Complete type and line artwork pasted up into final page position for reproduction. Sometimes known as mechanical art.
Art suitable for reproduction without the need for manual or computerized tweeking.
Artwork that is supplied with color brakes, trim marks and folding marks.
Any drawing, photo, illustration or lettering suitable for
Graphic art that has been assembled in place and is ready for photographic reproduction.
Best results achieved from a laser printer with 600 dpi or better. Art that is ready to be shot on a camera or scanned into a computer for printing. Usually, if any additional alterations are made, corrected art is sent by the customer.
Printable film or the electronic equivalent to facilitate printing.
This is art on board or paper output that can be photographed. If there is more than one color, they should be separated to different boards or sheets. A composite of your separations should also be included as a guide for stripping of the film for press. Photographs should not be included within the camera-ready art, but photographed as "half tones" in a separate process.
Mechanicals (paste-ups) with all page elements in position and ready to be photographed and printed..
Material used to create film for printing (color separated, black-and-white line art).
Original artwork which is ready for photography; or artwork prepared on computer with all necessary files copied onto a disk.
Artwork submitted in its final form on paper or film. Artwork ready to be photographed or scanned and reproduced.
A prepress term used to describe original copy which is ready for the photomechanical generation of film negatives.