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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Noisy metallic looking colourful texture reproduction

I had created the below seen texture a year ago (in gimp for sure), but can't remember how I did it. I'd like to expand it in size, but cannot remember at all how I did it (was playing around). ...
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What steps I can take to make this banner less crowded or with more empty space?

I've tried many options but it's not working. Actually there are 3 groups of bottles in this banner and lots of text. So it is looking crowded. I tried small big size, placing copies here and there ...
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Do you provide prints to home users with crop marks or cutting lines for cutting with scissors?

I wonder which alternative is more useful to the home user and what the standard thickness of these are.
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Illustrator: How to print things outside of the artboard?

I'm basically trying to accomplish this: Print art that lies on AND outside of the artboard while maintaining the dimensions of the artboard when file is sent as a PDF (art outside of the artboard is ...
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Cut Marks (Interrupted rectangles in the corners)

I recently read a post explaining cut marks and their purpose. However, if they're meant as guidelines as to what has to be cut off to create a neat brochure in the right size, why are they still ...
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What is difference between overprint, pass, resolution, PPI and DPI in design printing? [duplicate]

I have read through many resources but I still don't understand what are the difference between them. Can anyone give good examples that is able for me to imagine the different and explain what is ...
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My Inkjet printer isn't printing correct results from Adobe Illustrator

Using an Epson L805, I'm having some issue with transparency when I print directly from Illustrator. When I print the below image, you can see that the ellipse shape clearly [the color of the ...
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How many inches/mm is left as margin on a standard A4 paper?

Is there a standard length of margin left that works for all printers? On my note taking app I want to know how much space to leave so that when I export to PDF and print (on HP, Brother, Epson, you ...
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open layout | file size: 530x230 bleed included scale 1:1 / 1:10* - What is meant by that?

I've received a description for a logo I have to export and don't understand what they mean. I tried to google it, but without success. The description is written as follows: "Demands are as follows (...
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have "exact" colors when printing

When you have to make a design for printing you should always use CMYK color method, but when you need to print it the result depends on the ink and the print setup used in the specific printer shop. ...
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Missing Pantone Process Magenta C?

I can't find Pantone Process Magenta C in illustrator's color books. I can find Process Yellow C, Process Blue C and Process Black C, but the magenta is missing. I have the color books updated. Does ...
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When printing, how thin is "too thin" for use of rich black vs standard blacks?

I've read up a bunch of posts about the differences and understand about misregistration, etc. I also realize it will probably vary somewhat depending on the actual printing equipment, ink, and paper ...
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variable data-set for large scale

Im trying to print sheets with multiple numbers on them. I have set up 12 variables on my file that will change from 00001 to 00012 and change with each new set from 00013 to 00024 and so on it ...
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Would it be considered as rude as full name is not visible?

I want to make two printed photos with text on them, for a marriage gift. Something like this: But both must be placed together to give complete meaning. The couple name is DEVANSHU (male) and AMRIYA ...
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Scaling leaflet up from A5 to A0 in Indesign

Is it to simply resize the PDF size, to covert all text to outlines and resize in A0 size or duplicate the Indesign file and increase all the text size manually?
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Printer won't accept file with transparency but I need to print a Pantone gradient

The printer for an event is requesting that all submitted files not include transparency but the only way I know of printing a good gradient of 2 Pantone colors is to use the overprint method. The ...
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Design size vs. actual size on Ilustrator

I don't know anything about Illustrator and I need help. If I want to design something big, may be a 24x36 inches, do I have to set the document size to that size? Can I make the board smaller but ...
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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 check total ink coverage using open source tools?

Any open source tool to check total ink coverage in PDF files (vector artwork) ?
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Novice question about a photo that I'd like to print. Original is 72ppi (2448 x 3264 pixels)

I am an artist and I have a number of photos of my paintings or other subjects that I'd like to be able to make prints of and sell. Obviously what I print has to be the best quality print I can get ...
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Can't export an object with "screen" blending from Illustrator

I need help with exporting on Illustrator :) Can't find an answer anywhere! I am trying to export a large design as PDF (press quality), and I have a layer (gradient circle) with a screen blending. I ...
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Im using CMYK/8 but my prints are still dull why is this? (Not RGB to CMYK issue)

I've created my artwork for wedding invites in Photoshop (CMYK/8), placed them in an InDesign doc and when I print the colours, they are coming out exceptionally dull to the point the colours look ...
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Web Safe AND CMYK (U.S. Web Coated v2) swatch

I was curious if there such a thing exists such as a swatch of the intersection set of web-safe and cmyk compliant colors? Is there an adobe swatch library for this? My reasoning being to limit myself ...
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How to screen print a design in Illustrator with a gaussian blur effect?

I am new to the screen printing world and I have a design I'm having trouble printing the color separations for. I noticed the gaussian blur effect is not printing on the color separations. I also ...
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Use Google fonts for printing [duplicate]

Can I print the User Guide using Google fonts legally? In particular, Roboto.
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Preview printing on transparent material in Photoshop or Illustrator

Been looking all over for a smart solution to this, but so far I haven't found anything. I'm UV printing on transparent glass. As the UV printer does not print 'white' nor is there a white background ...
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Is it worth converting from SWOP V2 to FOGRA39?

I'm currently in the middle of designing a poster, and obviously want to avoid major surprises with colour when it comes to going to the printers. However, I definitely can't afford any of the colour ...
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What are the differences between gloss, matte and silk paper?

I've decided to print my flyers with a thickness of 250 gsm for a luxurious feel, but can't decide what type of paper to go with. I'm leaning towards gloss paper, both to increase the luxuriousness ...
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Match InDesign [Black] in Illustrator

Is there a color swatch in Illustrator that I can use that will match up to InDesign's default [Black] swatch so that preflight in InDesign will see them as a single ink instead of two separate inks? ...
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Confusion about how bleed works

I'm designing a flyer, but having trouble fully understanding the concept of bleed. I've read countless articles on the subject, and have setup a 3mm bleed which my background extends into while my ...
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What if I used Segoe UI for printing?

As I understand it, they have a license that applies only to web versions, an interface, or another digital output. But what if I want to print a few books or instructions?
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How to fix a low quality glitter texture in Illustrator?

I'm using Illustrator to make a mockup for flyer. I want to add a glitter effect on heading, but when I apply the grain effect, it becomes very pixelated, doesn't look good. Here is example: what I ...
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Using Inkscape and printing on larger paper than canvas

Wondering how to print (to scale 1:1) on larger paper than the canvas. Currently, when I print (using larger paper, but not changing printer setup, so it thinks it still canvas sized) a border of ...
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Print true CMYK

I'm trying to see what my local print shop's self-serve printer's cyan and magenta, and various shades of them look like. If I create a graphic in Adobe Illustrator that contains R=0,G=255,B=255; R=...
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CMYK value for luxury gold

I'm designing a flyer, and want to use a bright gold for the logo/header text to convey a sense of luxury and professionalism. Making the printed flyers glossy should go some way to achieving this, ...
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Printing logos on flex/vinyl banners

I am creating an artwork that will be produced as flex/vinyl banners. My client wants to include a bunch of logos. All those logos (size: medium/high) are downloaded from the web. Is it alright to use ...
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What is the font used in poster?

I have been working on a typography project and wanted to find a font which I wanted to use. I have tried all the methods finding fonts using images online like WhatTheFont But I couldn't find even ...
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InDesign baseline grid setup

I've come across many similar questions relating to similar projects on Stack Exchange Meta. Despite this, I still can't quite translate to my own project and problem. I believe this is fundamentally ...
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How to determine spacing and padding on the side of this banner?

Please see the image. The yellow arrows are spaces/paddings I'm talking about. If I use the height of my logo (bottom right corner) for all measurements, then this tag and even logo appears little ...
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How does one make & print fluorescent designs in photoshop?

Do you just use fluorescent pantone colours? And if so, how do you go about printing? Is RGB the correct file format? Even then, will I have to specify the colours used to the printing company? Also - ...
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Can I make a CMKY PDF if the Scribus project it has some RGB images in it?

So, I'm trying out Scribus (1.4.8 on Win 10) for a project. I've installed and am using SWOP v2 ICC for color management in this project. My question is when it converts this book to a PDF/X3 could ...
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Table of contents spacing between text and dotted line in 'Tab' - paragraph styles

I added dotted lines to my table of contents using the tab section in my assigned paragraph style. I want to determine the space between the text and the dotted line as well as the space between the ...
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Which of these 2 designs convey the message better?

Let me explain what I mean by better. There are 2 designs (rough unfinished work). First one has only search icon made by characters. Second has some creativity and a search icon (and a feel of ...
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Should I color my background or keep it transparent?

I'm creating a flyer and plan on printing on a metallic cardstock (Neenah Metallic in Chalice Silver to be exact). My issue is that during the creation process, I used a background that was as close ...
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Table of contents InDesign

I am wanting to create a table of contents in Indesign for my publication. First of all I have made a table of contents already. This has a group in paragraph styles with TOC - headings and TOC - sub ...
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Business card texture and cutouts

I am fairly new to the print media parts. I have a client that requested a business card design. However they want their business card to have a certain texture and some parts need to be cut out. ...
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How do I achieve this design in Illustrator? Im assuming its a stroke? but it fills in the shape perfectly

How do I achieve this design in Illustrator? Im assuming its a stroke? but it takes fills in the shape perfectly....
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300dpi rasterized image, what dimensions?

I've tried Googling this for some time to no avail. If I'm printing a label for a tiny bottle, and the label file dimensions are exactly the same size of the label @ 300dpi, is there any added ...
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How can I use clipping masks in libre software without side effects when creating a print-ready EPS file for fabric?

I'm creating a vintage style design for a t-shirt with a weathered texture. I heard that inkscape can't create print ready EPS files as it converts everything into raster files, then throw them all ...
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Illustrator: how to export the same artwork for two different page sizes (for example, A4 and A3)?

I have a poster design that needs to be printed in two different formats. The artboard is set to A4, and when I export a PDF, it's exported as A4. How can I easily export an A3 PDF version of the ...

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