I am wondering whether questions regarding certain aspects of the actual physical production of a graphic design product are suited to be asked on GDSE.

By that I not merely mean print production - which I would consider to be inherently part of the design process of a print product rather than considering the graphic designer's job to end when the file is sent and the computer turned off - but also other material production aspects such as book binding.


YES. If the graphic design is intended for print, then details of print production are entirely relevant. To generalize, yes, ditto for any other kind of production.

I am both a graphic designer and a printer; I cannot tell you how often we receive "print-ready" artwork from 3rd-party graphic designers who have no concept of print production, esp. bindery.

To clarify: It is the responsibility of the designer, and a mandatory part of any design, to conform with specifications and conditions that the design will be used in or subject to.


I don't see why they would be off-topic and I would welcome questions like these! Not that I could answer, but curious to learn!

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    More questions on these topics would potentially give me more of a foothold to be active on gd.se.
    – BESW
    Mar 23 '17 at 22:40

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