Today I finished Ch. 20 & got to Ch. 21 in the Adobe Illustrator CC 2013 One-onOne: Intermediate corse…
For this corse I learned how to get an image, or should I reach say, Images ready for commercial printing.
For this file, I worked on getting all 5 images ready for print, most of the stuff I did in this lesson was just for the visual representation on what to do, or rather, what to tell the printer.
In the images bellow I added crop marks to some of the images below, then moved some of the crop marks around, I don’t really know how to do this post because most of it was just for visual aid, and I didn’t rely need to or get to do much real work during the 12 Lesson (Video) long chapter…
At this point I was asked to change the blueish gray color in the Ghost Robot to the spot color: PANTONE 266 C.
The images in this section are what made up the Visual Aid parts in the chapter.
For this section I was shown how a commercial printer, prints an image, and/or how the colors in an image that is being printed by a commercial are layers during the printing process.
First I expanded the already existing bleed that the mage had on it.
Next came the color layer process.
the process when printing fallows a color range of CMYK instead of the normal RGB that is used when displaying something on screen; for web/electronic usage only.
First Black Or K is generally add be the printer first, and it is more common to see the spot color added last, but for the sake if visual aid, and the fact that ever commercial printer has there now preferences, one image will contain just the color being addd, and the other one will contain the color being added plus the spot color.
K K+PANTONE 266 C
Yellow or Y is commonly is to be added next.
KY KY+PANTONE 266 C
Magenta (M) Is commonly added after Y & K.
KYM KYM+PANTONE 266 C
And Finally Cyan (C) is almost always added last in the commercial printing process.
KYMC KYMC+PANTONE 266 C
Different layers are sometimes needed to be printed or shown separately in order for the printer to be able to get an idea on how to print an image correctly.
TEXT & BOARDERS:
TEXT, BOARDERS & ROBOT:
TEXT, BOARDERS, ROBOT,
Printer settings adjustment section:
Here was the only other part what I actually had some real work to do in the lesson…
I changed the Page size, and added Printers marks to the image, and turned on out auto rotate, witch rotates different art boards if they need to be rotated. Example: The skateboard deck decal, and Surfboard decal art board (Page) was auto rotated from landscape mode to portrait mode.