Anything designed with print media in mind is under the umbrella of print design. After studying my questionnaires and testing my own experience, here is a general list of what constitutes print design and what you might encounter as a current or future print designer in a project:
Magazine and newspaper design: Reading is the key to printed materials. Designers may find themselves putting up the pages of magazines, newspapers, and other media aimed at readers. Much of this work these days also contains a digital component. Still, the general ideas remain the same: an editorial copy and a copy located within the boundaries of the medium legibly and beautifully.
Book design: From cover to cover, designers shaped the reader’s experience long before illuminated manuscript days. Whether you’re the one who created the cover design, to give readers a first look at the contents of the book, or put the words of the author inside the book itself, designers contribute to the books in significant ways.
Catalogs and print ads: Every business needs marketing materials. The boundaries in printed marketing materials provide an exciting challenge for designers. As with the categories mentioned above, designers must work within specific print boundaries, ensuring that all images and content are legally readable, aesthetically pleasing, and correctly printed. Nobody wants a nightmare to order 1,000 copies of a catalog that contains spelling errors, incorrect pictures, or inaccurate papers.
Greeting Cards: You will find passes and passes of cards for every occasion, then some thanks to the designers used by greeting card companies all over the world. Whether she is designing from scratch using illustrations or her images, or using content from anywhere else on her team, combining images with ingenious sayings or heartfelt is an acquired skill that needs to sell the card to the consumer within seconds of the card appearing. And read it.
Packaging design: Everything you see on store shelves designed by a graphic designer or a team of designers. When designing packaging, artists place product information and artwork using templates created either by product designers within the company or from another source (stock, industrial standard designs with manufacturers, etc.). Innovating in packaging design can sell a product to a consumer who does not know much about it or the brand. The product package is similar to the book cover: it connects the consumer with it if no other marketing has happened before.
Textile design and clothing printing: This category covers anything from fabric to shirts to shoes: any printed media that we wear or use for decoration that is supposed to be recreated on the fabric in some way. Designers must keep track of product boundaries, from design templates to printing to precision. With these limits, artists can create great textile works.