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Understanding Print Production

November 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm GMT

Understanding Print Production

3rd November 2017 | Faber Academy, Bloomsbury, London

Morning Session: Understanding Print Production


Improve your knowledge and understanding of the print production process by attending this presentation with industry pro, Ken jones. Ken was Technical Production Manager for Penguin and Dorling Kindersley for several years and has since advised publishers such as Parragon, Nosy Crow and Quarto on how to get the best from their print workflow.

This fast paced presentation will explain in detail:

  • Image file types - pixels vs vectors
  • Image resolution - effective and actual PPI
  • Fonts and font management
  • Colour management explained
  • Imposition and considerations for design
  • Separations and ink weight
  • Dot shapes, line screens and screen angles
  • Crops, bleeds and slugs
  • Spot colours and special finishes
  • Transparency and flattening
  • Print Ready PDF/X and PDF presets
  • Preflighting and packaging from InDesign
  • Preflighting PDFs
  • What happens at the RIP stage

Afternoon Session: The new rules of print production [FREE]

2pm - 3pm

Are you and your design teams still working in the same way they have been for years? If so, it may be time for a change. Improvements in printing standards, computer hardware and design software give us ways of working smarter. Some topics to challenge and improve your workflow include:

  • Why the best quality images are not 300dpi anymore
  • Why using RGB images in your print documents is now recommended
  • Why adding bleed around every side of a facing page is not recommended
  • Why using text black is no longer the best way to work for co-edition publishing
  • How to effectively use and reuse Object Styles and InDesign Find and Change for production purposes
  • How to use Adobe Bridge and Actions to simplify and speed up production tasks
  • Q&A session

Introducing GreenLight from Circular Software [FREE]


GreenLight from Circular Software ‘goes well beyond InDesign’s built-in preflight’ by allowing publishers to set up workflow specific presets, settings and checklists of style and production based rules that are instantly shared with all InDesign users both in and out of house. An InDesign integration and online support site gives clear explanation and guidance on anything that needs to change to meet a publisher's exact requirements then GreenLight automatically produces print ready PDFs and a set of translation and archive files to the publisher's exact requirements. This session will include:

  • Presentation on GreenLight from Circular Software
  • Live demonstration on file checking and exporting using GreenLight
  • Testimonial from major publisher on how GreenLight has improved quality and productivity and saved money
  • Q&A


November 3
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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