accepts Adobe Pagemaker files that have been saved into EPS format
or exported into PDF 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 Illustrator Files:
Begin by converting
all fonts to outlines (first make sure all layers and objects are
visible and unlocked). Remove all unused colors ("Swatches").
Convert all spot colors to process cmyk (this can be done in the
Swatches palette: double-click the swatch, and make sure color type
is set to "Process"). Set all black to overprint: Unlock
and un-hide all objects and layers. Select ALL, go to Filter >
Colors > Overprint Black
"Page Setup" settings are helpful only as a visual reference...
when the file is printed, your page size will be determined by the
actual artwork area. So to set page size, draw a rectangle with
a white fill that equals the trim size of your page plus .25 inch
on each dimension (for example, 8.75 x 11.25 for an 8.5 x 11 page).
Make this rectangle the very bottom element of your layout ("Send
to Back"). Do not place or draw any artwork beyond the boundary
of this rectangle! Also, keep all live artwork and text at least
.25 inch away from the edge of this box.
transparency and layer effects such as drop shadows in Illustrator.
While these may look acceptable on screen, when they are printed
they must be "rasterized" (also called "flattened")
into pixel data, and edges will appear where rasterized data and
native Illustrator "vector" data meet. It's better to
create these effects in Photoshop. Select ALL, and in the Attributes
palette or "Document Setup" settings, set the output resolution
to 2540 dpi. Save the final file as an EPS, and check "Include