Preparing your art file for printing with InDesign

The best way to send your designs to a local printer is by packaging it with InDesign.

I AM GOING TO WALK YOU THROUGH A FEW STEPS TO HELP YOU CREATE A SOLID WORKFLOW FOR PREPARING YOUR ARTWORK FOR YOUR PRINTER.

The first step of course, if it’s not designed within InDesign is to import it into InDesign. There are a few things that printers love about using InDesign as the final process of preparing your artwork.

When setting up your canvas make sure that the bleed is set appropriately. Once you have your design ready to go on your canvas follow these steps. Continue reading “Preparing your art file for printing with InDesign”

How to add bleed to your business card in photoshop for printing

Being that Photoshop doesn’t have a bleed option built in, we will have to manually add bleed to our design to assure a more seamless workflow as we send it to print.

Adding an appropriate bleed to your file will also lead to a more quality and professionally printed product.

Though this quick Photoshop tutorial will focus on business cards. It’s logic, of course, can be applied to any file that requires bleeds for printing.

In the printing industry bleed is a term used to suggest that the background image or colors fill out the complete space of the business card. Continue reading “How to add bleed to your business card in photoshop for printing”