Design your own printing checklist form
Practical assignment (observation and analysis)
I started doing some research online and after only a short time I could acknowledge that I was not able to find any good Print Checklist Forms for me. I was unaware of what I didn’t know, so I decided to read unit 6 (page 124-139) Print Production and Presentations in the textbook Graphic Design School: A Foundation Course for Graphic Designers Working in Print, Moving Image and Digital Media. Then I decided to watch this weeks Lynda lesson about Print Production to gain more insight.
After this I decided to make three different forms for three different needs:
- Communicating with your printer
- Print Checklist
- Attending Press Check
I collected all information needed for the forms in a word document. Then, I went over to InDesign. I chose not to draw sketches because of lack of time (it’s always best to draw sketches and make time to brainstorm ideas).
I sat up a page template and made a document with three separate pages (not spreads). Then I designed the three forms with a consistent design (font, colours etc). All the way I tried to use what I had just learned (using open font, use layers and name them and all objects, tidy up my document etc). Finishing off, I saved the forms as three separate PDFs.
I find these forms really useful in by daily work with printers. That being said, it took me a long time to make them informative and useful for my use. I’m happy about the content, but not too ken on my own design. It could have been perfected.
- «Overview of Print Preparation» – lesson from Noroff School
- «Print Preparation» – lesson from Noroff School
- «Print Preparation» – video lesson from Noroff School
- «Layout Part 1″ and «Layout part 2» – video lessons from Noroff School
- «Learning Print production» – Lynda video course by Claudia McCue
- Graphic Design School: A Foundation Course for Graphic Designers Working in Print, Moving Image and Digital Media, Unit 6 (page 124-139), Print Production and Presentations.