Our preference is for artwork set-up in MAC format, using QuarkXpress up to version 7, with Illustrator and Photoshop links up to CS3. With the print options and inposition software we have in-house, this keeps our repro time down. However we can accept from the following files:
Quark 6.5 - 7, Indesign CS3, Illustrator CS3, Photoshop CS3, PDF (with bleed & crop marks, in fairly high quality)*
PDF (with bleed & crop)*, Word**
We do not accept:
Please note, we cannot accept: PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher or anything not mentioned above. If you have a file not mentioned, please call. We may be able to test it for you by alternative methods.
* We accept PDF files and can print successfully from them. However, all repro requirements lie with the customer to set up correctly before we receive the file. Changing a PDF can be time consuming and will incur extra charges. Many PDF's, on output, produce several plates of different spot colours, blacks made up of CMYK and text can reflow. If a mistake is noticed on press, i.e. spelling or a design element within the PDF causing a problem, the job will be lifted as we can’t quickly make a change. If possible, we prefer to be supplied with the original files the PDF is created from.
** Word can cause problems and in many cases we have to reset artwork at extra cost. We will advise beforehand. We can resave Word files as a PDF to output from, but sometimes this is unsuccessful on output as it can produce several plates of different spot colours, blacks made up of CMYK and text can reflow.
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