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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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What type of cardboard to use for a liquor box?

We designed a label and a box for a cognac (vinjak), the full bottle weighs around 1.3 kg . The printing company my client chose (in another country) wants to know which type of cardboard (or which ...
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Printing on several pages with GIMP [duplicate]

I have an image with size of 3330 x 4889 px (300 dpi). How to print it on several standard A4 pages (210 mm x 297 mm) with help of gimp?
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should i use low width and height instead of paper size [duplicate]

I have to do poster 7 feet X 3 feet poster. but i create new page with this size the file size is too large and my computer is slowing to edit photoshop. should i do with 7 inches and 3 inches with ...
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how to save a distressed text effect logo for print with a dark background

I designed that distressed text effect logo in Adobe Illustrator CC, I know how to save it for web as PNG 24 with transparent background, so it can be used later on any background color. But I don't ...
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How to prepare for print in Photoshop

I make posters as a hobby, and usually use exclusively Adobe Illustrator. However, I'm working on a project that also requires Photoshop. My question is, how should I prepare the finished poster for ...
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How to paint book edges?

I'm binding a custom book. The edges of the text block need to be painted black. I've been experimenting with techniques but have not found the perfect one yet. The best I have so far is using ...
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Creating Flare for digital UV printing

I am looking to create a flare effect which will be printed in white ink onto a black colorplan stock. The flare will need to be seperated into two layers, the center spot, and the background flare. I ...
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How can I fix printed colour problems with images designed in Photoshop?

I design artwork in Photoshop to be sold as downloadable files for printing. However, I'm having ongoing issues with printed colour problems and seem to be going round in circles with this problem. ...
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Smallest readable font size for printed card

I'm designing a series of aides memoire for my colleagues to contain key details about our legal powers. I'm working on one version to be printed in business card format and another to be printed (...
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Should you convert or only assign a color profile when wanting to preserve color appearance?

Context: I am preparing a design to be sent off to a professional printer. I will print the exact same design on both coated and uncoated paper, requiring FOGRA39 and FOGRA47 respectively. In ...
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Why aren't there printers that use red-green-blue ink cartridges?

Why aren't there printers red-green-blue ink cartridges? I would like some well-documented articles on this because I haven't found anything comprehensive. The best I've found are this and this on ...
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Barcode Help! PDF print setup [duplicate]

I need help figuring something out. I laid out a full brochure in Photoshop CC and I am adding a barcode that was provided to me via .EPS. My printer is asking me for the barcode to be 100% black. The ...
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Designing Flash Cards in Indesign Two-Sided Document

I am designing a template for 6 2.5" x 5" flash cards on an 8.5" x 11" landscape orientation in InDesign to be printed at a print shop. There is a front and back side design and they are aligned ...
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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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How can I merge two Corel Draw files

I want to print PVC card on a Matica XID8100 retransfer printer However, I'm facing two issues: I have list of 60+ cards with the front side in one .CDR file and back side in a separate .CDR file. ...
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Cover page: is it ok to start subtitle with dash?

By far most of the research reports I read that have a subtitle start the subtitle with an uppercase letter (figure to the left below). Is there any reason why the subtitle should not start with an en ...
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How do I properly use or convert a PSD file for large format printing? [duplicate]

I have an image PSD file at 200 dpi at an image size of 11" by 11". My goal is to submit a final file for large format printing. The end product will be an 8 foot by 8 foot step and repeat banner/...
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Which format to deliver graphic work for a client that will print himself?

I am making some illustrations to deliver to a client that is going to print on items like notebooks and cups. I'm working in Illustrator, but don't know which is the best format to deliver the work. ...
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Question about Bleed Marks

If I have a series of graphics that will be printed on vinyl as a set (1 main image about 5" x 8", 3 graphics about 1" by 2" and 2 graphics about 2" x 3"). Do I send these all to a printer on the ...
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Billboards resolution [duplicate]

I have one question maybe you can help. I will print two designs for two billboards with dimensions 10m x 4m and the other one is 8.02m x 4.05m. Im working at 1:10 scale. How many ppi/dpi should my ...
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Can anyone tell me why this object in illustrator is changing over other colors depending on PDF output?

This illustrator object is in CMYK, in a CMYK document, at a Normal / 100% transparency setting. When the file is exported in High Quality Print it displays correctly on screen, but prints similarly ...
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i am trying to add an image into another image…like say a piece of furniture into a picture of a room [closed]

I am trying to add an image into another image. As an example, a piece of furniture into a picture of a room. I have a picture or image of a picture on a wall in a room, and I am wanting to add a sofa ...
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Pantone gradients methods without causing breakout

Customer orders a 2 color PMS print. Black and PMS 801 C. Provided art is a CMYK gradient. Example below. In the next example below, converting the gradient to Black and PMS Blue not only looks ...
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Large format size for Illustrator CS6 [duplicate]

So I am trying to design a back wall design 6000mm x 4500mm >236.2in x 177.2in Illustrator CS6 say that is to large. Any way around this cause the size calls for the size i listed in mm and inches. ...
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Preparing a vector for a large print

I've got a design that needs to be printed for an 4' by 8' window decal. The design is entirely vector, so I know that it can be resized, but what I don't know is how I should save it. Should I just ...
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RGB and Palette Colors in GIMP [closed]

I am learning GIMP since I've started to print my t-shirts. My question is how can I keep the colors of an image after Maximize RGB? For example for an image with a rainbow, I am taking out the ...
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Misaligned Images when printing on same piece of paper [duplicate]

I have a question regarding printing images side by side on the same piece of paper at different times. I will first print an image on the paper at an exact location using photoshop, i will then ...
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I have a PDF FILE that is A1 size but my printer only prints to A3 size. I need to print the poster at actual size on 4 x A3 sheets, how do i do this? [duplicate]

I have a PDF FILE that is A1 size but my printer only prints to A3 size. I need to print the poster at actual size, tiled to print on 4 x A3 sheets...how do i do this? My goal is to print on A3 and ...
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Problem placing an A4 PSD into InDesign

I have a CV Photoshop templated I bought from Graphicriver which, according to the author comes in A4 format. Carefully I've edited it to my needs, but maintaining its canvas size. After finishing it, ...
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How to only scale a certain part of a logo in Inkscape?

I have stumbled upon a problem regarding the creation of a logo for a Piaggio vehicle (the truck below). Because of the grooves I want to scale a certain part of the logo and make it look good when ...
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How to print upside down on even pages in InDesign?

I am working on an InDesign document with 6 pages but every second (even) page needs to be printed upside down, as it will be displayed as a flip chart style. How can I set up InDesign so that I won't ...
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How to merge multiple files to one, placed next to each other in Illustrator CS6

I have bunch of QR codes and bunch of serial numbers associated with these codes. I need to print a lot of tickets, each having different QR code and corresponding serial number on them. So far I ...
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What can one do with a collection of unused, quality digital art/graphics? [closed]

TL;DR I’m looking for ideas as to what to do with a large collection of over 1,000 similarly sized and shaped raster graphics. I've been very interested in image processing and graphic design for ...
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Business card offset printing

I designed my business card in illustrator (3.5" x 2"), my colors are CMYK process colors, someone told me I should separate the colors before sending it to the printer, is that right? or that is the ...
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Margins changing from InDesign to PDF?

What am I doing wrong? When I save my InDesign file as a PDF the margins are different when I open the PDF and off when I print. They are correct in ID. Why would they be different? Here is the ...
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When CMYK art contains white objects on a colored background, do I need to knock-out white?

I have to design a printed poster (cmyk) for a trade show. It will be in Adobe Illustrator. The copy is all white and the logos in it are too (well, one logo is all white with some 'less opaque' 50% ...
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InDesign - Content going into other page? [closed]

I just made myself a 18 page InDesign document to print. Then I drew Graphic Frames that line up to the page edges and placed my images (Using File > Place.. or CTRL + D) in the graphic frames. When ...
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How do you a get graphic both in front of and behind text like this?

I hope someone can help me. I know about Object, Arrange and text wrap and all that, but I still cannot figure out how to get an object to go both in front of and behind text at the same time as in ...
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Hi-res billboard design print specs

I'm tasked with designing the FIRST billboard for our store. I'm excited and I have the design all set, but I wanted to know if I've done this right. The specs are as follows: Size: Final Trim (...
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Help! What color palette should i send to printer: CMYK or Pantone? [closed]

I'm totally newbie in printing production and now I need to print something that requires high color correction (be as close as possible to the colors on design file). So what color palette should i ...
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How heavy should ink coverage be for a custom CMYK rich black?

In recent jobs, I have skewed away from pre-mixed rich black formulas in favour of making a black that fits dominant colours in the publication. For example, in a publication with a dominant full ...
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Illustrator - communicating with printing company

I want to send some artwork (signs) to a printing company - about 20 designs, with varying quantities printed. Each sign is on it's own artboard in illustrator. What is the best way to clearly ...
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How do I get printer marks in Inskscape 0.92?

Yeah, as the title says - how can I get printer marks in inkscape 0.92? Found this https://itstillworks.com/12597955/how-to-add-bleed-marks-to-inkscape which says: Click the "Extensions" menu, ...
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If I edit a design from PDF in Acrobat Pro DC, is it print ready without further steps?

The original PDF (which I want to edit) has previously been sent to a printing company with successful results. The PDF was sent in CMYK color mode so colors post print were as expected. If I edit ...
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Print resolution when Photoshop shows pixels per inch not dpi [duplicate]

I am about to send some sketches which I have scanned and and tidied up in Photoshop. My scans were 300dpi at the scanner. I've checked by docs and they all say 300 pixels per inch. Here's an ...
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Adobe Illustrator - equal bleed on multiple documents [closed]

I'm working on a design, that needs to be printed in multiple sizes (mostly in 4:5 ratio, sizes from 8x10 to 32x40 inches). Each printed design should have 0.25'' bleed on each side. Design will ...
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Print Preview showing bottom gap when set to scale to fit. Why?

With SketchApp, I used A4 artboard preset and exported to PDF. When i see print preview of that pdf, it shows like this:
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What is the best colour scheme to use for a shirt design, CMYK or RGB?

What is the best colour scheme to use for a shirt design, CMYK or RGB?
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Indesign CS4 Page number in print dialogue reverting to all

I have CS4 on an iMac (2011) running El Capitan. My old computer had CS1 loaded on an older iMac (2008) running Leopard 10.5. On the old computer I could print a specific page in Indesign CS1, make ...
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Colours in InDesign different in Illustrator

I've created a logo in Illustrator CC for print in CMYK color mode. I've saved it as a PNG to import into my flyer I'm creating in InDesign. However, the colors appear different. The logo in ...