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Giving measurements of an irregular shaped piece of paper

How to measure things with a ruler: use a ruler Your object is made from squares and circles. Measure the width and height of the object, measure the inner square Measure the distance from the ...
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What type of cardboard to use for a liquor box?

The type of cardboard, thickness, and strength is going to depend on the weight and distribution of the product inside. If you're not a cardboard expert (I'm not either), then I would recommend a ...
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Physical paper weight reference

Such a thing does not exist, unfortunately. The sheer number of paper and board suppliers, the vast number of substrates that most of them produce and the constant innovation mean that you could never ...
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How can I determine the grain (or fiber) direction of a paper and what are its impact on the final design of a piece?

I somehow agree that this is not entirely a design problem, but a production one... BUT... Designing is knowing some production process, and in my opinion, this is important to optimize costs, which ...
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Giving measurements of an irregular shaped piece of paper

Attach some tape to the piece of paper and stick it to a sturdy desk so it is oriented upright. Next to it place the following items: Left of piece of paper: Pea Dime (standing) Golf Ball Right ...
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Giving measurements of an irregular shaped piece of paper

Either scan or photograph the cutout shape next to a ruler. Any designer worth the title will be able to redraw the shape from that and then send you back a file that you can print out at 100% scale ...
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Physical paper weight reference

You can not "standarize" that much because they refer to diferent things. Let me explain a bit some units. gsm Paper sheets are made of, oh well, paper, and the easiest way to measure ...
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How can I determine the grain (or fiber) direction of a paper and what are its impact on the final design of a piece?

You always want to go with the fiber, parallel, when going against it is perpendicular. Grain direction is made at production where the fiber set perpendicular to rollers that create the sheet. In ...
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What type of cardboard to use for a liquor box?

The printing company my client chose (in another country) now asked me which type of cardboard (or which type of material) to use for the box. Ok Everybody understood the problem backward. You, the ...
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What type of paper and which size to use for flyers?

There are no standard sizes or stocks. A "flier" can be any size on any stock. You can use whatever size and stock you want. The word "flier" on its own designates the intended usage, not the ...
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How to remove the paper texture of a photo on Gimp?

If you can scan the photo, and have a decent scanner, you scan the photo in to opposite directions, load the two pictures in Gimp, flip one, and blend them using "Lighten only". But you need a good ...
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Can anyone suggest a paper similar to mass-produced movie posters?

The definition you are looking for is 'coated stock'. This is regular paper which then has a layer of liquified clay, chalk & latex applied to it. This gives it the shiny surface I think you are ...
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Laser printer faintly printing where it shouldn't be

Fuser is bad.. needs replaced.. Fusers are not cheap. They are the heart of the printer. Call a tech, you can't fix this yourself. Or take it to a repair shop for an estimate. This often happens ...
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How to print white/light pixels as light-grey/white rather than underlying paper color

You probably won't be proven wrong. Without the use of actual white ink (and a press, not a copier), there's nothing you can do to make white miraculously appear on a non-white stock. The highest/...
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need a cover stock like fake leather for booklet

you are looking for a leatherette stock. This is usually used for report covers and such, but can have many other uses. http://www.bindingdepot.com/Shop-BD/PAPER-Binding-Covers/ You can print on it, ...
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What type of paper is commonly used to print flyers

Oh my... Homework... Here I go. which type of paper is most environmentally friendly There are two main types of "environmentally friendly". 1) The one made with already recycled paper. 2) One ...
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Word paper design printing with white borders

Your printer might be able to print on the entire paper in theory but I wouldn't recommend it. It gives a lot of trouble. I work with printing and normally you would either print on a larger paper ...
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Split InDesign Poster in to Multiple Pages?

Generally this is a function of the Print output and is called "tiling". Check the print dialog box "General" section. There's no way to just divide an InDesign document into peices, it splits when ...
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What type of paper is used for mass-produced posters?

The paper is, not surprisingly, called poster-paper. Usually around 100-130g. Coated on one or two sides (on one if you want the back side to be glued). It should be in version for outdoors and ...
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What's the point of this graph paper?

I used similar quadrille paper in engineering projects. There's several cases where you'd want a 1/4 division: IDEAL FOR GRAPH AND DRAFTING - 20 lb. basis, acid-free, versatile layout bond, ...
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Should I color my background or keep it transparent?

If you added a background color merely to mimic the color of stock, then remove the background before creating files for output. If you don't remove the background, you will be covering the stock ...
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Ink for steel pen and "ordinary" paper

It is often not about the ink. And decent waterproof ink works well... It's more about the paper. For all my final pen and ink work I really prefer Borden & Riley Paris Bleedproof Paper For Pens. ...
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Looking for a printer for thick paper and A3 format size?

Absolutely opposite. Such a small demand of printed sheets means you have no reason to invest in your own equipment. Any digital print shop will be more than happy to have you as a customer. And ...
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Specifying paper weight/thickness for a textbook

300 is a bad number. Try to round it to multiples of 8. I would say multiples of 16 but probably 8 will do. 300/8=37.5 decide if you need 296 or 304. Define the size of the book. A tiny book will ...
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