Are You a Print Production Pro?
1. Let's start with an easy one. What does CMYK stand for?
Contained Mac Yaw Kinetics
Blue, Pink, Yellow & Black
Cyan, Magenta, Yellow & Kelvin
Cyan, Magenta, Yellow & Key
2. You're designing a newspaper advert. What resolution should your bitmap files be?
I've asked the client 5 times to supply hi-res files. But they keep sending me a tiny image from their phone so 15dpi will have to do.
3. You're saving a PDF for print. Which PDF/X preset should you choose?
4. What's the CMYK value for gold?
Trick question. You can't print gold with CMYK.
5. You're printing small black text. What CMYK value should you use?
Trick question. The text should be using RGB.
6. What is bleed?
The process that happens when a client asks you to make the logo bigger for the second time.
The marks to show the printer where to trim the page.
The area that is typically trimmed off when cutting the page to its final size. It is used as a buffer incase the cuts are not 100% accurate.
7. Which will produce the sharpest result?
8. Your sending some artwork to a printer that includes text, vector logos and some photos. What file should you save?
300dpi CMYK JPG
300dpi CMYK TIFF
300dpi CMYK Rabbit
9. Which two binding techniques are the least expensive?
10. What is the above image?
A used roll of foil used in foil blocking
A roll of foil printing plates
The image negative for exposing foil onto paper
11. Why might you choose digital printing over traditional offset litho printing?
It's more affordable for shorter run jobs
It's more affordable for longer run jobs
It uses 20 water-cooled ink jets to produce colour that is more vibrant
12. Typically how much bleed should you use?
6mm or 1/4 inch
3mm or 1/8 inch
10mm or 1/2 inch
How did you do?
Hit submit and we'll see how you got on. If you found it tricky then take a look at The Print Handbook – it helps you with exactly this sort of stuff.
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