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Hi everyone! :D

I just got affinity designer on my iPad today and went to setup a new document with the settings I used to use on my MacBook Pro, but realized first the “Generic CMYK Profile” option seems to be missing (even scrolled up and down).  I thought it would be there seeing the app is advertised as CMYK from start to finish and to be equal to the full-blown affinity designer desktop software, just on the iPad.  Is there anyway to set it to the “generic cmyk profile” or is that coming soon?  I don’t know if another profile would work/which to choose, but that is what the printer recommended using for best print results.

Secondly, I had also chosen print press ready; I’m guessing all the A4, A0, etc... options are for paper sizes.  I am designing for different sized products such as pillows, leggings, notebooks on Redbubble who prints the designs- so I don’t think I need one of those paper options selected but can’t see that you can select “none” for that.  I hope that wouldn’t effect the outcome.  I can set the pixels, but the “A4” sets automatically.

Thank you in advance for your help with this! I’m looking forward to diving into this app; I just need to know what to set it to in order to get started. :/:1_grinning::3_grin:

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3 hours ago, Love2Design said:

Hi everyone! :D

I just got affinity designer on my iPad today and went to setup a new document with the settings I used to use on my MacBook Pro, but realized first the “Generic CMYK Profile” option seems to be missing (even scrolled up and down).  I thought it would be there seeing the app is advertised as CMYK from start to finish and to be equal to the full-blown affinity designer desktop software, just on the iPad.  Is there anyway to set it to the “generic cmyk profile” or is that coming soon?  I don’t know if another profile would work/which to choose, but that is what the printer recommended using for best print results.

Secondly, I had also chosen print press ready; I’m guessing all the A4, A0, etc... options are for paper sizes.  I am designing for different sized products such as pillows, leggings, notebooks on Redbubble who prints the designs- so I don’t think I need one of those paper options selected but can’t see that you can select “none” for that.  I hope that wouldn’t effect the outcome.  I can set the pixels, but the “A4” sets automatically.

Thank you in advance for your help with this! I’m looking forward to diving into this app; I just need to know what to set it to in order to get started. :/:1_grinning::3_grin:

Not sure if this is what you require but there appears to be many CMYK options available in the page setup. On this same page you can select lots of different paper sizes as well.

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@Love2Design I wouldn't be too fussed. Once you have created a new document you can alter the size, colour etc  change Export/print output settings, DPI etc.

If unsure, start off by creating a doc on your Mac, save to cloud and open it on the iPad. It will honour all the settings, in fact if you use bleed, overprint and crop marks, you are better of starting the doc on Mac as the iPad can't set these, though it will honour them if they are already set in the doc.


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On 1/18/2019 at 2:43 AM, Paul Mudditt said:

Not sure if this is what you require but there appears to be many CMYK options available in the page setup. On this same page you can select lots of different paper sizes as well.

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Hi Paul, Thank you for responding.  Yeah that is the page I am referring to. :) I used to use “cmyk/8” and along with the “generic cmyk profile”, so underneath the cmyk/8 was where I expected the generic cmyk profile option to be.  I’m not sure if the “U.S. Web Coated SWOP v2” would yield the same results for the printers they work with seeing it says “web” in it; I’m assuming that isn’t for printing on products like pillows and such but only for online wiewing/internet.  I can set the size in pixel size so that’s fine, but I just wanted to deselect the A4 sizes seeing I won’t be working with those most of the time.

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On 1/18/2019 at 4:57 AM, DM1 said:

@Love2Design I wouldn't be too fussed. Once you have created a new document you can alter the size, colour etc  change Export/print output settings, DPI etc.

If unsure, start off by creating a doc on your Mac, save to cloud and open it on the iPad. It will honour all the settings, in fact if you use bleed, overprint and crop marks, you are better of starting the doc on Mac as the iPad can't set these, though it will honour them if they are already set in the doc.

Hi DM1,

Thank you so much for that tip!  Unfortunately, I had to trade in my old MacBook Pro and put that towards the iPad Pro. Lol Also my family is hoping to move this spring so I have to wait to get my next Mac if I want a desktop this time which is what I was leaning towards for other reasons.  Therefore, I am presently without a Mac or MacBook Pro. :57_cry:

I just wish I knew that one of the other profiles would work the same, but I am unfamiliar with them.  I really hope Affinity will add the generic one soon on the iPad.  The printing company said to create the document in the generic cmyk profile for best print results.

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I’m not sure out of these options on the right which would work best with their printers seeing the generic cmyk profile isn’t there.  I would be designing for coated and uncoated items like mugs and pillows.

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Strictly speaking those options are ALL generic 'Profiles'. CMYK is your colour space and the associated profiles are selected based on the printers requirements. So, if the printer asks for a 'Generic' profile, he or she is asking that you use of the profiles provided in your software. You can import profiles too, if your printer has a specialised profile.

Some good reading here.http://www.shutha.org/color/commercial-printing#choose

For your purposes if not printing on 'coated' paper you would probably be better off using an 'uncoated' profile. Maybe choose a profile to go with the CMYK colour space and check with the printer to see if it will be ok to use.


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Hmm.  Where could I maybe find the “generic cmyk profile” to import if needed?  I don’t know where you find one online without any viruses.  On the iPad, affinity does have the option to “import”but then brings you to “browse” expecting you to have it downloaded on your iPad already.  :35_thinking::12_slight_smile:

From that link, I’m really not sure which of those would work best for the different products...  I’ll have to write to the company again with the different options to see if they can recommend the best profile until affinity adds it on the iPad.

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Perhaps someone on the Mac Affinity threads could check which of the profiles is being used when Generic CMYK is selected. It is probably one of the ones already available to you on the iPad. :)


IPad Pro 10.5 512GB iOS 12.3.1 Affinity Photo 1.7.2.150 Affinity Design 1.7.2.4 Publisher for iPad ?

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