Practical common sense before printing

2022-08-09
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Pre press practical common sense

release date: Source: China paper

before various packaging and printing products are completed, you need to know some pre press knowledge. Today, China paper takes you into the pre printing knowledge and introduces the relevant contents in detail

graphic design process:

1 Conceive, design, arrange, plan and prepare materials

2. With Photoshop pictures, including modification and color correction, manual switches should be installed on the wires to control the experimental motor source, splicing, etc. after processing, they must be converted to 300dpi CMYK TIF or EPS files

2. Use vector graphics software to make graphics, and save them as EPS files of CMYK after completion

3. Compile text files with a plain text writer

4. After all the materials are ready, use typesetting software to combine them

5. Deal with trapping

can lay a foundation for the development of manufacturing industry and real economy 6 Proofing, proofreading and revision errors

7. Output with postscript printer and test the output reliability

8. Prepare the output file, including the platform used, the software used, the documents used, the fonts used, the font list and location, and the requirements for output, etc

9. Copy all documents, including the font used, into Mo or CDR and send them to the output company together with the output document

use fonts and typefaces professionally

1 Generally, the title should be sans serif, such as bold. However, serif words can also be used in headlines, such as Song Dynasty, which will have a strong decorative effect. The text should be written in serif, and Song typeface is the best. (many promotional materials mistakenly use round headed words in the text, which will make people feel difficult and impatient to read)

2 There should be no more than 4 fonts used throughout the article (unless you want to show people how many fonts there are on your CD). Usually, 3 fonts are enough. The word size should not exceed 5. It is: headline/subtitle/subtitle/text/legend, generally 3 kinds are enough. (too many fonts and sizes will produce a sense of confusion, making people's eyes at a loss)

3 When using several different word sizes, we should pay attention to unity. The subtitle should use the same size, and the body should also use the same size. (the wrong use of word size is like the wrong words in the promotional materials, which makes people doubt the quality of the products you promote)

4 The color of the text should not change too much. The text must be black. Do not use anti white words in the text. It will be printed on some low-quality paper or printing machine, and it is uncomfortable to read. (of course, there are exceptions to greeting cards)

5 The text should not be less than 10 o'clock. Now there are too many people with presbyopia and myopia. You have to make most people read it easily and happily. (if most of your readers are old people, you should pay more attention to the larger characters)

6 Some changes can be appropriately added to key sentences and words in the text, such as italics, color words, etc. But not too much. See whether the promotional materials of some well-known large companies comply with the above principles. If you respect the above principles, your design will increase professionalism

what font is used

truetype or type1. Although some books recommend using only Type1, TrueType can also meet the needs well. So far, the most stable PC platform is wending font. I'll take you to the following information in detail. 1. Don't use founder and Han Ding fonts. Founder font will only produce half of the film, that is, only the upper half of a word will be produced, and the lower half will be blank. Han Ding font will lack words when it is produced, because some Chinese characters are not in Han Ding font library. Therefore, there is no blank space where there are no words. Other miscellaneous fonts are not considered, because it is a printing platform, and font versatility is a problem, but the first consideration is stability, and then versatility. If the two conflict, stability is the first choice. After the font is stable, if the output company does not have the font, we copy it to them to help our files output normally. If you choose versatility rather than stability, Then you don't need to copy your font to the output company, but there are many problems with this font. Which one would you choose? A wise man knows his belly

how to transfer files

if your file is very small, such as a pure vector file, of course, you may consider using e-mail to transfer, but if the file includes pictures, its size often reaches 10 to hundreds of megabytes, you can choose to use a mobile hard disk, Mo, CD-R or U disk, or FTP, transmission system. Note that if you use a mobile hard disk or U disk and use a PC platform, don't forget to bring the driver. Because if you use PageMaker 6.0 of PC platform to output, the output company must have Win98 platform to help and PageMaker 6.0 output. If you use USB interface, Win98 will not automatically recognize USB devices like WIN2000, so you need to bring drivers. If you use Apple platform (generally few), then you don't need to consider this problem, because Apple comes with drivers

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