CT&D #51. Finalizing a Print Submission

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What are the steps in final submittal of a job in print production?

There are various steps before final submission of a print job. In total, one must: communicate with a print service to establish fees, specific materials to be used and specific treatments (i.e. binding, folding); decide which colors to use (CMYK, spot colors or process colors); check for publication errors (i.e. too many fonts, misspelled words); save publication in a PDF format; print and review color separations/composite proofs (to ensure colors and color spacing are physically correct for the final proof); and lastly, deliver the final proof and files to a print service (which should be a master copy so that the print is exactly on point).

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