As a graphic designer who is just starting out, there are some important things that you need to take note of and avoid so that you can create a good quality print at the end of the day. Some mistakes could also have an impact on your end product. Furthermore, every print run which you get done using a digital printer is going to be expensive. Therefore, you wouldn’t want to make mistakes which could literally cost you. The best way of doing this is by gaining knowledge on how to create designs that are suitable for printing.
Color mode is one of the most important factors which you have to consider when it comes to graphic designs. There are a couple of major color modes, CMYK, and RGB. Digital designs tend to stick with RGB schemes on the monitor, but they create problems when you’re creating designs for prints. If you don’t use CMYK, the design you create might not look the same when you print it using regular ink.
When you are using lettering with your design, you need to make sure it is legible. The front and the line weight need to be done perfectly in these instances. For example, fonts like Helvetica Ultra Light disappear in larger sizes since they have fine lines.
As a designer, once you finalize the design, you need to lookout for digital printers to print your work. When searching for commercial or digital printers, you need to ask questions to figure out if the advertising agency or print shop is perfect for your requirements. Find out about their preferred file type, templates, stock used, and preferred PDF settings. You should even clarify the costs involved when it comes to proof copies and if there are any setup fees. This should help you.