While Adobe PDF’s are the preferred method of sending electronic files, Creative Composition also accepts files in the following formats.
We use Adobe Sign for proof approval
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This refers to the number of inks that are applied to each side of the card when it is printed. The inks used are Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black (often referred to as CMYK). When applied in varying percentages these inks are able to accurately reproduce most colors. This is known as Four-Color Process Printing.
Adobe PDF (Portable Document Format) is the preferred method of sending electronic files. Depending on the application you are using there may be a variety of different ways to produce a pdf. InDesign by Adobe® offers some of the best pdf tools built right into the application. Adobe Acrobat has just the tools you need to create and deliver PDF files. Other applications have pdf plug-ins available. If you own a version of Distiller on it's own you can distill eps files from most applications using this utility. We strongly suggest if you are not familiar with using or creating pdf's you take the time to visit adobe.com and research this subject.
DPI, or Dots Per inch is the measure of the image resolution. How many pixels are displayed in a 1” x 1” area. We typically print at 300 DPI. Printing in a lower DPI will prevent you from obtaining the highest quality print. Low resolution documents will not give you the consistent color, detail, and effect you deserve. If it is absolutely impossible to obtain a high-resolution image, please consult with our prepress department on ways to creatively use your photo or possibly enhance the quality.
InDesign - Create your document remembering to include the 0.125 Bleed area. Save as a (print) pdf! In the preferences under "Marks and Bleeds" be sure to check the box for "Use Document Bleed Settings" (you should have .125 bleeds included in the document set-up) but DO NOT check any boxes under "Marks"
Illustrator users - The "save as pdf" option works fine but you will achieve a smaller file size if you convert to outlines, export as an eps, then run your file through Distiller.
Photoshop users - If you have built your file completely in Photoshop, convert to CMYK and flatten all layers. DO NOT just save your psd file straight to pdf using the "save as Photoshop PDF" function.
Quark users – Go into Quark prefs and change the PDF pref to make a postscript file. Then you run the PS file through Distiller.
A Line Screen is the measure of how many halftone lines are printed in a linear inch. The value is expressed as Lines Per Inch (LPI).