This week we learnt how to prepare files for printing, which will come in useful for my assignments. To start off with we went through how swatches can be added to Photoshop and InDesign. You are able to get a swatches palette from illustrator, or color.adobe. Note: any extra colours need to be set up as a spot colour.
Colour can also be added to grayscale images. For this we used an image of Shakespeare and changed him into a bitmap image, increasing the resolution to 1200 dpi and then added colour. Endpapers are sometimes set up this way to reduce the costs as it just needs to be printed in one colour.
We also performed a Preflight check on InDesign which is a tool that points out any issues in the document, such as any RGB colour (as it should be CYMK), missing links and the DPI of images. When this is exported into a PDF, press quality needs to selected.
When everything is completed and ready to print it is important to make sure you have in writing that job is signed off and that no further amendments need to be made.