Printing artwork software
People use different software to edit the artwork. It includes Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, PhotoShop, Microsoft Word, QuarkXPress, Microsoft Publisher. Let’s give each software guide.
Adobe InDesign is a desktop publishing software application that’s excellent for printing media artwork design. It’s the most popular tools for creating color books, magazines, catalogs, brochures, posters, flyers and more. We recommend our clients to use InDesign to edit the artwork.
Illustrator is a vector-based creative program designed for those involved with graphic design. It is good for doing posters, flyers and brochures. The vector graphics created within Illustrator can be scaled to any size without losing quality or overall resolution.
PhotoShop is good for create photos. But it is not good for editing texts. All black texts are transferred by PhotoShop are CMYK printing, not 100% BLACK printing.
QuarkXPress is good to handle large workflows. QuarkXPress has been challenged by InDesign in recent years. More and more designer use InDesign to edit artwork.
Microsoft Word is great for doing office documents. It is not a professional print media software. Especially for offset printing.
Microsoft Publisher is easy and simple to use. Graphic is easily imported and formatted. There are numerous templates. But it is not good for offset printing artwork. Even you transfer the artwork to PDF format, it also gets some issue when doing CTP. We don’t recommend you do artwork with MS Publisher software and print with offset printing.