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Sounds like a printer malfunction where a fine layer of toner is being applied to the print. The temperature should not discolor the paper unless you are running paper that is not suitable for a laser printer. Check the label to make sure. Even if it were a heat-related issue, the color would probably be more yellow or brown from heat. Paper that is lodged ...


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Never run paper through a laser printer twice unless it is specifically designed to do so and has a "duplex" feature. If your laser printer is not designed to print double-sided (duplex) on its own, all you are doing is damaging the printer which will eventually mean you'll need a new one. You are damaging the drum when you do this. The drum is essentially ...


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There's no such thing as a CMYK gold. What you need is a special color which should be marked as 'spot' color in your source file and shaped like the logo and header text. Convert text to outlines and the logo to a single color then apply a pink to all these and make it a 'spot' pink set to 'overprint'. No, I don't know how to do that in Photoshop, but I'm ...


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I have had a similar problem with transparency in MS Office apps on my HP Color Laser printer. From the screenshot you posted, I think you have an HP printer too. I played around with manual "Color Options", changing the text/graphics/photos "Neutral Grays" setting from "Black Only" to "4-Color" - don't know if all 3 need to be changed (maybe just graphics?) ...


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All those logos (size: medium/high) Medium and high is not a measure to measure measurable logos :o) One more adequate is pixels. How many pixels does the logo have? 100x100px? 1000x1000px? More? is the logo on SVG format? are downloaded from the web There is no such thing as "from the web". You could have a repository of high-resolution logos, the ...


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If your banner is to be printed directly on the vinyl, you'll want the highest resolution you can get for the images. Small images when enlarged to the size required for a banner will become pixelated. As Lucian suggests, vector format is preferred, especially if you are going to have the graphics created from adhesive vinyl using a sign cutter or similar ...


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This depends on the size of the banner, but generally, unless they are all in a vector format (AI, EPS, SVG) — which ensures the sharpest quality — they will not be good enough to print. Many times people get logos from the internet and they are low resolution JPG or PNG files which can generally work for a Powerpoint, but not for print. If you're ...


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I would remove the background colour. If it is there to simply give you and idea of it will look then there is no need for it. It would be a waste of ink, and also, it be shame to pay out for metallic stock to then cover it up. Also, the artwork set up like this may not accurately show how the colours will appear. Obviously, I haven't seen your file, but ...


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Fluorescent Pantone colours are spot colours, i.e. special inks with fluorescent pigments. Yes you would have to specify them. Your print company will need to make separations (separate screens) for each fluorescent colour in addition to any other colours. In Photoshop you would need to add a spot colour channel. Usually you would begin with a CMYK or ...


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Ask your client how they'd like to proceed: You can hand art (PDF, usually) either directly to client or directly to printer. Or you can suggest that you coordinate the printing on your client's behalf, either for a fixed fee or an agreed hourly rate. A written agreement should better define the services offered, such as securing competitive quotations, ...


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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 with ink and changing the appearance of the stock. If that's not your desired outcome, you don't want a background.


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I think you should also double check with your printer, but most likely background needs to be transparent for non-white paper stock.


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Required?.... no. Can you?.... if you want to. You can either subcontract printing services and then mark up the costs and pass them on to your clients. This makes you responsible for paying all printing costs regardless of whether your client pays you or not. You can offset the risk by requiring deposits on printing services. This means you can profit a ...


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There's no general rule saying you should or should not include a printing service. However, i'd say most independent designers will not deliver prints for clients. They can sometimes recommend a specific print provider, but rarely get involved in the actual printing process. That's mainly because a designer's job is usually to deliver that print-ready PDF,...


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Convert the pdf to tiff, then printing works fine. For example via convert convert some-pdf-file.pdf some-fixed-tiff-file.tiff The tiff file will have the transparency fixed and the background if this transparent embedded image is not more black but truly transparent.


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Taking something from CDR, placing in AI then placing again in INDD sounds like a recipe for a failed print. The only answer is, to do it right, this needs to be built again in InDesign from scratch. More so if this catalogue needs to be updated in the future, alot easier with a native InDesign build.


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