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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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Printing on glass or plastic packaging/container without a clear label

What is the name of the printing process that can be used to print directly on plastic cosmetic packaging or a glass jar? It can be a printer with metal or colour. And it is not a clear label.
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Printing a 18“ x 24” poster from a design made in Sketch

I have a design in Sketch that is 2000 x 2664 in what I'm assuming are pixels. This design is composed of 20 500x500 bitmaps (PNGs) backed by a vector rectangle. I want to print a 18" x 24" board at ...
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Icons Making Illustrator Slow

My client gave me a set of 13 icons to use in some print and web materials that I am designing for an event. They are simple one color icons with a sketchy kind of look, and the original file they ...
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scaling issues for vinyl printing

I am currently printing 30 shirts for a sports company. All of which have a different sponsorship that must conform to the 14.5cm x 4cm area. The issue I have is that if I use the same font size for ...
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Designing a structure of hierarchical blocks

I'm charged with the task of designing an invoice. My requirements say it has to have multiple blocks per month and inside each of these blocks, the cancellation part has to be divided from the ...
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Printing gradient over metallic silver

I have a logo design that contains gradient which I want to be printed on a metallic silver paper. Should I add a white plate with white gradient behind the logo but I am afraid white area will show ...
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Can't choose CMYK in Illustrator print colour management

I'm having an colour issue when printing. I've been using a Mac for the past 2 years and I never had color problems when printing. (The colours resembled the same as the ones on screen). Now I had to ...
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Is it a bad idea to use a different type of paper as continuation paper?

I'm doing an identity design for a friend who doesn't have a particularly large budget, so he wants to spend as little as possible on printing. The first page will need to be printed at a printing ...
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Why does OSX print a bolder image than Windows in Illustrator?

For those interested the solution would be to use Acrobat for printing. I've noticed that OSX prints a bolder image than windows does for text that has been converted to outlines. See the circled ...
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Size of printable file

I have to design a file in Photoshop for a leaflet, convert it to tiff and send the same for print. The size of the leaflet will be 13.9cm*21.5cm. Can anybody please tell me what will be the ...
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Flattening / Rasterizing content in InDesign for print

I have a InDesign document which contains log of graphics imported (linked) from Illustrator. I need to have this document printed. What should I do with the content to send the most appropriate file?...
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Printing a magazine from InDesign - A4 to A3

Very much a newbie on InDesign. Working with a document set to be a magazine with the facing property enabled. I would like to export to PDF (alternative welcome!) and then print it so that all I ...
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Are stickers with Holograms called anything in particular? [closed]

I'm not even sure if i'm searching for the right term. is hologram sticker how this material is called?
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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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How to make these elements transparent instead of colour? (Illustrator)

Just a quick question. I'm working on a couple of shirt designs, and I want the print to be single colour. However, There are some elements, mainly letters on top of shapes, that I don't know how to ...
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Printing on pre-printed awards certificates to complete information

I have multiple 8.5 x 11 card stock winner/participation certificates. They have a certain layout and design with a few blanks to fill out specific information. I do not currently have a soft copy ...
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How to get fore-edge printing on indesign?

I need to get print like this. How to get it in indesign?
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Waterproof Synthetic Paper Printing 30 mil+ How to?

We are developing a field guide and would like a thick card like plastic print. The thickest Synthetic paper we can find is 14 mil and 20 pt Styrene. Essentially what we are looking for is something ...
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Cannot see my A4 size artboard in Illustrator [closed]

I have just started with adobe illustrator and making a design in A4 size sheet but when I select it my whole page shows and the when I draw something it is not visible whereas in the navigation tab I ...
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Photoshop Printing and scaling

I am creating a poster 60cm height and 90cm for printing. I tried using Photoshop and set the document for 60x90cm and worked the designs. And after when I save the document in PDF for print, the ...
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What is the best process to test Pantone formulas for plastic before production?

We've been tasked with designing a plastic straw that will have a printed logo. The Pantone colour of the plastic straw (320 C) and the printed logo (7700 C) have been provided by the client, ...
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Submitting Print ready files [closed]

I need some help with regards to submitting print ready files: please help me find solution to list of queries given below: Software >> Adobe illustrator Logo Design >> 1) I select colors using ...
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Customer wants a Layered PDF?

I recently designed the layout on an album cover. Upon sending the files for print, they said that they have a problem "separating the template from the artwork" (the label provided a template to use ...
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PMS vs CMYK Logo colors

So, I designed a logo in CMYK color and printed it using EPSON printer. The colors match perfectly what I see in print and on monitor. Then I convert the logo color to PMS using Illustrator's ...
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Resolution of text effects in InDesign

Does adding text effects (drop shadows, glow, etc.) in InDesign lower the resolution of text or file when it goes to print?
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Does a sewn booklet need to be printed differently from a stapled one?

I am making a booklet. I am going to sew the pages together instead of having my printers' staple it. I am aware that when a booklet is intended for stapling, a calculation is made and the design is ...
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iPhone Screenshot Print Size

The current iPhone (non-plus models) have a screen resolution of 1334x750px. If I were to use one of these in a design, what physical printed size could I scale the screenshot to where the resolution ...
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What's with the vertical alignment of old written numbers?

I'm trying to find out why old numbers, both handwritten, printed from a printing press, and typewritten, sometimes drop down and swing upwards. They show a bit of vertical offset. 1, 2, and 0 seem to ...
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How could letters overlap in manual typesetting?

Generally speaking, ascenders and descenders should not touch each other in the text body. This is self-explanatory as it could lead to text that is difficult to read. However, Erik Spiekermann ...
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Help need on preparing 36m x 48m print [duplicate]

I ave a sticker job thats to be printed on a 137cm roll of vinyl. i will print it at 133cm (including a 4cm overlap on the right side of each panel.) What how and what programm wil be best for getting ...
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Saving PNGs in Photoshop—compression specific question

I create artwork on Photoshop and occassionally print this artwork on physical products. That said, I save all of my artwork in PNG since is of better quality and has transparency. Shen you save a ...
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Printing in micro scale

I am sorry if this is not the right website. I need to print a chess board like drawing (black and white squares). I need the printing to be in micro-scale accuracy (+-50 micron). What kind of ...
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Using a 72 ppi image in a 300 ppi print ad

I'm designing an ad for print in Illustrator. It is set to 300 ppi. I was given a bunch of logos to put in it. One of the logos I have been given is a 72 ppi PNG file. It is much larger than I need ...
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For Print: Changing a CMYK logo to gray and bringing back to CMYK (in illustrator)

I am doing a print CMYK ad piece. The logo I need to put in the ad is currently a colored CMYK .svg file. It also has a gradient in it ( which makes things more complicated). I think it will look ...
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What is the best way to create a beautiful cover page for Word? [closed]

I'm actually a computer scientist. I take a course in design right now to improve my skills to create beautiful products once I am out of university. But I am unexperienced and am just sitting here ...
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Is font hinting still relevant?

I've been Googling articles on the relevance of hinting, but most of the ones I've read are dated back to 2011 at best and the nineties at worst, which could mean they're outdated. Is hinting still ...
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Large photoshop file wont save

I have put together a large display case backdrop roughly 7'x4' with 200 resolution in photoshop which is now 21gb and it will not save! I tried compressing and saving as a tiff but it takes hours and ...
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Printer colors differ between ps/pdf draw commands and images

TL;DR: Multiple printers give different results when specifying RGB colors in draw commands or in images (/Subtype /Image streams for PDF, colorimage command in PostScript), even with specified ICC ...
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The process of setting up Baseline Grid

I've been an avid reader of the site and now asking my first question. In regards to setting up baseline grid for multi column layouts, with a mix of type and image per page like a magazine spread. ...
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I need tips on saving HUGE JPEG Files

im creating canvas artwork, at 30 inches x 40 inches. The files are huge and they need to be under 20mb for me to upload. I heard .tif files could keep the image quality as well as keeping a low ...
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How can I use software and printer technology to get the smallest possible resolution for my printouts?

I am making something that is supposed to function like a miniature projection slide. So I want to print some black figures (mostly lines and circular dots) with very small dimensions (0.3 mm and ...
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dpi vs effective dpi

When getting an InDesign file ready for print I knwo that images should be: 1. CMYK 2. at least 300 dpi 3.preferably .tiffs But if the files are less than 300dpi but due to the size of the images on ...
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Should I upload 1 file or 3?

I just discovered digital prints on etsy about a month ago and I've been scrambling for the last 3 weeks to learn everything i can about PPI/DPI, Resizing images, GIMP, pixel wxh, file formats, ...
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How do I find on demand graphic designers in the NYC area with out using an agency?

Looking for quality, on demand designs with varying skills for on demand for print design work is nearly impossible. Does anyone have a process of how they interview freelancers? How do you validate ...
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Pixellated Gradients when exporting PDF from Illustrator

I designed a business card with some graphics that have gradients, but every time I export a PDF the gradients show up pixellated. I tried setting Print > Advanced > Transparency and Overprint > High ...
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Nice OpenStreetMap rendering for print

Using map data of OpenStreetMap (OSM, openstreetmap.org), I want to create a nice map rendering for a print magazine (don't know yet whether it's going to be b/w or color). Of course, I could simply ...
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Bleeds inside an artwork (Photoshop)

I'm doing layout design for an LP cover and the record label insists to have print ready PDFs and .psd files, making use of a template they provided. They also want 3mm bleeds along the lines of the ...
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How to achieve 2 chosen hue colour separation profile?

I'm really into the ColorLibrary colour separation profiles e.g. http://colorlibrary.ch/#blue-yellow I wanted to use the blue and yellow one in a offset printed 2 colour book project, but as a ...
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Wrong colors while printing from Illustrator

I’m trying to print from Illustrator (CMYK) and it comes out red: All the blue tones appear black and everything that was either beige or grey looks like it has a red layer over it. All the colours ...
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How do I edit my photo before printing a large banner?

I have made a banner in Illustrator and I've uploaded a jpeg photo as part of it. I'm worried that once it is printed at a much larger scale, I will lose all of the quality of the image. How do I edit ...