We accept electronic email or ftp. All email correspondence should be directed to your account representative. Please email as eps with all fonts converted to outlines. Most High Resolution PDF’s can be used, but native files are Preferred. We CANNOT accept Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Publisher.
1. Quark Express
2. Adobe Photoshop
3. Adobe Illustrator
4. Macromedia Freehand
5. Corel Draw – If you are sending a Corel Draw file,
Please save all elements in your files in these formats:
1. EPS (Mac or PC) 2. Tiff (Mac or PC)
Use for vector art CMYK and Halftone Only
Files saved in any other format can cause problems. Text should be sent as fonts or outlines, NEVER as bitmap or grayscale. Bitmap/Grayscale text WILL PRINT BLURRY.
DO NOT send RGB images. If we must change to CMYK, your image may change to an undesirable color intensity.
Fonts Font problems are common because of the large variety of font manufacturers. Please include all fonts and screen fonts used in your document to ensure that your job prints to your specifications (even the most common fonts).
Trapping We use .4 pt for trapping in QuarkXpress. In Adobe Illustrator and Macromedia Freehand we set the trapping between 1 pt and .5 pt depending on the image. We can adjust or set the trapping for you.
*Are all of the files, support files and embedded files to be output included?
*Did you make a backup of all of your files?
*Did you include a PDF proof of all files?
*Did you include your screen and printer fonts?
*Did you indicate color elements – Pantone or CMYK values?
LIVE IMAGE AREA NOT TO EXTEND BEYOND THESE LINES IF ART DOES NOT BLEED (ALLOWS FOR 1/8” MARGIN) BLEED AREA (ARTWORK THAT BLEEDS SHOULD EXTEND EXACTLY 1/8” BEYOND EDGE OF KEYLINE.
Layout as shown below