Heath Press accepts Freehand files that have been saved into the
Freehand EPS format. The following instructions show how this is
accomplished. For a listing of all supported file formats and for
general file setup help please
visit our Setup Guidelines page.
Creating / Saving Freehand EPS File:
fonts to paths (first make sure all layers and objects are visible
Convert all spot colors to process. Process colors will appear italicized
in the colors tab. To convert a spot color to process, select it
in the colors tab, and use the "Options" pull-down command
in the palette to "Make Process."
Make sure you add .125" bleed and set printer resolution to
2540 in the Document Inspector palette.
Please make sure to either embed all images in the "links"
section, or include them when you are sending the file.
The are several effect functions and capabilities within FreeHand
that can cause printing problems, especially with regard to colorized
bitmap images and complicated pattern fills. We recommend that you
try opening your FreeHand EPS in Illustrator or making a PDF of
it to check for potential printing problems. If either of these
applications have trouble interpreting your file, chances are our
RIP will as well, and we may have to perform additional work.
Export final files as "Macintosh EPS," Convert Colors
You can make a PDF from this FreeHand EPS file using the Distiller
settings outlined on the acrobat page.