You should get a preflight checklist from your print vendor. Here's what I have set in Illustrator...
You should also send the print vendor a press-ready PDF. Not all of the file problems are limted to color settings. For instance...
"Last Month the printer said the below:
- fonts are not embedded. "
When you Save As > EPS, select "Include Fonts" in the selection process; and when Save As > Press Quality PDF, select "Embed Fonts" in the Settings dialogs.
"- black is not on overprint and is 4 colour black"
In Preferences > Appearance of Black, select "Accurate Black" in both screen and print; in your file, set appropriate Black elements to Overprint in the Color "Attributes" dialog.
Whenever you are not sure what the printer is talking about, ask them to explain what they mean and help you fix the problems. If they refuse, ask them where you can get help. Most good shops will be willing to help you.
Thank you John.
This helped me in changing the problems the printer stated.
I changed my color settings to yours, hope it helps me. Will only know when i send for printing.
Thank you again.
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Keep us informed as to what the print vendor says about your file this time around. Hopefully it'll fly. Do you have any way of printing out separations or running a hard copy proof before sending the file to a printer? Many times you can catch potential problems before sending out the file for printing.
i normally print a hard copy of the brochure before we send to the printer. We use a normal printer though. It doesnt show any problems.
I will keep you informed about it.
Thank you again
Thank you soooo much. The printers had no problem with this months brochure. You have helped me stax.
Appreciate it alot.
May God bless you with all the success and happiness he can grant.
Nice to hear. I take MasterCard, Visa, and AmericanExpress:)! Come to think of it, cash, too. And, throw in some SoFro beer while you're at it.