Join Claudia McCue for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Print Production Essentials: Digital and Variable Data Printing.
If you're a premium member of lynda.com, you have access to the exercise files I'll be using. You can download the files from the Exercise Files tab on the main page of this course, open the files, and then follow along with the same project that I'm working on. Now you'll find two sub-folders in each Exercise File folder. One is for In Design CC and the other is for InDesign CS4 through CS6. If you are using InDesign CS4 or CS 5.5 or CS6, then just double-click the IDML file that you will find in the folder and get started with that.
Now if you don't have access to the exercise files, you can still follow along, just use your own files. To get the most out of the exercise files, you should at least be familiar with the interface and tools in Adobe InDesign. But it's not necessary to be a pro to grasp the concepts and the techniques in this course. So, let's get started learning more about digital printing.
- What constitutes "digital printing"?
- Printing short runs
- Working with digital color and large-format output
- Using InDesign's Data Merge feature to format variable data
- Printing on ceramics, metal, and wood