Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Preparing Digital Artwork
Adobe Illustrator 6.0.1 for Macintosh
PLEASE NOTE: When creating graphics in illustration programs such as Adobe Illustrator with the intention of outputting to an imagesetter or platesetter, it is extremely important that the person creating the illustration have a thorough understanding of the details of imaging in a prepress environment. There are an abundance of complex problems that can occur at output if paths are set up improperly, colors are indicated incorrectly, or other elements are constructed improperly. Trapping issues can also present problems if not addressed. The more complicated your illustration becomes, the greater the probability of problems at output, and therefore the need for more expertise and experience in creating the files.
Saving and Exporting Graphics
1. Place any graphics you need to import. Before placing images in Illustrator, the images should be checked for the following:
2. Do all cropping, editing, and assembly.
3. Convert all text to paths. ( Type->Create Outlines ) This eliminates the requirement of sending CPC fonts. There isn't a quality loss when converting text to paths.
4. Save the graphic. Bring up the Save As dialog box ( File-> Save As ) and select the format Illustrator EPS as shown:
5. Select the options shown below. In the EPS Format box, set the Compatibility to 6.0 and the Preview to 8-bit Macintosh.
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