How to ensure premium print quality
A quality control checklist is imperative for digital printing and offset printing, but there are other quality control procedures in the printing industry you should follow. Besides our 20-point checklist, you can take the following steps to ensure high-quality printing.
Export print-ready artwork
No matter what software you use for graphic design – Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Inkscape, CorelDraw, GIMP – understanding how to properly export your artwork for offset and digital presses is best practice. A good prepress checklist for graphic designers incorporates software-specific steps.
Keep in mind that preflight and prepress are two different processes :
This is the process by which a job is checked for technical errors such as font conflicts and missing graphic links. It typically involves running files through preflight software. Preflight is part of the broader prepress process.
This is the term given to multiple steps completed by the printer to prepare artwork for press printing. Those steps include typesetting, color correcting, production planning, preflighting, proofing, and offset plating, among others.
No matter how much prepress printing knowledge you have, an oversimplified view might be to say preflight checks file quality, while prepress is the process of preparing artwork to be printed. Bali Print Shop process is a combination of a prepress preflight checklist – a complete print preproduction checklist. In some cases, you can export your file in its native format; though it’s typically best to export artwork in a high-quality PDF.
Print with a G7 master certified printer for superior color matching One of the primary obstacles to consistency is color matching between the RGB color on your display and the CMYK colors produced by digital and offset presses. The best way to ensure your printed piece will look as amazing off the press as it does on your computer screen is to print with a G7 Master Certified Printer such as Bali Print Shop.
G7 Master Printers undergo a process to calibrate their presses according to rigorous standards. When you choose a G7 Master Printer and calibrate your design applications, you can be assured the colors you see on your screen will be accurately reproduced on the printing press. That means you get predictable, accurate color printing.
Learn more about the benefits offered by G7 Master Printers, and download the G7 color profile so you can calibrate your software to ensure printing consistency. Make choosing a G7 Master Certified Printer part of your own visual print quality checklist to guarantee great results.