Questions tagged [print-production]

Questions about the production process of printed materials.

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Creating booklet “templates” for users with no design experience

Currently, we design print booklets in Adobe InDesign. We create hundreds of these booklets a year, the design and layout is mostly the same, some content and images are swapped out on each. We ...
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Saving an image for print on Vistaprint

I am making a 6x4 postcard and I want to upload it to vistaprint to print. What should one save the image in Photoshop as and what settings? Are there anything to take into consideration while ...
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Best way to resize book in different size?

I have some 120 pages 2-colour books (with line diagrams and some grayscale pictures) designed in Coreldraw and Indesign in a specific size (8.5" x 11"). I have to now redesign the book in a smaller ...
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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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What kind of printmaking produces a faded result like a stamp?

What kind of printmaking produces results like this? It looks almost like a stamp. Another print with similar aesthetics is here, especially pay attention how the lower end fades out.
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Which software to quickly format and edit a price list

I've been trying to design a price list using Photoshop, and it just feels like there should be a more efficient way to do it than writing and aligning boxes of text. I am trying to design something ...
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How can I bend artwork by 25°?

I am doing a packaging for a client and when I received the shape of the container I found out that it should be bent by 25° and I want to know how to do that please. One solution is to bend the ...
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19" PSD printed as 19'…Where did I go wrong?

I'm in the early stages of designing a silk screen for a product panel. I threw together a mockup in Photoshop so I could tape it on top of a current plate panel and present it to the decision ...
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Illustrator: which settings to design a logo for print [closed]

What settings should I use when creating a document for logo printing? Looking to achieve the best quality for my logo design.
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Booklet Layout Question

I am on a deadline to print a booklet for our church choir and am having trouble with the layout. I have 12 pages, and am using the print booklet feature, but I need to print this from our printer ...
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InDesign: how to mark lines for printing cuts?

How can I insert printing marks to designate a smaller format than the page size? Printing shop insists that for making a 7x5 inch print they need me to insert it into an A5 document. So placed it as ...
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Using a clients font to print their files

Scenario: I work for a printing company. Clients design something they need printed. We receive their files along with the fonts needed for printing. As a printer, what is our responsibility for ...
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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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Transparencies of text boxes change in print?

I'm designing a magazine intended to be printed for publication. On InDesign, I have set the transparency/opacity as it best looks on screen. This is for textboxes and background overlays. But I've ...
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What type of paper and which size to use for flyers?

I am a doctor by profession and have recently set up my own clinic. For this I want to print out flyers in order to let the general public know about my newly opened clinic. Don't have much knowledge ...
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T-Shirts Design Print [closed]

I have recently designed and sent a 1 colour t-shirt to a client for the final review. I used black colour for white shirts and white colour on black shirts. I know now i should use Pantone Spot ...
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How to count total magazine pages correctly for sending info to printer?

I need to send a magazine to printer and I need to provide total number of pages including cover. Inside pages are 100, does this mean that I should say 102? Or cover counts as 4 pages, outside and ...
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Print question - legal and copyright

A client has approached me with a PDF and would like me to find him a price on the print, to beat his previous printers cost. Can I legally do this? Just forward another PDF on? I'm a bit anxious ...
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How to check a PDF which is presumably only supposed to be using black text with no coloured elements?

I have been provided with a text-only PDF which is supposed to only be using black in 100% K or tints of black (50% K, 60% K, etc). The client needs to print this using a black plate process and ...
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Illustrator: how to add bleed to a circular badge?

I am trying to make a badge (75mm diameter) for my team in Illustrator. The question is, how do I add bleed to the final PDF or AI file in order to be sent for printing?
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Why can't laser printers always reproduce small isolated dots?

I'm studying computer graphics, and it's mentioned that laser printers, differently from inkjet printers, can't reproduce very small isolated dots. But I couldn't find an explanation why. The only ...
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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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Gimp: how to create a realistic tumbler mockup

I'm buying a bunch of RTIC-Tumbler-30-oz to get engraved for my family. However I was hoping to do a "full body" engraving and wanted to do mock ups of the engraving. But with the middle having a ...
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InDesign: missing links reported, will a PDF export work for printing?

After exporting from InDesign to PDF everything looks in place, while InDesign shows a lot of links missing. I am wondering if it could be printed without problems?
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InDesign: how to properly set bleed and trim marks?

I have a very important and urgent 8-pages brochure to print with 3mm bleeds & trim marks. But I am faced with a few concerns and would appreciate any good words about: I've created A4 document, ...
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InDesign: How to set magazine layout pages for PDF export?

I am working on a magazine design and my pages are set up as spreads that also has bleed. I have some questions about this and also some other questions regarding to preparing file for print. Do I ...
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InDesign: correct page order for printing tri-fold brochure

I have designed a trifold brochure spanning 6 spreads in InDesign using individual pages. My print-shop tells me I have to arrange them into two pages (each containing three of my spreads), one being ...
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How do I indicate a cut for a dotted line in a dieline?

I made a packaging design for a rectangular box and I'm trying to figure out how to indicate when a line is not simply FOLDED (as indicated with a dotted line) but CUT as a dotted line.
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Corel: color profiles and print specs for print

I use CorelDraw X3 to make designs of flexes of different sizes like 6'x3', 20'x10', 28'x10.2', 12'x6' and 15'x3' and whenever I send my files to printing press to print it get print very dull colors. ...
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Matching colors between digital designs and the results on any material?

I've been assigned to do a search on colors and I was asked to find a global color standard for all colors applied on all kinds of materials, like iron, plastic, glass, carton, paper, fabric etc. Is ...
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How to create a document with alternating (left and right) master pages without working in spreads?

I am creating a large pricelist with multiple (15) master pages (for example, pages 1–10 have Master A and 10–20 have master B and so on). The end result will bee a saddle-stitched booklet that the ...
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Illustrator: how to set up document for 6x3" banner?

I'm making a banner for a client 6" tall X 3" wide. I gave the client a 72x36" PDF file, but they came back asking for a larger size? What did I do wrong and how do I fix it? Client feedback ...
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Illustrator: preparing to deliver a logo

I'm working on a logo that the client is going to print with transparent background for putting as a watermark on photos and other materials and i'm making another format for a stamp of 40x40mm. I'm ...
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Illustrator: which size for document to be printed at different scale

What size should I create my AI document in order to deliver to the client and allow her to print either really large or small without specifying a size?
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InDesign: how to setup a document for printing double sided, cropping off 1 inch

I have a document to be printed 2-up, double sided on 11x17 with an inch to be cut off one side so the final piece is 8x11. Can printer settings accommodate this with the portion to be cut off laid ...
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Inkscape: design and print a banner with an appropriate resolution

I need to print a banner with the size of 3x1m. Does that mean I should design the banner in Inkscape (my prefered vector software) with the canvas size of 3m x 1m also? Or could I design in smaller ...
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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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How were Apollinaire’s Calligrammes typeset?

How were Apollinaire’s Calligrammes typeset? Was it set on a letterpress? Linotype? How were the curved lines achieved? I can't seem to find anything online about this, but I am very curious.
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Risograph GR 1750: How to connect to PC [closed]

I have recently gotten my hands on an old, used Risograph GR 1750. It is in working condition and prints like a charm. In the manual it mentions on page 58 (see image below) that it is possible to ...
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Print quality on magnetic roll vinyl

I have a project which required printing on magnetic vinyl. I received a sample from the printer and the quality is awful, pixelated and grainy (see attached sample). The printer is usually excellent, ...
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Photoshop: working with dvd cover template provided by a printing company

I am quite comfortable with an older version (I think it's 7) of Photoshop. I need to add some text and graphics to it and then send it to be printed. The company I'm dealing with has a template that ...
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What do i provide my graphic designer with so they can do their job?

I am hiring a graphic designer to illustrate my bikini designs in Adobe Illustrator or any alternative software that works for them, so I can send the digital designs to manufacturers to produce the ...
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InDesign: knockout / overprinting

I am preparing an A5 flyer for print using a printing company that my client requested. The doc will be 5 colours as there is a Pantone spot colour in there too. In the artwork checklist provided by ...
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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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What is a good site to explore all of the different print materials?

I am new to design and looking to get more familiar with different materials available to print on, different paper weights, learn about vinyls, etc. Does anyone know of some good sources to learn ...
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Outline consecutive numbers up to 132 to be used as stickers

I had a project where I had to design numbers only consisting of a stroke for some cabinets starting from 001 to 132. I would like to know the easiest way to generate these numbers instead of typing ...
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InDesign: preparing artwork for Varnish or UV coating

I am working on a multipage document for a client. On the first page (the document cover) we need to overlay some basic shapes (squares) and prepare these to be varnished in production. My experience ...
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What is the largest size offset commercial printer?

I am looking to offset print a poster and can't find a service that does above 36"x48". Is this the largest size offset printing can accommodate? What's the cause of this limitation?
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Printing on small sheets of polypropylene

I'm looking to print on sheets of Polypropylene (PP) (the size of a playing card). It would be to put custom designs on PP sleeves, that look like this: I've considered some options, like screen ...
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Preparing artwork for print in illustrator?

I am preparing a complex artwork for print in illustrator which includes: textures, overprinting, overlapping colors, gradients, blend modes and transparencies I would like to prepare these files ...