When submitting files to En Masse Media, it is very important that your files adhere to our specifications. Please carefully read through the information below. By following these instructions you will help speed up the production of your job and avoid any additional costs associated with fixing your files. Files submitted that are not set up in accordance to our guidelines may experience delays and additional charges.
All files should be supplied as press ready PDF’s with crop marks
and 1/8” bleeds.
Working with Fonts
Whenever possible, convert your fonts to outlines/paths before you make your PDF’s. If you are unable to make PDF’s of your files then you must supply ALL fonts used in your files. Do not assume we have the fonts.
Do not stylize fonts. If you need a bold or italic font then choose that version of the font.
Working with Scans & Graphics
All scans should be scanned at 300 dpi (or greater). Black and white bitmaps should be scanned at 1200dpi. Save images as TIFF or EPS. Due to poor print reproduction we do not accept JPEG or GIF images. Color files MUST be in CMYK (process color). Do not use RGB or any other color systems. Colors can shift dramatically when converted to CMYK. En Masse media is not responsible for unexpected color shifts if conversion to CMYK is required. Whenever possible place scanned images in files at 100% sizing.
Working with Bleeds
If your document bleeds, then add a 1/8" bleed to all sides of your document. For example, a 4"x6" postcard should be sized as 4-1/4" x 6-1/4" (4.25" x 6.25") to account for a 1/8” bleed on all four sides.
Make sure you keep your "information area" 1/8" (.125") in from the trim size.
Maintaining Color Accuracy
As previously mentioned, all our cards are printed in process color CMYK. Do not use RGB or any other color systems. Colors can shift dramatically when converted to CMYK. Whenever possible, design your cards in CMYK mode. This will help to avoid this common pitfall.
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