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Prepare a publication for commercial printing

3-0 Graphics Introduction

The kind of graphics you use in your publication is an important consideration. To avoid problems down the line, make sure you use the right kind of graphic and, if you use bitmap graphics, that their resolution is enough to print high quality pictures.

You will probably want to use graphics in your publication. What kinds of graphics are available? Which kinds of graphics will meet the requirements for a professional publication?

In this lesson, you'll learn about the kinds of graphics you need to use to ensure successful commercial printing.

When you've finished reading this page, click Next to continue the lesson on your own.


Because of the high resolution used in commercial printing, you need to use graphics that are suitable for this kind of output. That means that you must keep in mind both the type of graphics you use and the pixel resolution of bitmap graphics.

Graphics fall into three main categories:

  • Vector graphics
  • Bitmap graphics
  • Line art

Each of these types requires special consideration when you use them in your publication. In this lesson, you'll learn about the distinguishing characteristics of each type of graphic and what you need to know to use each type successfully. When you've finished reading this page, click Next to continue the lesson on your own. Next

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