Preparing Artwork for Print: Advice for Graphic Designers
One of the most obvious things to check but also one of the most common problems when sending files to print so ... are all the fonts there? Go to Type > Find Font in Illustrator and InDesign and Utilities > Font Usage in Quark. Are there any faux bolded or faux italicised fonts? If there are, replace them with the bold or italic from the font family.
If you have made any changes to a font then check the line breaks and the flow of the copy to make sure it hasn't created any widows or been altered in anyway. No two fonts are the same so substituting one font for another will always cause changes.
By the way, a widow is the last line of a paragraph that appears alone at the top of a column, an orphan is the first line of a paragraph that appears alone at the bottom of a page. Not a lot of people know that. But, don't worry about what they are, just check you haven't got any.
Also, if you're really worried and you don't have too much type, create outlines!
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