Sunday, 9 June 2013


The digital desktop shifts the responsibility of preparing artwork for reproduction to the designer. Identify an area of file preparation you need to learn more about and provide an overview (200 word max) of the process and its significance.

I think I really need to learn more about the image file formats of file preparation. Before this lecture, I think the best formats for output definitely could be PDF and TIFF. And I always use PDF to print. From my understanding, EPS must be used a specific software to create. A TIFF file is the most widely used file format in desktop publishing today. It is a raster-based file that supports the following: RGB, CMYK, Grayscale, Lab, and Indexed color. TIFF files can be compressed by using loss less compression approach or JPEG lossy compression. For high-end print production, it is the best practice to use a very small amount of JPEG compression. The JPEG compression approach is a lossy compression that will degrade image quality when used in large amounts.


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