Finished Art and Print Processes

June 24, 2011 By Paul Yeatman

An on to our next subject grouping. We are looking at how to prepared finished art, so it’s back to the illustrator tool.  After some warmup excercises, we get to recreate the Inpress logo (a street mag here in Melbourne) from a crappy jpg and then mock up a mag cover (I’m pretty sure it’s not just tooling around with the pen).  Anyhooo, here’s the design so far.  I got really stuck into it after an InDesign user group meeting on Wednesday night.  The presentation was about the top 10 simple things that drive printers bonkers.  Some stuff seemed obvious.  Some was new.  As in what the heck is a RIP?  I had to look that one up when I got home.  Some of the lines from the “e” left need a bit of a touch up.

Inpress Logo

In the non computer class we are looking at printing, so grauve, flexo, themo, offset, book binding, paper weights and all that fun stuff.  This topic ends in an exam, so yay.