Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Preparing the business card for print, part of Designing a Business Card.
- So now the business card is finished.…Time to prepare it for print.…I'm going to give you a general overview here.…Specifics may vary according to your print vendor,…and you should speak to your print vendor.…They may be able to provide you with a PDF preset…which you can load by coming to Define…and then choosing Load here,…and then when you return to the PDF Preset menu…you'll find their preset listed on that menu.…You will also find instructions…on various vendors' websites.…
So this is a general overview.…The preset that I'm going to use is the [PDF/X-1a] preset…and this is likely the basis for any…preset that they may send you.…I'll append the word "final" to that…and then in here just a couple of things that…I'd like to change from the basic preset…and that is the Marks and Bleeds.…I'd like to have the Crop Marks and the Bleed Marks,…and I want to use the Document Bleed Settings.…
Just return to General.…Let's make sure that we are viewing this after exporting…and that we are exporting all pages.…And there is our two-page PDF,…
- Examining how layout, typography, and other elements add to a design
- Incorporating imagery
- Choosing paper stock
- Using common business card sizes and formats
- Printing options
- Positioning logos and text
- Preparing a business card for print
Skill Level Beginner
Layout and Composition with InDesignwith Nigel French1h 27m Appropriate for all
1. The Elements of a Business Card
2. Taking a Closer Look at Business Cards
3. Designing a Business Card for a Design Company
4. Designing a Business Card for a Coffee Shop
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