Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Design for Print//software workshop notes

Booklet Print

setting up the document:

facing pages should be checked
3mm bleed (standard procedure)
number of pages (will be affected depending on how the booklet will be bound)
for saddle stitching- page number should be a multiple of four

readers spreads- shows what the book will look like as you read it on InDesign

printers spreads- how the pages will be arranged on the sheets of paper which are then put together and made into a booklet



to add page numbering, create text frame on the master page (double click) then go onto
type menu- insert special character- markers- current page number

the pages on the rest of the document should now show up with the correct page numbering

if you don't want the page numbering to start right at the beginning, then go onto the document setup and change the 'start page no.'

or select page in the pages palette, go onto the menu and 'numbering and section options' to make alterations with the page numbering

printing:

select file and then 'print booklet'
2 up saddle stitch- print settings
always select print blank pages

'short-edge binding'- if you're binding on the shortest edge of the page
e.g. if its a landscape booklet then binding would be short edge because binding would be down the middle of the width

some printers will request document in printers spreads

print settings in the print dialogue box you can select which printer to use
however above the printer options there is a box called 'postscript file'

72dpi for jpeg files for web

post script is the language that is sent over to the printer which is then recompiled and produces a print out

postscript files similar to a pdf
no need to worry about linked files etc.

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