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PRE-PRESS DEPARTMENT SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

ACCEPTABLE FORMATS:

The most time and cost effective formats for artwork submission are Adobe Illustrator files (native ".AI" must be compatible with Mac OS) saved as either .AI, .EPS, or .PDF with all text converted to vector outlines. Graphics/logos may be vector or raster format. If raster format, please adhere to these resolution settings:

Bitmap—1200 dpi for black and white line art and graphics containing textual elements
tiff—300 dpi for grayscale graphics. If the graphic contains text, increase resolution to 600 dpi minimum.
jpeg—300 dpi for grayscale graphics. If the graphic contains text, increase resolution to 600 dpi minimum.

If you cannot supply an Adobe Illustrator .Ai, .EPS, or .PDF, we can work with the following applications, but their use incurs a $50 reformatting charge:
InDesign (Mac OSX): If your InDesign file contains text, convert text to vector outlines, or provide fonts (Type 1 Mac OSX or Open Type). Also provide any linked images/graphics.
Adobe Photoshop (Mac OSX .PSD): If your PSD file contains text layers, convert them to vector outlines, or provide fonts (Type 1 Mac OSX or Open Type).

SETTING UP YOUR ART FILES FOR COLOR OUTPUT
For imprinting (unless it is a litho conversion) we use black and the PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM (up to 2 SPOT colors). If black is one of your colors, you may add one additional SPOT color.
Please make sure that your PDF or EPS artwork has been specified with the correct color(s), and please include this information in your correspondence with us.

SENDING YOUR FILES
Artwork in an electronic format may be e-mailed to your CSR and to art@sheppardenvelope.com (Sheppard Envelope’s Prepress Department). Please include in your email the name of your Shepco CSR, and the purchase order number associated with your order. Please include a PDF of what the artwork looks like (our CSRs cannot read any other graphic formats) or fax a hard copy of what the artwork looks like to 508-754-3108. Electronic artwork may also be snail mailed or shipped on CD/DVD to Sheppard Envelope, ATTN: Prepress Dept., 133 Southbridge Street, Auburn, MA 01501.

Artwork that needs to be scanned should be mailed/shipped in protective packaging to Sheppard Envelope, ATTN: Prepress Dept., 133 Southbridge Street, Auburn, MA 01501.

Artwork re-worked/rebuilt at Sheppard: If our prepress department determines the art it receives must be re-worked to be imprintable, we will let you know. If you decide to have Sheppard Prepress re-work your supplied art, the fee for this service is $50 per hour ($30 minimum).

Any questions or concerns, no matter how seemingly small, please contact our pre-press department at 800-325-6622, or 508-791-5588, and ask for Pre-press. Via email: art@sheppardenvelope.com.

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