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I'm ready to lose my letterpress virginity. What now?

I'm about to order a batch of letterpressed business cards. I've never worked with letterpressing beforeā€”do you have any experience or insight to share? [more inside]
posted by Mr C on Mar 12, 2011 - 7 answers

Color printer quest

I'm looking for a color printer which can compete with designer and scrapbook papers-- designer papers are the computer paper with preprinted color backgrounds. [more inside]
posted by Nancy Lebovitz on Feb 13, 2011 - 0 answers

How do I get the best color on my printer

How do I get the widest possible range of colors on my Epson Stylus Pro 4880 printer? [more inside]
posted by ChloeMills on May 4, 2010 - 10 answers

Colour quality with inkjet printer (Canon).

Does anyone have any recommendations on how to improve the colour quality on a Canon MP-series printer? This is printing from Photoshop/Illustrator CS (both CS and CS3) and Mac (Panther and Leopard). [more inside]
posted by purephase on Jan 7, 2009 - 4 answers

RGB to CMYK advice needed

I'm working with a client who has an existing web logo designed the majority of which is three primary colors in RGB. So left to right it's a vertical stripe of Blue (#0000FF) next to a vertical stripe of Red (#FF0000), next to a vertical stripe of Yellow (#FFFF00). This logo now needs to go on business cards (plastic ones) and so needs to convert from RGB to CMYK in order to be printed. Problem being that the CMYK gamut just doesn't do those eye popping RGB turned up to 11 primaries so conversion leaves a lackluster product and the client on seeing the drafts in PDF with the colors converted is not impressed. Ideas for saving this one? CMYK versions of those colors that contrast in a similar way to their RGB equivalents? Recommendations for printers (online or in NYC) who can do 3.5" x 2", rounded corner, double-sided, plastic business cards with special inks? HELP!
posted by merocet on Nov 14, 2008 - 10 answers

out of the blue, into the black

When I build a spot gradient in Indesign or Illustrator I'm not getting exactly what I want. What I want: a very dark blue (say, PMS 2756) to black - with the blue getting darker and darker toward black. What I get on screen and on proof: the blue becoming a lighter gray, then the gray darkening toward black. I assume the solution rests in using a blue > nothing gradient in a layer above a blue > black and messing with overprinting / transparency but I'm unsure how to proceed. Any advice?
posted by luriete on Mar 12, 2008 - 11 answers

Best way to print papercraft projects?

I find papercraft appealing and want to get into it. What tools are good to have starting out, and what's the sweet spot in economy vs. quality for printing papercraft projects? [more inside]
posted by de void on Jan 19, 2007 - 3 answers

Help me choose a color laser printer.

Should I buy (a) an Epson C1100 (b) a Fuji Xerox DPC525A (c) some other low-end color laser printer (d) a not-so-low-end color laser printer? [more inside]
posted by flabdablet on Jul 24, 2006 - 10 answers

my quest for perfect stationery

beautiful color embossed blank cards - do they exist somewhere? I got some lovely gold-yellow (pumpkin? goldenrod?) blank cards, with embossed borders, at Staples a year or two ago, and they looked great with a simple one-color picture printed on them, but now I can't find anything like them. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Nov 6, 2005 - 7 answers

Weird colorspace issues in PhotoshopCS

Weird color space issues in OS X PhotoshopCS: Why does PhotoshopCS change spaces from RGB/8 to RGB/8/CMYK? What does "RGB/8#" or "RGB/8*" mean? [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Sep 27, 2005 - 4 answers

Are color calibration devices generally a worthwhile investment?

Are color calibration devices generally a worthwhile investment? I'm a photographer, and I'm tired of holding my breath every time I print. [+] [more inside]
posted by neilkod on Dec 23, 2004 - 13 answers

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