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Prepress Checklist : Use on Graphic Design Projects Sending Out to Printers

Prepress Checklist : Use on Graphic Design Projects Sending Out to Printers
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Prepress Checklist : Use on Graphic Design Projects Sending Out to Printers

Your project is camera ready and you are ready to ship it out the door. Here’s a quick list that you can use on almost any project you send out for printing. Print one of these and check off each one as you verify things for each project you do.

___ The files are camera ready

HARD COPY (mark through if not needed)

___ Desktop printed files are done according to the printer’s instructions

___ Files are in order

___ Files are complete

___ Separations (if color)

___ Registration marks (if color)

___ Everything aligned

___ Headlines spelled correctly

ELECTRONIC COPY (mark through if not needed)

___ Everything aligned

___ Headlines spelled correctly

___ Headlines spelled correctly

___ Fonts embedded (PDF)

___ Art files included (for Non-PDF documents)

___ Proof copy for the press is supplied (if necessary)

___ The files are all on disk OR

___ Special instructions are included

___ The printer is standing by to receive the files (if electronic)

___ The files were received (whether mailed, hand delivered or emailed)

___ The printer verified the files are complete and ready

___ The printer has no additional questions

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3 Comments

  1. Posted May 29, 2009 at 9:23 am | Permalink

    Hah, usable indeed. Now I can just paste to my newbier friends :)

  2. EdTheRed
    Posted May 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

    Sweet. Thank you.

  3. Mac
    Posted July 28, 2009 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

    Nice checklist that helps with your starting out..

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