order to ensure that we properly output your supplied files, please
adhere to the following guidelines that we have outlined for you.
Illustrator (8.01 or earlier)
PhotoShop (5.02 or earlier; EPS or TIFF)
(4.11 or earlier)
(6.5 or earlier)
of Storage Media Accepted
diskette (PC or MAC)
- 44 MB or 88 MB (MAC Only)
(PC or MAC)
Disk (PC or MAC)
Disk (1 GB) (MAC Only)
For All Supplied Files
most current hard copy must accompany the file. If sending the
file via modem, you must mail or fax the hard copy seperately.
All files must be proofed by customer before printing will commence
to ensure the integrity of the piece.
indicate specifications on the hard copy: Color breaks, folding
specs, FPO's. This is very important to ensure proper handling
of your file. Specify size and color used.
all fonts PostScript fonts? Using True-Type fonts may produce
unexpected results - use PostScript whenever possible. All fonts
- Printer and Screen - must accompany file (including any used
to create imported objects). If creating logos in drawing applications,
please convert type to curves/outlines/paths.
all text effects been properly applied? Use actual stylized typefaces.
Avoid listing styles found in software applications (i.e. bold,
italic, outline, and shadow - they may produce unexpected results
all imported graphic images clearly identified and up-to-date?
Include all placed and imported TIFF and EPS files. All fonts
must be converted to curves (preferred) or included on disk. Bitmap
images should be saved in TIFF format and Vector images should
be saved in EPS format. These are the only acceptable formats
for printed matter. Be especially aware of placed images in your
graphics files. These can produce unexpected results if not included
on disk. Graphics should be scanned at no less than 300 dpi and
must be converted to CMYK mode if printing with 4 color process
inks. Do not enlarge inported files. They must be scanned at the
proper resolution to size in order to avoid interpolation. Do
not rotate imported objects. This may produce unexpected results.
Do not crop imported objects. Objects that are cropped after they
are imported still have to process the entire image when printing.
As a rule, it is better to size, crop and rotate yor images BEFORE
they are placed in your document. USE EPS OR TIFF ONLY - DO NOT
USE JPEG, GIF OR BMP FILES. THESE ARE LOW RESOLUTION FILES MEANT
FOR INTERNET USE ONLY!!!!! Please do not use pictures or objects
copied from the internet.
all colors defined correctly? All colors to print as PMS colors
should have the PMS color specified in the file and on the hard
copy, especially if it is a metallic or fluorescent color. If
a color is meant to separate in 4 color process it should be CMYK.
Be sure that your colors in all programs used have the same name
EXACTLY. If not, unexpected results may occur. Do not rely on
your monitor to accurately represent ink on paper - please refer
to standard color guides when choosing color.
you clearly communicated all elements that should overprint, reverse
out or trap in your project? Trapping should be set in your original
application program. (We prefer a setting of 0.25 points.) Not
setting the trap may cause registering problems on the press.
the file have a clearly defined name? (If sending a revised file,
please label it revised and include date and revision).9. Print
out a directory list of what is included in your file.