PREPRESS HELP PAGES
Here are some useful tips and information on how to set up your files for trouble free output. Please contact us if you need any further help. We look forward to working with you on your next publication.
What is line screen, lpi, and dpi - how are they related? Line screen (lpi) is the space between the rows of dots (making up a "line"). The higher the line screen the more your screens and halftones will resemble continuous tone. Remember that LPI is different than, but related to DPI (dots-per-inch). Typically 1,800 dpi is satisfactory for line screens up to 150 lpi.
1)- Your document should be created with a current version of page layout software.
2)- A printout or hard copy of each page we are imaging from disk.
3)- Label all submitted materials with item identifier (include your company name and phone number).
4) All transparencies, reflective art, or logos included?
5)- Extend all bleeds 1/8 - 1/4" outside the trim size.
6)- All graphics must be supplied in either tiff or eps file format only.
7)- All 4 color picture graphics must be in CYMK.
3) Is file on suitable electronic media?
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