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Adobe Creative Cloud Design Tools All-in-One For Dummies by Jennifer Smith

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Chapter 8: Printing Documents

In This Chapter

  • Understanding color and black-and-white printing
  • Choosing a printer
  • Printing your publications and graphics
  • Printing to a PDF document

You can print documents in many ways from the applications included in the Adobe Creative Cloud. Similarly, you can print many different kinds of documents. You can create anything from a 300-page book to a T-shirt iron-on transfer using the programs you find in the Creative Cloud. In this chapter, you discover the types of printers you can work with, what to buy (and from where) in order to use them, and how to save your work to help improve the quality of the print job when you've finished your work.

Choosing Printers

When it comes to printers, you encounter hundreds of options at a great variety of prices. Printers can differ greatly in the areas of quality, cost of maintenance, and the speed at which the printer can print. Some inkjet printers excel at printing full-color photos but don't print text well; a low-end or medium-end laser printer may print black-and-white documents at good speed and quality but can't print in color.

Using consumer printers

The most common type of consumer (home) printer is now an inkjet printer, which works by spraying ink stored in cartridges onto a sheet of paper while it passes through the printer. This type of printer is common in households because it's the least expensive type of color printer. It's also versatile. You can walk into virtually any computer store ...

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