Tag Archives: InDesign

Bleeding Edge: How to Properly Create Bleed Area for Print

  We’ve written at ImageBlog before about how to create proper bleed area for your print files. Missing or insufficient bleed area and crop marks rank in the top three of prepress problems along with color separations and font issues. … Continue reading

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Gradient Banding in Wide Format Printing: Can You Prevent It?

  A quick check online convinces me that a lot of folk – designers, artists and printers – are frustrated with gradients that print with banding, or clearly dileneated “steps” of color visible in both digital and offset printing and … Continue reading

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WARNING: When spot colors are used with transparency…

The above warning is an important one! If you have used a spot or PMS color in your InDesign, Quark or Illustrator layout and then applied some type of transparency effect — drop shadows, blending modes, feathering, etc — then … Continue reading

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Creative Print Idea: Spot UV Coating

  Coatings applied either in or off line to a finished print piece provide some very practical benefits – protection from scratches, water or moisture damage, abrasion, fading and yellowing, and handling damage. Aesthetically, they offer varying degrees of gloss and shine, … Continue reading

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