File Preparation

What File Formats & Specifications are Required?

• All placed graphics must be in TIFF or EPS format.

• We recommend that images be at least 300 DPI.

• All colors should be assigned a CMYK value. Type should be designated black.

• Files with multiple pages should be created as a single layout file.

• All fonts need to be included and placed in a separate folder.Include both screen and printer fonts.

• When using Illustrator, create outlines for all text. Illustrator files do not need to have fonts created as outlines, although this can help eliminate font problems.

• Provide full size laser or color proofs.

• All artwork, graphics, and links need to be included and placed in a separate folder. The book can be supplied as separate files for each chapter, but what we want to avoid for example is a 128 page book consisting of 128 separate layout files.

What Type of File Applications are Accepted?

• DF files from Acrobat 4 or greater

• Quark Xpress 4 or greater

• Adobe Photoshop

• Adobe Illustrator

• Adobe PageMaker 6.5 or greater

• Adobe InDesign 2 or greater

File Preparation Terminology

Tiff (Tagged Image File Format)

This is a file format used to store images from scanners and video devices.

PDF (Portable Document Format)

A file format that cannot be edited which locks and compresses the Postscript information into the file.

EPS (Encapsulated PostScript)

A 24-bit compression format for images.

JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group)

JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group).