Prepress Printing is the process of preparing digital files for the printing press. It is the link between graphic design and print production. At SLB Printing we’ve chosen to focus on the technical aspects of a quality print job. We excel at taking your completed graphics and printing the artwork just as intended. Your brochures, look books and mailers will look just as eye catching on paper as they do on your computer screen.
Prepress is the process of preparing digital files for printing.
Combining effective graphic design with powerful content creates the best product. Our prepress team will analyze your digital files to determine if they are press ready. If you are not able to supply us with print ready artwork, we offer referrals to professional designers for typesetting simple business cards, letterheads, postcards and more. We have the skills and equipment to help us determine well prepared press ready artwork and produce it at a level of quality that will not disappoint!
If your artwork runs to the edge of the paper, you’ll need to add a “bleed” area. Increase your page size by .125” on all 4 sides and do the same to any image that runs to the edge of the paper.
Keep any critical text or graphics .125” inside of the edge of your design’s finished size. This is the “safety” area where we cut the paper.
The best practice to use with fonts is to outline them, if your program allows. When you outline a font it becomes an image and others no longer need the font files to display it properly nor can anyone edit your file. If you know that you are using a special font, the font will either need to be outlined, embedded or provided with the file. Keep in mind, fonts can have license restrictions and different creation dates, even some of the most basic fonts can be revised. So it is always the best practice to outline the font.
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When you need same day printing, cheap banners. cheap posters, business forms, cheap catalog printing, full color brochures, custom postcards and a whole lot more, give us a call at 310.558.4752.