File Preparation

Document Layout

We recommend using the following Mac/PC program(s): Adobe Photoshop®, Adobe Illustrator®, or Adobe InDesign®. Your document should be created at full size.

Requirements of Placed Photos

Please scan and save color photographs in the Adobe98 color space. For the best grayscale images, convert your file to grayscale. If your original color photo is in the CMYK color space, do not convert it, we will perform the conversion. We recommend saving your photos as TIFFs or EPSs with a resolution of 200 dpi at full size. Contact Customer Service at 1-800-776-9583 or email in advance if you have any questions.

Selecting the Right Colors

Vector COLORS (i.e., color created in Illustrator®) should be specified from the Pantone© Coated Color Matching System swatch library. Try not to use your own CMYK color mixture. If you need to mix your own colors, use a mixture of Adobe RGB(1998).

One Last Check

Always check that you have included all fonts used in your document, including any embedded text files. Whenever possible, please outline your text before submitting files. Always print a B&W or color proof of your document, specify all PMS color matches and the final output size on your proof. Include a directory of all files contained on your disk(s).

Transporting Your Files

We accept CDs, DVDs, and uploads directly to our website.