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File Preparation Checklist

Please indicate the filename of your job to print, via email and on CD/DVD.

Always include a hard-copy sample of the file to be printed.

Make sure you create the document with the same trim size as the final printed piece.

Include all source images in your document, at a minimum of 300 DPI and they should be flattened and saved as either TIFF or EPS files in a separate directory.

In another directory include all fonts used in your document (both screen and printer fonts). Don't forget to check for embedded fonts in images!

Always remember NOT to use the style palette to italicize or bold a font. Instead, use the actual typeface such as, Arial Bold etc.

Remove any unused colors from your document's color palette.

Ensure all colors are CMYK or spot colors (please do not use RGB or registration)

Remember to extend images that bleed beyond the edge of the document ". Also, keep any critical data 1/4" from the edge of the page.

Remove any crop marks or fold lines you used while creating your document. Acrobat Distiller will set its own crop marks.

Use Acrobat distiller to convert your document to a PDF file.

Always convert all Word files to PDF.

Use these tips and step by step instructions on how to achieve trouble free print ready files.




  Accepted Media Formats & FTP
3 1/2" Diskettes (1.4M)

Accepted Programs
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe In Design
Adobe PageMaker
Corel Draw
Macromedia Freehand
Quark XPress.

A conversion charge for creating a PDF file will apply.



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