The ideal format for submission of files
for production is PDF files. (We do work with other formats as
The ideal way to produce good,
trouble-free PDF files is by exporting from InDesign. (We do work
with PDFs created in many other ways as well.)
If you're using InDesign, you can use
our presets for the PDF export configuration,
The following guidelines will help you
prepare trouble-free files for submission:
PDF files should have all fonts
Image resolution should be at least 300
All content should be either grayscale
(for a grayscale project) or in the CMYK color model.
PDF files should be made as Acrobat version
4 (PDF version 1.3) to assure that all transparency has been flattened.
There should be no OPI references.
There should be no embedded ICC profiles.
If the project has bleeds, there should be 1/8"
bleed trim allowance and a 1/4" safe zone. If there are no bleeds, then
the margin should be 1/4" or larger. See here for
All printer marks need to be outside the bleed trim
area; that is, they need to be offset by at least 1/8". It seems silly to have
to say this, but the default setting in InDesign is smaller than 1/8", which
causes the printer marks to protrude into the bleeds.
Some more considerations that do not strictly relate
to file formats:
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