- Set up artwork in a page layout program such as InDesign whenever possible.
- Set up files to correct size and include positioning information.
- Include 1/8″ bleed when necessary.
- Please keep all images and text that do not bleed at least .25 inch inside the final trim.
- We recommend not using borders near the edges of the finished piece.
- Photos and artwork must be CMYK. (RGB images are not acceptable.)
- Image resolution should be 300 dpi or higher.
- Use the same color names in all files.
- When printing spot colors, your color palette should use named Pantone colors only.
- Henry Printing runs industry standard ink densities on our offset presses for both PMS spot colors and process color. We do not run “darker” or “lighter” ink densities.
- We do not color match to customer supplied printouts.
Henry Printing uses the Mac OS X operating system.
Software with “issues”
Pagemaker files are unpredictable in the Mac OS X operating system. Please use alternative software.
Quark files will be converted to InDesign. This is an imperfect process and will require extensive proofing.
Microsoft Word and Publisher files with images – generally not suitable for offset printing. Will probably work for digital laser printing – call for details.
File Formats Mac
File Formats for PC
Mail lists – .xls, .dbf, ASCII or .txt delimited
Simple text documents – .doc or .txt
- Files may be submitted by CD, DVD, e-mail or hard copy.
- Send all files being used – fonts, graphics, etc.
- Use the “Package” command for InDesign to gather all links and fonts.
- Send only ONE version of the file that is to be printed.
- Duotones and Monotones “Embedded” in Illustrator will translate as CMYK images.
- Print laser separations of your files prior to submission. Check these carefully for incorrect colors, fonts, spelling, content, etc.
- For multi-color printing we recommend submitting composite laser printouts as well as separations with your digital files. Laser separations will indicate incorrect/too many colors. For traditional offset printing, 2-color printing should have only 2 separations; 4- color printing – only 4 separations.
- Convert fonts to outlines/paths whenever possible.
- Postscript (Type 1) and Truetype fonts only.
- Bold & Italic – be sure that your printer font has these styles built in before you use bold and/or italic from the style menu.
- Send all screen and printer fonts that you are using.
- Be sure file is “flattened”
- Make them the correct size – do not select “fit to paper”.
- Embed all fonts.
- Use correct colors.
- We can make only minor changes to PDF files.
- Bleeds must be 1/8″ on all sides.