Prepress Two Cents

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PREPRESS TWO CENTS: You think you’re so perfect!

Let's be honest: there's something about a perfect bound publication that says it's a piece worth hanging onto. The square spine and heavier cover stock suggest that the content is meant to be referenced again and again. A feeling of permanence is implied. Here are some tips for working with instead of against the nature [...]

PREPRESS TWO CENTS: CLEAR! Clear Overrides, That Is

Are you a fan of control and consistency? If so, then Paragraph Styles are probably already your friends. These little gems not only allow you to quickly format large chunks of text, they can help you locate and eliminate certain text problems as well. Read More

PREPRESS TWO CENTS: Proofing and Preflighting

Are These The Same Thing, OR: Who Checks What? Sometimes, when we have a job in-house for printing, questions arise about proofing and preflighting. Are these the same thing? Does the printer “proofread” customer-supplied files? What, exactly, is checked during preflight? Let’s tackle the questions one-by-one. First, proofing and preflighting are NOT the same process. [...]