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How To Prepare Your Files For Printing?

Published Time:2016-06-14 Original Source:printing files preparation
How To Prepare Your Files For Printing?
 
Here is a list of basic tutorials for file preparation that will help simplify the process for you.
 
1) Image Resolution
 
2) CMYK Color Mode
 
3) Bleeds, Cut Line, and Safety Margin
 
4) Borders With Bleeds
 
5) Fonts and Transparency
 
6) Fonts and Text Point Sizes
 
7) Line Width
 
About the Fonts and Transparency:
 
If your artwork contains vector-based graphics with transparency or other special effects, make sure you provide us with a copy of your files with flattened images and all fonts converted to outlines. Transparent, unflattened artwork and non-outlined fonts may not print properly, resulting in costly delays and reprints. Below are instructions for flattening your artwork and converting fonts to outlines in Adobe Illustrator and InDesign. yellowprinting.com
 
1. Converting fonts to outlines in Adobe Illustrator:
 
Create a copy of your file and save the original in a safe place (in case you need to make changes later). Once you've flattened your images and converted your text to outlines, you will not be able to edit those elements again.
 
Adobe Illustrator Step 1
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Adobe Illustrator Step 2
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2. Converting fonts to outlines in Adobe InDesign
 
Create a copy of your file and save the original in a safe place (in case you need to make changes later). Once you've flattened your images and converted your text to outlines, you will not be able to edit those elements again.
 
Adobe InDesign Step 1
outlined fonts indesign
Adobe InDesign Step 2
fonts outlined indesign