Pre-Processing Tips For Getting The Best Quality Printing Job For Your Full Color Print Publishing

Full color printing on glossy paper can cost quite a bit of money because of the time and the resources that are required. As a result, it's very important that you make sure that you get the best quality possible when you pay to have your magazine printed. Here are some pre-processing tips that you should follow in order to make sure that your full color print publishing job looks as good as possible.

1. Use the Right Color Region

The types of ink that are available tend to vary from region to region. As a result, you need to make sure that you choose the right color region when you are getting your images ready to be printed. In whatever photo editor you have chosen to use, go to the Print Options tab on the screen. Print Options is usually under the Edit tab. Once you have Print Options open, you need to hit the button that says Color Region and then choose the region where you live. The regions that are offered are broad, such as North America Prepress 2 and Europe Prepress 2. If you do not see your particular region listed, hit Show Expanded List of Color Settings Files and see if you can find your region listed in this area.

2. Use RGB Colors

Rather than using CMYK color mode, make sure that you are using RGB color mode. This will allow you to view the colors more accurately because RGB color mode more closely displays the colors in the way that they show up when your image is actually printed on paper. This makes it much easier to get the exact colors that you want your print publishing to have. Once you've finished getting the colors correct, you can then simply convert the RBG file to a CMYK file so that it is easier to print. The colors will stay as you set them when editing the photo.

3. Don't Let the Printer Control the Colors

Finally, go into your printer's settings and change the color control to Manual. Your printer is, by default, going to be controlling how colors are distributed and what shades of color are used. You are not going to have a lot of control over how the printer interprets the colors. If you change the settings to Manual, the printer will take further orders from your photo editing software and will, instead, have the colors look much more accurate.

For more information, talk to a company that specializes in full color printing for print publishing.