Chapter 4: Prepping Graphics for Print

In This Chapter

check.png Picking the right resolution, mode, and format

check.png Prepress and working with a service bureau

check.png Printing vector images

check.png Managing color when printing

check.png Creating color separations

Preparing images for the screen is a snap compared to what you have to go through to get images ripe for the printing process. If all you ever want to do is print your images to a desktop laser or inkjet printer, the task is a little easier, but you still must consider some guidelines. And prepping your images for offset printing? Well, throw in an additional set of guidelines. It’s not rocket science, mind you. If you stick to the basic rules and, more importantly, spend some time developing a good working relationship with your service bureau and offset printer, you’re good to go.

Getting the Right Resolution, Mode, and Format

If you’re not familiar with the concept of resolution, I suggest taking a look at Book II, Chapter 1. That’s where I cover all the basics ...

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