Prepressure is not really a blog. It is meant to be my internet notebook about prepress, design, printing & publishing. Sometimes, however, I cannot suppress the urge to rant about something or go (slightly) off-topic. That is what this section of the site is for. You can access topics by category:

Here are my ramblings in chronological order:


Additional blogs

There are links to relevant web sites or blogs in many sections of this site. Here are some blogs that I like and which (sometimes) cover topics relating to the graphic arts.



5 thoughts on “Blog

  1. Hi,
    I was wondering if you could recommend a similar font for Frutiger Bold? Would Futura Bold be a good substitute?
    Thank You,

  2. Bonjour!
    Printing a PDF X-1a
    ex: Job specs : 4+1 (c + m + y + k + 1 (spot dieline)

    I sent this kind of pdf to my printer and he came back asking with new pdf without the spot color. So I did. Question: Using digital printing, is it possible to use only the cmyk (composite) part of the pdf and not the spot. I mean, not converting the spot color to process, just ignoring the spot color. I am curious to know if this is possible.

    I am a graphic designer.

    1. To whoever needs this info down the road:
      As long as the spot shows as a separate plate within your InDesign Ink Manager it can be dealt with separately and/or ignored in-RIP. Germain was probably dealing with a tech who only had dropbox-type access to the workflow and was unable to turn plates on and off.

    1. Unfortunately I cannot even manage to maintain this site properly, let alone add useful features such as an e-mail newsletter.

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