Hard sample proofs are recommended for any job that is colour-sensitive. Sample proofs are the only way to go guarantee that you get exactly what you want. Turnaround time does not begin until the proof has been approved.
We recommend the following file formats: PDF, PS, EPS, PSD, TIF and JPG. Some formats produce better results than other. PDF, PS and EPS are vector formats that produce better results for text than raster formats such as PSD, TIF or JPG.
The colour mode of submitted files must be CMYK. If your files are submitted using any other colour standard, such as RGB or Pantone, they will be converted to CMYK. Conversion from one colour standard to another may cause colours to shift.
For an image to print properly, the image must be at 150-300dpi at the final printed size. DO NOT try to change from a low resolution to a higher one by increasing the PDI in your image program.
1-Lower than the above values will result in a pixelated, lower quality image.
2-Higher than the above values increases file size, processing time and ink density without any quality benefits.
When submitting EPS or PDF files, you must convert your fonts into outlined fonts. Outlining eliminates the need to send fonts with your files, while maintaining a nice, crisp typeface.
When you want an area of solid black within a document, 100% black (K) does not produce a solid, saturated black. For best results, use Rich Black, as represented by C:30% / M:30% / Y:30% / K:100%.
Rich Black - (a solid black) 100% Black - (not a solid black)