It is for prepress Tracy as it has been posted at PP that ninja mentioned.I'm not offended though. But I don't want people trapping and imposing the files before we get them. I could see prepress being used by this place to preflight and to fix the messes that designers create before sending it to a printer though. Good preflighting and repair isn't all that easy for the common designer. They just make it pretty. We make it work.
Freelance Prepress? LMFAO!Okay.... go into a printshop, no knowledge of their specific presses and try to not F up everything you plate. If it isn't prepping for a press, then it is design, not prepress. I think the OP just doesn't know where the line between design and prep is. I have 6 presses here and every one is completely different to prep for.
Yes, there are the preflight elements that you mention. Those are pre-prepress. If designers were worth a shit, they would check this but we add a preflight step to our prepress.So the freelance prepresser has their own RIP workflow? They know the setbacks and gripper, etc.. for the sheetfed presses? For their home RIP copy. and they know which station the news web wants the half web? And they also know to RIP at 175lpi or 150 or 133lpi? And know how much trap to use for which press? And they have a platesetter, with processor? Those are the different "prepress" things I'm talking about. For the press.Bleed and RGB is just wiping designer butt, not really prepress.