Specifications

Software Guidelines:

We can accept project and art set up in the following software appications:
  • Adobe Acrobat, Pagemaker, Illustrator, & Photoshop
  • Quark Xpress
  • Multi-Ad Creator
  • Macromedia Freehand
  • Microsoft Office (for text/graph files only)

For improved screen-to-print matching in Adobe Photoshop in the "File" menu go to "Color Settings"

Printing Inks Setup:

  • Ink color = SWOP (Newsprint)
  • Dot gain = 34%
  • All grey balance = 1.00
  • Check use of dot gain for greyscale images

Separation Setup:

  • Separation type = GCR
  • Black generation = Medium
  • Black ink limit = 100%
  • Total ink limit = 230%
  • UCA amount = 0%
  • Line screen = 65 to 133

Fonts:

Supply both your screen & printer Post Script fonts on disk

Screens:

  • CYAN = 15
  • MAGENTA = 75
  • YELLOW = 90
  • BLACK = 45

**Please see your Adobe Photoshop's User Guide for more details on these settings.

Removable Storage Formats:

All disks to be clearly labeled. Please make sure disks contain ONLY the files to be imaged.
  • CD-R formatted CD-Roms (Mac)
  • 3.5 floppy disk (Mac or Pc)
  • 1 Gb or 2 Gb Jaz drive disk
  • 100 Mb Zip disks (Mac or Pc)
  • 44/88/200 Mb Syquest cartridges (Mac)
  • 270 Mb Syquest cartidges (Pc)

Graphic File Formats:

Please provide all of your graphic files in one of the following formats:
  • EPS
  • JPEG
  • TIFF

Process Color Photos:

All scanned images to be saved in:
  • CMYK mode
  • 200 pixels/inch
  • Bindary mode
  • Highlight area = 3.5%
  • Shadow area = 95%
  • Allow for 20-30% dot gain