Date of publication: 2017-08-29 10:27
If all of the above steps were followed carefully your artwork should be camera ready. Prior to sending your art files to be printed there are just a few things to consider to make sure that your design prints as intended.
For example, in Adobe Illustrator the dialog box is called 8775 document raster effect settings, 8776 and the default resolution is only 77 DPI. Unless the value is changed any shadowing or other effects will result in a grainy and undesirable result. In CS6 Illustrator the setting is located in the top menu bar:
EFFECTS DOCUMENT RASTER EFFECT SETTINGS
Careful measurements are important to set up your art, so you need to make your rulers visible. They are generally in the VIEW menu, but their exact location varies with your design software and version. In Adobe Illustrator CS6 they are made visible in the top menu by selecting:
VIEW > Rulers > Show Rulers
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There are many reasons your art file may not be ready to print. Below is a step-by-step tutorial that goes through all of the criteria necessary to make a digital art file Camera Ready. If you have no experience in Graphic Design you may find it somewhat overwhelming. Feel free to contact Summit Printing if you would rather hire a professional to create your camera ready art for you.
A professional graphic designer can help your printing look more polished and professional, but if you are on a tight budget that may not be an option. Rather than hire a designer, many small businesses opt to create their own marketing materials to save money. Without professional software (and the proper training) that can be a challenging task. If you follow the steps below carefully you will be able to supply a printing company with the digital art file(s) they need to print your order.
Many design programs have the ability to apply drop shadows and other special effects to photos, type and illustrations. The quality of these effects, however, is often controlled by default settings within your software that are usually preset to a very low resolution output.
The location of these setting dialog boxes in all versions of the various design software is beyond the scope of this tutorial, but be aware of the issue. Check the output quality of your drop shadows before going to press to be sure that low-resolution effects are not going to cause an otherwise great print job to go bad.
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Note: images borrowed from a website are typically only 77 DPI. Although they 8775 look fine on screen, 8776 they are not appropriate for commercial quality printing unless scaled down to 75% of their original size (usually too small to be suitable for your needs). An exception to this guidline is signage or any other graphic that is normally not viewed close up anyway, where 77 dpi may look acceptable (as long as you don't enlarge the image). There are many stock photography websites that have large images at an inexpenive price. There is also a way in a Google Search to constrain your images search to only large images click on 8775 Search Tools 8776 and see 8775 SIZE 8776 .
8776 If your document folds, use the flat (unfolded) size.
8776 When making a catalog or booklet, use the single page (folded) size
8776 For die cut designs (special shapes), use the widest length and width before the shape is die cut.
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