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I want to know more about '60s-'70s concert poster design.

Please educate me about 1960s-1970s concert poster design. Specifically, the style with black printing over a vibrant gradient, like these. [more inside]
posted by Faint of Butt on Apr 24, 2014 - 14 answers

Designing reports graphica that can be printed b/w or photcopied

Is there an online tool, or function in Word, to see what a design would look like when printed in black and white, or how it might turn out when photocopied? [more inside]
posted by troytroy on Apr 19, 2014 - 9 answers

Where can I get sheet sections of tire tread?

I'm looking at a print based project and am on the hunt for A4 or A5 sheets of tire tread, as if it's been removed straight from a tire. Is this possible? [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Apr 8, 2014 - 2 answers

Can I get perfectly centered business cards printed?

I want to get business cards with borders. I was looking at moo, and they recommend not using a border because cropping may not be even on all sides. I'm not talking about scientific precision, but I would like my cards to appear even on all sides. Is this realistic, and are there other companies that do this better? I would also like to be able to get rounded corners and some sort of smooth matte or glossy finish on both sides.
posted by lgyre on Jun 28, 2013 - 14 answers

modest publisher project iso design/printing expert to bring me out of my screen

I need very specific help with layout for a printing project - help me understand what our printer person is asking for! [more inside]
posted by rocketing on Dec 3, 2012 - 8 answers

Who designed this NYSE Understanding Financial Statements pamphlet?

Who designed this 1969 NYSE pamphlet, Understanding Financial Statements? [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Mar 15, 2012 - 3 answers

Graphic Designer who wants to start her own screen printed shirt line (i know... I know). But doesn't want to get them printed on ugly looking shirts.

I want to start my own T-shirt company (i know I know. Don't roll your eyes). I am a graphic designer and would like to create shirts that are stylish. Basic screen printed shirts with sayings etc. While I know how to screen print I think my best bet is designing and then getting them printed through, well, an online shirt printing company. The trouble is most of them are very limited and have just the tacky crew neck shirt kind of thing. I don't want to do cafe press or zazzle style printing. So, What's a good company to go with? any suggestions? For example take a look at JacVanek.com Not crazy about her designs but her shirts are what I'm looking to print on. That urban outfitters style! Thanks!
posted by anonymous on Mar 15, 2012 - 8 answers

I have run out of business as I'm about to fly to SxSw? How can I cleverly share my contact info?

Just realized that I have run out of business cards, and I am speaking at SXSW in a week. What clever, amusing, geeky solutions for sharing my contact information are out there? [more inside]
posted by EvilPRGuy on Mar 2, 2012 - 12 answers

Help us print things!

Does anyone know of a good printer (online or in Chicago or DC) that can print small-run, custom-sized, double-sided, durable cards? [more inside]
posted by aaanastasia on Dec 19, 2011 - 2 answers

Best T-shirt making company in London

Getting someone else to make me a custom T-shirt in London. [more inside]
posted by ninebelow on Sep 2, 2011 - 2 answers

How did they do it without InDesign?

How did basic design work (say, for advertising posters) happen in the analog days? Can I still do it that way today? [more inside]
posted by bubukaba on Jun 8, 2011 - 19 answers

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

invitation font?

Yet another font recommendation request. [more inside]
posted by peep on Dec 23, 2010 - 16 answers

Print Advice

I'm designing my sister's album cover for her, and I would like some tips from people with experience in print design. I've used photoshop for quite a few years, and I'm OK at using it, but have never had to print anything professionally. What I am doing for her is going to take some time and I don't want to finish and then find I have done some small thing wrong and have to start again! Advice for doing this? What to do? What not to do? Thanks...
posted by halcorp on Sep 26, 2010 - 18 answers

How to put pretty art on t-shirts at home the EZ way.

I want to put artwork on t-shirts at home. I can probably print out iron-ons on my printer, but I don't know how breathable those things are. Any other options? [more inside]
posted by GleepGlop on Jul 31, 2010 - 15 answers

How do I achieve crisp text in a Photoshop PDF?

How do I achieve crisp text in a Photoshop PDF, and how can I ensure that Photoshop-created type will come out OK when commercially printed? [more inside]
posted by roxie110 on Jun 21, 2010 - 28 answers

What is the best way to identify a font?

What is the best way to identify a font? [more inside]
posted by samengland on Feb 1, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me start my letterpress printing business

I have recently purchased a Heidelberg Windmill platten press and am starting a letterpress and design company. I am a Graphic Designer by trade so I have the skill, all I am lacking is some insight into creating a solid business plan and help with suppliers etc... within Canada. What experience do you have with getting plates made in Canada? Do you use Polymer plates? Ink Suppliers? Paper Suppliers? Getting die's made? Any information above and beyond is much appreciated.
posted by Vanna79 on Jan 19, 2010 - 2 answers

Help me build my Arts & Crafts style vocabulary and printmaking knowledge.

Help me build my Arts & Crafts style vocabulary and printmaking knowledge. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Jan 12, 2010 - 1 answer

I need to go to design school

Large-format printing filter: Help me figure out a workflow for getting my very large photographs into a 60" x 90" Adobe Illustrator file. Difficulty: need the job done tonight! [more inside]
posted by hamandcheese on May 28, 2009 - 12 answers

I love stationery! Help me learn to make my own!

I love stationery and letterpress and prints and graphic design generally and, for fun, I'd love to learn to make my own. Right now, I spend a lot of my down time oohing and aahing over pretty paper products on Etsy and at Design Sponge. I make my own party invites, cards, gift tags and wrap - but just in a cobbled together kind of way. I'd dearly love to learn to design and print lovely things like this and this and this. Where should I start? [more inside]
posted by t0astie on May 20, 2009 - 8 answers

Custom notebook printing/binding services?

Looking for recommendations of printers... more details inside. [more inside]
posted by finitejest on Apr 3, 2009 - 2 answers

affordable and eco-friendly DVD packaging options?

I'm looking for affordable and eco-friendly DVD packaging options. [more inside]
posted by BirdD0g on Sep 23, 2008 - 5 answers

I'll give you the shirt off my back, if you'll help me put a Half-Life lambda on it first.

What stuff do I need to make fun, cool homemade t-shirts? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Jun 12, 2008 - 15 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

How can I make the best portfolio...EVER?

How can I put together an amazing portfolio for potential employers, as an advertising student? (I have the content, but need to decide what to put in the portfolio...and more importantly decide what to house my portfolio in!) [more inside]
posted by whiskey point on Mar 11, 2008 - 7 answers

Software to auto format and print game cards?

I am trying to prototype my own board/card game. I need a way to design a card format onto 4" x 6" and 3" x 3" spaces. Something like the software CCG maker but different sizes and not Magic specific. [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Feb 17, 2008 - 9 answers

Extremely well printed, state of the industry, paper "poster" - Calendar Recommendations

Extremely well printed, state of the industry, paper "poster" - Calendar Recommendations [more inside]
posted by Infernarl on Jan 4, 2008 - 2 answers

Give away free slices, or charge for the whole loaf?

Is there a living to be made as a Graphic Design Consultant? [more inside]
posted by lekvar on May 11, 2007 - 13 answers

Effective use of clear varnish overprint to add depth?

In regards to design and press printing. Towards the bottom of this Paper Specs article it touches on an overprint varnishing technique called "dot-on-dot varnishing." Is anyone familiar with this technique and care to elaborate on how it is accomplished and the effect it has on the final piece? [more inside]
posted by monsta coty scott on May 29, 2006 - 4 answers

Digital Printing in Atlanta

Where can I find a good digital printing company in Atlanta? [more inside]
posted by Sreiny on Apr 24, 2006 - 3 answers

Between thought and expression (black & white, stapled and folded)

Getting a zine printed. Have you any experience with this? [more inside]
posted by airguitar on Mar 7, 2006 - 15 answers

Photocopy Watermarking Designs

designfilter How do I go about creating a Photocopy-Proof background for a document? [more inside]
posted by medium format on Dec 23, 2005 - 6 answers

Business cards on black card stock?

Where can I find black (on both sides) business cards? Online if possible... [more inside]
posted by crabintheocean on Dec 19, 2005 - 14 answers

CSS designs won't print background images

CSS question (sort of) : Printing web pages with background images. [more inside]
posted by freudianslipper on Oct 10, 2005 - 27 answers

I just want one

I want a single, large, 2-color silk-screened poster made. I have the artwork in a vector file. Is there a shop that does this sort of thing?
posted by rossmeissl on Sep 20, 2005 - 10 answers

Crash course in putting togther full color printed book

I have 2 days to put together a full color printed book, consisting of up to 20 double-sided pages that has to look as sweet looking as possible, but I know nothing about printing technology or what can be done. [MI] [more inside]
posted by banished on Nov 23, 2004 - 12 answers

Origin of American Art Wear t-shirt?

Where do t-shirts come from? I bought a t-shirt from a thirft store with a funny print. It reads "America. Made by Humans." It's a standard baseball style shirt otherwise, but its tag was "American Art Wear." I'm interested in the printing of the t-shirt more than the original manufacturer of the shirt. The manager of the store said something a bit cryptic: that the owner/clothes buyer gets most of the tees off the backs of trucks at trade fairs. Who is in the business of printing t-shirts for this kind of distribution? Who is "American Art Wear"?
posted by rschram on Jan 25, 2004 - 4 answers

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