Questions tagged [print-production]

Questions about the production process of printed materials.

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Is QuarkXpress still relevant for manuscripts and books please? [duplicate]

I used QuarkXpress years ago when freelancing on a temporary basis with a local printer/publisher, when I edited manuscripts for local authors and developed the layouts. The version with which I am ...
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Can anyone suggest a paper similar to mass-produced movie posters?

I'm looking to print posters similar to the mass-produced movie posters. Is there a place online that sells 13"x19" or 11"x17" or similar sized paper that I can use for printing ...
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Large Format Design - Client needs 4x12 3up at 300dpi but under 300mb

I’ve been working with an indie sign company the past two weeks, and currently we are working on a wood texture sign for a restaurant meant to be viewed from a driving distance/on the road. The sign ...
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Recommended typography settings - brochure A5 size [closed]

I'm going to create a scientific brochure (A5 booklet size). The page with most text would have two columns. Font I need to use is 'Myriad Pro'. Can you please confirm the recommended: font size (I'm ...
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Converting colour space to RGB

I usually use the colour bridge coated guide to get a match between my cmyk and spot colour. The problem is I find the RGB colour match in the bridge book (which im aware is a conversion from the ...
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What is the difference between Pantone black and Pantone process black

I need to print a cover with black text, on uncoated paper. I want to use one of the Pantone blacks. What is the difference between Pantone black and Pantone process black?
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Demystifying printers capabilities in drawing continuous colors

It is known that the printers quality is given by their DPI specification (and not only). Reading out what DPI means and how it is applied to printers, a question arise in my mind. If printers do many ...
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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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Printing a poster from pdf results in wrong colors

I have A0 poster with 2 science images that were taken by a spacecraft. On top of it I have graphs and some text. When I print it as A4 pdf on my office small printer - the colors are fine. When I ...
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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. ...
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What resolution should a large format artwork for print be?

For wall-sized graphics and large banners (e.g 3m x 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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Made packaging design in Photoshop but now need it in Corel Draw

The printer we're working with says that a Photoshop file can't be printed and need a CDR file. The resolution of my PSD file is 300dpi, but he says it's blurry. What should I do ?
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Why would you not scale down pages for digital proofing?

I read a good book on DTP. The author stated, that one should not scale down the pages for digital proofing. (To cut costs). Instead he advises, that one should pick the most significant fragments of ...
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Do not overprint black text over metallic Pantone colors

I just read a good book on DTP. The author stated that one should not overprint black text over metallic spot colours. Unfortunately he doesn't explain this further. I would like to ask why not ...
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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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Exporting Scaled Down Artwork to PDF for Large Scale Print

I've been a graphic designer working mostly in print for the past 15 years and I just realised that the way I have been exporting for Large Scale Print has been wrong this whole time. Normally if ...
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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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Photoshop Color Management: Proof with Xerox Versalink C500 different from CMYK production printer?

I'm having a hard time getting accurate colors between calibration on my monitor; a Xerox C500 i'm using to proof, and the end result when sent to our production printer. I'm not sure exactly where my ...
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Preparing In Design facing pages bleed and color for print

Hi guys I have a problem with my printer complaining all the time that the images in my doc are RGB and bleeds are not good. Do you know how to check if all my images are Cmyk and how to set up bleed ...
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Solutions for dynamic printing

I was wondering about the options on the market for dynamic printing coupled with eCommerce solutions like Xerox's XMPie? What are the current alternatives and the pros and cons? The criterias are: ...
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Letterpress machine for hobbyist?

can anyone suggest a small letterpress machine for a beginner? It's for personal use only. I absolutely love this print technology and have been watched countless videos on youtube. Can anyone suggest ...
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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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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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Tile business cards on a A4 page, inDesign

Ive got a bunch of business cards i would like to print and cut out myself. I have created the card artwork in inDesign. The card is 55 x 85mm. Is there a way i can tell inDesign to print the ...
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How to print a large Photoshop file (.psb)?

I want to print a large document, a PSB file of 3.21 Go. But I want that document to be 270x305 cm and 300 dpi. The problem is that my printer want a file in the EPS format and that Photoshop don't ...
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How do I set up non-rectangular paper shapes for printing in Adobe Illustrator?

How can I design and set the correct page settings in Illustrator for print products like in these images? What will be the bleed measurement?
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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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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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Use Google fonts for printing [duplicate]

Can I print the User Guide using Google fonts legally? In particular, Roboto.
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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 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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Cut elements from multiple groups in Illustrator

I have multiple groups consisting of multiple shapes that overlap each other. As I want to print the design on a shirt and want the shirtcolor to shine though I can't use fill color but only outline ...
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Question about laser printer

I'm trying to print double side pages with my laser printer, I noticed that when I run my paper 2 times in the printer, the paper becomes kinda grey and not as white as it was... I read online that ...
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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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Problem with transparency when printing with black background - Scribus

I am currently realizing a poster with Scribus (I am a beginner) and run into troubles while printing with black background. I have several pictures with transparent backgrounds (png). First, the ...
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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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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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Using Google Fonts for print work

My experience with building websites is limited, but i have used Google Fonts (GF) for some basic presentation websites before. I was recently given some branding guidelines built by other providers ...
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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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Why is Illustrator changing my CMYK numbers?

Am attempting to print separations for a T-shirt. I will set one object 100% black. I will change another object to 100% Yellow. Then when I come back to the first object, these are the numbers: ...
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Are graphic designers required to print things for clients?

I'd like to start doing design work but I always get caught up on this question... If I design something for a client, am I also required to handle the print work?
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Conversion to PDF/X-1a renders image worse (Adobe Acrobat)

NEW INFORMATION (23-12-2019): The problem specifically seems to be in this: Transparency used (soft mask in image) If I only flatten this in Acrobat, the black image becomes lighter/grey, and ...
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From Corel Draw To InDesign

We have received a finished catalog design in CDR format for print from our partner company. We want to use the same items with a similar design to our catalog. But the issue is that we use ...
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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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Illustrator: how to determine whether all text in AI file is outlined or not

I was working on a printable design for a client, before sending Ai file to the client I outlined all the fonts. But the client told me that printing people having an issue with the missing font, I ...
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Is holography technology accessible?

A client recently asked me if I was able to help him with a project to create a holographic 3D model on their business card, whose perspective would change as you orient the card, such as the mouse on ...
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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: 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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How to indicate a cut out for a product window

I just started learning package design. I have finished my artwork and want to send the final file to the customer. The design has a product window. How should I indicate this layer in Illustrator? ...
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How to handle bleed area for internal corner on cut acrylic label

I've been tasked with creating a cut acrylic label with an offset protruding graphic. The label will be approx 5 cm x 10 cm with a 3 mm bleed. How do I handle the bleed area for the internal corners? ...

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