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In graphic design programs, the slug area is a space outside the page boundaries where designers can include additional information and design elements that are not meant to be printed, but are still important for the printing and production process. #slug

Slug

In graphic design programs, the slug area is a space outside the page boundaries where designers can include additional information and design elements that are not meant to be printed, but are still important for the printing and production process. #slug

The slug area is typically used for including printer’s marks, registration marks, color bars, and other information related to the printing and production process, such as production notes, project names, or version numbers. This information helps ensure that the final printed product meets the desired specifications and that the design can be accurately reproduced.

The size and location of the slug area can vary depending on the specific design program and project requirements.

While the slug area is not meant to be visible in the final printed product, it is an important part of the design process and helps ensure that the design can be accurately reproduced. By including important production information in the slug area, designers can streamline the printing and production process and avoid potential issues that could arise if this information were not included.

See the example of Steve Sews Sews business card above!



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Steve is graphic designer who works at a print shop. He has been in graphic design since high school and continued on to get an Associates of Applied Science degree in graphic design too. He has since worked mostly in advertising design for various newspapers and shoppers. He has also worked for a couple sign companies. He currently works at a print shop. Steve has over 30 lifetime years of graphic design.
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