What is DTP?
DTP stands for Desktop Publishing, which is the creation of documents using page layout software on a personal computer. According to Wikipedia, DTP involves the use of desktop computer software to create documents that can have a mix of text and images and be printed in a style similar to traditional typesetting. Desktop publishing is also the main reference document for digital typefaces.
Who uses DTP and what are its products?
Industries related to publishing and printing frequently employ various DTP applications and software programs.
This enables them to produce various types of documents and media, including:
The traditional DTP was originally reserved for publishing companies with sufficient financial resources to acquire the necessary tools and software. However, in recent years, DTP software has become more accessible to users and other translation companies. Technological advancements have also made it easier to access other necessary tools, such as high-resolution digital scanners and lasers.
It means that DTP is no longer limited to the publishing world and has expanded to include various other fields. It goes from music (MAO) and drawings (CAD) to computer-assisted translation (CAT), DTP software now enables a broader range of industries to provide high-quality documents ready for printing.