Quark Print Production

Course Content (one day)

Lesson 1: Color Printing Basics
• Composite Color Printing
• Color Separations
• Spot Color Separations
• High-Fidelity Color
• Halftoning

Lesson 2: Preferences
• XTensions Manager
• Non-Matching Preferences
• Display Preferences
• Master Pages Preferences

Section 3: Working with Color
• Defining Colors
• Applying Color
• Blends

Section 4: Working with Pictures
• Graphic Formats
• File Formats
• Importing And Linking Pictures
• Clipping Paths
• Runaround
• Contrast

Section 5: Page Elements
• Selecting Underlying Elements
• Grouping
• Space/Align
• Saving Pages as EPS Graphics
• Step And Repeat

Section 6: Preflighting
• Picture Usage
• Font Usage
• Line Check
• Color Plates
• Printing Problems
• Collect for Output

Section 7: Printing
• Print Styles
• Composite Print Settings
• Color Separations Print Settings
• Using Print Styles
• Printing Efficiently

Section 8: Color Management (Optional)
• Setting Up a Color Management System
• Color Management Preferences
• Changing Image Profiles
• Choosing Device Profiles When Printing

Section 9: Trapping (Optional)
• Why Is Trapping Necessary?
• How Does Trapping Compensate?
• How Much Trap Do I Need?
• Should I Choke or Spread?
• Do All Abutting Colors Need Trapping?
• What Can QUARKXPRESS Do?
• What Can’t QUARKXPRESS Do?
• Should I Use QUARKXPRESS For Trapping?
• Automatic Trap Settings
• Trap Specifications by Color
• Trap Specifications by Object
• Trapping of Pictures

Lesson 7: Printing

 

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Quark Basic Skills I
Quark Basic Skills II
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