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Art Requirements

Files:

All art files must meet these requirements
We can accept either MAC or PC formats
Files can be accepted by FTP, E-Mail, or CD/DVD hard Copy

File Formats Preferred:

  1. PDF (text outlined, all pictures embedded) 

  2. EPS (text outlined, all pictures embedded)

  3. TIFF (300 DPI minimum)

  4. AI (text outlined, all pictures embedded)

  5. PSD (must included fonts)

All files must have pictures embedded within the file. No linked or placed images. If not possible they must include all linked files.
All files should have outlined text (preferred)… If not possible they must include all fonts.
All files with bleeds must include 1/8 inch bleed area.

NOTE: All electronic art files MUST be assembled using the Product Print Templates. Art supplied that does not meet these requirements may be subject to additional graphic charges.

Earle Press reserves the right to re-estimate any project deemed not to comply with the specifications of this document.

 

Colors and Pantones:

Clients must specify all colors to be printed (Pantones or CMYK). Colors will shift in brightness and color if printed on colored stock.
 

Printing methods:

Offset is dedicated four color process (CMYK) with the ability to add one spot color which is printed silkscreen. This option comes in handy when a spot color, Pantone formula, is critical to match elements such as logos and companioning materials. Offset is the best method for high quality images like photos and gradients.

Proofing:

Projects will not be processed without an approval. Our primary method of proofing is PDF via email.
Hard proofing (check disc print for discs and contract prints for paper materials) are available along with a low resolution mockup when requested.

PDF proofs sent via email are to be viewed for content and placement only. Color will vary when viewing due to three main facts.

  1. All computer monitors display color differently.

  2. All emailed PDFs are in the RGB color mode.

  3. PDF proofs are low resolution files to keep them email friendly in size.

Please note that we cannot be responsible for:

  1. Spelling, punctuation or grammatical errors made by the customer.

  2. Inferior quality or low-resolution of uploaded images.

  3. Design errors introduced by the customer in the document creation process.

  4. Errors in user-selected options such as choice of finish, quantity or product type.

  5. Damage to the products arising after delivery to the customer.