Outsource Digital Prepress Solutions

Digital Prepress Solutions for Printing & Publishing

Ensure that all your documents have the proper fonts, margins, typesetting, layouts, structure, and more with our comprehensive digital prepress solutions starting at $10/hour

Are you struggling with exorbitant packaging design and prepress costs? Do you want to cut expenses for hardware and specialized software requirements dramatically for your prepress needs? Are you burdened with the effort required to recruit, train, and manage prepress professionals? If so, you need to outsource your prepress requirements to an experienced and reliable prepress service provider. With rising backend costs and administrative expenses, many companies have found it profitable to outsource their printing and prepress operations to various vendors around the world.

At Flatworld Solutions (FWS), we work together with you for all your digital prepress needs. With an industry experience of more than 17 years;, our prepress professionals can help you create compelling and impressive graphic content for printing brochures, marketing collateral, and everything else that your company requires in print, paper, and electronic formats.

Our Prepress Services

Our prepress solutions encompass a variety of domains such as financial, legal, medical, scientific, educational, and technical fields. Here is a breakdown of some of the prepress services offered by Flatworld Solutions -

  1. Graphic Design

    Graphic Design

    Whether it's creating a compelling sales copy, marketing brochure, or product manual, graphic design does more than just appeal to the reader. Flatworld Solutions' graphic design team will work with you to blend eye-catching pictures and designs with words, thereby enhancing your brand value. From retouching to resizing, color correction, redrawing, graphical reproduction, etc., we serve as a one-stop shop for all your graphic design requirements. We use software such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Freehand, PageMaker, and Adobe InDesign to design professional and attractive graphics.

  2. Prepress Production

    Prepress Production

    Our Prepress production services make use of the latest print and prepress software such as Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and QuarkXPress, thereby reducing the time needed to get your creative documents from an idea to paper. At every stage, from file preparation to color manipulation, our prepress professionals ensure that your project looks exactly as you visualized.

  3. Multiple Language Typesetting

    Multiple Language Typesetting

    Our typesetting services cover print media as well as various electronic formats. Based on your requirement, we can compose documents and then upload them to a secure server where you can review them. Customer satisfaction is of paramount importance to us, and we use the latest typesetting software available such as Adobe PageMaker, Adobe InDesign, Quark, etc. for exemplary results and undertake multilingual typesetting for journals, books, catalogs, newsletters, etc.

  4. Content Digitization

    Content Digitization

    At Flatworld Solutions, we have the infrastructure and capability to convert a variety of documents into your preferred digital or electronic format. We first scan your text documents and images and then use OCR (Optical Character Recognition) and ICR (Intelligent Character Recognition) programs to convert your information into a digital format. From JPEGs to non-editable PDFs and other electronically unreadable formats such as medical journals or yellow pages, we can work with all file formats, and achieve superior results.

  5. Proofing

    Proofing

    Ensuring that the finished print is accurate is as important as the process of prepress. Since a proof is essentially a binding contract between you and the printer, we take extensive care to ensure complete correctness. Our quality team performs multiple quality checks to ensure that the final output is accurate and error-free. This thorough process confirms an accuracy rate of 100%, every time for every single proof.

Our Prepress and Premedia Process

A streamlined and efficient prepress workflow process is essential not only for client satisfaction but also for swift and timely project execution. At Flatworld, our project managers efficiently handle all production workflows personally, generating daily reports for client appraisal while keeping a regular tab on the project progress.

Our prepress workflow process consists of the following steps -

 

01. Resource Allocation

Allocating resources and project managers based upon available resources and project complexity after receiving and evaluating all input files

 

02. Debriefing

An exhaustive client debriefing, if necessary, followed subsequently by project execution

 

03. Leveraging Software

Leveraging the latest software for high-quality results during all stages of the Prepress activity

 

04. Monitoring

Appointing a dedicated Project Supervisor who constantly monitors all project-related steps and queries

 

05. QC

An all-inclusive proofreading and QC procedure for all project files - The Project Supervisor carries out independent 1:50 reviews, further strengthening our Quality Guarantee

 

06. Final Delivery

Communicating with the clients and sending them the final deliverables. All client requested modifications are carried out when requested

Prepress and Premedia Services-Our Process Workflow

Digital Prepress Solutions

General Workflow for Pre-press/Pre-flight Checks

 We ensure that the file resolution is 300 DPI or more.
 We ensure that all images are at least 300dpi (to avoid pixilation).
 We ensure that all images are in CMYK (unless otherwise intended).
 We work with CMYK and/or Pantone color swatches for optimal outcomes.
 We use spot colors, metallics, and other special colors if specified when using an offset printing press to handle these special colors.
 We select the image(s) in InDesign or Illustrator and choose “Embed” in the Links palette.
 In Photoshop, we flatten the final artwork or make sure the images are placed as embedded and not linked (in the CC version).
 We export the entire file as a high-resolution image (300 dpi or higher. Formats supported include .tiff, .jpeg, etc).
 Margins - We ensure that important elements like text stay within the specified margins and don't come too close to the edge to mitigate the possibility of them getting cut off.
 Bleed - If an artwork goes all the way to the edge of the page, we extend it past the artboard to prevent a white border from appearing when trimmed to size.
 Crop Marks - We provide crop marks to some printers as a guide to where to trim the paper to the finalized size.

Workflow Using Acrobat PDF for Pre-flight Settings

  1. Choose Tools > Print Production > Pre-flight in the right pane after opening the PDF.
  2. Select the relevant library from the Libraries drop-down list.
  3. Do one of the following -
    • To view available profiles, select the Profiles button.
    • To view a list of available checks, click the Select Single Checks button.
    • To view a list of available fixups, click the Select Single Fixups button.
  4. Use the menu to specify whether you want to view your favorites, all, most recently used, most frequently used, or any other of the available categories.
  5. Select a profile, check, or fixup on the list to see its description.
  6. After selecting the profile, click Analyze to begin the inspection without fixing the errors or Analyze and Fix to identify and fix the issues. If you selected a single check only, the Analyze option is available. If you selected a single fixup, click Fix to start a fixup.

Workflow Using Adobe InDesign for Pre-flight Settings

  1. Open InDesign and choose Windows> Output> Pre-flight in the right pane or press Ctrl+Alt+Shift+P.
  2. Double Click the Pre-flight icon at the bottom of the document window. The Pre-flight icon is green if no errors are detected or red if errors are detected.

Third-party Pre-flight Tools We Use

  1. Enfocus Pitstop (www.enfocus.com)
  2. Markzware Flightcheck (www.markzware.com)
  3. Agfa Apogee RIP (www.agfa.com)

Why Outsource Prepress Solutions to Flatworld?

Flatworld's strength lies in working with several companies across the globe and meeting their challenging demands in digital prepress solutions. With a team of skilled professionals along with proven processes and systems, we can help organizations achieve their strategic objectives in every print assignment they outsource to us. Here are some of the other direct benefits of outsourcing your prepress requirements to Flatworld Solutions -

  • Huge Cost Savings

    By outsourcing your prepress requirement to Flatworld, you can save on administrative overheads, infrastructural costs, software purchase, and real estate.

  • Access to Other Creative Design Services

    At Flatworld, you can leverage our expertise in a variety of added creative services such as writing services, design services, advertising services, film services, and print services.

  • Accesses to Skilled Professionals

    Our prepress professionals are trained to use the latest software and technology, enabling them to perform better and deliver exceptional results. In addition, the need to hire professionals for your prepress requirements will never arise, thereby saving you resource costs.

  • An Excellent Redundancy Model

    We have multiple office locations to ensure all project work is duly backed up and completed within the required time.

  • Use of FTP and VPN for File Transfer That Ensures Data Security

    We give high priority to data security and use either FTP or VPN for file transfer. We also keep backups of all source files for easy information retrieval in case of data loss.

Other Services You Can Benefit From

Client Success Stories

Case Study on Prepress and Vector Artwork to a Dublin-based Client

Flatworld Solutions Helped a Dublin-based Customer with Prepress and Vector Artwork Services

Read this case study to find out how FWS's scalable vector artwork and prepress solution enabled a popular design & printing business to curtail their expenses by up to 40%.

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Case Study on Vector Artwork Services for Sticker Manufacturer

Flatworld Solutions Provided Vector Artworks to Minnesota Sticker Manufacturer

A client established in Minnesota contacted FWS to get vector artwork designs. The service requests were entertained in 20 days with no more than 20 resources. At completion, 1000 vector artworks were delivered in record time.

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Choose Flatworld Solutions for High-Quality Prepress and Premedia Services

Testimonials

The quality of Artwork delivered during the trial period was exceptional and that helped us to decide on our new Outsourced Partner from a couple of quotes from companies across the globe.

Director - Operations,
Leading pharmaceutical company in the Netherlands
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At Flatworld, we have worked with global organizations over the past 17 years, from E-Publishing houses to service bureaus. Our success in providing exceptional Prepress and Premedia services can be directly linked to the long-term value we provide through an adaptive delivery platform and process, which save you both time and money.

Read this well-researched article to know the major differences between Digital Prepress and Traditional Prepress.

Contact us now for efficient electronic prepress services for printing and publishing needs. Our team would be glad to discuss and assist you with your unique prepress production requirements and showcase our work samples.

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