||DropBox.com, Box.com, or FTP upload(preferred method is to upload artwork to our server at http://is.gd/IvieAsiaFileUpload)
How to Export to PDF Settings in Illustrator - click here
How to Export to PDF Settings in inDesign - click here
||Mac OS10, Windows XP or later
||Adobe Creative Suite CS4 or higher. For details on other software packages, please enquire.
||Compression method only with ZIP not JPEG; Lock and certify; Convert all RGB to CMYK; Remove OPI settings; Include Crop and Registration Marks; Outline fonts; Preserve layers; Please use PDF/X-2002 standard if possible. PDF is our preferred format in receiving files.
||CMYK and/or Pantone Colors only. no RGB
||Please avoid using JPEG and DCS 2.0 EPS files. Please notify us if your images include any scanned from previously printed materials.
||300 dpi at 100% size for most jobs; If you must resample low resolution artwork to achieve 300 dpi, the image will be degraded and must be retouched.
|Acceptable Color Profiles
||No profile; SWOP profile; G7; FORGRA 39
||Please include fonts; Please avoid using True Type fonts.
||For most projects 3mm bleed is sufficient; For ring binders, please leave at least 15mm bleed on outside cover artwork. For hardcover books, please leave at least 20mm bleed on cover. If it is package, please refer to the bleed on the die cut lines.
|Trapping and Overprinting
||For metallic inks and some other spot colors, please discuss whether to register or overprint. For black writing and line art on light colored background surfaces, we generally recommend overprinting; For all other trapping issues, please let us handle.
||Please configure spine width according to the width of the white book we provide.
||Add "Printed in China" in the book. It can be on the back cover or inside pages.