Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Preparing for print, part of Designing a Restaurant Menu.
We have designed three different versions of this menu, two of which are…intended to be printed on home desktop printers in order to keep costs down.…This one, however, the one that uses the folder with the insert sliding into the…pocket in the folder, is going to require commercial printing almost certainly,…unless you have a very robust desktop or inkjet printer.…So we need to just talk about how we prepare things for print.…Firstly, I would say that with a design like this, even though it's going to be…sent out to a commercial printer, you want to be able to proof it on your own…printers, just so you can make sure everything lines up, and everything looks the way it should.…
It's rather difficult to conceptualize something like this that's flat on…screen, when its effectiveness really requires the folds to see how it works.…In the Print dialog box, when you're making a proof, you'll almost certainly want…your Marks and Bleeds turned on, so you know how to trim the page from the…sheet, and you can see how the artwork looks printed all the way to the edge of the page.…
- Adding text and design elements
- Adding texture with a Photoshop brush
- Creating a proof
- Adding stylized headers
- Designing menu inserts
- Placing and cleaning up text
- Creating a template
- Adding a textured background
- Preparing a menu for print
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Designing the Menu Folder
2. Designing the Menu Insert
3. Alternative Versions and Optional Extras
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