The countdown has begun, and you’re ready to launch your new print design. Your printer has everything needed for the project to fly through the presses, and safely land back in your hands as a finished piece…But wait, there’s an issue, and the launch is delayed.

In printing, “preflight” consists of the necessary steps taken to ensure a project is free of issues, which helps to prevent unexpected delays. It examines your file against a checklist of potential problems and informs you of corrections that need to be made. A reliable printer will preflight your “print-ready” file before it goes to press, but this is a valuable skillset for designers too!

The following infographic will help you explore the 6 steps you should take before sending your files to the printer.

Marfield Guide-Preflight

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Thank you for reading our article, and don’t forget to check out future blog posts. Next month we’ll discuss paper and how it can impact your project. Do you have questions about this article, a horror story of a job gone awry, or a topic you want to learn more about? Comment below and let your voice be heard!

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