Getting Started

Initial Consultation

Getting ink onto paper takes planning and preparation and teamwork. Finding the best production method for your project is critical to the success of your communication piece. Contact your Account Manager for an initial consultation and to explore your best options.

The Pre-Press Process

Large or small, most jobs follow the same route on their way to final printing. Regardless of their size, all print projects start out in Prepress.  This important step works to ensure that your electronic files are set-up correctly and will print as expected. Creative Communication’s prepress department can help you with your file preparation and offer suggestions to enhance your project’s printing quality. For additional help, please see our Print-Ready Guidelines (PDF).

The Proofing Process

Once your project has made its way through Prepress, a proof is created for your review. Proofs may be electronic (PDF) or hard copy. To ensure content accuracy, design intention and that color will print as expected, careful proofing is a critical step in the process.

After you and your team have approved the proof, your project is off to print.

Finishing

A print project does not end simply with the application of ink to paper. The piece must also be trimmed, bound, scored, and folded, depending on your project specifications.

Regardless of the size of your project, your Account Manager is here to help you navigate the printing process and get the best value and product for your printing dollar.

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