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TheStandard1 Prepress

TheStandard1 Prepress



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Published by: nervagus on Mar 18, 2008
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A Sappi Guide to Designing for Print:Tips, Techniques and Methods forAchieving Optimum Printing Results
Prepress:PreparingFilesfor Print
Table of Contents
Planning the Job 2
Ten Points to Cover in Your Print Specs 4How to Create a Storyboard 6What to Show on a Page Layout 8
Preparing Art Files 10
Ten Best Practices of Successful Art Preparation 12Practical Tips on Preparing Art 14Preparing Multi-page Files for Print 16
Releasing Files for Print 18
Ten Common Mistakes When Releasing Files 20What to Include When Releasing Files 22How to Do a Color Mark-Up 24
Glossary of Prepress Terms 26Useful Guides from Sappi 28
Print Specifications Checklist 29File Release Checklist 30Information for the Printer form 31With
The Standard
, Sappi Fine Paper North Americacontinues its legacy of serving as an educational resourcefor print communications professionals. To ensure that youcan always count on Sappi for quality printing papers thatsuit contemporary needs, we constantly keep abreast ofdesign trends, technical advances and issues that concernthe industry, and through our promotional materials, weare committed to sharing this information with you to helpadvance print communications at all levels. The premiereissue of The Standard looks at preparing files for print.Future issues will explore other technical topics related todesign and printing.
From Sappi, maker of the leading printing paper brandsin North America, comes
The Standard
, a new technical publicationon printing and design. This issue on prepress is not meant to be a how-tomanual, but a resource of “best practice” tips, approaches and reminders,as shared with us by prepress specialists, printers (large, mediumand small) and designers (seasoned and novice). We welcome your input.By making The Standard a forum intersecting design and printing,we hope to provide useful knowledge to elevate the level of professionalismand the quality of the end results.

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