Tips For Preparing Digital Files For Print
- Ensure that all document pages are the same size and orientation. If page 1 is portrait, keep all subsequent pages portrait.
- Printing simplex and duplex pages within the same document may not be supported. If you must print simplex and duplex pages within the same document, insert blank pages in the original layout and duplex the entire document.
- When possible, embed all fonts.
- For best results, ensure that all color images are set at 300 dpi and black and white images are 600 dpi. Color images can be a lower resolution because your eye will naturally make up the difference. Black and white images require a higher resolution to keep images crisp.
- Ensure that all graphics and images are in their final size, orientation and resolution.
- Spell check your document.
- Documents with bleeds should generally be set to .125” (approximately 3mm).
- Gather all sources files – fonts, graphics, images and layout documents if requested.
- Perform a visual preflight.
- Prepare a mock up to give the printer as a finished sample.
The more knowledgeable you are about the imaging process from document creation to output, the easier it will be to get great results.
Questions about preparing files? Contact a Strahm Automation Customer Service Rep today. (816) 756-2733.