Many designers encounter difficulty and make a lot of mistakes when designs to print. The majority of these errors occur because of the conflicting settings that printers and digital screens have. These blunders are, however, avoidable if designers can take care to follow these guidelines at different stages of designing.
Factors responsible to produce impeccable designs for print
- Color Conversion: Digital screens have a different color mode from printers and designers who want to sustain a particular color scheme encounter challenges when converting from RGB to CMYK (a conversion that is inevitable). To avoid this problem, designers should take care of convert from RGB to CMYK at the very last stage.
- Resolution: The higher the pixels per inch in an image resolution, the better the quality of the image produced. It achieves the best results, images that are viewed at shorter eye range should size about 300 pixels per inch while 150 pixels per inch should be used for wide format printers whose prints would be viewed from a long distance.
- To sustain quality when printing, large format designs should be done in vector art
- For ensuring that your prints reach the edge of your work, include bleeds on your file. To achieve this, print on an oversized sheet and then trim off the excess to achieve the desired result.
- Designers should attempt to mark out extra layers for their art files to enable them a coat and apply spot inks where necessary.
- Designers should increase their pages by 4 when they want to create stitched booklet. This also ensures that you produce neat work in the end. Even when smudging occurs when the pages are joined together, you can easily trim off the excess areas that were smudged and still get a perfect result.
Be sure to follow these instructions when designing to ensure that your work comes out perfectly within the desired period.