The steps required to turn a design into final form, ready for final printing on a printing press. May include preflight, color correction, color trapping, imposition, color separation, proofing, and imagesetting.
The steps between final design and printing/reproduction. These include creating and reviewing color proofs for color accuracy, setting up files to print more economically (i.e., 8 business cards per page), the printing of negative film, and review of a proof from the printer, called a "blueline."
All aspects of printing prior to the printing press