Digital Artwork Submission Guidelines

Adobe Illustrator 10

  • Earlier versions also acceptable.
  • When saving Illustrator files as EPS, save without placed images (unless file is placed in a page layout program such as QuarkXPress, then save with placed images or else placed images will not print.)
  • If FreeHand files are placed as EPS images, the original FreeHand files MUST be supplied.
  • Supply ALL files needed, including support files (fonts, imported EPS/TIFF files, etc.); but PLEASE SUPPLY NECESSARY FILES ONLY.

QuarkXPress

  • Earlier versions also acceptable, but may reflow.
  • Check Picture Usage imported files must have an OK status
  • If FreeHand files are placed as EPS images, the original FreeHand files MUST be supplied.
  • Supply ALL files needed, including support files (fonts, imported EPS/TIFF files, etc.); but PLEASE SUPPLY NECESSARY FILES ONLY. If FreeHand files are imported into Quark, the EPS file and the original FreeHand files MUST be supplied.

Adobe Photoshop 6

  • Earlier versions also acceptable
  • Save as CMYK rather than RGB (we can convert RGB to CMYK is needed).
  • Save dpi @ 2x the output line screen (e.g. if file will be output @133 lpi save file with 266 dpi).
  • Save as TIFF or EPS; if EPS, save with 8 bit Mac preview, binary encoding, transfer function off, halftone screens off.

Freehand 9

  • Earlier versions also acceptable ALWAYS supply the ORIGINAL FreeHand file, even when exported as EPS for placement into other programs AN EXPORTED EPS FILE WITHOUT THE ORIGINAL FILE. IS UNUSABLE.

Media Accepted

3.5 floppy disk; ZIP; CD-ROM; 44/88/200 mb Syquest; JAZ.

  • All files supplied on disk must also be accompanied by composite and color separated proofs, with colors specified by PMS number.
  • Supply ALL files needed including support files (fonts, imported EPS/TIFF files, etc.); but PLEASE SUPPLY NECESSARY FILES ONLY.
  • Send copies of files only, primary files should be kept at place of origin. ABC Packaging Direct will not be responsible for lost or modified files.
  • Disks will be returned upon request.