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This is a quick setup guide for your files and by no means contains all the specifications for files. For the full set of guidelines please contact your sales representitive.
Document Setup Guidelines
Set the your document size to match the final trim size. Do not make your document larger that final trim and then ‘float’ the imageable page area within the larger document
size; this will cause alignment problems.
Bleeds should extend out at least .25" beyond trim. No less. (see ' Page Layout info')
It is best not to use True Type fonts in a publication as it may result in undesireable output. Valley Printers is not responsible for errors containg TTFs. (True Type fonts)
Type 1 is the preferred font to use.
Do not stylize fonts i.e., don’t use the ‘bold’ command to make regular Helvetica appear bold.
Use the correct Helvetica Bold font instead.
Flatten photoshop files to incorparate fonts.
Illustrator files should have fonts converted to outlines.
Colors should be set to process CMYK values, unless spot colors are required. Check with your print representative if you are unsure whether or not your job is using spot colors.
All images (photos and illustrations) should be CMYK or Grayscale, not RGB or LAB.
All images should be saved as TIFF or single-file EPS. Do not use any compression (LZW, JPEG, GIF)
when saving images. When saving as EPS, do not include Transfer Function, Halftone Screen, or Color
Management. Encoding should be Binary, 8-bit. Do not use DCS when in a composite workflow such as PDF.
Do not embed profiles in pdf.
Please name the PDF files short and by the page name.
(ie: joes bar and grill page 1 should become JBG001)
Include proofs with the PDF files.
You may compress the PDFs using compression software.
We recommend that you use a disk checking utility to check for media errors before submitting disks.