Join Claudia McCue for an in-depth discussion in this video Before you submit your job, part of Print Production: Prepress and Press Checks.
…Before you submit your job to the printer,…make sure you're prepared to send your files.…Double-check your work, in fact double-check again.…Now your fundamental preparations should already have been made before you…get ready to submit the job, but think about things like this.…Make sure that you build to the correct final trim size, and be sure to add…bleed if you have any artwork or images that go to the edge of the page.…And when…you're working on a complex job, sometimes it's easy to overlook the basics.…Check your spelling, make sure your swatches are the correct color space.…
If they're supposed to be spot, make sure they're spot.…If they're not, make sure you've converted them to process.…Make sure that all your fonts are active and you don't…have any missing fonts when you go to submit your job.…Organize your files.…Now that's not just for the printer, it…also helps you, especially again on a complex…job, when you're trying to keep track of all those pieces that constitute the job.…All those little bits of artwork and so forth.…
- Submitting your job
- Preflighting files
- Understanding press-check etiquette
- Checking press sheets