Welcome to MyVision Graphic Design.
Graphic design is the process of visual communication, and problem-solving through the use of type, space, image and color.
How to prepare for printing - Understand the Basics
With most print jobs, you should have specifications to adhere to. These specs work for preparing advertisements, brochures, business cards, and other printed mediums.
CYMK vs RGB
A lot of the colors you create in RGB mode are not achievable using standard four-color process printing, this is due to the fact that RGB is mainly used for the web or presentation on computer screens. It is always best to create your document from the start in CMYK color mode to ensure that you have a better idea of how your colors are going to print.
Some exceptions are tradeshow signs or large format prints, but the best way to know for sure is to check with the printer.
Ensure your images are high resolution images
Never get your images from the Internet, as images sourced from the Internet are normally about 72dpi (72 dots per inch).
These files may look good on your computer screen (which is set at 72dpi), but they will never look good when printed.
All printing is done at 300dpi, so your images should be at least 300dpi. If you use 72dpi images, then the picture will look grainy.
Outline text, rather that supply fonts
Fonts are a massive problem with printing. You may attach your fonts, or provide a PDF, and these action will make your file easier for us to work with. However, if there are any problems with your file, and if we do not have the font that you use, then we are unable to make your file press-ready.