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PREPARING ARTWORK FOR PRINT

General
Run your eye over the whole job. Ask questions about the output of it. What is the size/shape?

Size
What size is it? Look at the Document Setup in Illustrator or InDesign or image size in Photoshop.

Artwork
The area around it that needs to be clear or the distance from the margin or other elements.

Fonts
One of the most obvious things to check but also one of the most common problems when sending files to print so ... are all the fonts there? If you're really worried and you don't have too much type, create outlines!

Images
Again, it's an obvious one, check if all the images in the document are present and correct. Go to the Links palette in Illustrator and InDesign and check if they are big enough and whether they occupy the correct color space. As a general rule the image size in Photoshop should be the same or greater than the size it is to be reproduced with a resolution of 300 dpi.

Color
We only print with process colors so make sure all your work is submitted as CMYK.

Bleed
If any element is going straight to the edge of the document it needs to be 'bleed off'. Industry standard is 1/8 inch.