Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 175 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

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.

3
votes
1answer
462 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
562 views

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. ...
1
vote
1answer
34 views

Rotate lots of pages InDesign

I have a booklet that is set out as a landscape orientation. This contains hundreds of pages. I need to be able to turn them all (with contents) to a portrait orientation. Is this possible?
1
vote
1answer
60 views

Reference images for complex shapes?

What do professional artists do when preparing blueprints/reference images for vehicles like this with complex shapes as you can see on its side. I am asking since I have seen a lot use ...
1
vote
1answer
372 views

InDesign: What's causing only certain letters to print incorrectly?

I have created a document in InDesign and exported it to PDF. When printing, a certain letter ('m') and number ('2') of a certain font family (Oswald) display incorrectly in the printed document. They ...
1
vote
1answer
790 views

Good printing effect for pattern packaging design

I am currently designing a tube for skincare products similar to this: The design so far has repeated patterns on the tube kind of like this: My team wants to use nude and cream color on a matte ...
0
votes
1answer
47 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

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 (...
3
votes
0answers
256 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
520 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
57 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
145 views

Can I print a booklet from an .indb instead of a .indd file

As best I can tell I can't print a booklet from an indesign book file that combines multiple indesign document files. The prepare book for printing command seems to prepare it to be printed to be ...
3
votes
0answers
89 views

Companion colormap for text highlight color

Edit: I am looking for resources (articles, books, posts) which study the choice of a single color to highlight text and a sequential color for two and three dimensional plots such that both are ...
3
votes
0answers
511 views

What's more expensive: hot foil or blind emboss?

Give a shared specification, which technique (blind emboss or hot foil) is more expensive? identical graphics same size of let's say 5 x 5 cm As far as I know, hot foils aren't that expensive, so I'...
2
votes
0answers
24 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
371 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
72 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
29 views

Why would a png with transparent background upload to a custom shirt design website with white background?

I was asked by someone if I could edit an image to have a transparent background so they could upload it and use it on a custom t-shirt design site, Custom Ink. I used the Photoshop magic wand tool, ...
1
vote
0answers
90 views

Printing complex illustrations

I make illustrations in Illustrator using 6 to 8+ colours, masks, compound path and halftone colours and typography. On the current job (Poster Illustration without text only illustration) i needed to ...
1
vote
0answers
46 views

Scratch Off Label Printing

I am looking to purchase a printer that can print scratch off material, but am having trouble finding any companies that manufacture this type of printer. Are there any consumer printers available ...
1
vote
0answers
89 views

Unfolded mesh to 3D

I have the following pattern/mesh, when glued together turns into a 6 panel cap. On this mesh I want a continues image printed like seen on a world globe. How can I place an image inside this ...
1
vote
0answers
173 views

Printing very faint lines on a laser printer

I do want to draw a grid of very faint equally spaced parallel lines on my b/w printer. I created PDFs with different methods (via a Python module / via Inkscape) but they all had the same problem: ...
1
vote
0answers
88 views

How can I print two separate cut jobs on hp latex with onyx rip?

HP Latex 360, Onyx RIP software, I have a summa plotter cutter machine. What I have found is, as I can only fit a certain size width in my plotter I have to cut down , or make sure my print file is ...
1
vote
0answers
23 views

ID CS6: Matching blacks for printing via POD services?

I'm an experienced but self-taught InDesign user. I can put a book together for print, but I've got gaps in some basics. Still, everything I've done through POD services so far has printed clean. Now ...
1
vote
0answers
433 views

Faded Color Prints

When I print from Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, etc. the colors are completely washed out. When I print from a PDF or from the web, they look fine. Anyone know anything? Print Settings: Printed ...
1
vote
0answers
71 views

Choosing the right black for laser monochrome print

Let's suppose that we have a monochrome laser printer and we want to print a project. Which is the "right" type of black described by RGB and/or CMYK values that we have to choose in our editing ...
1
vote
0answers
192 views

How small font sizes and details can I print in a risograph?

How small font sizes and details can I print in a risograph? Does it matter which model of riso machine it is? How much difference does the coarseness of the paper do? (A print test scanned with ...
1
vote
0answers
34 views

Conveying Tags / Categories in Print Design

I am soon to be working on a brochure design that kind of acts as a local business directory. The directory is split into different categories of businesses, however many of the businesses belong to ...
1
vote
0answers
135 views

What are the frequently used post-press processes in modern digital printing, to name a few?

I'm looking for alternatives to traditional printing processes to strengthen the physical aspects of digitally printed items. it seems with certain systems such as NEXPRESS Press Platform it's ...
1
vote
0answers
1k views

Make a transparent 3D sphere with objects inside

I want to build a 3d sphere as a container which has a blurred transparent surface and wrapped some objects inside. (Objects are placed on the half floor). I've created something similar, in 2D to ...
1
vote
0answers
65 views

Designing 3 Billboards

So I have to design 3 billboards and this is pretty much my first time doing it where it goes to print. I'm used to designing small scale stuff so this task is a bit daunting. I would just like to ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

Pantone Golds with black

I have a customer wanting to print gold on black stock or black on gold stock (80-100 lb) for business cards and I'm afraid it won't turn out nice, classy like what he is envisioning. I'm looking for ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

What process for applying graphics to painted plastic or metal surfaces?

I'm working on a project where I need to apply graphics to both painted plastic and metal surfaces that will be outdoors and have UV exposure. These surfaces will experience moderate wear and tear ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

How can I use a printer with duplex printing to flip pages horizontally?

An office printer had an option for automatic duplex printing, but not manual. So I had to command it to print firstly all even pages in normal order, and they ended at the paper output tray face-...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

InDesign line composing for left alignment

I see this kind of text alignment (alternation of long line/short line over and over) in many books lately. I wonder if there is any way to achieve this with a combination of specific justification + ...
0
votes
0answers
37 views

How to enumerate images on A4 print for multiple pages on Phtoshop?

I have to print some labels on an A4 paper. These labels need to be enumerated with iteration for multiple prints. About 8 labels per page, and more than 10-15 pages, depending on the requirement. I ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

10200 x 10200 pixel 300dpi jpeg canvas android

I am trying to submit an image that I've created, using the Infinite Design Studio Android app, to be printed on fabric. it needs to be a jpeg, CV 10200 x 10200 pixels at 300 dpi. However, I've tried ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Create pages dynamically in InDesign without JSX

I truly didn't find any information about it. All results just talk about dynamic content. But how do I create dynamic pages? E.g. I have a long list of products with several products on each page and ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

Bitmap (colour mode) images okay for printing?

If I have a document that contains a black & white / bitmap image, is this okay to send to print or would I need to convert it to CMYK? I'd prefer not to do the latter as it would then leave me ...
0
votes
0answers
638 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
204 views

Vinyl printing at home?

I'm looking to invest into a vinyl machine that would allow me to print stickers for my brand. I have a few questions on how it works, and overall pricing: If I want to print onto a clear vinyl with ...
0
votes
0answers
80 views

Illustrator consistently prints more saturated colors than Photoshop

If I apply the same print profiles (Epson) to print artwork from Illustrator or Photoshop, Illustrator always prints it more saturated. Both programs use same exact working space. Any ideas why that ...
0
votes
0answers
609 views

Printing onto Vellum / Tracing Paper

I need to print form a Canon Pixma 100 Pro onto vellum. Whereas other paper I've printed onto has had printing profiles available for the paper (Canon, Hahnemuhle etc), this is generic unbranded ...
0
votes
0answers
757 views

Gray background printing on transparent images. Shows only when printing from Mac, but not PC

Transparent images are assumed to be originating from a PC/Window environment, and then have a light gray background when printed in color on a mac. I am mocking up how it looks "printed". It is ...
0
votes
0answers
120 views

Illustrator Size issue : Avery® Print-to-the-Edge Oval Labels

I am new in logo designing. And I am told by my boss to design a logo which will be used as posters. He told me that the size should be : Avery® Print-to-the-Edge Oval Labels And I have no idea what ...
0
votes
0answers
170 views

How to decide output printing quality and material for an image?

Ths is my first question on this site. I need help, I have modified version of this attached sample photo from the movie promesthus. I want to print it and put it as a wallpaper on my room wall. I'm ...
0
votes
0answers
90 views

How should you design/set colors/export a document with 'equal' colors both on screen and print?

What's the best approach to create a document that is both suited for digital viewing (Monitor, iPhone, etc.) and for print? I'm creating some personal branding, which includes an invoice that will ...
0
votes
0answers
88 views

Why are two different CMYK colors printed equally?

With Inkscape, I drew two rectangles, one with CYMK 20/100/0/0 and the other with 2/56/0/43. Since those two colors are different in the CMYK color space, I expected them to print in different colors. ...
0
votes
0answers
6k views

Photoshop - converting text to smart object before printing

I just finished designing a piece which is 90%+ photography. In PSD, I had to touch up the photos and do sharpening, brightening, etc. Then I put small text captions on top of the photos. Rather than ...
-1
votes
0answers
67 views

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 ...