ART FILE SPECS
COMMON FILE FORMATS -
Encapsulated Postscript (aka EPS - .eps)** Adobe Portable Document Format (aka PDF - .pdf)
Tagged Image Format (aka TIF - .tif)* Joint Photographic Experts Group (aka JPEG - .jpg)*
WHAT WORKS BEST - Our recommendation - We prefer files saved in PDF, EPS or TIF with fonts converted to outline, whenever possible. For full color printing, files MUST be defined and saved as CMYK. Files in or with RGB elements are troublesome and may not reproduce well - we are not responsible for bad output on such files. In addition RGB files may be rejected. Files from paint programs such as Photoshop should have appropriate resolutions - 300 dpi for full color and 1000 for spot color.
PROPER RESOLUTION FOR BEST POSSIBLE QUALITY! - TIF and JPG files must be saved at minimum resolution of 300 dpi for full color and 1000 dpi for spot color printing. JPEG files must be saved with a quality setting of MAXIMUM. We do not recommend using or setting of text within TIF or JPG files. ** Please convert fonts to outline.
We cannot guarantee consistent results if files are generated by other applications like Microsoft products. For best results, all rasterized files should be converted to CMYK. All fonts must be included or embedded. Images must be flattened with CMYK in TIF or EPS format. Proofs will be e-mailed, faxed or printed out for clients who prefer to come in. Turnaround time begins after receipt of final valid proof approval. Final approval will only be accepted in written format. No verbal approval will be accepted. Job is considered complete if within +/- 10%. Quoted prices do not include shipping, handling or sales taxes (if applicable). Prices subject to change without notice. All jobs require payment in full upon order. Unless other payment terms have been previously arranged to date, payments are due upon placement of order. Providing proofs is considered an order.
COLOR PROOF ACCURACY - Please note that although color proofs may be supplied to the customer, they cannot match the final printed product 100%. This is due to the fact that proofs are created in a different way than the printed piece (Ink, paper, stock, registration, line screens, etc.) Also note that the customer proof may not closely match our proofs or the printed piece either for the same reasons, and because the customer supplied proofs are not calibrated to our presses and printers.
PMS color matching is not possible for CMYK/Full Color.