FILE PREPARATION
The following programs are all acceptable format for graphic production:

indesign
InDesign
photoshop
Photoshop
illustrator
Illustrator

Please compress all files, fonts and links before uploading to our FTP or sending via your choice of FTP. Please include low-resolution pdf file for visual reference.
NOTE: To achieve “rich black” spot color when printing CMVK, the black color values have to be 60-40-20-100.
Files that require color matching have to be accompanied by hard copy of layout for reference.

In any application you choose for a layout, the document has to be set-up in the right proportion to the final output. Please add bleeds (refer to each product’s templates on the templates page.) NO cropmarks, notes etc.
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HOW TO PREPARE YOUR FILES USING ILLUSTRATOR
illustratorPAGE SET UP

Document has to be set-up in the right proportion to the final output.

IMAGES WITHIN ILLUSTRATOR

All images should be updated and embedded.

COLOR WITHIN ILLUSTRATOR

Artwork will be printed in CMYK. If saved as RGB, the artwork will be converted to CMYK.

Please be aware that color shift should be expected when artwork is converted to CMYK from RGB.

You should specify all crucial color matches from PMS Pantone Book. We can adjust the color in CMYK to print your PMS color as closely as possible, but can’t guarantee an exact match. If choosing Pantone colors, you should select your colors from “Pantone Solid Coated” Library to get the most accurate results.

Please do not specify metallic or fluorescent colors, as it is impossible to reproduce these colors with CMYK inks.

Critical color issues should be coordinated with your sales representative.

FONTS WITHIN ILLUSTRATOR

Please convert all text to be outlines.

SAVING YOUR DOCUMENT

Save your artwork in EPS format (NOT as ai.)

Remember to collect all images to go with your document!

HOW TO PREPARE YOUR FILES USING INDESIGN
PAGE SET UP

Document size has to be exactly as your required graphic size.

IMAGES WITHIN INDESIGN

Original scanned images are at a minimum resolution of 150 dpi.

Select NO when asked to store a complete copy of an image within the document.

COLOR WITHIN INDESIGN

Artwork will be printed in CMYK. If saved as RGB, the artwork will be converted to CMYK.

Please be aware that color shift should be expected when artwork is converted to CMYK from RGB.

You should specify all crucial color matches from PMS Pantone Book. We can adjust the color in CMYK to print your PMS color as closely as possible, but can’t guarantee an exact match. If choosing Pantone colors, you should select your colors from “Pantone Solid Coated” Library to get the most accurate results. Please do not specify metallic or fluorescent colors, as it is impossible to reproduce these colors with CMYK inks. Critical color issues should be coordinated with your sales representative.

FONTS WITHIN INDESIGN

Submit all fonts used in layout, logos, and images.

DO NOT Apply font styles to your document. Please make sure that you use the actual font that applies to your document. Saving your document.

Save your InDesign document as a native InDesign document.

Remember to collect all images to go with your document!

HOW TO PREPARE YOUR FILES USING PHOTOSHOP
IMPORTANT! Photoshop is NOT a layout program!

photoshop PAGE SET UP

Create a document in 150 dpi at final size.

IMAGES WITHIN PHOTOSHOP

Original scanned images are at a minimum resolution of 150 dpi at final size Color within Photoshop.

If you supply files in RGB, please be aware of color shift when translating a RGB image to CMYK.

FONTS WITHIN PHOTOSHOP

Please flatten images, so all fonts become part of bitmap artwork.

SAVING YOUR DOCUMENT

Save your document in TIFF format.