Pre Press Requirments

Print Specifications

JOB COMPONENTS:
• Label all electronic media appropriately.
• Files received via e-mail or ftp should be stuffed or zipped.

LASER PROOFS:
• Supply current updated lasers and/or PDF.
• Dummy mock-up necessary on complicated jobs to show back up.
• Any special specifications noted (odd size, 3-hole punch, paper stock, varnish, die cuts, embossing, foils, etc.).

PAGE FILES SUBMISSIONS:
High-resolution PDFs are required. Otherwise, we must discuss printing jobs that use "native" files.

ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS:
• Line art files should be scanned at 800-1200 dpi, when used at 100% size or less.
• Color images should be scanned CMYK at 300 dpi when used at 100% size or less.
• Line weights are to be no smaller than .25 pts.
• Build bleed areas to 1/8".
• All live matter of importance (including type) must be a minimum of 1/4" inside the final trim area.

COLOR CONSIDERATIONS:
• Make sure that all images are CMYK. Please convert all RGB and Indexed colors to CMYK.
• All spot colors should be clearly defined as spot colors, and should match in all support and page layout files.
• If you're not using spot colors in your job, please convert all PMS colors to CMYK in your file.
• DO NOT USE "Registration" as a color.