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We run a Mac OS and the following
is a list of the software we currently use:
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe Pagemaker
- Adobe Indesign
- Microsoft Word
- Adobe Acrobat
Submitting Electronic Output on Disk
- The project must be submitted on one of
the following media:
- Zip Disk
- Universal Format CD
- E-mail (sometimes, e-mailed documents do not always
download as designed.
- The disk(s)/CD must be marked with the following:
- Name of the person who can answer questions about the
- Phone Number
- Software used to create your document
- The use of compression software is neither encouraged or
discouraged. However, a readily available software such as Stuffit
Deluxe is highly recommended. The use of Freeware/Shareware software
which is not in common usage could result in our not being able to
decompress your files and you will have to resubmit your document.
- It is desireable that your document should be formatted as
either a PostScript¨ EPS file or Adobe PDF file. The easiest format
for us to use is the PDF format. This does not require us to worry
about what fonts or software were used to create the document nor do we
have to concern ourselves with the cross platform issue of was it
created on a Mac or Windows system platform. If you choose to submit
the document in a Post Script¨ format then the fonts used in the
creation of your document must either be PostScript¨ fonts
or TrueType 1 or 2. A copy of all fonts (both
Printer and Screen) must be included on the disk with the folder that
contains the document. This is to ensure that your document prints out
as you have designed it rather than have the printer attempt to font
substitute in case we do not have the fonts you used.
- Only the latest versions of the most popular software's
should be used to create your document. This means using a software
that is no more than 1 revision old.
- A sample hard copy of all files should be
enclosed with the disks to ensure that we know what the output is
supposed to look like.
- Output will be at a resolution not less that 1200 DPI and
photos will be output at not less than 1200 DPI and 106 line screen.
Photos used in 4 Color Process projects must be saved in CMYK format.
While RGB files can be used there can be no guarantees that the photo
will print correctly in a 4 Color Process project. Please
prepare your document accordingly.
- Preflight your document and package the document for use by
a service provider as instructed by your software. By using these
features of your software you will provide us with the best opportunity
to output your document as you designed it with as few problems as
With your disk/cd etc. please
include a printed copy of your document in either color or black and
white. We use the printout to check copy flow, image placement, page
size and color breaks.
Without the reference of a
printed hard copy, we cannot guarantee that your document will output
with the desired formatting. Some of the problems that can occur
include type mismatches, type reflow, graphic resizing, color changes,
dropped colors, missing pages, etc. Please note that rerunning the film
to correct these problems can incur additional costs. To preserve the
look of your document and to prevent costly reruns, we always reccomend
that you include a printed version of your file.