Submitting Files

PREFERRED FILE FORMAT:

PDF/X-1a
Saved with original adobe presets, adding crop marks,
page information and 1/8” bleeds.

ACCEPTABLE MAC FILES INCLUDE:

Adobe InDesign CS/CS2/CS3/CS4
Must include all fonts + include all links (choose file/package)

Adobe Illustrator CS/CS2/CS3/CS4
Must have fonts converted to outlines have all images embedded or included with the file, saved as “AI or EPS”.

Adobe Photoshop
Must 300 DPI resolution,CMYK layered photoshop document “.psd” with all fonts included.

QuarkXpress
Files created in Quark and must be submitted as native file, fonts and images included.

PC PLATFORM FILES
Any files created on a PC platform must be converted into a PDF/X-1a prior to submission.

BLACK BACKGROUNDS:
When using black color as background please apply 4 colors (Rich Black), see values below:
Cyan:60%
Magenta:40%
Yellow:20%
Black:100%

BLEEDS / TRIM / SAFETY:

SAFETY ZONE:
Text or images that are not meant to be trimmed off the edge of your final printed piece
must be 1/8”-1/4” (.125”-.25”) from the edge of your layout

TRIM:
Trim is the final, cut size of the printed piece.

BLEED:
Minimum 1/8” is required to accommodate any image/text extending beyond the trim edge.