Originally posted by Cappy
Are you outputting the film for your printer? Bad idea if you are.
If you aren't, don't worry about it. Save out your files as you are and let the printer worry about it. I cannot imagine any printer wanting a design house responsible for trapping and color saturation as all of that has so many variables and is of another age.
We always preferred to handle those ourselves. Besides, most of that is non-existant with the state of the art technology that is printing our materials, regardless of the degree of difficulty.
Trapping is a process that allowed for poor registration on the press and color saturation can be handled on the computer, proofed before hand and minor adjustments made with ink levels during the run.
Don't sweat the small stuff, leave that to your printer.