After you've gone through rounds of revisions on the computer, PRE-PRESS FILE PREP is the next step. Preparing a digital file to go to press, whether that be OfficeMax or (more importantly!) an offset press, is an important step in the process. If not executed properly, unnecessary costs and missed deadlines occur.
Even designers who have done this many times often use a File Prep Checklist to double-check all steps have been taken. Though things like correct color modes and DPI come naturally via experience, pre-press is a final step that must be respected.
Please see the following links to informative sites or PDFs that are a good start to creating your own checklist. Students who are in ART-2413 Typography will become more familiar with pre-press file prep in ART-2423 Print & Publication Design.
NO SAMPLES; HOWEVER, STUDENTS MUST PRINT THE PDF AND ADHERE IN THEIR ART-2413 SKETCHBOOK.
Please check this each Monday of the semester for information. Put this in your head. Use it. Live it. Be a great designer.