(Submit Articles) Many people do not know really how to prepare a draft for newsletter printing. While color newsletters might look like a very simple to produce, there are actually a few specific settings that need to be made to make sure that the process of newsletter printing goes off without a hitch. In this tutorial, we will discuss with you the proper way to prepare your draft for printing. Follow each step one by one to make sure that everything in your newsletter draft will be okay for printing.

1. Review the margins and bleeds, folds ““ One of the essential things to check, review or prepare for in newsletter printing are the margins, bleeds and folds of your draft. The alignments of these margins, the length of the bleeds and the preciseness of the folds will shape the overall look and accuracy of your of your custom newsletters. The best way to make sure everything is set properly is to download a newsletter template.

Many websites host newsletter templates for download with absolutely no cost. The best places would be printing companies that offer newsletter printing online. Just go to those websites and then download those templates.

See if your own documents comply with the alignments of the templates, or use the templates themselves to make your newsletters comply at the start to the standards of newsletter printing. Either way, as long as all the bleeds, margins and folds are indicated and set right, your draft should be well ready for newsletter printing.

2. Check dimensions ““ Next, you might want also to review the actual size of your color newsletters. The best size for a newsletter would be a tabloid size. Many newsletter printers already accept draft documents in the tabloid size easily. Usually, the tabloid size for newsletter printing is set at 11 by 17 inches, but smaller sizes have known to be used by others effectively. However, if it gets small below 8.5 by 11 inches, then it might not be a good newsletter draft anymore.

3. Scan all text for errors ““ of course, you should also always scan all the text in your newsletters for errors. Check for grammar, spelling, style and even formatting errors of the text. It is best to remove all bad types of text in this step to make sure that none of it gets mass produced one the printing process starts.

4. Check images for quality and appropriateness ““ It is also a must to check images for their quality and appropriateness. When newsletters are printed, sometimes those images may look too fuzzy due to the use of low resolution images. So try to check if those images are at least 300 dpi or higher in terms of resolution. Make sure that all your images are like this for newsletter printing, otherwise you’ll probably need to replace those with better ones.

5. Save draft in the appropriate format ““ Finally, you should save your newsletter printing draft in the appropriate format. You should ask your newsletter printing company the most ideal format that they take for printing. It is best as well to use image (JPG or BMP) backups as well as zipped archives to have a backup of your designs. By doing this you can be sure that the document you send will turn out the way you want to in newsletter printing.

Now you know the proper way to prepare your newsletters drafts for printing. Just remember all the lessons above and you will have a good time in printing those newsletters.

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