InDesign CS5: Print Production Guidelines

with James Wamser
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InDesign CS5: Print Production Guidelines
Video duration: 0s 1h 34m Intermediate


InDesign CS5: Print Production Guidelines goes over the common issues that arise when preparing InDesign documents for printing and shows how to tweak PDF and document settings to ensure the perfect print. The course shows how to avoid mistakes by preparing documents correctly upfront, covering document construction, layout, ink management settings, and output options. Prepress processes in Acrobat are also covered, including accurate soft proofing and packaging in the PDF/X formats. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Understanding facing pages versus non-facing pages
  • Creating a gatefold layout
  • Loading and embedding profiles
  • Understanding overprint vs. knockout
  • Understanding mixed inks and registration
  • Setting up multiple versions of a document with conditional text and GREP
  • Avoiding common font problems
  • Understanding RGB and CMYK


Hi! I am James Wamser. InDesign has so many features for both the prepress and creative professional. But the question is, are you taking advantage of all of them? In this course, we will take a look at how to create documents correctly for commercial printing, saving you both time and money. We will also look at how to use multiple page sizes when creating documents with various folds in mind, along with perfect bound catalogs and magazines. I will show you how to create PDFs based on industry standards and the differences between the settings.

Live Preflight can prevent costly mistakes if we have all the correct settings in place. We will look at how to create, import, and export preflight settings. I've been working in the commercial printing industry for over 20 years and teaching InDesign to prepress and creative professionals since version one. So if you're ready, let's get started with InDesign CS5: Print Production Guidelines.

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