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Graphic File Information
Please apply the following guidelines when preparing and submitting artwork. Your adherence to these items will help assure your projects are completed in a timely and quality manner.

1. Applications

The following applications are preferred:
CS-Creative Suite , Quark, Illustrator, Photoshop, In Design, PDF

Please call our graphics' staff if you are using an application not listed...we can suggest a solution.

2. File Formats

Documents should be saved in their native file formats. All placed images should be saved as either TIFF or EPS format without compression or jpeg encoding. Include all placed graphics on disk. Include all fonts used in the document and in placed EPS files.

3. Fonts

Type 1 postscript fonts are the most desirable type of font and have two parts, a screen font and a printer font for each type style. True Type fonts are less desirable as they may give unexpected results. TrueType fonts consist of a single file.

4. Type Styles

Avoid applying type styles (bold or italic), instead, choose the bold or italic version from your font menu. Convert unique graphic fonts to outlines. (curves)

5. Hairlines Rules

Hairline rules print with different thickness according to the resolution of the output device. When your file is RIP'ed, hairlines may appear thinner than expected. use .25 pt. line thickness instead of hairline.

6. Media

FTP, DVD, CD-ROM, Flash Drives, Firewire

7. File Size Specifications & Gamut

Minimum of 100-150 dpi at full size,
Color Type: RGB or CMYK
(CMYK is not as robust as RGB -- your monitor is RGB)
 
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