File Preparation Guidelines
Follow these important steps to properly prepare your files before printing.
Provide all fonts (use Type1 instead of TrueType if possible)
BEWARE! Placed EPS files that contain type may require fonts not seen by your
application until they are printed. To avoid delays, be certain to include ALL fonts
necessary for the production of your job.
Provide all support graphics
Use appropriate file formats for placed graphics
For reliable results inside your files use EPS or TIFF formats for placed graphics.
WMF, CGM, PICT, and WPG formats are unreliable when sent to high resolution output devices.
Never cut and paste graphics into your files!
Use appropriate settings for placed graphics
Here are some basic settings your placed graphics should adhere to:
• All color bitmaps (TIFF and EPS) are to be:
• Image setting - CMYK, no RGB data
• Large-format InkJet - RGB EPS (profile embedded preferred)
• All vector artwork is to be CMYK or Spot (Pantone preferred), no RGB data.
Provide a printed sample of your file
This allows us to identify which graphics to expect and where, text placement and flow, a specific page of a multi-page document, etc. Without a hard copy we don't know what to expect, therefore you may not get what you thought.
Important: Make sure we can use your media*
These are our in-house supported media formats:
• FTP/Email (contact us for FTP link, for files larger than 15 Mb)
• Dropbox link
• Firewire Hard Drives
• Iomega Zip disks (100/250 Mb)
*If you have any concerns with your choice of media contact us. We scan all files for viruses and perform a complimentary file check.
All Digital can handle just about any computer file.
We prefer to use high resolution PDF files for final documents see "Preparing your PDF Files".