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    NOTE: An order moves through our system quickly if the Purchase Order (or Order Form) is sent electronically as a separate file along with the artwork. Please DO NOT fax a duplicate of the Purchase Order.

    Page Layout:
    •  Download item template

    Sending Artwork as PDF:
    •   High-resolution (print quality) PDF documents. Include 1/8" bleed at trim edges.

    Sending Artwork as Layout Files from "Native" Program:
    •   Collect all elements: use "Package" & "Collect for Output" in program.
    • Printer and screen fonts. Use font from list - not styles: bold, italic, etc.
    • Type in Illustrator files: Convert to outlines/paths (curves in CorelDraw).
    • Hi-res photos: 300 dpi CMYK & grayscale. No RGB/72 dpi graphics.
    • Scan/line art: 1200 dpi, bitmap images.
    • Save as: PSD or TIF format.
    • Vector (outline) art: Convert all type to outlines.
    • Use proper color mode (CMYK - not RGB).
    • Save as: EPS format.

    Ink Color in Your Artwork:
    •   ALL COLOR GRAPHICS MUST BE CMYK. Not RGB or PMS (spot) colors.
    Images: Rich Black
    • Text, thin rules and thin graphic elements should be specified as 100% black (no CMYK).
    Build larger, solid black areas at: C60%, M40%, Y40%, K100% (240% ink coverage).
    Blue in CMYK graphics:
    • Blue can cast toward purple - how to avoid this?
    • Refer to Pantone® 4-Color Process Guide & Pantone® Color Bridge.
    • Select a blue-formula with 30% more cyan than magenta in the mixture.

    Avoid Errors in Your Files:
    •  Proofread and test print your files: Print color separations. Added charges apply if we need to modify your files.
    •  We are not responsible for errors in supplied files.

Accepted Programs (Mac or PC)
• InDesign
• Illustrator
• Photoshop
• QuarkXpress
• CorelDraw - convert type to curves

We do NOT accept the following:
• Microsoft Publisher
• Microsoft PowerPoint
• Microsoft Word
• PageMaker: convert to InDesign

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