• 42685 Rio Nedo • Temecula, CA 92590
  • PH (951) 296-0300
Artwork Specifications
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If you have any questions concerning your artwork please contact our art department – (951) 296-0300
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Submit Artwork as a PDF File

The simplest and most effective way to submit artwork is to create a high resolution PDF file.
When saving your artwork to a PDF file, please include the following settings:

  • acrobatInclude all pages
  • High resoulution - 300 dpi
  • Include an 1/8" bleed
  • Cropmarks
  • Set compatibility to Acrobat 5.0 (PDF 1.4)
  • If 4-color - convert all spot inks to CMYK

Other Artwork Submissions

ELECTRONIC TRANSFER
  • E-mail attachments smaller than 5MB (compressed)
  • For files over 5MB please use form below.
    If you have any questions or concerns call (951) 296-0300

 

DISKS
  • CD-ROM
  • DVD-ROM
  • USB Flash Drives

Please provide a list of contents and hard copy color printout along with disk.

APPLICATIONS (MACINTOSH)
  • Quark Xpress — 8.0
  • Adobe InDesign — CS6.0 or Higher
  • Adobe Illustrator — CS5.5 or Higher
  • Adobe PhotoShop
APPLICATIONS (PC)
  • Adobe InDesign — CS6.0 or Higher
  • Adobe Illustrator — CS5.5 or Higher
  • Adobe PhotoShop
  • MSWord (text files only)
  • MSExcel (text files only)

NO PUBLISHER FILES WILL BE ACCEPTED!

If your application does not appear on either list, call our office with the name and version of your software to verify that we will be able to process your artwork.

FONTS
  • Open Type
  • Postscript
  • TrueType

If possible, please outlines all fonts or include all fonts on disk or file transfer.

PHOTOS
  • PSD with Layers
  • PhotoShop high-resolution (SEE BELOW)
  • TIFF
  • EPS
PHOTO RESOLUTION
  • 300 - 400 dpi (less than 300 dpi is not recommended for printing as the image may appear pixilated)
BLEEDS and CROP MARKS

Allow 1/8" on all sides for bleed and offset cropmarks 0.125 in. minimum.

COLOR
  • CMYK (RGB is not acceptable for printing. We can convert your RGB images to CMYK for an additional fee)
  • Grayscale
  • Duotone & Monotone
  • Pantone
ARTWORK HARD COPY

A print-out, on either Laser or Color Laser printer is required with all submitted artwork. Please submit a PDF file if submitting file electronically.