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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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How do I perfectly align geometric designs that are printed on clothing?

So I'm designing a hoodie for an event; I would like to create an abstract geometric/network pattern that wraps around the sleeves and the hood, such as in the rough sketch attached. I'm planning to ...
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Inconsistent duplex printing with different printers

I have a double sided PDF that needs the front and back to align (mostly) perfectly. This PDF will be downloaded by random people who will take it to random printers, and I'd like to ensure it's ...
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Print painting from iPad Pro?

I'd like to print some paintings I draw on my iPad Pro and frame them to give as gifts. I normally draw with pens and brushes and I'm learning to draw digital paintings. I have no experience in ...
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What type of paper is used for mass-produced posters?

I'm looking to order prints of some artwork, and I'd like the paper to be the same or similar type used for mass-produced posters, such as movie/sports/music posters (by companies such as Trends ...
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Maintaining superscript from word to inDesign

Is there a way to maintain superscript when copy/pasting from word to inDesign?
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Muddy blacks when litho printing video grabs

I need to litho print video grabs and want to avoid muddy blacks - any tips welcomed - thank you.
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What is this kind of halftone called?

This is a fairly common print method and it probably has a name. How this is achieved is useful but it's name is more relevant.
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Change the CMYK value of black in a photo

I am making a billboard design and getting it ready for print, the background needs to be solid black C:100%, M:100%, Y:100%, K:100%. Problem is that on top of that I am placing a black and white ...
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How to convert PSD file to CDR with all layers and vectors?

I have a huge problem. I made a design for a packaging with Adobe Photoshop. Now the printer wants to have the design in CDR and not in PSD. I have already converted the PSD to AI and then opened ...
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Photoshop: how to print logo without a gray background

I've tried a lot of different things already: inversed it, added a layer mask, trimmed the transparent pixels and deleted the background. It still prints with a gray background to my image. What can I ...
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How can I print graphics on a roll of tape with a printer?

I want to save money by printing my own repeated graphic on a long strip of reinforced water-activated paper tape (the stuff Amazon uses). I just don't know if I can create a file with the dimensions ...
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Strategies to get into a design agency as an in-house designer

I went to a design school and have advanced diploma. But have not further my studies due to financial issue. I’m currently working as an in-house graphic designer in a printing company for almost five ...
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Bind the content to the outline in Illustrator

I created a rectangle into Illustrator CC and I putted inside it a print in a right position. I would to move that rectangle but the print moves. Is it possible to bind the print to the rectangle's ...
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What should stationery include?

I am trying to organize my client folders and one of them is stationery. I am hoping to hear some advice on what you think stationery includes. Would it be only business cards, letterheads, and ...
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Any standard size for a signature and/or logo on invoices or receipts?

I want to make a master layout for invoices and receipts which will include a company logo and signature of authorized person in (png/jpeg format). So what should be or what is the standard size for ...
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How can one design (a deathstar) on a sphere?

I'm trying to design a death star like image in 10 gores to be printed out as stickers and be applied on a perfect sphere. I first tried to design a simple flat deathstar image: And use a program ...
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Glossy black logo on matte black background

I remember seeing high-fashion packaging with black-on-black printing; but, the difference was with only the finish. Normally, I see gold-on-black, or silver. I want that same black "shiny effect" ...
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How to create an A4 trifold brochure?

I need to to know what my artboard's size be to created for a trifold brochure. For my own reference I folded an A4 paper manually. So my question is will a horizontal A4 sized artboard will do to ...
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What is the font used on this California State Park Calaveras Big Trees information sign?

As per your rules for font identification, I've followed the requirements for font-identification. Here are the find-a-font site I've tried. WhatTheFont! (Attempted) Identifont (Attempted) Serif ...
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Why is my vector files printing fuzzy?

I'm printing a document from InDesign that contains vector and raster images. My raster images print great, but my vector images are fuzzy around the edges; in some cases the edges are downright ...
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What is the best practices/ethics to follow as a graphic designer to avoid silly mistakes?

I have been working as graphic designer quite, but I have this issue that I can assure that there will be something left or error in final design or layout. And I will get to realize that when the 100 ...
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Printing photographs when job is a 2 spot color job

my client is printing a newsletter and they are using only two spot colors and neither is black. The newsletter contains photos so what are my options? Can I make the photos gray-scale and then use ...
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Client and Portfolio Advice

I'm in the rare situation where I'm a graphic designer and I don't have much of a portfolio. I've a small business making customised badges and stickers for the last 6/7 years. Lately, I've worked ...
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What is the difference between “Rasterize type layer” and “Convert to shape”?

This is my first time trying to export a photoshop file to a svg, and I was surprised to see that the font-based elements changed dramatically when I tried to export the file. The internet tells me ...
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serious RGB to CMYK issue for book printing [closed]

I´m having a serious problem with RGB to CMYK conversion on my artwork. I create all my artwork in photoshop, using images of scanned fabrics to make collages. Most of my files have many layers. Up ...
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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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In depth logo pack, dire need of advice

To start off any help is greatly appreciated I posted in the Adobe forms as well with almost no response. So I am putting together my first logo pack and like the title states, I'm confused on a few ...
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Use of illustrations of tv shows etc. in my tshirts [closed]

I have started a t-shirt company. Can i use illustrations of tv shows and movies freely on my t-shirts?
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Why should I calibrate my screen?

As both a web and print designer, I have never seen the need to calibrate my displays. Especially for web design, I wonder why I should spend several hundred euros to calibrate when I can instead test ...
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T-Shirt print resolution

I made some designs for T-Shirts and I want to print them. I want to know what's the best printing resolution for the best quality And what's the ideal type of printers should I use if I want to ...
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Do pdfs scale for printing

I have a large vector image I've drawn in adobe illustrator that at some point needs to be printed on a separate machine without access to illustrator. If I shrink the image to decrease file size for ...
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Changing pixel density from 72 to 300 dpi for print

So I need to prepare a PSD to print a 250 mm x 250 mm card. 300 dpi and CMYK. I am fairly new to this. This isn't my domain. I am just asked to do this. Now the problem is, some of the source images ...
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PNG file lifted from website for business card

I am doing a business card for my dad, and he has a website with the logo I'm going to use. Can i copy this image straight off the website as a .png file, or will this not translate nicely when it is ...
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“Print size” & “Distance from viewer” requires “What font size?” [duplicate]

I have always selected my font size by the eye or educated guess/trial and error but at this point I would like to know where I could find a chart or document with guidelines regarding what font size ...
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When is it worth it to vectorize an image for printing?

I've never done prints before, but I've worked with AI for vectoring logos for laser cutting, so I'm familiar with the concept of raster images vs vector images. I know that for a simple image (like a ...
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Smooth logo cut outs in Illustrator for design of product card

First time posting to Stack and I would identify myself as a hobbyist with adobe suites and the design world... I'm doing a product card for print in Illustrator. It was requested to have an "As ...
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Illustrator Opacity Mask and T-Shirt production

I have a design to print on a t-shirt. Some of it is a mask. How will the printer react to that kind of file and if it reacts bad, how can I as fast as possible remove those elements to keep the ...
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legal envelope size for 8.5x11 size letter?

I need to design a legal envelope (just put address and company logo) that is to be used with a 8.5x11 size letter.... what dimensions should the envelope be? also wondering if there's a template I ...
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What DPI should i use for a 1300mm x 6950mm Banner? [duplicate]

I never had the opportunity to design a banner and now a client begged me so much to get it done, and it got me confused about what resolution to use ? I had worked only with small dimensions like A4, ...
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Export PDF from Illustrator at a specific resolution

I want to export my file from Illustrator as High Quality PDF for print with VistaPrint. So I want to export, and select High Quality PDF. But the PDF quality is 600 x 800 px and I need at least 2517 ...
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Golden foil laminator

I want to use technology of golden foil which could be applied by laminator onto laser printout. Can you help me with choosing good laminator I don't plan to spend more than 100$? Maybe you have ...
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When to use bleeds, when to just add them to artboard?

Let's say for business cards, is it better to add bleeds at document setup, or to just make the artboard bigger? Personally, I've been adding the bleed to the artboard, and when saving the print ...
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Content on one page disappears after exporting a printable PDF. Acrobat won't print the document [closed]

I created a brochure in InDesign which we need to print. The problem: I export a digital version, with hyperlinks etc. and everything works fine. But as I export the same file for print using the "...
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Photoshop: which document size for a company stamp?

I have been asked to create a design for a company for their stamps that they use to validate letters and paychecks and so on. I was wondering if anyone knew if the size i do for the design of the ...
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CMYK converted color from RGB looks off

I'm creating a brand, and I used a color as the primary color. When I went on to create a paper for print with that color, I copied the HEX value into Illustrator with CMYK mode and the color looks ...
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In which format should I save the file for printing on cellophane packaging?

I have a layout with transparent parts. How can I make sure that this parts will be stil transparent after printing? Which format should I use (currently it is .ai)?
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InDesign auto numbering issue

I am working on Indesign project contains 20 pages and I applied auto numbering for pages. If I want to export pdf from my project but I want page 1 and page 20 on same spread, page 2 and page 19 on ...
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Illustrating for interpretive panels?

I've come across a project that requires me to draw plants and trees for Interpretive panels. This is a new endeavor for me and I lack ideas on how such panels are made. An example image is shown ...
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Question about bleeds from Illustrator to Photoshop

I have a vector file, created in Illustrator. I added 0.125" bleeds to it. It's all fine. However, when I export the file to PSD the guides disappear in Photoshop... and I wondered if there's an easy ...
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How to get away from always using a centered layout on my posters?

I'm currently a graphic designer for a local library who makes around 30-40 event flyers a month (actually about 15 work days, as they need done by the 3rd week and I dont get the next round until the ...