Preparing your job for the printer


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Preparing your job for the printer

As you're finishing up your project in, InDesign, it's time to get it ready to send to the printer. And, of course, you should be following the printer specifications. Provide the amount of bleed that they've asked for. If you're accustomed to adding and 8th of an inch bleed to standard print jobs, you may find that, especially if you're working on larger cartons, you may be asked to add more than an 8th of an inch bleed. So make sure you know how much the printer wants. Now they may ask you to outline text, and that might be something you're unaccustomed to.

But one of the reasons is that a carton might be printed anywhere in the world. If you have product that's being distributed internationally, maybe all the cartons won't be printed in one place and this guarantees that it will be portable. So, let's take a look at how you do that in InDesign. Here I am in InDesign and I wanted to make it easy on myself, so I put all my text in one layer. So when I turn off and on...

Preparing your job for the printer
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Preparing your job for the printer provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Claudia McCue as part of the Print Production Essentials: Packaging

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Design
Software:
Acrobat Illustrator InDesign
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