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photoshop (printing cmyk) question

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

  1. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    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?
     
  2. Al Green

    Al Green Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2001 Messages: 8,561 Likes Received: 1
    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.
     
  3. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

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    let's pretend we're bunny rabbits.
     
  4. ClueTwo

    ClueTwo Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 30, 2001 Messages: 9,016 Likes Received: 117
    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...
     
  5. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    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.
     
  6. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

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    I've exhausted dreams and aspirations.
     
  7. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

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  8. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    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.
     
  9. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

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  10. paint junky

    paint junky Member

    Joined: Jun 16, 2003 Messages: 377 Likes Received: 0
    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...
     
  11. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    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.
     
  12. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    if the shop is on Macs (which they most likely are) they will have no problem opening your pc "formatted" tiff.
     
  13. MrChupacabra

    MrChupacabra 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 10, 2001 Messages: 10,940 Likes Received: 681
    hmmmm....any chance this is relating to The Magnetic Fields?
     
  14. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    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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