File Prep

23 Mar
Carter Printing Proofing

What is the purpose of a proof?

Proofing is one of those things in printing that everyone knows you need it, but beyond that there is a lot of confusion.  We have stream Read more about What is the purpose of a proof?


02 Feb
Crossover Best Practices

What are crossovers, and what do I need to watch out for?

A crossover is a page spread where text and/or image crosses over the spine from the left hand to the right hand page. Read more about What are crossovers, and what do I need to watch out for?


31 Jan

What file format should I use when sending artwork to a printer?

A print ready PDF is our preferred format.  This format combines all of your fonts, images, and other elemen Read more about What file format should I use when sending artwork to a printer?


25 Jan

What is rich black and when should I use it?

Rich black is a combination of 100% black ink and an additional mixture of cyan magenta and yellow ink. Read more about What is rich black and when should I use it?


25 Jan
How do you prepare files for printing?

How do you prepare files for printing?

Preparing files for print can be a challenge.  This guide will help make it easier. Read more about How do you prepare files for printing?


15 Apr
Bleeds

What are bleeds?

Bleed is a key element to many printed pieces and creep comes into play in books. Read more about What are bleeds?


15 Mar
Page Creep

What is creep?

It is creeping out of the spine of your book. No we aren't talking about a ghost in an antique book. Read more about What is creep?


16 Dec

How to prepare a file for print

Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Quark Express are the most popular programs. Read more about How to prepare a file for print