We offer free file review. It is recommended to get a quote and speak with a printer early, rather than later in the design and creation process.
Recommended Files: We prefer press ready PDF files.
- Adobe InDesign
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe Acrobat (PDF)
No reader or printer spreads. Display as single pages.
No trim marks, color bars, or registration marks.
Files should be sized to the final page size.
PDF should include .125 inch (1/8") bleed.
Recommended resolution for offset printing is 300 dpi. Line art should be 600 dpi.
Use the .TIF format for all scanned and placed images. LZW compression can be applied.
Spot Color Documents
Delete all unused colors in your document. Be sure the rest are defined as spot colors.
Be sure the colors defined in your graphic files match those in the document.
Print color separations to your laser printer and be sure all items print on the correct separation.
Process Color Documents
Delete all unused colors in your document. Make sure the rest are defined as process colors.
Be sure all placed graphics are CMYK. Double check any embedded bitmaps.