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Outsource Prepress Services

With rich experience in PDF workflows, we make printing flawless with high-quality prepress services that are ideal for packaging, publishing, and print media at rates starting at $10 per hour

Prepress is a crucial part of the publishing, advertising, and marketing industry. Today, one of the ideal choices for publishers across the world is to outsource prepress services and rid themselves of a huge burden of budgets and time.

At Outsource2india, we have a team of experienced digital professionals who can help in customized graphic content production, redesign, and conversion for print needs, help in typesetting and accurate proofing. With an experience of over 23 years in Prepress, Artwork, Design, and Pre-media services, our Adobe-certified professionals can deliver high-quality digitization by leveraging the latest in technology.

Outsource2india's Pre-media and Prepress Service Capabilities

Outsource2india's professionals are adept at managing the entire content publishing lifecycle, including graphic design, pagination, foolproof editing, proofing, and keyboarding for a variety of industry verticals such as medical, legal, financial, etc. Our prepress service offerings include the following -

  • Graphic Design Services

    Graphic Design Services

    For any print medium, graphics serve as an important way to communicate with the reader, while holding the person's interest at the same time. Our teams of skilled graphic designers produce stylish and efficient graphics for a variety of print requirements-from advertisements to brochures, medical books, etc. As part of our graphic design services' portfolio, we offer graphic reproductions, redrawing, image resizing, color corrections, retouching, digital proofing, etc. We work with both digital and print forms and leverage the capabilities of the best graphic design software available, such as Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe PageMaker, Adobe FreeHand, etc.

  • Typesetting Services

    Typesetting Services

    We understand how important it is to compose crisp and clean layouts to deliver the intended message clearly to the reader. Our skilled typesetters are experienced in all forms of conventional typesetting, ensuring a wide range of typesetting options to choose from - be it less complex pagination levels or complex design projects. We offer typesetting services in multiple languages for both print and digital media.

  • Prior-To-Print Production Services

    Prepress Production Services

    Our prior-to-print production services serve as a one-stop-shop to take a print job from initial concept and design to the printing press; be it a book, brochure, direct mailer, or any other printed matter. Our attention to detail ensures accurate file preparation and color manipulation according to the client's requirements. At all stages of the process, we ensure to keep the client within the loop regarding the final deliverable, which is then delivered electronically via FTP or VPN.

  • Proofing Services

    Proofing Services

    Proofing plays a very important role and once approved, the proof serves as a binding contract between them and the printing company. Our trained experts check proofs for complete correctness, including checking and verifying digits and details such as URLs, color accuracy, bleed and trim marks, image positioning, etc.

  • Content Digitization Services

    Content Digitization Services

    Our content digitization services are perfect for clients who have large volumes of documents that need to be electronically converted which requires manpower to accurately and efficiently enter data manually. Our service is cost-effective and tailored to meet various publishing styles and requirements while keeping in mind urgent deadlines.

Our Prior-To-Print Process Flow

Outsource2india is one of the leading prepress service providers and has been catering to the needs of global clients for over two decades. Our streamlined process workflow ensures prepress services are executed with perfection. We have dedicated project supervisors who organize and take ownership of the production workflow and generate daily reports for client perusal. Our workflow includes the following steps -

1. Receive Files

Receive input files from client

2. Allocate Resources

Based on project complexity and resource availability

3. Debriefing Client

Regarding project and project execution

4. Prior-to-print Activity

Use latest software for the activity

5. Supervising Activity

Dedicated supervisor monitors process

6. Comprehensive QC Process

Proofreading and QC project files including

7. Approve Client

Liaise with client, carry out modifications

8. Send Files

Send final deliverable

What is Pre-flight?

Pre-flight is the final step in the printing process where the design file is validated for correctness. Here, the preflight professional oversees the final run-through, looking for bad extensions, corrupted images, buggy fonts, color bleeding, as well as other minor and major faults that may have crept through quality control stages, undetected. If the digital final is faultless, it is sent further for printing. However, if unresolved flaws are above the threshold, the file is sent further back in the workflow for rectification.

Generic Pre-flight Workflow

While pre-flight workflow can vary with the file type and printing purpose, here's the overarching method followed globally -

 The minimum file resolution mustn't be lesser than 300DPI
 Pixelation issues must be avoided by ensuring image
 Use CMYK color profile for images to have a better color range
 If offset machines support the use of hexacromatic process, use spot colors, metallics, and other special colors outside the CMYK range
 In Illustrator and InDesign, select the image file(s) and click "Embed" in the Links palette
 Flatten the final artwork file in Photoshop or paste as 'embedded' instead of 'linking' as done on the Photoshop CC
 Export the final as high-resolution images with 300DPI or more. Alternatively, choose high-quality formats such as TIFF, JPEG, etc.
 Ensure correctness of margin to avoid image or content from being too close to the page border
 The artwork exceeding the page dimensions must be extended past the artboard to allow the reduction of unwanted borders in trimmed page
 Add crop marks on pages to trim pages to the precise size

Adobe Acrobat PDF Writer Pre-flight Settings Workflow

Here's a workflow on PDF pre-flighting to make the process seamless for printers -


Access PDF and select the right tool

  • Print Production
  • Select Pre-flight in the right pane

From the library drop-down, choose a preferred format

  • To view available profiles - Select 'Profiles' button
  • To view a list of available checks - click the 'Select Single Checks' button
  • To view a list of available fixups - click the 'Select Single Fixups' button

From the menu, use the following options to choose the preferred view

  • Favorites
  • Most recently used
  • Most frequently used
  • Most available

Select preferred profile, run check, and fix issues to see respective descriptions


After profile selection, click 'Analyze' to execute inspection without attempting an error fix or 'Analyze And Fix' to detect and fix issues. If your selection is 'single check only', you'll have the 'analyze' option. On the other hand, checking 'single fixup' initiates fixing through the 'Fix' option

Other Services You Can Benefit From

Adobe InDesign Workflow for Preflight Settings

Adobe InDesign for pre-flighting is slightly different from the rest. When this tool is used, the process for InDesign pre-flight configuration is as follows -

  1. Open InDesign and select 'Windows'>'Output'>'Pre-flight' in the right pane

    Shortcut - Ctrl+Alt+Shift+P
  2. At the bottom of the document window, double-click the 'Pre-flight' icon. If no errors are found, the icon is green, else it is red

Pre-flight Tools We Use

Enfocus PitStop Markzware FlightCheck Agfa Apogee

Why Outsource Prepress Services to Outsource2india?

Outsource2india is one of the foremost pre-media service providers worldwide and our industry experience of the talented workforce has helped provide custom solutions to varied clients belonging to diverse industry verticals.

On-time delivery and dedicated skilled resources allow us to meet all project-related challenges and provide cost-effective and timely solutions. By outsourcing services to us, clients gain from the following -

  • Extensive Cost Savings

    You can achieve cost savings by considering our prepress services because we offer you customizable solutions. You can select solutions that are relevant to your needs to save money.

  • Global Delivery Network

    Robust Redundancy Model with multiple office locations around the world to ensure all work projects are adequately backed up and can be completed in due time.

  • ISO Certified Prepress Services

    We are an ISO 9001:2015 certified Prepress services provider based in India and serving a global network of clients. We ensure quality in every step of our delivery process.

  • Timeliness

    We ensure on-time delivery of prepress services to avoid delays from transpiring to rescheduling or publication postponement.

  • Scalability

    Our solutions are highly scalable so you can always find us dependable when you need to count on experts capable of dealing with volume.

  • Hire Skilled Resources

    You can work with professionals having vast experience in the industry based upon client requirements, and in turn, saving human resource costs.

  • High Accuracy and Quality

    Realize high accuracy and fulfillment for all publishing requirements, with the use of high-end software.

  • Superb Infrastructure

    We have a robust infrastructure that includes a secure ODC with excellent connectivity and proprietary software for facilitating prepress functions.

  • Round-the-clock Customer Support

    We offer on-time support to our clients in the best way possible. That means our agents are reachable by email, phone call, web chat from any timezone.

Client Success Stories

O2I Provided Video Clipping and Editing 0f 100,000 Drone Videos for a Popular Italian Studio

Provided Video Clipping and Editing 0f 100,000 Drone Videos for a Popular Italian Studio

Italian video production studio had clipping and editing services completed for 100,000 drone videos build a high-quality stock video library. Learn more about how we helped the client achieve their goal.

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O2I Provided Creative Content Writing Services to a Renowned HR Management Software Firm

Provided Creative Content Writing Services to a Renowned HR Management Software Firm

International HR management software provider was provided creative content writing services by us. Learn more about how we helped them achieve their goals.

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The quality of Artwork delivered during the trial period was exceptional and that helped us to decide on our new Outsourced Partner from a couple of quotes from companies across the globe.

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Outsource Prepress and Pre-media Services to Outsource2india

Outsource2india is one of the leading providers of prepress services in India. Our USP lies in understanding the importance of the press and print medium from the client's business model. With 18488+ highly satisfied global customers, we guarantee our Prepress Services will help take care of every client's needs.

Our prepress solutions are geared towards ensuring that all requirements, from graphics to typesetting, proofing, and scanning receive identical care and attention - this helps in reducing press running costs and increasing profits.

Contact us now if you are looking for a reliable and cost-effective prepress service providing company. We will be glad to display our experience and showcase over 23 years of prepress services through our sample projects.

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