SUPPLIED FILE GUIDELINES

Supplied File Guidelines info@ams-7.com www.ams-7.com 815.431.1000 © 2017 Adventure Marketing 1 A little Something You Should Know.... Contained in this document is everything you need to know to be a world class graphic designer. Well, maybe that’s a slight exaggeration. However we did include a lot of great information that you can use to make sure your graphic files are world class. Just because it looks good on screen does not necessarily mean it will look good on paper or fabric when it’s time to print. Following these guidelines and tips will go a long way towards improving the quality of your project. In many cases this information can you save you from costly and time consuming file revisions. Don’t worry though; you can’t break a graphic file. We are the experts at bringing your projects to life. So if your files are less than perfect we are still here to help. Thanks for your business! Supported Software.........................................................................................................2 Preflight Checklists...........................................................................................................3 File Transfer Methods ......................................................................................................3 PDF File Requirements................................................................................................... 4-8 Collecting Native Files for Adventure............................................................................ 9-10 Quick Guide to Offset Printing ................................................................................... 11-13 Quick Guide to Pad Printing ...........................................................................................14 Quick Guide to Mailing .................................................................................................15 Quick Guide to Screen Printing.......................................................................................16 Quick Guide to Embroidery............................................................................................17 Quick Guide to Large Format Printing ..............................................................................18 4 Color (CMYK/Process Color).......................................................................................19 Spot Colors and Black & White. .....................................................................................20 RGB Color Mode ..........................................................................................................21 Rich Black ....................................................................................................................22 Setting up Page Size .....................................................................................................23 Margins, Safe Area, Trapping, Bleeds and Folds ..............................................................24 Dealing With Graphics............................................................................................. 25-26 Raster-Based vs. Vector Based Artwork ....................................................................... 27-28 Working with Photography ............................................................................................29 Working with Text.........................................................................................................30 Explanation of File Formats ............................................................................................31 Table of Contents

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