Pre-Press References

 

* Errors in job size and folding can delay your order.

* Be sure your job size and folds are correct.

* If you have questions call us at 718-464-1400

 

PLEASE READ

The following contains information on submitting fonts, RGB-CMYK color management, decimals-fractions measurements, and brochure folding. Without a doubt this page is one of the most important pages to be referenced when submitting files. If you are unsure about any content on this page, please call us and ask for assistance. By taking an extra few minutes of your time setting up the job correctly in the beginning, you could save lots of money and precious turnaround time in the end.

 

Fonts

 

All fonts and font parts should be submitted

 

Macintosh Fonts: Macintosh fonts are usually located in the fonts folder within the system folder & user folder.

Windows Fonts: Windows fonts are usually located in the fonts folder within the Windows\System folder.

 

RGB – CMYK Color

 

RGB

Stands for Red, Green, Blue; the primary colors of visible light. RGB depends on a light source to create color. Your monitor, for example, creates color by emitting light though red, green, and blue phospors.

 

CMYK

Stands for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black; the colors used in four color process printing. CMYK is based on the light absorbing quality of ink printed on paper.

 

COLOR SHIFTS

A Color Shift occurs when converting from RGB to CMYK. Do not trust the colors on your monitor. We recommend that you proof the colors used in your job at a local service bureau and get a calibrated color proof.

 

MEASUREMENTS

 

DECIMALS - FRACTIONS

0.125" = 1/8"          0.3125" = 5/16"         0.5" = 1/2"               0.6875" = 11/16"         0.875" = 7/8"

0.1875" = 3/16"      0.375" = 3/8"             0.5625" = 9/16"       0.75" = 3/4"                 0.9375" = 15/16"

0.25" = 1/4"            0.4375" = 7/16"         0.625" = 5/8"           0.8125" = 13/16"         1" = 1"

 

BROCHURE FOLDINGS

 

TRI-FOLDS

Size                      Outside                                                         Inside

8.5" x 11"              3.625"          3.6875"        3.6875"                 3.6875"       3.6875"        3.625"

8.5" x 14"              4.625"          4.6875"        4.6875"                 4.6875"       4.6875"        4.625"

9" x 11.9375"        3.9375"        4"                 4"                          4"                 4"                3.9375"

9" x 16"                 5.25"            5.375"          5.375"                   5.375"          5.375"         5.25"

11" x 17"               5.625"          5.6875"        5.6875"                 5.6875"        5.6875"       5.625"

                              short             main            main                     main             main            short

                              fold               back            Front                     Front            back             fold

                              outside         cover           cover                    cover            cover            inside

                             The main front and back                               All inside panels will not be visible

                             panels will be visible after the                       after the brochure is folded.

                             brochure is folded. The remaining

                             (short) panel will be tucked inside

                             and will not be visible after the

                             brochure is folded.

 

Z-FOLDS

Size Outside Inside
8.5" x 11" 3.667" 3.667" 3.667" 3.667" 3.667" 3.667"
8.5" x 14" 3.5" 3.5" 3.5" 3.5" 3.5" 3.5"
9" x 12 4" 4" 4" 4" 4" 4"
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The main front panel will be visible after the brochure is folded. The remaining panels will not be visible after the brochure is folded. The main back panel will be visible after the brochure is folded. The remaining panels will not be visible after the brochure is folded.

Step 6: File Submission

 

Call your Sales Representative to verify files are ready to send by disk or FTP

Fill out the Job Information Form carefully

Mail or FTP the files along with a current mock-up to Alltime Printing

 

Remember: if we are missing anything, this may delay your order.