LA – Checklist for Print Preparation

  1. Read the briefing form and make sure everything is correct.
  • Is it portrait or landscape?
  • Double-sided or single-sided?
  • Full CMYK, black and white or one-spot?
  • What are the specific sizes of the elements?
  1. What kind of paper is the design going be printed on?
  • Remember! Quality of paper can have an effect on design choices!
  1. Create a special layout for print, must include:
  • Live area
  • Bleed area
  • Trim lines
  • Crop marks
  1. Are you using standard black or rich black?
  2. UV varnish/coating?
  3. Spell-check
  4. Print ready PDF
  5. Resolution +300dpi

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