Processes in DTP and Pre-Press

By | May 12, 2015

The Prepress department can consist of many different processes and activities. This department is responsible for all the designing and planning of printed matter before any money is spent of materials and the work is produced.

This lesson has been written to help you understand the activities and processes within DTP and Prepress areas and plan the workflow. The lesson has been divided into three simple sections: DTP and Prepress processes, Prepress workflow and troubleshooting and Archiving and storing DTP and Prepress work.

Read through the presentation then answer the questions below to test your knowledge. This lesson should take approximately 30 minutes, however you might want to take longer research some of the individual topics. You can revisit this lesson at any time.

Processes in DTP and PrePress

1. Which of the below tasks would normally be completed using a digital system, or desktop publishing (DTP) software.


2. If someone is Proof reading, what are they doing?


3. Define the term ‘Analogue’ used in the graphic communications industry.


4. What is the first step in the Prepress workflow


5. When archiving files; which is the most effective way to store digital files so that they can be backed up automatically?