WE USE BOTH APPLE (Mac OSX and Mac OS 9) and PC Platforms
Creative Suite 2 or earlier - Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, & Photoshop
Quark 5 or earlier, PageMaker 7.0 or earlier
Adobe Illustrator 10 or earlier • Freehand 7.0 or earlier
Photoshop 7.0 or earlier
Creative Suite 2 or earlier - Adobe Illustrator • InDesign • Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator 10 or earlier • Corel Draw 10 or earlier
Quark 5.0 or earlier • Pagemaker 7.0 or earlier
Microsoft Publisher • We also convert Microsoft Word and Excel files
GENERAL FILE GUIDELINE REQUIREMENTS
We cannot use low resolution (72 dpi) jpg, tiff, or pdf files to create a quality printed piece.
PLEASE SEND US A HARD COPY OF ALL ELECTRONIC FILES THAT ARE SENT.
SENDING PDF FILES
Please specify the original file that the PDF was created in, and what platform (MAC or PC)
Embed ALL fonts in the document
Send PDF files print ready (high resolution) CMYK files (Not RGB files) with crop and register marks
SENDING NATIVE FILES
Illustrator, InDesign & Corel Draw
If the file contains spot colors make sure they are specified as specific PMS spot colors, NOT CMYK
Convert all fonts to outlines.If you choose to send fonts in InDesign go to "File menu bar", select "Package", this will bring up a form, just click continue. Select where you want to save your package (a location you can find later), select the top 3 buttons to collect your fonts, collect your placed images and update the images. Click "Save" and you are done.
If you are using an imported graphic in your document be sure to include that in you sent files. Try placing the graphic as close to 100% as possible
Export Illustrator and Corel files as EPS files
Quark & PageMaker
Collect for Output all eps, tiff, and jpg files used in the document
Make sure all files have specified color outputs (CMYK or spot colors)
Never use the style palette to change fonts
Collect all fonts
QuarkXpress has an automatic “Collect for Output” under the file menu. Check all the boxes except for the "Report Only". You need to include printer and screen fonts. In Pagemaker go to "Plug-ins" under "Utilities" in the menu bar, go to "Save for Service Provider" and click on the "Package" button. Save the package to a location you can find later. Click the "Copy Fonts" and "Update Links" buttons, then click "Save" and you are finished.
* Black print as opposed to printing black: When sending files please check how you send the black separations. Type should be in Black (K=100%) as opposed to printing process black which is, C-80%, M-80%, Y-80%, K-95%.
Please check with us before sending any file(s) if you are uncertain on which to use.
REQUIREMENTS FOR A BLEED ON A DOCUMENT.
At least 1/8” should be allowed on the sides that bleed on the document. Make sure the text is within the trim area at least 1/8”
FILES FOR SCREEN PRINTING, EMBROIDERY AND AD SPECIALTIES FOR ADGRAPHICS
When sending files to ADGraphics for imprinted apparel, embroidery or business promotional gifts, Vectorized EPS files with all type converted to paths are best.DO NOT SEND US MICROSOFT WORD, PDF files, or JPEG files for ARTWORK. Tiff files are acceptable if they are high resolution bitmapped files in black only for 1 color imprints.