Clean Files – The Good, the Bad and the Fugly – Part 2

I had a WordPress glitch and accidentally posted this draft of a post, sorry about that! If you want the real post you can find it here it covers:

  • Bleeds
  • Process Colors (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black)
  • Rich Black
  • Specifying process colors
  • Applying cmyk Color to Type
  • Choosing a Color Library
  • Specifying Pantone Solid Color
  • Specifying a Spot Varnish or uv
  • Naming Colors
  • Hairlines
  • Clean Pasteboards
  • Final Page Size
  • Proofing Type
  • Fold Marks

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  1. Hi there,
    i really love your work and your effort to share knowledge about designing for print. As a print designer you are my good reference with tips and problemsolving issues. The post about the clean files was a truly interesting one, and i started to read it, but then indeed something went wrong and it has gone now.

    Is there anyway to find the original article again? The link provided in the article above sends me to a 404 page.

    It would be really nice of you to help me out by finding the whole article again.

    Keep up the good work and i really appreciate your effort. It is kind of heart by you to be working on this site. I know it takes a lot of time.

    Kind regards, a graphic desinger form the other side of the world, loving this site.

    1. Hi Anneleen, I think I made a mistake with the post and I can’t find the other half. Thanks for the compliments, and I hope the content is helping out!

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