Printing Rules how to prepare you work for printing

By Rasha Fahim rasha@zonesdes.com

Size & Margins
• File Size
• Resolu tion • Margins ( at least 1 cm from all sid es)
(ex. Card 350 , flyer 300 …ect) inverse Relationship

RGB & CMYK

Color Wheel

CMYK for Print
• Don’t u se color Picker & be aw are of Warning triangle. • Save the file as TIF or PSD • Make the black as 100% and blend m od e m u ltiply • Any backgrou nd opacity shou ld n’t be less than 15 % • Print a hard copy of you r Design • The color w ill be d arker than the screen abou t 7%

Printing techniques
• You shou ld know them to u se in you r Design:

• • • • • • • •

Matte Gloss U.V Spot U.V ( m ake a new Black layer or as a sp ot channel) Embossing ( m ake a new Black layer or as a sp ot channel) Foil Stamping ( m ake a new Black layer or as a spot channel) D ie Cut Metallic Ink ( m ake a new Black layer or as a sp ot channel) and su btract any other layer from it, becau se it is last printing process.

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• Don’t use backgrou nd

• Make it sim ple
• Leave m argins abou t 10 cm from all sid es

Thanks
H op e it w as u sefu l

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