Designing for Digital Printing: Tips and Tricks

Are you familiar with all the ways today’s modern print shop has integrated digital technology into the printing process? It starts with desktop publishing, continues through electronic prepress, then goes on to platemaking for offset printing or raster image processing for output to a digital printing device.

Digital technology as applied to design and desktop publishing gives us more control over layout, special effects, and the ability to make alterations. It also allows us to build a digital file to obtain the best output image, whether using an offset press or a digital printer.

In this issue of Printips, we’ll provide some tips and tricks for preparing a file specifically for output on a digital printer.