All work done between writing and printing, such as typesetting, layout, and imposition. Usually done electronically today.
Preparatory work by the printer to get a project ready to print. Includes scanning, computer work, output of files, and proofing.
Prepares material for press, includes pre-flight, electronic pre-press, typesetting, camera, stripping, proofing, plating and trimming.
All working steps leading up to the printing process.
Activities related to the preparation of a document for professional high-volume, high speed printing. They include the use of publishing software to prepare the layout of the document and proofing.
All those production stages which take place prior to any output from the press.
the set of processes between the finalization of camera-ready art and printing.
A proof of the reprint is created.
Process that takes place after graphic design and layout is complete in which files are prepared for offset printing. Includes pre-flighting, film output or CTP set up, and creation and approval of proofs.
Pre-press refers to all that happens BEFORE you get to the actual printing. Today that means what kind of software your files are as most jobs are received as files on disk. Pre-press requirements are what change the most often between printers. Make sure that before you print a job, that what you are giving your printer is what they expect and can use. [Back
Refers to all pre-print production services including PRE-FLIGHT, file conversion, plate making etc., that are necessary in order to print.
The preparation work prior to printing or even producing plates. Anything to do with producing final film for a print job. A film house is now commonly known as a pre-press house.
A department within a printing company where film, plates and proofs are assembled.
A cold press in the MDF manufacturing process following the "former" that consolidates the fiber prior to hot pressing.
Any and all processes require prior to the printing, such as shooting halftones.
All working steps leading up to the actual printing of the job
Pre-press means exactly what it says; the procedures your document goes through before it goes to press. Document settings and requirements often change from one printing service to the next. Your document needs to be in the format and with the settings required by your particular printing service.
Term used to describe the process or components of the process of preparing information for printing or alternative media output after the writing and design concept stages. In desktop publishing, it is the process of all of the elements on any page to produce the master copy.
The processes performed on a printing order prior to its going to the press to be printed, including typesetting, layout, scanning, etc.
The stage of the print production process which takes place after design and before printing.
The various printing related services, performed before ink is actually put on the printing press. (i.e. stripping, scanning, colour separating, etc. . .)
All working steps between the design stage and the printing process
The process of preparing images illustrations and page layouts to be printed. Including scanning separations image manipulation retouching imagesetting and proofing. (See: Post-Production)