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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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My client insists that editing her text is part of the design process

My client is selling a medical product with specialized text specific to her industry. She had provided me with features and benefits. There were about 10 items. When she received the graphics she ...
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Why is Corbel listed as bad font for body text in Butterick's Practical Typography?

We are creating branding guidelines for a nonprofit voluntary organization. Only around 10 people will create content, but a lot more people will need to be able to view documents and publications ...
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Free editor to render a custom logotype on different goods?

I need a free editor (online or offline) to apply a logo on different goods, like pens, t-shirts, cards and so on. UPDATED I don't need to draw a logotype, I have it already. Just I need a some tools ...
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Designing and printing notebook covers

I am currently designing notebook covers and I am looking to print them by myself at home. I just would like to know if anyone has any experience with printing notebook covers and if there is a ...
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How would you guys achieve this broken drywall effect? What elements would you use? [closed]

I'm curious to know how you guys would achieve that "hole in the wall" drywall. What elements would you use?
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High Resolution Images

Is it at all possible to turn a low res image of 3" x 5" inches to a high res image of 32" x 81" inches?
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How do magazines and newspapers allocate ad space to perfectly fill each issue?

Magazines and newspapers have ads of different sizes and different issues of the same publication don't always have the exact same template each issue, so I assume they layout the different sections ...
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How can I achieve this gradient/halftone look with either illustrator/photoshop ready for Tshirts

So I have this design I need to emulate and I am stuck scratching my head after hours of trying to simulate it. Its the red garage door / 80's shutter look Im after, but it also needs to have that ...
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Preparing graphics for halftone printers

If you are preparing graphics for printed materials to be sent to a black and white printer(not a grayscale) that uses halftones to reproduce grayscale, is there anything I can do to optimize the ...
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Print out PNG image on transparent sheet

I have created two PNG images with 0.4 opacity, which I want to print out on transparent plastic paper, purpose is to see lower sheet text and images show little bit clear from the above printed sheet....
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Exporting PDF with 3mm bleed moves images up and down

I have a dot on a transparent paper and a map beneath it. The red dot marks the exact location on the page, exactly placed on the same red dot on the map. The red dot position is perfect in Indesign ...
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How to identify and understand the principles of a design?

I am having a hard time identifying different principles of design in action. It is hard for me to identify the relationship between different elements on a page and to know what approach was used to ...
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Maintaining curves within logo

I have the following logo... I need to adjust the "3" so that the curves used for the 3 are proportional and the same degree of arc as the other curves. Currently, the arcs within the 3 appear ...
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How to execute a large-scale illustration? Scaling up pen-work [duplicate]

I'm an illustrator and designer, and I'm the in-house designer for a PR Agency. One of the clients wants me to illustrate an elevator wrap. So, the scale will be 4.5ftx8ft. I've never done an ...
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Screen printing gold [closed]

Let me just start with saying I am really a beginner printing wise :) Client wants a logo to be screen printed on apparel. For the time being he will print it on vinyl and later he will do some ...
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Printing large billboard signs in indesign [duplicate]

I am wondering how to print large billboard signs? Is it usually done in InDesign? What does the scale percentage mean? I’m assuming we don’t put the true billboard size in InDesign as it will be ...
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Is it necessary for me to have an email address in lower case

I'm designing a flyer which has an email address on it. Is it necessary for me to have the email address in lower case? Or can I have it in upper case to put more emphasis? I did my research on ...
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Why would a commercial printer require all text to be outlined?

I have been working on a 50+ page commercial booklet at work. The InDesign file contains a lot of text and linked psd and ai files. Since I've finished it and gotten it all approved I was told to get ...
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How can I simulate a 300DPI printout on a 600DPI printer?

So I had a 600-1200dpi printer but we wanted to get a 300dpi output because we wanted a rougher dots for screenprinting film. Is there any workarounds or settings I can use to get a 300dpi output ...
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InDesign - background/shape color doesn't match the color indicated in the tool bar

I had a spread with light blue color background, but somehow every time I add an image to any image box on the spread, the background color darkened into a darker blue. So I unlock the background box (...
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black and white image prints purple-ish when transparency is changed in InDesign [closed]

I have a black and white jpg placed on the page in InDesign CC. I'd like it to be a faint image behind text, so I changed the transparency to 20% but it prints with a purple-ish hue. I edited the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...