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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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'...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Strange lines appear ONLY IN PRINTING (business card illustrator)

I have a problem when printing a .pdf business card designed with Illustrator. All fonts are outlined and all images are rasterized. When I open the .pdf those small lines doesn't appear. When I print ...
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Align PDF pages on output page

Is there a way (/software) that allows pages of a PDF document to be positioned and scaled on an output page? In most printing dialogues it is only possible to choose a scaling and whether to ...
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The top of my PDFs print with a purple hue, the bottom prints normally

I am printing a PDF file created in Photoshop CS6 with a greyish (though not totally greyscale) image on the top and bottom of the page. When I receive my prints the top image has a purple hue while ...
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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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Color profiles problem

I have this problem working on a geological map on Arcgis 10.5, the thing is I have to do the layout of the map (leyend, cross section, etc) in Illustrator due it is a more versatile software to draw, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to setup a book's pages for press printing in InDesign/Illustrator?

i have to setup output of a 500 page's book for press printing. i want to know about forma setup in InDesign/Illustrator. Image for understanding my question TIA
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What Schaedler Precision Ruler Should I get

I need to invest in the Schaedler Precision Rules, but am not sure which one(s) to get. There are basically 4 different ones. I was considering A and D, but then was thinking I could get by with A and ...
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Illustrator PDF Version Question

I have a question about PDF versions. I have a bunch of PDFs that are saved as version 1.3. I realize that's an ancient version but thats not my call haha. When I open them and make any changes and ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Photoshop: auto edit and update text

I designed a Cabinet Security Card artwork, is there a way to have these cards automatically numbered from 1 to 100?
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How do I print to a specific size and have items accurately positioned on the image?

This may seem like an odd question but here it goes... I've built an 'arcade machine' and would like to design and print a photo-quality sheet to go on the control panel. The control panel has lots ...
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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 ...