Here are some guidelines for preparing your files for printing.
- Images should be 300 dpi (dots per inch) at the final size in the layout.
- Text should be 600 dpi at the final size in the layout.
- Use TIFF or EPS file formats to achieve the best color quality and sharpness of image. Other file formats tend to remove some of the original images. Images originally taken from a digital camera usually appear in JPEG format and need to be converted to a TIFF or EPS format. If your image is a photograph, we recommend an EPS file format.
- Try to avoid using images from the Internet or websites. These usually appear in GIF, JPEG or PNG file formats at a low dpi. Color and resolution are removed from these images to allow for rapid transfer. These images would appear fuzzy and dull if used for print.
- Make sure all photos are set in the proper mode. This would be CMYK if you are printing in full color, or in a spot color if your job is not printing in CMYK.
- Make sure your files are linked, not embedded, and that you send all your layout, image and font files (both screen and printer fonts) to us.