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File Formats

PDF – prepared for print in CMYK mode with image resolutions and SPOT colors at 300 DPI or higher and fonts embedded.

Adobe InDesign – Package INDD and IDML for print and include all images and fonts.

Photoshop or other image file – PSD file with layers and fonts included. Flattened Photoshop files or raster (.jpg or .tif) images from other photo editing platforms should be submitted at 300 DPI in CMYK color mode. Our ability to alter or correct flat image files is limited.

Adobe Illustrator – Vector files in AI, PDF, or SVG formats are recommended for large format reproduction. For best results, submit files at final size with fonts converted to outlines. Embedded raster images should be in CMYK color mode and a minimum of 150 DPI at final size.

Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft PowerPoint – Microsoft Publisher and PowerPoint files are not recommended for professional print. For best results convert Publisher files to PDF format at the finished size. If possible, provide images and fonts as separate files. Prepress charges will apply for file conversion and changes required before print.

Microsoft Word – Microsoft Word files are not recommended. For best results, convert Word files to .PDF before submitting files.


Bleeds and Safe Area

Bleed – .5” all sides

Bleed (wallcovering)– 2” all sides

Safe Area – Allow a minimum safe area (margin) of 1”

Color Mode and Image Resolution

All images and files should be submitted in CMYK color mode with SPOT. Recommended image resolution for offset and digital print is 300 DPI at final size. Recommended image resolution for wide format print is 150 DPI at final size.

Fonts and Graphics

Fonts and graphic images should be embedded in .pdf files. Please include or package font files and images separately if submitting native files. For best results, convert fonts to outlines in vector images (.ai, .eps, .pdf) for wide format print.

Please note: Fonts are not embedded in Microsoft applications and substitution problems are likely to occur.

If you are having any trouble, please contact sales@northeastcolor.com

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