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Production for Print by Mark Gatter

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A Printing Checklist

When the final design has been approved by the client and all the production work has been completed, it is time to send the job out to the printer. This is when you will be really happy if you have done everything possible to prepare things for the press.

Obviously, most of the book so far has been intended to help you prepare things correctly. Even so, despite taking great care every step of the way, it is still alarmingly easy for mistakes to get through. From personal experience I can say that hitting File > Save for the last time does not mean it is now okay to relax. It is time for a clear head—and a detailed checklist.

The last thing you want is for an error to get through that everyone will blame on you. So, as well ...

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