Desktop Publishing (DTP)

Why is Desktop Publishing Important?

Desktop publishing and graphic design can make documents look better, prettier. But it's about more than just appearance. Desktop publishing, used properly, enhances visual communication and streamlines the process of disseminating information of all kinds.

What is the work like?

Printed materials, such as books, newspapers, magazines, brochures and advertising, need to be well designed and laid out to make them attractive and easy to read. DTP (desktop publishing) operators use DTP software and photo-imaging software to put together text and illustrations and present them in a form suitable for printing and publishing. DTP operators may work on electronic as well as printed publications.