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Final Art: Preparation of Files for Printing

A course by Chack Robles
Final Artwork Designer and Director. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined January 2018
, Final Artwork Designer and Director

Learn to adapt your designs for production in various printing formats

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 93% positive reviews (423)
  • 9205 students

Learn to adapt your designs for production in various printing formats



Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 93% positive reviews (423)
  • 9205 students
  • 21 lessons (3h 40m)
  • 19 additional resources (8 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever


Getting your final artwork right can save both time and money. Chack Robles—a graphic designer specializing in final artwork design and printing—has been working in print advertising for decades and his portfolio includes agencies such as McCann Erickson, Publicis, and Flock. He has also collaborated independently with brands such as Coca-Cola, Microsoft, and Jack Daniel's. His job is to help designers, illustrators, and big brands produce astonishing results through their printed artwork.

In this online course, Chack teaches you to master the final artwork and build a solid knowledge of the basic rules and principles of printing, opening the doors to unlimited success in all your printing projects.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Idea vs. Output
  • U3
    U3. Forms of printing
  • U4
    U4. Visiting the workshop
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start the course by learning what final artwork is, who needs it, and what it is used for. Then, study some samples before finding out how the results were obtained in each case.

Continue with an in-depth look at everything you need to consider before sending your file to print. Chack explains important concepts like color profiles in Illustrator and Photoshop, resolution, and output formats.

Once your project is ready for printing, analyze the color tests and the dummy, then carry out the necessary checks of your final piece of work.
Next, learn about the three most commonly used printing methods: digital offset, conventional offset, and plotter.

Chack gives you advice to help you choose the most suitable medium for each project.

He also shows you the result of the same design when printed on different types of paper and takes you through experimenting with RGB designs that you later convert to CMYK for printing.

Learn to work with the four-color model and with special inks.

To wrap things up, Chack explains the specifications to give the printer so your designs come out exactly as you want them to.

What is this course's project?

Create a final artwork containing illustration, photography, and text, then adapt it to three types of printing: digital offset, traditional offset, and plotter.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Designers, illustrators, and anyone involved with graphic arts and advertising who is eager to master final artwork.

Requirements and materials

Basic notions of design, Photoshop, and Illustrator are essential for this course. As for materials, you only need a computer, although it is also advisable to have a linen tester and a Pantone guide.


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Chack Robles

A course by Chack Robles

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Final Artwork Designer and Director

Although Chack began his studies at the faculty of architecture, in the end he trained as a graphic designer. It was while studying that he began working in the graphic arts industry as an assistant in a pre-press studio.

In the decades that he has been working in advertising, he has handled the final artwork in agencies such as McCann Erickson, Publicis, and Flock. He has also collaborated independently with brands such as Coca-Cola, Microsoft, and Jack Daniel's.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Work profiles - Part 2
    • Work profiles - Part 1
    • What is the final art?
  • U2

    Idea vs. Output

    • Printing media - Part 2
    • Printing media - Part 1
    • Idea and reality
    • What do I need to know?
  • U3

    Forms of printing

    • Output to digital offset - Part 2
    • Output to plotter - Part 2
    • Output to plotter - Part 1
    • Output to conventional offset - Part 3
    • Output to conventional offset - Part 2
    • Output to conventional offset - Part 1
    • Output to digital offset - Part 4
    • Output to digital offset - Part 3
    • Output to digital offset - Part 1
    • The art
  • U4

    Visiting the workshop

    • Final recommendations
    • Visit the conventional offset workshop and plotter
    • Visit the digital offset workshop
  • FP

    Final project

    • Final art: preparation of files for printing

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Final Art: Preparation of Files for Printing. Design course by Chack Robles Best seller

Final Art: Preparation of Files for Printing

A course by Chack Robles
Final Artwork Designer and Director. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined January 2018
  • 93% positive reviews (423)
  • 9205 students