Design printing process
The design and printing process is related to people in different fields. Only by understanding the whole process and knowing the designer's own positioning can it be possible to present the design perfectly.
1. Material preparation: The editors organize text materials, photos, illustrations, and other related materials. Since some pictures may be enlarged, in order to avoid insufficient precision, pictures with higher resolution should be provided as much as possible.
2. Design typesetting: The graphic designer transfers the data to the computer in various ways to design the typesetting through PS, AI, and other design software. When setting the design file, the color needs to be set to the CMYK color system used for printing, and the file resolution cannot be lower than 300 DPI, although the printed output file is not completed at this stage or bleed issues need to be considered to reduce unnecessary errors.
3. Manuscript proofreading: Since the effect of the design on the computer screen and the actual paper is different, the finished manuscript will be printed and made into a template for internal and customer proofreading. Proofreading includes:
1) Design style: The design style may need to be checked in advance when making computer manuscripts. It also needs to be checked again when getting the printed manuscript. The main purpose is to improve some design details.
2) Picture quality: Check whether the quality of the picture used is good enough through the printed manuscript, especially the bitmap. If the accuracy is not enough, it should be replaced in time.
3) Content Accuracy: There are many errors in pictures and texts. When we hold the printed template, it is easier to find the wrong places in the pictures and texts from the reader's point of view.
4. The printed file will be made into the final printed document after the customer's review and proofreading are correct. The printing document needs to pay attention to printing problems such as overprinting, trapping, and bleeding, and it is also necessary to re-check whether the color system used in the document is the CMYK color system. . If a spot color is used, check whether the color number of PANTONE is marked, and check whether the image link of the file is valid and whether the text has been converted into a curve is a necessary step. The PDF file is a relatively reliable format, because this file can be viewed on all computers, and can also be opened and edited in the design software. It also solves the problem of pictures and fonts.
5. Printing production: Finally, the printed documents can be delivered to the printing workshop for printing. After printing, processing, and binding in the workshop, the final printed product is delivered to the customer.