Have you supplied all the necessary files?
Use of a Preflight program, or a specific file collection feature
such as: Collect for Output (Quark), Provide for Service
Provider (PageMaker), or Package (InDesign) is recommended.
Have you supplied the necessary
fonts for your job?
Please be certain to provide both printer and screen fonts. Do
not use the type style menu, or control bar to stylize your type,
select the actual stylized font from the font menu.
Have you converted all your images
from RGB to CMYK?
Photos should be saved as CMYK, GRAYSCALE, MONOTONE
or DUOTONE. Line art should be saved as BITMAP. JPEGs
can be used as long as they are maximum quality, sized at
100% and CMYK.
Have you specified the files spot
Color is clearly indicated and used consistently and accurately
throughout file. Files must be set-up with appropriate colors in
order to separate correctly.
Have you scanned or saved your
images at the correct resolution?
Save graphics as .EPS, or .TIFF at 300 DPI. Bitmapped logos
and graphics at 1200 DPI.
Are your document bleeds set up
Make sure all bleeds extend 1/8” beyond the trim size on
Is the document size correct?
Make sure that the document size is the same as the trim size.
If you are mailing us a disk or art,
have you labeled everything?
Write your name, address and phone number on all diskettes,
art or proofs that are sent to us. It is also helpful to provide us
with a checklist of everything you are sending.
Have you sent us a mock-up of your
It is helpful to have a mock-up as a guide for printing. A PDF
E-mailed or a laser proof faxed to Master Print can serve as
such a guide.
Publisher, Word, PowerPoint or other
non-commercial printer friendly
Could require additional prepress charges due to RGB to
CMYK conversion and font issues. Please convert to high
resolution PDF. (Call for details)
Did you supply a high resolution PDF?
The Job option for Press was chosen. Embedded fonts. File is
CMYK or spot color and has crop marks and bleed.
All jobs submitted for electronic output should be accompanied by a faxed laser proof or
E-mailed PDF generated by the files submitted, and should be clearly marked for size and color.