Preflighting your document


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Preflighting your document

Before we package out InDesign document along with the fonts and any placed graphics or before we make a PDF to send to the printer, we should preflight our document just to make sure there are not any problems with it. The most common problems that printers see are image resolution that's too low. Typically that's going to be anything below 300 pixels per inch. Although you can sometimes get away with less than that. Missing fonts and bleed and trim hazards. In this particular design we don't have any placed images so there is one problem that we don't even have to worry about, but we want to make sure that everything else is good to go. So I'm going to turn on my guides and let's just check out the bleed issue.

Now, we can't turn on the preflight to do this for us, but it's also a good idea to check it manually as well. The bleed guide, the red guide, at 9 points outside the page. That's there so that we can continue all the artwork that we want to p...

Preflighting your document
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Preflighting your document provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the Designing a Book Cover

Subject:
Design
Software:
Illustrator InDesign
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