OR CONVENTIONAL PRE-PRESS
TIPS ON MAKING Your Digital Product, Printer
Ready Pre-flight time is limited. Disks should
be ready for output. A directory of files should
be submitted with each disk. In order to help make
your disk output flawless or timely as to prevent
additional costs, keep the following tips in mind:
Include all fonts used in the document plus those used
in imported eps graphics.
Include all graphics used in the document.
For color printing, make sure to convert RGB files to
When using Pagemaker - do not imbed graphics but link
Do not create custom font suitcases containing standard
"system fonts" or fonts such as Helvetica and
Do not rotate large images in your page layout program.
This will increase the time it takes to output the file.
Send only those files needed to output file.
8. In QuarkExpress tiff images should have a background
of white or 9% black If
you use "none" the images will print jagged
Remove all unused colors from your document and convert
the colors you are using to the proper type such as Spot
10. Avoid compressing files and graphics whenever
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