Include all FontsProvide all fonts, including those used in EPS graphics.
All Mac supported PostScript Type 1 printing and screen fonts must be supplied with your files.
If you're using PC fonts, please supply a list of all fonts used in your files.
Include Supporting Artwork
Provide all linking art (TIFF, EPS, etc.).
Make sure the linking art is made with an appropriate resolution, 300 ppi for continuous-tone images and 1200 ppi for line-art images
Make sure filenames of linking art match those called for in your layout files.
Clearly label any elements that are For Position Only.
Make sure the document size of each layout file is the same as the desired trim size.
Make sure any element that is intended to bleed actually extends beyond the document crops. Our standard bleed is 1/8 inch.
Provide hard copy (if mailed) or a PDF with your open format job. Print your lasers at 100% size if possible.
Remove Unused Items/Colors
Eliminate unused elements from the pasteboard or from hidden layers in your files.
Eliminate unused colors from each file. Eliminate duplicate colors in each file.
Eliminate files from your disk that you do not intend to be part of your project.
Do not define any rules as "hairline." If you want a very fine rule, set it to .5 point.
Convert Document Colors
For Digital Printing: Set your colors to CMYK or spot colors, not RGB. In open (raw) or closed (pdf) format.
For Press Printing: Set your colors to Pantone (PMS) or spot colors. In open (raw) or closed (pdf) format.
|Prepress File Upload Instructions
Lawrence offers an online upload form where you can attached & upload your compressed file. All open format files need to be compressed into one file for easy transfer. We recommend that you .zip or .sit your open format files. A closed format file (pdf) can be attached directly.