What To Know About Your Files
Only include what you want to have printed. ONLY give artwork instructions, or anything you do not want to have printed in the slug area. Provide the highest quality image available. High quality artwork results in a high quality print. Be sure to convert all text to outlines and include PMS spot colors.
What Files are best
.AI, .EPS: ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR
The AI file is the original, editable, working file. EPS files are also acceptable. Be sure to convert all text to outlines and make sure there are no raster images included in the file.
If using photoshop make sure your image is set to at least 200 PPI if you are getting them from Facebook, they will only be 72ppi. Also make sure you have the right to use all images.
When sending over indesign documentation please make sure to place it all in a folder. With all attached information
PDF format is becoming widely favoured by most designers as it can be universally viewed on any computer with Adobe Acrobat . It’s also possible to preserve illustrator-editing capabilities when saving in this format, meaning it can be opened and modified in the same way a AI file can.
Caution: Things that may not turn out as well
These file formats generally require an extensive amount of art time (we don’t want to cost you extra), if you have to do a Jpeg or such try to give us the largest size possible. We will work with what you have, but we also want the best for you.
.JPG, .PNG, .GIF
These are basic raster images and photographs. Unless the image is of VERY high resolution, these file types require an extensive recreate.
.DOC, .XLS, .PPT
These file types are good accompanying files to provide art instructions.
While CorelDraw is not bad, different versions can have issues, please if you can send over a eps.
Can we print anything
NO. There is sometimes many issues with copyright and trademarks. Please ask us if you are unsure, or contact your state or federal offices for copyright. We take these types of issues seriously.