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As a professional graphic designer for over 25 years and having worked in the many design and print companies over those years, as well as having my own design and print management studio for 18 years, I learnt very quickly, that I needed to set up the artwork and prepare the artwork file perfectly for the next stage to happen.... PRINTING!


When I was at university doing my graphic design course, we just learnt the basics about printing, so I definitely learnt a lot when I started working and it helped me have a large understanding and love for printing. In the early years of my own business, I would still get nervous about hitting send on an email with the artwork to the printer, because it would be myself only to blame. I had all my fingers and toes crossed, hoping everything will print perfectly.  Thankfully, I haven't had any setup or print errors over the years.  So if you feel anxious sending artwork to print, you are definitely not alone.  We have all been there!


Being a print whizz now, I love seeing my gorgeous designs go from designs on my computer, to physically holding it in my hands and using specialty paper stock, foiling or spot UV, to really give a WOW factor for my clients and their audience.  It is definitely #printporn for me as print can really help your brand stand out and show you are a leading professional in your industry.


So you're here interested in my 'How to Prepare You Design for Print - A Beginners Guide in 7 Easy Steps' ecourse because you're most likely worried about how to set up your artwork for print properly and not stuff it up because maybe you‘ve already been stuck with 1000 flyers which look bad and you can’t use.  Plus the waste of money for the cost for reprints can be a big learning experience to get it right from the start.  I get it, printing can be very stressful as there are so many set up options. But I can tell you, that once you get the hang of it, you will actually love it.


This course is also great for graphic designers who are just starting out and wanting to gain some basic knowledge to understand print for it to be helpful for their own business or maybe offer a print service to their clients.  I've found that a lot of graphic designers don’t understand the printing process or how to properly set up their artwork files for print. I know the design and print industry inside and out and I want to share my wealth of knowledge to help others like you, so your design to print projects can be PERFECT every time!

I also explain some information on 'Print on demand' setup print requirements too.


For this ecourse, knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Indesign is a must. I also briefly mention about Canva as well.  There is also a large print glossary included as well.


So follow all these 7 easy steps and you too can be a print whizz like me!

Have fun and good luck!

How to Prepare Your Design for Print - In 7 Easy Steps - - DIGITAL PDF

  • If you use Canva only, I mention it only a little bit in this ecourse pdf as I don’t use it much, preferring Adobe programs, however, I have found out from other designers that the quality of artwork files for professional printing, are much better if you pay for the Pro plan.

  • For this ecourse, knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Indesign is a must. I also briefly mention about Canva as well.

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