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 to print a brochure on Photoshop CS6 without white borders? [duplicate]

I'm making a tri-fold brochure that will fit on a 8.5 x 11 piece of paper. I would like it to completely fill the paper, however it keeps printing with white borders around it. How can I fix this?
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Client requesting artwork file for print production [duplicate]

I have recently completed a package design for a client. He has now asked for the artwork file (AI) so the printers can set up the dye cut etc, he has specified the need for all artwork included. My ...
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Can we use Photoshop for the print related designs?

I know it is better to use Illustrator but still, I want to know. As far as I know, we can use photoshop for Digital printing. Correct me if I am wrong. Thanks!
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Printing on coloured paper

How should one prepare a file for print on Adobe programs (Most likely using Indesign for this project) when the paper is coloured? I want to make a poster with text and other elements but no ...
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Adobe Indesign CC - How To Change The Document PPI

In Adobe Indesign CC 2018 (v 13.1) I am unable to set the ppi resolution. I've tried creating new documents, but there is no field to input ppi. (1) I have also tried editing and defining new Document ...
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Printing Metallic Colors

If I want to print metallic colors (gold copper silver with a laminated effect) which shade should I use on screen? Will it be better in RGB or Pantone?
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Printing stacked layers on transparent sheet maintaining each layers integrity

I would like to be able to print stacked layers on my HP laser 452dw transparent paper maintaining the integrity of each layer, I put a text of my question on the images I uploaded.
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Printing an Illustrator file that contains raster images with transparency?

I have an Illustrator CC file with some embedded PSD files. Some of these have a transparent background, while some have the same kind of background and opacity set to 50%. I have some vectors too ...
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What print production method is shown in this video?

I've came across this scene from the Season #3 of the Outlander series. I'm really curious to get a detailed elaboration on what is the method shown in the video? I've already reviewed some contents ...
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Does sizing down and increasing resolution for printing affect sharpness?

I have a photo that is at 120x60 cm at 72ppi. If I resize it to 50x23 cm at 300ppi for a print job where the image will be scaled down further will it affect the sharpness of the image?
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How do I bulk add whitespace to make all images the same aspect ratio?

I need to order prints online, of photos which span almost 20 years of digital photography, and therefore a wide variety of resolutions. I don't want any cropping when I order them (not 'minimal' ...
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Design and printing two booklets into one

I need help designing a 52 PP booklet which will represent 2 events. The front cover will represent 1 event and then when the booklet is flipped over to the rear cover it will represent another event. ...
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Adobe Illustrator exporting layers to pdf

Hi fellow designers!! I've created a design in Adobe Illustrator and exported a PDF file that needs to be sent to the print shop where they can open it in Acrobat Pro DC. The design is a folder ...
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Is it possible to have a lower/higher quality of Pantone inks and what influences it?

When you're using Pantone colours in some prints or in my case packaging design - will you get the same level of quality ink in different printer shops? How do they get their supply, does it all ...
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Why does colour fade on packaging (light cardboard boxes) if not exposed to sunlight or any direct light/heat?

We designed the packaging for premium skincare boxes using light Pantone colours (two are pastels, one is just light soild) + soft touch matte coating. After just two months of sitting on the shelves ...
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Printer recommendations?

I have been using online printer suppliers previously but I am wanting to invest some money into a good quality printer so I can print business cards (on normal, Gloss & matt card) and flyers... ...
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How was this distorted line text effect achieved?

The tapering of the white lines varies in severity and shape throughout. I'm guessing a lot of tinkering was involved here, but curious as to the general effect and how it's achieved. It's pretty ...
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Select all objects with the same color in Illustrator

I have an .ai file of a label. It has various shades of green in its design. I want to replace all objects with that color and change it to a new color. So if I pick #d0d0d0 and want to replace it ...
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Why does White on Orange give Yellow (CMYK)? [closed]

I put white gradient (white to zero) on orange in CMYK-doc and receive Yellow. What does that mean? Visual bug?
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My client insists that editing her text is part of the design process

My client is selling a medical product with specialized text specific to her industry. She had provided me with features and benefits. There were about 10 items. When she received the graphics she ...
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Why is Corbel listed as bad font for body text in Butterick's Practical Typography?

We are creating branding guidelines for a nonprofit voluntary organization. Only around 10 people will create content, but a lot more people will need to be able to view documents and publications ...
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Free editor to render a custom logotype on different goods?

I need a free editor (online or offline) to apply a logo on different goods, like pens, t-shirts, cards and so on. UPDATED I don't need to draw a logotype, I have it already. Just I need a some tools ...
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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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How would you guys achieve this broken drywall effect? What elements would you use? [closed]

I'm curious to know how you guys would achieve that "hole in the wall" drywall. What elements would you use?
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High Resolution Images

Is it at all possible to turn a low res image of 3" x 5" inches to a high res image of 32" x 81" inches?
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How do magazines and newspapers allocate ad space to perfectly fill each issue?

Magazines and newspapers have ads of different sizes and different issues of the same publication don't always have the exact same template each issue, so I assume they layout the different sections ...
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How can I achieve this gradient/halftone look with either illustrator/photoshop ready for Tshirts

So I have this design I need to emulate and I am stuck scratching my head after hours of trying to simulate it. Its the red garage door / 80's shutter look Im after, but it also needs to have that ...
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Preparing graphics for halftone printers

If you are preparing graphics for printed materials to be sent to a black and white printer(not a grayscale) that uses halftones to reproduce grayscale, is there anything I can do to optimize the ...
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Print out PNG image on transparent sheet

I have created two PNG images with 0.4 opacity, which I want to print out on transparent plastic paper, purpose is to see lower sheet text and images show little bit clear from the above printed sheet....
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How to identify and understand the principles of a design?

I am having a hard time identifying different principles of design in action. It is hard for me to identify the relationship between different elements on a page and to know what approach was used to ...
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Maintaining curves within logo

I have the following logo... I need to adjust the "3" so that the curves used for the 3 are proportional and the same degree of arc as the other curves. Currently, the arcs within the 3 appear ...
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Screen printing gold [closed]

Let me just start with saying I am really a beginner printing wise :) Client wants a logo to be screen printed on apparel. For the time being he will print it on vinyl and later he will do some ...
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Printing large billboard signs in indesign [duplicate]

I am wondering how to print large billboard signs? Is it usually done in InDesign? What does the scale percentage mean? I’m assuming we don’t put the true billboard size in InDesign as it will be ...
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Is it necessary for me to have an email address in lower case

I'm designing a flyer which has an email address on it. Is it necessary for me to have the email address in lower case? Or can I have it in upper case to put more emphasis? I did my research on ...
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Why would a commercial printer require all text to be outlined?

I have been working on a 50+ page commercial booklet at work. The InDesign file contains a lot of text and linked psd and ai files. Since I've finished it and gotten it all approved I was told to get ...
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How can I simulate a 300DPI printout on a 600DPI printer?

So I had 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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InDesign - background/shape color doesn't match the color indicated in the tool bar

I had a spread with light blue color background, but somehow every time I add an image to any image box on the spread, the background color darkened into a darker blue. So I unlock the background box (...
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black and white image prints purple-ish when transparency is changed in InDesign [closed]

I have a black and white jpg placed on the page in InDesign CC. I'd like it to be a faint image behind text, so I changed the transparency to 20% but it prints with a purple-ish hue. I edited the ...
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What type of cardboard to use for a liquor box?

We designed a label and a box for a cognac (vinjak), the full bottle weighs around 1.3 kg . The printing company my client chose (in another country) wants to know which type of cardboard (or which ...
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how to save a distressed text effect logo for print with a dark background

I designed that distressed text effect logo in Adobe Illustrator CC, I know how to save it for web as PNG 24 with transparent background, so it can be used later on any background color. But I don't ...
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How to prepare for print in Photoshop

I make posters as a hobby, and usually use exclusively Adobe Illustrator. However, I'm working on a project that also requires Photoshop. My question is, how should I prepare the finished poster for ...
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How to paint book edges?

I'm binding a custom book. The edges of the text block need to be painted black. I've been experimenting with techniques but have not found the perfect one yet. The best I have so far is using ...
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Creating Flare for digital UV printing

I am looking to create a flare effect which will be printed in white ink onto a black colorplan stock. The flare will need to be seperated into two layers, the center spot, and the background flare. I ...
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How can I fix printed colour problems with images designed in Photoshop?

I design artwork in Photoshop to be sold as downloadable files for printing. However, I'm having ongoing issues with printed colour problems and seem to be going round in circles with this problem. ...
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Smallest readable font size for printed card

I'm designing a series of aides memoire for my colleagues to contain key details about our legal powers. I'm working on one version to be printed in business card format and another to be printed (...
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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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Why aren't there printers that use red-green-blue ink cartridges?

Why aren't there printers red-green-blue ink cartridges? I would like some well-documented articles on this because I haven't found anything comprehensive. The best I've found are this and this on ...
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Designing Flash Cards in Indesign Two-Sided Document

I am designing a template for 6 2.5" x 5" flash cards on an 8.5" x 11" landscape orientation in InDesign to be printed at a print shop. There is a front and back side design and they are aligned ...
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Gate fold leaflet - How to set up indesign document?

There are no presets for creating a gate fold leaflet in InDesign. What is the best way to set one up? The size of the leaflet will be A5 when closed. The attached image shows an example of what I'm ...
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How can I merge two Corel Draw files

I want to print PVC card on a Matica XID8100 retransfer printer However, I'm facing two issues: I have list of 60+ cards with the front side in one .CDR file and back side in a separate .CDR file. ...

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