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Old 13-01-2011, 12:59   #1 (permalink)
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How much DPI do I need?

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A4 brochure designing for print, how much DPI do I need?
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Old 13-01-2011, 12:59   #2 (permalink)
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Old 13-01-2011, 13:00   #3 (permalink)
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Thank You.

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CMYK or RGB? I think CMYK but I want to make sure.
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Old 13-01-2011, 13:17   #4 (permalink)
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300 dpi CMYK.

You should set your document up in InDesign to be in CMYK, and in Photoshop you should change all images to the correct size at 300 dpi, and give them the appropriate CMYK profile. Save them with a different filename from the original RGB versions and import them into your InD document.
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Old 13-01-2011, 13:33   #6 (permalink)
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300 dpi CMYK.

You should set your document up in InDesign to be in CMYK, and in Photoshop you should change all images to the correct size at 300 dpi, and give them the appropriate CMYK profile. Save them with a different filename from the original RGB versions and import them into your InD document.

Very valuable note.

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Save them with a different filename from the original RGB versions and import them into your InD document

My guess is that import only CMYK files to InD document?
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Old 13-01-2011, 13:36   #7 (permalink)
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Yes, or is the relevant command "Place"?

Before you send any work off to a printers (usually by PDF), use the Preflight checker to make sure that all the images and logos and texts - everything! - are CMYK. Don't put any RGB images in your document, thinking that you'll remember to change them later to cmyk. You won't!
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Old 13-01-2011, 14:19   #8 (permalink)
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Thank you!
You are very helpful.
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Can I have that on a T-shirt?
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Old 13-01-2011, 14:38   #10 (permalink)
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Of course
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Old 14-01-2011, 16:32   #11 (permalink)
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CMYK s for print / RGB is for screen/web.
300dpi for high quality prints like magazines.
newspapers print at around 100dpi.
Hope this helps eand explains some...
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Old 14-01-2011, 16:59   #12 (permalink)
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The company I worked at used 200 dpi when we produced stuff for newspaper quality because it saved a few bytes in file size and the file is still better quality than what the printer actually produces, so any loss of quality can't be blamed on you!

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Old 14-01-2011, 18:13   #13 (permalink)
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newspapers print at around 100dpi.
I worked for a couple of newspaper publishing groups in the past and we've always used 200dpi.
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Old 14-01-2011, 20:07   #14 (permalink)
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First rule of graphic design is - always cover your back.

So, so true. The closer you are to the production side of things, the more important this becomes.
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Old 16-01-2011, 21:50   #15 (permalink)
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If your using InDesign, you can 'Package' your file which will then come up with a report and errors will show up if there are any issues i.e if you have left any RGB images into the document.
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Old 16-01-2011, 22:00   #16 (permalink)
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Thank you all for your advice.
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Old 17-01-2011, 13:14   #17 (permalink)
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I have question.
How to change RGB jpg to CMYK in PS CS4?
This is possible?
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Old 17-01-2011, 13:17   #18 (permalink)
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The help files really do cover stuff this basic... Yes of course it's possible.
Image > Mode > CMYK Color
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Old 17-01-2011, 13:46   #19 (permalink)
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Old 17-01-2011, 15:14   #20 (permalink)
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300dpi

75lpi

black to overprint

outline fonts
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