TIPS: What to send
For Printed Output (Press):
We recommend using Quark or InDesign as your layout
tool and either Adobe Illustrator (vector art) or Photoshop (photos and
raster artwork) as your graphics tools. These tools are available on
either the PC or the Mac and are capable of producing electronic color
separations which are needed to produce the separate plates for the
press to print in multiple colors.
We can accept a paper original or any Microsoft Office
(e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Excel), Publisher, or Adobe PDF file as well as
the layout tool formats listed above.
Include with Your Document File:
Artwork Include any linked
graphics files placed in the layout file. Be sure you don't
rename the artwork files after you have placed them in your
layout or the links will be broken! For more tips to get your
file press-ready, see
and Graphics Tips.
- If you are sending a PDF file, embed
- For Adobe Illustrator files, you can either outline the fonts
or send them.
- For all other files (e.g., Microsoft Office, Quark,
Pagemaker, etc.), send both the screen and printer fonts
for your project.
- Remember to include fonts used in EPS or
other vector graphic files!
there are no extra files on the disk (to avoid confusion — and
so we only print what you want!).
Be sure to include a composite printout (at 100% of the final
output) with the colors, bindery, and folding information clearly marked.
Make sure to print the originals as your last step before you
email files or copy them to disk.
How to send files
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