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photoshop (printing cmyk) question

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by --zeSto--, Nov 13, 2003.

  1. --zeSto--

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    photoshop (printing cmyk) question

    Discussion started by --zeSto-- - Nov 13, 2003

    Turning to the vast 12oz thinktank once again....

    I've got a flyer all made up in PS and I've converted to cmyk
    for the print guys, but is there some extra step to prepare for
    'colour offset printing' ? I'm pretty sure there is, but I just want
    someone with the know-how to tell it to me straight.

    cheers.

    oh..
    and will most printers be happy getting tiff files at the end of the day?
    Or if there another format that I should use. Maybe just give them the .psd too?
     
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  2. Al Green

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    Al Green - Replied Nov 13, 2003

    are you asking about how to do color seperations?

    because ive been wanting to know how this is done too..

    every person i know always tells me its a pain in the ass and leaves it at that.


    i dont find it to be a substantial answer.

    id contact the printer to find out what file type you should make it.
    ive had people tell me to make files EPS/TIFF/PSD...so i think its good to check.

    but id like to know more about both what you are doing and the proper processing for printing involved.
     
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    Kr430n5_666 - Replied Nov 13, 2003

    let's pretend we're bunny rabbits.
     
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    ClueTwo - Replied Nov 13, 2003

    Let's not...And say you should defintely stop the useless posting. Maybe some people don't care, and shouldn't...But GOD DAMN it's annoying to me...
     
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    --zeSto-- - Replied Nov 13, 2003

    http://www.honda.co.jp/welcome-plaza/showroom/image/a/asimo.jpg'>
    [i]"We bow down to makroos and the rabbits!"[/i]


    back on topic...

    I'm designing a flyer for a friend party.
    It's a hiphop show but there's goingto be circus performers
    and some other strange stuff. She came to me to do the flyer
    and I want to be able to give her a CD with exactly what the printer needs.
    Chances are anyone at the printing place can open whatever file it is and go to town,
    but I'd at least like to come off being slightly 'in the know'.

    Chances are any quality tiff will work.
     
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    Kr430n5_666 - Replied Nov 13, 2003

    I've exhausted dreams and aspirations.
     
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    Kr430n5_666 - Replied Nov 13, 2003

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  8. SteveAustin

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    SteveAustin - Replied Nov 13, 2003

    kilo...tiff is the way to go assuming the document is at 100% size. If it will be enlarged then I recommend an eps. What is the resolution of the document? It needs to be at least 225 dpi for offset printing at the standard 133 line screen. Most printers would prefer it be in an actual Quark document with crop marks and such. You won't need to include fonts since you flattened the image and saved it as a tiff / eps. The only reason to give them the psd and fonts would be if they needed to correct something...which you would want to do yourself anyway.

    This is basically it. If you've got any other questions holler...you know my email.
     
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    --zeSto-- - Replied Nov 13, 2003

    word. thanks sa.
     
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    paint junky - Replied Nov 13, 2003

    i actually work in the field... pre press...
    we get all types of files from companies/designers, you wouldn't believe what we get... fucking heads send us powerpoint documents to print, (fuckers) and these PC fuckers are a pain in the ass too w/ their microsoft word, pagemaker, corel draw bullshit... but back on topic you should shoot for 300 dpi if possible, we use 200 linescreen here a majority of the time and 150 as well... rarely we will use 85 LS for linework and shit... the one thing you should plan for is bleed, ADD IT... if you set up a nice quark document you will almost guarantee you will get what you want the first proof out... you should enclose the fonts unless you created outlines, if you send flattened files you should also send psd's in case changes need to be made. your best bet is either a tiff, an eps or quark document( and if you send a quark document make sure you send along the fonts and the pictures used) just send em all in save yourself the frustration and save us some too... any other questions feel free to ask...
     
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    --zeSto-- - Replied Nov 13, 2003

    word thanks!

    So everything should be a-okay.
    My photoshop docs are 8x6 inches at 300dpi.
    The .tiff's are massive and I've created some
    reduced jpegs in case she wants to email them out.
    The font is free and I included it on the disk just in case.

    The artistic quality is iffy... just because I'm a perfectionist and
    I just threw it together. She says it's perfect, but you know how
    picky us digi/doodles bugs can be.

    oh... I'm trusting that because I'm on a PC that 'PC byte order'
    was the right choice for the .tiff? Either way.. the have a .psd
    and I'm doing it for drink tickets.

    case closed.
     
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    SteveAustin - Replied Nov 13, 2003

    if the shop is on Macs (which they most likely are) they will have no problem opening your pc "formatted" tiff.
     
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  13. imported_Tesseract - Replied Nov 13, 2003

    awesm, now can we see it?
     
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    MrChupacabra - Replied Nov 13, 2003

    hmmmm....any chance this is relating to The Magnetic Fields?
     
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    --zeSto-- - Replied Nov 14, 2003

    sorry ninja... no can do.

    There's info on it that I do not want posted on 12oz.
    I might not be the most sneaky ninja on the fourm,
    but I do know that posting where and when I will be
    is probably a bad move.

    side note: circus girls doing crazed contortions!
     
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