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File Setup Instructions For Best Results

 

Files for printing should be submitted in a High-Res PDF, RGB Tiff or RGB jpg (12 compression) format with .5" bleed on all 4 sides. Printer or Crop marks are not necessary. For more detailed instructions see below.

PDF Files
Standard: Select None

Compatibilty: Select Acrobat 8 (PDF 1.7)

Photoshop (Raster Files)
Color Space: For best results start and stay in RGB. Convert to "Adobe RGB 1998" if no profile has been attached. If you are working in CMYK, stay in CMYK and assign "U.S. Web Coated Swop v2". Scale: Work at 1/10, 1/3, 1/2, or 1/1 ratio. Resolution (pixels per inch): 100dpi at final size. Bleed: 1/2 inch top, bottom, left and right. Fonts: All type usage must be rasterized. Image Compression: Off. Layers: Flatten all files. Save As Tiff, or High-Res PDF with .5" Bleed on all 4 sides.

Illustrator
Color Space: Pantone Coated is preferred or CMYK, NO RGB COLORS. Scale: Work at 1/10, 1/3, 1/2, or 1/1 ratio. Resolution of placed images (pixels per inch) See Above. Bleed: 1/2 inch top, bottom, left and right. Fonts: All type usage must be outlined. Save As: High-Res PDF with .5" Bleed on all 4 sides.

InDesign & Quark
Color Space: Pantone Coated is preferred or CMYK, NO RGB COLORS. Work at 1/10, 1/3, 1/2, or 1/1 ratio. Resolution of placed images (pixels per inch) See Above. Bleed: 1/2 inch top, bottom, left and right. Support art (placed images): Must be embedded. Image Compression: Off. Save As High-Res PDF with .5" Bleed on all 4 sides.

Avoid using highly-compressed jpg files, gif and png images and images taken from a web page.