File Upload Instructions

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Sending us Your Files

 To upload your files, please contact your account rep to get their upload link. If you do not have an account rep, please email kyates@digilink-inc.com. Once installed you’ll be able to upload files directly. We’ll send you an email verification upon receiving files.

HOW TO PREPARE FILES

Preferred file format – Press-Ready PDF; PDF/X1-a:2001.

Source – Acrobat Distiller [PostScript to PDF/X1-a:2001], Quark or InDesign Export to PDF/X1-a:2001. Word or Publisher files [including PDFs made from these applications] are not accepted.

Document setup overview – Supply single pages (no spreads), add minimum 1/8” (.125”) bleed on ALL sides, .25” safety area from trim for non-bleed text and images, CMYK (or specified spot colors), images/graphics hi-resolution (300 dpi).

Do:

  • Export PDF using PDF/X1-a:2001 settings with marks and .125 bleeds.
  • Set print file at 100%, centered and 1” larger than trim.
  • Set crop marks “on” with 12-pt offset and bleed set to .125”. The Marks Offset should be .167”, not .0833”.
  • Include all image and graphic data (no OPI) and embed all font data. When possible, include fonts and hi-resolution graphics (Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator files). Include crop marks and flatten files.
  • Include only colors (CMYK or spot) and layers that print (no FPO).
  • If given choice, select PostScript 3, High Resolution, and Binary.
  • After exporting, open PDF to confirm that the project’s type, colors and images appear as expected. Check file dimensions, bleed and marks.

Don’t:

  • Submit “print-ready” PDFs. Print-ready PDFs are for desktop applications—RGB and lo-rez.
  • Check options that say Simulate, Optimize, Fit, or Password Protect.

 

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