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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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Best CMYK export option

I am a children's book designer writer. I am trying to format my first picture book for printing. I have worked the images in RGB, but thought I should convert in Affinity before sending to printing....
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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 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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How to print/set-up A4 landscape saddle stitch in InDesign?

I'm pretty new to all this so bear with me. I want to print a portfolio for a school assignment and I want it to be saddle-stitch binding. I also want the Portfolio to be A4 landscape. I've seen a ...
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Twitter/X Logo Character 𝕏

My question may have more to do with font creation than graphic design. Those of you who have used Twitter/X a lot may have noticed that sometimes people type a special character in their posts or ...
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Any freeware programs for CMYK .tiff?

So, I'm a grad student trying to submit a scientific paper for publication. One requirement is that all graphs need to be .tiff with CMYK colors. Graphs were made in R and Inkscape, and that's pretty ...
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Drop Shadows to an object not printing correctly-Corel Draw 2024 Windows 10

I have searched considerably on various forums etc for a solution to this issue but have had no success yet. Would seem so far that it could be an issue with cheaper laser printers. The printer I have ...
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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 (...
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Issues with large scale print

I'm in dire need of your vast knowledge as I'm stuck with large issue. I'v been trying to research this problem as much as possible but at this moment I hit the wall without proper solution. Let me ...
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Removal of a specific colour from a photo

I am trying to print a photo onto basswood using sublimation. I then cut it to make a jigsaw. My problem is that the colour of the wood is "yellowing" the image once printed. I realise I ...
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How do I create a 3D perspective floor graphic effect in Illustrator for print?

I am looking to create a 3D effect 2D printed floor vinyl like the attached picture in Adobe Illustrator. Any help would be appreciated.
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Reproducing the darkness of printed type

When I use a typeface I have seen in print and output the copy on my laser printer, the type is always lighter than what I saw in print. I assume this is because offset printing causes some spread of ...
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Two-sided printing: exact positioning?

I have designed some fancy cards (80mm x 48mm), and I would like to print them on both sides of a sheet of paper now (5x2 per A4 sheet). Naturally, both sides of the print need to coincide exactly. ...
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How to maintain individual colors when duplicating or grouping in Inkscape?

How do I keep individual objects, each a different color, from changing to a single color when I duplicate or group? It is an SVG file in Inkscape This is a purchased file. When I group, duplicate, ...
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Efficient way to Manual tile print from InDesign?

I've been manual tiling large documents in a way that just seems so long winded to me – I'm thinking there must be a more efficient method?! This is what I've been doing: Work out the print area of ...
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Making free Munsell color chip sheet

Munsell color reference chips are really useful for painters but awfully expensive. It should be easy to create a sheet that can reliably be printed on most printers though, shouldn't it? I.e a PDF ...
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InDesign: Convert RGB to CMYK for clean gray colors

When I convert gray color swatch from RGB to CMYK InDesign transmit that as a mix of C, M, Y, K. How can I convert that values to K only? The goal is to get clean gray colors on print output. ...
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How do I convert my design from a rectange to a different shaped template before printing?

Client asked me to prepare a rectangular design for their new stubby coolers. After the design was approved, they have decided to add a second option for schooners. I am not sure how to go about ...
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I need to size this logo to 20" width and add bleed and crop marks. Please help!

I need to know how to resize the logo below to 20" width and then add crop and bleed marks so that I can send this to a printshop to be printed and cut out at the specified size.
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Recommended text width, text height, and margin values for 5.5" x 8.25" book

I plan on self-publishing a book with dimensions with a width of 5.5", a height of 8.25", and using the font Cardo. Can anyone suggest, generally speaking, numerical values for the (1) text ...
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Darkened and less saturated photos when exporting in pdf for print

As I am preparing my photos to be printed for the first time I wanted to ask for your advice. Let me explain what I did and what I am not sure of. at first I changed profiles from RGB to CMYK FOGRA39 ...
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Sending EPS/AI file to Printing company

When sending an eps to a client for printing. Is the a something I should do to the file? For example change the file information, lock the file from editing, etc. Protecting my design, etc?
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Best way to add bleed to outline of image - Photoshop CC

Wanting to add bleed to this image. I've so far made a cut line in illustrator and am wondering if there is a way like content aware in which I can create more image but only around the outline? I was ...
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How do I tile print unusual aspect ratios?

If you had only an A4 printer without a tile printing capability, and you needed to create a 47 x 49 cm tiled print of an image, the original aspect ratio of the image, how would you proceed to ...
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How to create a box around in-line text?

I am looking for a way to create this type of boxes (like "uncommon", "evocation", "magical" in the image below) around text. Mostly this text would be on a separate line,...
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What resolution should a large format artwork for print be?

For wall-sized graphics and large banners (e.g. 3m × 5m), what is an acceptable PPI for print? As I understand it 300 ppi is the typical for 'small' artworks (esp. for clean text resolution). However, ...
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Large format export

I am tasked with retouching a variety of decorations to be used across small and large format print (up to 2000H x 3000mm W). What would be the best export, resolution and size settings to use? I am ...
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Pros and cons of threading text frames over columns in InDesign?

I've recently learnt about threading text as frames and started using it - but when would it be better than a text column or table? I understand you'd use columns for something like newspaper ...
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How to setup ID badges for double-sided printing using Fiery Impose

Note: The answer does not have to involve Fiery Impose. I am only looking for a way to setup double-sided 4x3 badges for printing. I realize the question is pretty specific for the software I am using ...
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How to keep the colour of a logo visually the same on digital platforms and on print?

The design is to be printed on product packagings and also to be on the client’s social media profiles. The goal is for their customers to see the same colour visually in both places. When designing, ...
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Is there any way I can get my cyan printed correctly?

I am writing a book about indefinite integration and I want to use some color (especially in graphs). So, I figured I would use my favourite color, which is cyan (#00FFFF), and in the computer it ...
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Photo currently in Figma file - how to use it for print / Illustrator?

I'm looking to print a photo as part of Illustrator Artwork I'm creating - the photo is currently in a Figma file, though, and I see that I cannot export it in TIFF format. What would be the best way ...
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How should I lay out cards for print?

i'm in the process of making a deck of flashcards, there's around a hundred of them. the image on each card and it's corresponding back is different. what is the most efficient way to prep my cards ...
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Is there a term to refer to both page headers and page footers in desktop publishing?

In desktop publishing, is there a single term to refer to both page headers and page footers? (It's Ok if the term includes other elements, but it should exclude body text.)
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Indesign: printing on bleeds to reveal a text or image

I was wondering if there were any ressource online or script for realizing this type of printing (Hyperreality and Panorama) on a book's bleed using Indesign. Reference I think this would require a ...
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Using png files in illustrator for printing invitations

I purchased some pictures to use on party invitations, it said all files are 300 dpi, RGB, transparent background. They are a png file type I have opened the file in AI and copied the parts I want to ...
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How to get fore-edge printing on indesign?

I need to get a book printed like this. How to get it in InDesign?
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Standard sheet sizes for bleeds

Are there standard sheet sizes for bleeds? My small printer can print slightly larger than A4, which would allow me to print things with bleeds and trim them—if only I could find paper that were A4 ...
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Is it possible to print anything over foil-print?

Is it possible to print anything over the foil print or would you need to mask the foil and fill in the colours? For example - this packaging design: https://www.prettylittlething.com/isle-of-...
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Offset printing 4 color text vs only tint of black

I'm setting up a process color offset printed letterhead and I have found thin 8pt (Acumin Pro Light) text--address line--set as a 4-color break (C38 M29 Y24 K5). Is it better to convert this to a ...
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How can I simulate a 300DPI printout on a 600DPI printer?

So I have 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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Color management for printing on foil packaging

I recently worked on a foil packaging design project on Illustrator, but the colors on the end product are very off. Everything seems way off and a lot less sharp, what are some tips and pointers for ...
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Is 300+ DPI Overkill?

I have a series of Artwork, digitally stored, where I am looking to print them off as Giclee Prints. Never created Giclee Prints before, I have spent time looking at what constitutes a Giclee Print. ...
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How do people measure the quality of offset printing?

I would need to measure the quality of a printed material in an offset printing procedure. There is any kind of points per square inch or something similar? I cannot find any kind of information ...
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How do I get printer marks in Inskscape 0.92?

Yeah, as the title says - how can I get printer marks in inkscape 0.92? Found this https://itstillworks.com/12597955/how-to-add-bleed-marks-to-inkscape which says: Click the "Extensions" menu, ...
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How are French Grande size(47" x 63") movie posters printed?

I'm really curious, what kind of printing press were used to print the French movie posters to 47" x 63"?
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What program is best for what I'm after - procreate, Adobe Fresco, other?

I need to create illustrations for a book I'm working on that I will be able to print at A4 size (maximum) in high quality of colour, but also use these same illustrations for images on my website. I’...
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What should I do when you find out a client went to another designer to change the finished design?

My client seemed happy with my final design for a set of labels for supplements. Honestly, I felt a little rushed at the end of the final edits. We were trying to figure out how to portray the flavors ...
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What are the best practices while printing digitally created PDFs?

I am supposed to take printouts of a few of my assignments which I had submitted digitally. I created those PDFs using (Lua)LaTeX. I don't understand the technicalities of printing much, but I have ...
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Recommended method or software to make spinner tokens

Shown is a prototype from a hybrid board game/RPG featuring poker chip-like tokens that are spun to receive numeric results. Different tokens may have different ranges of values on them, and I may ...

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