Prepress Translation Services

We’re often called on to translate written materials just prior to printing. As a category of service we sometimes refer to this as ‘prepress translation services’. Prepress according to the definition below relates to typesetting, page layout, and other work done on a publication before it is actually printed. Along with the language work of translation for printed documents goes document layout using applications such as InDesign in the target language for translation.

prespress translation services

Translation from English can occur into virtually any target language but for prepress projects is most often performed into major languages such as:

  • Spanish
  • French
  • German
  • Russian
  • Italian
  • Arabic
  • Portuguese
  • Japanese
  • Chinese
  • Korean

The cost requirement for printing physical materials tends to mean that an audience of sufficient size must exist in order to justify printing costs.

Adobe InDesign is the application environment for most professionally printed documents.


prepress translation services


A quote for prepress translation services can be obtained by sending the PDF output file to us. The PDF file allows us to obtain a word count which is how translation services are priced. InDesign formatting in the target language after translation is a service that’s priced based on the number of pages. To obtain a quote for services click here and follow the instructions for sending file(s).