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Advice for a beginner

Discussion in 'Printing & Print Design Forum:' started by Mitch Bartlett, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. Hey guys,

    I've just been given a new project to design 4 x 6 die cut postcards to be used at PartnerCon in San Diego.

    I've not done print design before, and all I know is that your design needs to be large. I've got that covered, as my design is resolution independent. I've been told I need to leave a quarter-inch bleed.

    Here's the design:

    What I'm wondering is, what format would be best for me to send off to the printers, and how would I go about setting out a border to show where the design ends, and the bleed starts.

    I'm familiar with InDesign on a 'making nice PDFs' level, but I wouldn't know how to import a vector object onto a new canvas.

    Let me know what you guys think, and I'd love to hear your advice. Thank you kindly!

  2. Katedesign

    Katedesign Well-Known Member

    What have you designed it in then?
    If it's Illustrator then you can save as a pdf with bleed and crop marks - which should be fine.
  3. spottypenguin

    spottypenguin Active Member

    What the all knowledgable Kate says but if you are working in Indesign, just File>Place your Illustrator / vector files onto the canvas
  4. Moominbaby

    Moominbaby Member

    These guys are right and if you know how to make pgf's in InDesign then Illustrator is just the same. :)
  5. Alrighty, seems to be easier than I thought it was. Thanks for clarifying guys! Much appreciated.

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