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File Check List


  • Page LAYOUT ISSUES:
    • Page size should be defined as final trim size.
    • All bleeds should be .125”.
    • Page/panel sizes should be correct for the style of fold, if final piece requires folding.
    • Sunrise Printing Inc. will provide all trap.
    • Clipping paths need to be created in Photoshop; avoid Quark clipping paths.
  • TYPE ISSUES:
    • Avoid style options or buttons (choose a font from the font menu).
    • Avoid specifying a rule weight of hairline (define it as a .25 point rule).
  • COLOR ISSUES:
    • Define color names exactly the same between graphics software and page layout program.
    • Define all colors appropriately as spot or CMYK colors in both the graphics and page layout.
    • Output a laser copy of all separate color plates to verify accurate color break.
    • Add 60% Cyan to the black in large solid black areas.(Rich Black: 60% Cyan, 100%)
  • IMAGE CONSIDERATIONS:
    • Avoid placing PICT files. Convert them to EPS of TIFF format.
    • If Quark pages are saved as EPS files and placed in another document, send the original Quark page and placed files used to create the page.
    • Convert all live bitmap files from RGB to CMYK.
    • Ensure that scan resolutions are 300 dpi for images and 1200 dpi for scanned line work.
    • Place all scans at 100% size or smaller (enlargements may compromise quality).
    • Rotate, scale, and crop all images before placing on page. Doing this in the page layout software can cause excessive imaging time.
    • Set picture box background color to none in QuarkXpress whenever possible.
    • Clipping paths created in Photoshop need to be one full pixel into the image.
  • ELEMENTS ON THE DISK TO BE SENT OUT SHOULD INCLUDE:
    • Page layout files.
    • Live art files/scanned images. Don’t forget embedded art files. No need to send F.P.O. images, they just take up extra disk space.
    • Screen and printer fonts. Be sure to check all art files for fonts needed.
    • Disk directory.
    • Submit one of the following:
      • a composite 100% size laser with color break info noted
      • a composite 100% size laser with individual lasers of each color separation plate attached.