Following is a list of specifications detailing acceptable media and job formats. Meeting these specifications is essential in ensuring the accuracy of your product. Please make every effort to conform to all of the following specifications to avoid errors and added cost to your job.
If you have any questions concerning these specifications, do not hesitate to call us.
Recommended Electronic Formats
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Recommended Electronic Formats
Disk Types: (Mac or PC)
Native Applications (please contact for current version):
Please convert fonts to outlines wherever possible. Otherwise, please include fonts with your artwork.
Artwork will be accepted in the formats listed above.
Artwork that is rotated should also be done in the art program it is created. Art that is placed and rotated in any program can cause output problems that may lead to increased production time that can directly affect printing schedules.
All pages that make up a job should be contained in one document.
Link all graphics and photo to the job.
All colors should be converted to CMYK and marked for process separation, unless they are to be run as a separate spot color.
Build your document the same size as the trim dimensions.
If your job includes pages that bleed, the bleed must exceed your document size by at least 1/8" on all fours sides.
Special requirements for PDFs with bleeds; please review PDF instructions.
All continuous tone photos should be scanned to size at 300 dpi minimum.
Black and white photos should be in Grayscale mode.
Line art should be scanned in to size at a minimum of 1200 dpi.
Color photos should be set in CMYK mode. *Be sure Photoshop preference are correct before converting from RGB.(Color photos left in RGB mode will reproduce in black and white or will be automatically converted by the system to CMYK using generic settings. To correct this might create additional cost to your job).
Save photos as Tiff or EPS files. (If you save as an EPS file in Photoshop, encoding should be set to binary or ASCII, not JPEG)
TIFF - (Tagged Image Format File) - This is the safest way to save a photo for reproduction in a document. This Format is widely accepted by most desktop publishing programs.
EPS - (Encapsulated Postscript File) - This format is used when added functions are not available in the document application. For example: a path around an object to create a silhouette. This format is also widely accepted by most programs.
All fonts must be included with your job. This ensures that your text will flow correctly. Fonts can come in two types, Truetype and Postscript. When sending fonts please make sure that all parts to the fonts are included.
TRUETYPE - These fonts consist of one part which is used on the screen as well as being able to download to the printer. Keep in mind, Truetype fonts do not always print the same on every printer.
POSTSCRIPT - These fonts consist of two parts. One part is a screen font, the other a printer font. Be sure to include both parts of the font when sending your disk.
We can accept both Truetype and Postscript fonts used in the same document, however please provide only one version of a font with the same name. For example ,if you are using Times provide either the Postscript Version or the Truetype version (which ever you are using in your document) not both.
It is not recommended that graphics be embedded into the documents. This creates large document files which are often difficult to print and may add additional cost to your job. Linking files is the safest way to include graphics.
Upload Artwork / Sending Files To The FTP Server
In addition to CD and email, you have the options of using our FTP server. Please contact Print Shop Plus to obtain a username and password.
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