.ps, .pdf., .eps. yada, yada, yada

OK, I was helping you all get your laser proofs of the Kirksville Arts Association pamphlet InDesign document printed in class today (with crop marks). Now we need to prep your document for large-format inkjet printing using the same printing to a .ps file and distilling (Acrobat Distiller) to a .pdf file. You can’t do this process from your personal computers, you have to do it from one of the lab(s) computers (they are set up to do the .ps to .pdf process). Anyway, it is the same process only this time you will set up to a 13 x 19 paper size at 100%, not to a letter size at scale to fit. Make sense? Make sure you check the .pdf you make in Preview to make sure the .pdf document is sized to a 13 x 19 – also, don’t forget to turn on your crop marks when you print your .ps file.

Once you confirm the .pdf is correct (2 pages, correct size and with crop marks), you submit an online work order for a medium format print job at opoutput.truman.edu. (select the medium-format, sheet-fed cash print form) and fill out all the info necessary and upload your correct .pdf. You pay for the 2, 13 x 19 prints by going to secure.truman.edu/art-s and paying online. If you want, you can pay directly at the Cashier Window in McClain (if you don’t have a debit or credit card).

Once all the online stuff is done, you have to turn in the 2 sheets of 13 x 19 inkjet paper (you buy this paper yourself), your print out of the online work order and the print out of the payment receipt to the top drawer in OP1250. Then it is magically printed by the OP Output Print monitors. You pick up the final print outs from me when they are done. The print monitors will not give you the final prints no matter how much you beg for them. You get them from me. So, I want 2 final inkjet prints mounted on black foamcore and trimmed with a 1 inch border (trim off the bleed to the 11 x 14 inch final size – that means the foamcore is 13 x 16 inches) If you have any questions about mounting and trimming – don’t be afraid to ask me. The one mounted example on the far end on wall outside OP1224 is exactly what I don’t want to see. It looks like it was trimmed out with a spoon. That is a failing effort.

This is due on Monday, February 20th. That means you should submit the print jobs on Tuesday or Wednesday, so the job is printed and you can pick them up from me on Friday and use the weekend to trim and mount and have them ready for Monday morning. This is a hard deadline – don’t be late on this one.