preflight.ca is to become a repository of information and suggestions for ensuring your "design" comes to life on the press.
As the print world shrinks, and pre-press facilities become the "ugly step-sister" of the press house, the designer has more pressure placed on them to build a proper file.
How does one build a file that is going to leave your desktop, and be ripped and printed in Thailand? Especially if you're not there to handle the questions that may arise in the middle of the night.
What steps do i need to follow that will keep issues that may arrive to a minimum?
Preparing your files for the printer will be easier if you follow some, or all, of our suggestions.. enjoy!