HOW TO CHECK
A FILE IS PRINT READY
Here are a couple of last-minute checks you can do to make sure
your document is ready to go to print,
so you can avoid any last-minute delays.
Now your finished artwork is a high-res pdf,
here's how to check
it’s ready to go to print.
TRIMS AND BLEED
Have you added:
- a 3mm bleed as a safety margin around your artwork, and
- trim (also known as crop marks) so the printer knows where to cut your paper,
so none of your artwork is cropped in the final product?
Open your pdf in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC.
Click on Print Production, then Output Preview. This will bring up
a window showing separations and if there is any spot colour present.
Spot colours need to be converted to CMYK before going to print.
If there's no spot colour, then in the Show All box,
scroll down to RGB and check that none of your images is in RGB.
If there’s no RGB, no spot colour and your trims and bleed are added,
you're ready to hit the Send button!
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We've been in the print industry for over two decades. We know a lot about print.
If you're finding it all a bit of a minefield, call us for a chat about how we can help you.
Getting it right is all part of our personal service for every client.
It starts with understanding your project and ends with a perfect product, every time.
The visual impact of professional quality graphic design is crucial to the success of all your print products.
Our designers are fast, creative and professional. We can add to your existing products or create a beautiful design from your ideas.
Glide Print supply all design work from simple tasks like getting your artwork ready for print to creating complex documents such as annual reports and marketing packages. We work closely with our clients to make sure your branding is consistent and the print quality is excellent across all your products.
All of our designers are based in Australia, we don’t outsource our work overseas. You receive personal attention from someone you can talk to and meet. It’s all part of Glide Print’s outstanding service to you.
All our knowledge and skill comes at no extra cost to you so you know
you're getting the best quality for your budget and the process will be an easy one for you.