DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUPPLIED WITH A PROOF, AT 100%
EITHER A COLOUR PROOF, MATCHPRINT, DIGITAL COLOUR
PROOF OR MONO LASER.
All to be marked up in a traditional
manner with process colours or pantone references / swatches
attached where appropriate.
All discs must be supplied with a
print out to show the content supplied for reproduction. This
is essential to check all pictures, files and fonts are sent
to the printers at the repro stage.
Please supply all jobs for use on a
Macintosh system with all Illustrator, Freehand, pictures placed
in a QuarkXpress document.
Illustrator and Freehand files
should be saved only as EPS files so they are
compatible for use with Quark. Where type or picture files have
been used within an Illustrator / Freehand file please ensure
you include all fonts and pictures used.
All Illustrator, Freehand and
Photoshop files must be supplied with the colour specifications
as they are intended to be used CMYK, in four colour
process, not Pantone unless special colours are being
used and have been budgeted for.
Please ensure that files or scans
are not supplied in TIFF, RGB format or with channels or layers
compressed using LWZ or JPEG compression to avoid additional
TIFFs should be avoided and EPS
scans should be saved without screen rulings (lines per inch
or lines per cm) or transfer functions applied. Line art should
be supplied as one bit TIFFs at 1600 DPI (or higher) for best
Quark documents should not be
supplied with colours that are not required for the production
of the job pertaining to the document. Trapping should not be
altered from the Quark defaults unless special trapping requirements
have been specified which should be confirmed and noted on marked
All fonts must
always be supplied, both printer fonts and screen fonts.
Sets below 128 cards per sheet must be supplied with
each card as a separate single page front and a separate
single page back. All must be identifiable, i.e. card
1 front, card 1 back, card 2 front etc.
Sets above 128 cards per sheet must be supplied with
cards in position as our imposition layout, with correct
gutters, no registration or cross marks and as a single
page imposed document as required to be printed with the
correct collation order.
Quark Xpress, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Illustrator,
Macromedia Freehand, Portable Document Format (PDF) 1.3*, Encapsulated
Postscript (EPS)*. Other file types may produce unexpected results.
*Artwork must be supplied with high res scans
and fonts embedded*
Trapping & Colour
To ensure consistency and quality, a standard
set of trap values is applied to all artwork in all formats.
Any special trapping or colour instructions should be notified
and supplied to us on a markup! Special colours should ideally
be specified from a recognised liabry. This ensures colours
trap properly relative to each other and digital proofs appear
Please supply each page or card unimposed,
on a single document page which is the correct card size. This
helps digital imposition a great deal. Ensure that the artwork
is centred within the cut marks of the finished card size as
this will ensure accurate border alignment. If the cards are
bled cut please apply 2.5mm of bleed outside of the cutmarks.
PDF files produced in Acrobat Distiller may need extra space
to accommodate bleed.
Please ensure all linked images are supplied
with the job. Supplied colour and greyscale images should be
at least 300dpi resolution and not enlarged above 150%. Image
quality suffers otherwise. Line art raterised files should be
800dpi or above bitmap Tiffs. Quark Express clipping paths or
runarounds may produce unexpected results and are best avoided.
Please supply all unembedded fonts as PostScript
type 1. TrueType fonts may be used but general quality is not
as good as PostScript fonts. Multiple Master fonts are best
avoided as this format is now no longer produced and is NOT
supported by some applications and hardware
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Failure to follow the foregoing may well
lead to additional charges being made.
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