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Join author Claudia McCue on a journey that introduces the printing process and reveals the keys to designing a document that prints as well as it looks onscreen. This course takes you on the floors of two commercial print houses (BurdgeCooper and Lithographix), to better understand the life cycle of a print job and observe printing presses in action. Along the way, discover how to better communicate with your printer, choose the correct paper, inks, colors, and fonts for your project, and how to correctly lay out your documents in Adobe Illustrator and InDesign. This course is designed to help you and your printer produce a professionally finished print job, whether it's a business card, brochure, or multipage magazine.
lynda.com thanks the BurdgeCooper and Lithographix printing companies for access to their facilities and permission to film on site. Learn more at www.burdgecooper.com and www.lithographix.com.
Just a quick word about the sample files we'll be using. If you're a Premium Member of the lynda.com online training library, you'll have access to the files used in this title. By the way, not all of the chapters have exercise files. Since some of the chapters are devoted more to informational content than hands on work. But here you can see in this chapter, I've given you a starting point and then also given you the finished piece so that you can compare. Now, if you are monthly or annual subscriber to lynda.com, you don't have access to these files, but of course you can easily follow along by using your own files.
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