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New in DTP :)

by nostromo3030 / November 22, 2008 5:45 PM PST

Hello lads!
I am George. I do 3d graphics for TV, but I now have to design and layout a catalogue to be offset printed.The catalogue will be in full color. I realize that designing the above is one thing,and making it correct to be printed IS ANOTHER! I am planning to use InDesign. What do I have to be careful for? I am going now through tutorials like hell, but I need a word from experts too. And a rather silly question: What if I gave the pages of the catalogue as PSD or EPS real size 300dpi res files to the service provider -offset printer? Do they have to be in CMYK color mode necessarily?

Thank you in advance

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All I know is...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 22, 2008 10:47 PM PST
In reply to: New in DTP :)

That question of "What if I gave the pages of the catalogue as PSD or EPS real size 300dpi res files to the service provider -offset printer? Do they have to be in CMYK color mode necessarily?" has no answer that fits everyone.
-> The service provider dictates that. Some are nice enough to work with what you give them and some run the show like 'The Soup Nazi.'

300dpi sounds a little low for print work. Ask them for what to use. sees the over 2400dpi number I used to see bandied about.

This doesn't really answer the question but hopefully your printer service will.

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New in DTP :)
by nostromo3030 / November 23, 2008 1:45 AM PST
In reply to: All I know is...

Thank you Bob Happy I am well aware that I am going to make silly questions till I see ``light in the tunnel`` Every bit of information is valuable! Thanks again, George

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That is a good question.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 23, 2008 2:24 AM PST
In reply to: New in DTP :)

But I hope you see where the answer must come from. Keep asking!

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