Pocket Folder Die Line - Download
This is an editable Illustrator file that you can modify the business card slits, and pocket height only. Any other variations will result in a new die having to be ordered.
Single pages, with bleed and marks
Tips and Tricks Sheet - Download
For information covering a variety of programs. This provides you with information on how to package files, what to look out for, and how to create files with bleeds.
Digital File Sheet - Download
For information on how to prepare your files for our prepress department. A top ten digital file problem list is included, as well as information regarding DPI.
Digital Press Guide Sheet - Download
For information on how to prepare your files to go directly to the digital press.
• Scan the image at the appropriate size for your document.
• When scaling your image, hold down the shift key to keep the image proportional.
• Enlarging your image more that 120% could cause undesirable printing.
• Compression methods (i.e. LZW or JPEG) are unnecessary.
• Avoid using RGB images whenever possible. All printing is done in CMYK.
• Verify the document dimensions are correct
• No lines or rules are thinner than .2 points
• The status of all imported pictures or links is "ok."
• The pasteboards surrounding all pages are empty
• Bleeds have been extended at least 1/8" beyond the actual document dimensions.
• All printer and screen fonts required to print the document
• All original application files or high resolution pdf with bleed and marks
• Final laser prints of all document pages
• Names of all files to output
Monitors show color as RGB (Red/Green/Blue) and the printing process uses CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, black). Whereas monitors emit light, inked paper absorbs or reflects light. Like monitors, printing inks also produce a color gamut that is only a piece of the visible spectrum, although the section is not the same for both RGB and CMYK. Therefore, what you see on a computer monitor may not match the color that is printed. When a RGB file is submitted, it will be converted to CMYK for print. This conversion will occur when the file is ripped (Raster Image Processor). When ripped, a color shift can occur and Ram Offset will do our best to reproduce as close of a match to your printed output as possible.