Learning Print Production

Learning Print Production

Join author Claudia McCue on a journey that introduces the printing process and reveals the keys to designing a document that prints as well as it looks on screen. Learn about the life cycle of a print job and observe printing presses in action. Discover how to better communicate with your printer, think about print as you're designing, and choose the correct paper, inks, colors, and fonts for your project. The exercise files include a beautiful and varied example document, Maker Quarterly, from Mohak Fine Papers, that will help you understand how to create healthy files that print with no surprises. The course will help you and your printer produce a professionally finished print job, whether it's a business card, brochure, or multipage magazine, and catch print problems before they become catastrophes.

Topics include:

  • Communicating with your printer
  • Understanding types of printing: letterpress, sheet-fed, and more
  • Handling corrections and alterations
  • Attending press checks
  • Understanding how color space and paper stock affect printing
  • Finishing: folding, trimming, die cutting, and embossing
  • Working with fonts and graphics
  • Submitting the job


  • 英文名称:Learning Print Production
  • 时长:1小时22分
  • 字幕:英语


  1. Welcome to Learning Print Production
  2. What is print production?
  3. Understanding roles and responsibilities
  4. Communicating with your printer
  5. What does the printer do with my files?
  6. The importance of contract proofs
  7. Handling corrections and alterations
  8. Attending press checks
  9. Choosing the type of printing
  10. The art of letterpress
  11. The advantages of sheetfed printing
  12. Using a web press for long runs
  13. Understanding thermography
  14. Considerations for digital printing
  15. Understanding color space
  16. What's a spot color?
  17. How ink on paper behaves on paper
  18. Printing on special stock
  19. Building to the correct size
  20. Folding and trimming
  21. Setting up for die cutting
  22. Embossing
  23. Understanding font formats
  24. Using OpenType fonts
  25. Font concerns
  26. Comparing raster versus vector artwork
  27. Examining graphic formats
  28. Submitting the job
  29. Next steps