PREFERRED FILE FORMATS
Our preferred art applications are Adobe Illustrator® CS5 .ai or .eps files and Adobe Photoshop® CS5 .psd, .tif or .eps files. We will also accept Adobe InDesign® CS5 files provided they are properly packaged (using the Package command in the File menu to gather all fonts, linked images, etc.).
Mac or PC versions of the listed applications are both acceptable.
NOTE: submission of alternate file types to those listed, or of files built with non-Adobe based software, may result in additional art preparation charges.
FILE SIZING, MARGINS AND BLEED
Document dimensions should be 1:1 with the trim size (finished dimensions) of your product (e.g. if finished banner measures 36” x 60”, then page size should be set to 36” x 60”). A minimum margin of 1.25” must be maintained around the entire document, with no graphics or text falling within the margin area. If you wish for your graphics or colors to be printed up to the edge (trim line) of the finished product, then the graphics must extend 2” beyond each applicable border to create a sufficient “bleed”.
To ensure greatest accuracy, all fonts should either be outlined (InDesign or Illustrator) or rasterized (Photoshop). If unable to outline or rasterize fonts, files of all fonts used in the document should be compressed and sent along with artwork files. EPS-Doublet cannot guarantee identical reproduction without outlined/rasterized fonts or receipt of font files.
COLORS, RESOLUTION AND GRAPHICS
Convert all color into CMYK values or specific Pantones. Pantones should be specified using the PMS (Pantone Matching System) solid coated library. We will match any Pantone color indicated as closely as possible based on the printing process being used.
All image files need to be minimum of 56 dpi, with a maximum of 100 dpi at full size. All placed art should be linked to the file (not embedded) and original high resolution images (.psd, .tif or .eps files) should accompany the artwork submission in a compressed file.
Logos should be provided in vector format whenever possible. This will ensure optimum print quality and more accurate color matching.
NOTE: please do not set up elements to overprint. This will distort colors particularly in digital prints.
DATA TRANSFER TO EPS-DOUBLET
Files may be sent to EPS-Doublet either electronically or through the mail. Please inform your EPS Account Executive as soon as files have been sent.
MAIL: Our preferred method of receiving large files (over 2000MB) or a large number of files is via mail. Art files on CD or DVD should be sent to the following address:
C/O (your Account Executive)
4690 Joliet Street
Denver, CO 80239-2922
EMAIL: Small files under 10 -15 MB can be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. When sending your art files electronically, please stuff (or zip) files to prevent them from becoming corrupt.
FTP: Large files or complete projects can be uploaded to our FTP site, which can handle up to 4 GB in size, but it is recommended that files are less than 2.5 GB. When sending your art files electronically, please stuff (or zip) files to prevent them from becoming corrupt.
MAC users need to use FTP client ‘FETCH’ (free trial copy of FETCH is available for download at http://fetchsoftworks.com/fetch/download/) .
PC users may need a client such as CUTEFTP (free trial copy of CUTEFTP is available for download at http://www.globalscape.com/downloads/)
Host address: ftp.eps-doublet.com
User Name: Doublet (case sensitive)
Password: Please contact your sales representative for password confirmation
SCALING AND PROPORTION FOR PHOTO BASED FILES
Consider creating files at a smaller size than your final art. Make sure it is in proportion and will scale correctly. For example, if final art size is 6’H x 12’ W (72” H x 144” W), file created at quarter size would be 18”H x 36”W. If the intended final resolution is 75 ppi, then the resolution needs to be 300 at quarter size.
TEMPLATES FOR OUR PRODUCTS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR YOUR USE
For assistance with setup or uploading, please contact our preflight department at 303-228-2790.