Q: Can you help me prepare my files?
A: ITG can help you to prepare your files quickly and help you to reduce costs.
If you do not know about creating press files, this is the route we suggest.
Q: Why is resolution important?
A: Resolution, also known as DPI (Dots Per Inch), is the number of dots that file horizontally & vertically into a one-inch space. The more dots per inch, the more detail and the sharper the resulting image. For an image to print well it must be at least 300 dots per inch (DPI) at the final output size. If your file is not 300 DPI, you can not just increase the DPI from a low resolution to a higher one by increasing the DPI in your imaging program.
Q: What resolution is needed for my job?
A: For most printing jobs, 300 dots per inch (DPI) is the minimum resolution to guarantee a good printing result. Bitmapped images of type or other line art should be at least 800 DPI.
Q: What if my file is missing fonts?
A: If we do not have your font, your job will not look the same as when you made it in the software. To resolve this, we require that you save your PDF with the fonts CONVERTED TO OUTLINES (curves), or the LAYERS FLATTENED (if saving in Photoshop). Also providing a low resolution JPEG of your file
is the best way to be sure your job looks the same as created.
Q: Does my artwork have borders?
A: If your artwork contains borders, make sure all borders are 1/4 (0.25) of an inch wide on each side of your artwork. Also you need to add a 1/8 (0.125) of an inch bleed on each side of your artwork. This approach will ensure proper cutting and help the finished product maintain a symmetrical appearance. If your border is not at least 1/4 (0.25) of an inch wide on each side, you risk creating a border that looks uneven.