Class Info

  • Date: Oct 6, 2020
  • Meeting Info: via ZOOM


Production Specifications/Image Resolution, Compression and File Formats


  • Learn how to interpret production specifications
  • Understand how compression affects quality and file size
  • Become familiar with terms used on industry sites for print such as Trim, bleed and safety
  • Learn how to correctly create an Indesign template for visual quote project


Let’s begin class by reviewing together the following link and images and discussing them:

Vistaprint Resource Center

Vistaprinting Tips:

Order Samples from Vistaprint


• Review the following exercises from Digital Foundations Chapter 7/Scanning

• Create your Indesign template for your quote project. We will do this together in class to the correct Specifications

• Evaluate the bitmap images you selected for your project with regard to image size and resolution

• Make sure all illustration work is in a standard vector format such as an eps and all bitmap files are prepared correctly for Project Specifications

•  Work on developing your 3 quote concepts

To-Do After Class

See Assignments/ Week Five for homework