Video tutorial: Five essential tips for print preflighting

With a new generation of designers raised in the digital world, the specific parameters and constraints of outputting for print can seem as alien as CSS to an old-hand print designer. Whether you’re new to print or have years of experience behind you, it’s still worth checking, double-checking and checking again before finally outputting to print, because once the plates have been made and the press is about to run, errors can be very costly to rectify.

Through my experience in sending magazine covers to press, I’m more than aware of the potential pitfalls that lie in wait once the big Send button has been pressed. However, with a little foresight and careful final checking, you can avoid basic errors that – no matter how brilliant the design might be – could result in a disappointing piece of print.

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