is a list of helpful tips to use when preparing
your files for printing at SBC. If you have
an application that is not listed or appears
to require different steps of preparation please
call us at 519-273-6677.
When placing images in your
Corel/ Illustrator/Freehand file, make sure
to place only TIFF or EPS formats (with no
compression). After finalizing the setup of
the file, convert all of the fonts to curves/outlines/paths.
By completing these steps properly, there
will be no need for fonts or images accompanying
your digital files. Any smoothing options,
such as "anti-aliasing" should be
turned on when exporting. Make sure that the
file is in CMYK and export/save the file as
an Illustrator 6-8 / CorelDraw 7-9 with all
of the images embedded. After exporting, if
a photo editing application is available (such
as Photoshop), please open the exported file
and check for problems.
Sending Microsoft or Corel Office documents
requires only that you include all fonts used
in the document.
|All placed images
as well as all colors used in Quark (including
all spot colors) should be in CMYK. All placed
images must either be updated or must have the
same file names as the usage links. Please include
all fonts and images with your digital file.
If you are familiar with Acrobat Distiller,
or PDF Writer you can also send your file(s)
in PDF format .
|Create the file
at 300 dpi resolution in CMYK color. Failure
to do so may result in pixelation or muddy color.
Increasing the resolution once a file has been
flattened will not improve the clarity of the
image. Once you complete your design you should
Flatten your document so that there are no layers
and then save the files as a, TIFF, JPG/JPEG,
or Photoshop EPS. After entering the file name
and it's destination on the hard drive, click
save and you will be asked for file resolution
or quality. Choose 300 dpi or maximum quality.
Once the files are saved to the hard drive,
use either Stuffit or WinZip/WinRar to compress