Print Material: Process Workflow

Print Material

Information Gathering

–          Have client sent the information?

–          Is this information is sufficient?

–          If not, what information is required?

  • Number of Designs to present
  • Color range
  • Sample / benchmarks which client is interested in
  • Other…

–          Finalizing the information

  • How many Designs to be sent
  • Print Design includes (Stationary, cards, letter head, logo, billboard, etc…)
  • Sizes of the printings

–          Send the finalized information to client for approval

Tasking

–          Dividing work in smaller tasks

–          Write all tasks with each and every detail

–          Provide reference materials and samples

–          Allocate Time durations for each task

–          Allocate resources (who is going to do which task)

–          Create a timeline for 1st draft

–          Inform client about the 1st draft’s time line

–          Compile a MS Project file or DOT PROJECT for tracking the tasks

Assigning Tasks

–          Email and inform each and every one for their tasks in details

–          Set reporting intervals and situations

–          Update MS Project / Dot Project to keep everybody informed with the progress

Dispatch the 1st Draft

–          Review the work quality and tasks

  • If some work is required to be done, assign the tasks and update MS Project / Dot Project

–          Compile all the tasks distributed in a single package

–          Dispatch the 1st Draft to client for feedback and updates

Feedback / Updates

–          Repeat the first 3 steps in case of feedback and updates

–          Keep a daily backup of each file, in a separate folder (with documentations)

“REPEAT THE ABOVE TASKS UNTIL THE FINAL PRODUCT IS READY”

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Print Material

NOTE: This information is gathered from different sources over internet few days back, and i dont remember the sources yet. Copyrighted material is belongs to the actual owner, and i dont own this information.

Design Guidelines

–          What Formats to Work on

  • Artwork designed in Corel Draw 12 with fonts converted to curves or InDesign CS3 with fonts converted are preferred. Be aware though that jpegs and tiffs are images vs. vectors which are used in drawing programs such as InDesign and Corel Draw.

–          Page Size & Layout

  • When designing your artwork, create a single file in your layout program for all your pages (do not create a new file for each page). While designing, make your page size that of the final trim size, do not insert “crop marks” or “printer’s marks”.
  • Prepare vector art, such as a company logo, in a Draw program like Illustrator, CorelDraw or Freehand. Save these images as EPS files and import them into the page layout.
  • If you want graphic objects or backgrounds to print to the edge of the page, these should be made to extend 3mm beyond the edge of the page in the layout. This is called bleed. The overlapping 3mm will be trimmed off, but if it’s not there in the first place, slight inaccuracies in cutting could leave a thin white border along one or more edges of the page.
  • Keep all the text and pictures that do not bleed at least 5mm away from your trim size or fold lines on each side (in business cards bookmarks and Greeting Cards, this can be reduced to 2mm).
  • The table below sets out some of our products with their trim size (finished size) bleed size and text frame (text margin). For any layouts not included in this table, just use the guidelines above or send us a mail and we will help you set up the margins.

Product

Size

Finished Size

Bleed Size

Text Frame

Business Cards

Standard

90mm x 50mm

96mm x 56mm

86mm x 46mm

Credit Card

85mm x 55mm

91mm x 61mm

81mm x 51mm

Flyers

A4

297m x 210mm

303mm x 216mm

287mm x 200mm

A5

210mm x 148mm

216mm x 154mm

200mm x 138mm

A6

148mm x 105mm

154mm x 111mm

138mm x 95mm

DL

210mm x 99mm

216mm x 105mm

200mm x 89mm

Posters

A0

1189mm x 840mm

1195mm x 846mm

1179mm x 830mm

A1

840mm x 594mm

846mm x 600mm

830mm x 584mm

A2

594mm x 420mm

600mm x 426mm

584mm x 410mm

A3

420mm x 297mm

426mm x 303mm

410mm x 287mm

Bookmarks

Standard

180mm x 50mm

186mm x 56mm

176mm x 46mm

Greeting Cards

Medium

158mm x 90mm

164mm x 96mm

154mm x 86mm

Large

184mm x 104mm

190mm x 110mm

180mm x 100mm