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Revised Schedules & Today’s Lecture Topics

Given the missed 2 weeks of classes, I have revised the overall semester schedule, as well as the due dates on both the Brochure and Book projects. New PDFs are in the Box.

We have an ambitious schedule today. In addition to discussing your 10 sketches/approaches, I’m hoping to discuss as much of the following as possible:

  • Binding
  • Paper (grades, mills, companies)
  • PDFs (controlling settings)
  • Utilities (software)
  • Type selection (see previous PDF with foundry links)
  • Image selection (see previous PDF with image source links)
  • Photoshop clipping paths (pen tool)
  • Color selection
  • Colorspace for print (process, spot)
  • Printing Processes

For review/reference to the aforementioned topics, the Box contains these documents for you:

  • AVT498_Binding&Paper.pdf
  • AVT498_PDFs+Util+Color+Printing.pdf

And in preparation for our critique on Wednesday, please download and review the critique guidelines and read the articles that are linked therein.

  • AVT498_Critique.pdf

See you soon!

Make a list, check it twice.

I’m feeling magnanimous today. I’ve retooled, updated, and expanded a checklist that I developed (originally with co-worker, Catherine Anderson) many years ago. The principles hold true, and if you want your designs to print as you imagine them in all their glory, you would be wise to follow this counsel.
Okay, pompous talk aside, there are so many pitfalls in printing, do your part and the potential errors will be minimized.
The checklist is in the Box, download and enjoy.
Also, in case you aren’t familiar with proofreaders’ marks, these sites have good reference sheets. As a designer, you will receive instructions using these symbols, so you must interpret them correctly.
This one is good for printing out. http://www.merriam-webster.com/mw/table/proofrea.htm
And actually, there are a lot of good resources on designerstoolbox.com including this handy binding styles reference. http://www.designerstoolbox.com/designresources/bindings/ Remember that you are not allowed to do velo, plastic comb, or side stitched binding for this class.

I’m feeling magnanimous today. I’ve retooled, updated, and expanded a checklist that I developed (originally with co-worker, Catherine Anderson) many years ago. The principles hold true, and if you want your designs to print as you imagine them in all their glory, you would be wise to follow this counsel.

Okay, pompous talk aside, there are so many pitfalls in printing, do your part and the potential errors will be minimized.

The checklist is in the Box, download and enjoy.

Also, in case you aren’t familiar with proofreaders’ marks, the following sites have good reference pages. As a designer, you will receive instructions using these symbols, so you must interpret them correctly.

This one is good for printing out.

This one is interactive.

This one is well-designed.

And actually, there are a lot of good resources on designerstoolbox.com including this handy binding styles reference.  Remember that you are not allowed to do velo, plastic comb, or side stitched binding for this class. They look cheap.