Preparing the File for the Printer



The final step in the graphic design process is making sure that everything is ready for the printer. Oddly enough, this is when most mistakes happen. Why? Because things like color mode, image formats, grayscale and color calibration, color management systems, the ability to create a good PDF in which everything necessary to successful printing is included, were not taken care of along the way. And of course, the list goes on. And all of these things create stress which you do not need to go through.

The wish to get away from the stress caused by “not knowing how it is done” is, hopefully, why you bought this book in the first place. This chapter tells you how to check your work, and then how to ...

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