the size is smaller than the actual size in Illustrator. Does anyone know what to do to get the word placement to ...
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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 ...
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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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Illustrator - Print copies with sequential numbers

I have an Illustrator document, which has a text field with a number. How do I print X copies of it, so each copy has a different sequential number on it, say from 0000 to X ?
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Adobe Illustrator not printing layers

I have created a plat map for my job. Problem is, I have multiple layers for advertisements, a map, my rulers, & borders. I have been trying to print this map for 2 days & it will NOT print ...
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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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How to print white illustration in black box on white paper?

I'm trying to print a white flower design inside a black box which will be printed on white photo paper on an Epson SC P5000 printer. I would like the white designs inside the box to appear as ...
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Print: png or pdf? Size?

I am sure this question has been asked many times but I can't find it, here it is: I am exporting from photoshop an image, 300dpi, I had set the image size at 2480x3508 px thinking it was A4, but the ...
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What is “folio leading”?

I have the following exercise: And here is a demonstration of how to apply those typography rules: I am not familiar with the term folio leading and cannot find anything useful on it on the Internet....
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Double sided letterhead design with heavy ink coverage on the reverse

I have a question for seasoned graphic designers. I'm designing a logo and a stationary including the letterhead. The back of the letterhead uses a very dark background. The question is, is it risky ...
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Correct white to use in spot color knockout

Should one use Paper White C0 M0 Y0 K0 or 0% of a spot color when doing a full white knock out of said spot color? Also, if the white knockout spans more than one spot color, does the same apply?
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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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ink / laser printer at the same time? [duplicate]

I have printed an image with my ink jet printer, an now I want to add some foil on it, for this I need to print on top of it with a toner, however when I put the image on my laser printer it is never ...
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How to get texture finish on packaging

Dear professional designers, I have questions regarding to creating packaging texture. I am intersected in creating a packaging design with a little paper texture. See 2 example below. I was ...
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Is it possible to print designs with huge resolution?

I have a question what that nobody seems to know the answer to. I have to make small stickers with ingredients lists (100mmx50mm), i know i should use illustrator but all i have is photoshop. The ...
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Have Pantone Number, Now How Do I Find In Illustrator? [duplicate]

I have selected a Pantone color from a Pantone book, let's say 285 C, now I want to make my artwork to that Pantone color and ready for print. How do I go about it?
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Print resolution standards - has anything changed?

I have recently been asked a few times by printers to supply higher than standard quality files without a good explanation to why (aside from saying that the file size seems too small - but we all ...
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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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Converting from CMYK to RGB (to work with it), then back to CMYK

I am trying to make designs for printable products (shirts, mugs, phone cases, ...). I heard about the issue of the RGB and CMYK colors when printing. I am using Inkscape for my designs as it is a ...
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What are PW and PD units?

I need to create an ad, and these are the specs I was given: 1/8 Page FC w/eLink, Horizontal, 3.333" x 2.166", 20.0000 PW x 13.0000 PD - Full Color I was told the 20.0000 PW x 13.0000 PD were pixel ...
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How to Force HP LaserJet Color M475 Printer to Print at Lower Than 600 DPI

I am printing stereograms (like in those Magic Eye books you've likely seen). I can generate them at DPIs ranging from 30 DPI to 300 DPI. My HP LaserJet Color M475 printer insists on printing them ...
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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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Which software should I use for poster designing

Current I have to use two softwares for poster designing. The text I have to write in corel draw and then I export it in eps and then use Photoshop to give some text effects like bevel shadow etc. ...