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Prepress Help Topics: Designing for Print Blog
Mistakes in layout and design account for 80% of prepress costs when a file goes to a commercial print shop. Most of these mistakes can be eliminated if a graphic designer knows standard design errors and how to avoid them. Check out some helpful Designing for Print Tips that will help save you costly prepress errors, missed deadlines, and substandard output. Never hesitate to contact us at any point along the way in order to design for print with success.
Learn the difference between raster and vector EPS files and how they can affect your resolution quality.
Learn the best software to use to create output conducive for commercial printing projects.
Fonts are files, typically copyright-protected, but any font can be shared with a printer to help you make a project. All fonts are not found on all machines so please: invite these along before submitting your project. This post provides important information to help you understand and submit fonts to us for preparation.
Understand what projects require spot color (PMS), process color (CMYK) , or both for the best possible performance and cost.
Learn about all the file formats we support for commercial print projects.
Setting up the page from the outset with proper margins, allowing room for your text to breathe, and especially using proper fold locations for brochures, is an absolute must.
Bleed allows you to design a piece that takes a color, image and/or graphic to the very edge of the page.
This topic provides helpful tips for providing graphics in the best format for commercial printing, as well as other tips to guide you in supplying your graphics.
Learn important guidelines for minimum resolution quality and maximum quality results.