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File Specs

This information will help you in preparing your files for the best possible printing quality at HH Imaging.

File Types

The preferred file format is "Press Quality" PDF files, with crops and .125 inch bleeds - this way your job will flow through our system seamlessly and quickly. Please do not paginate your file or submit multiple up files (we do the pagination ourselves). We need your pdf in single pages. We accept most modern graphics formats. However, we work fastest with a print-ready PDF file. Some artwork charges may apply to accepting artwork in other formats. Artwork is billed at the rate of $100 per hour and prorated every 15 minutes.

Basic Instructions

Make sure you are using high resolution artwork for anything you want us to print. Low-res art is fine for a web page or email broadcast if you are doing a multi-channel campaign, but not for print. When you bring us your file(s) please include all your links/images and fonts, and a printed sample of how the document should look. Make PDF files whenever possible.

Saving your PDF

Working In Adobe Creative Suite? Once your art is prepared in the native application, using the right settings to export your pdf is crucial! Please save as or export a press quality pdf with crops and bleeds. Bleed size is .125

Advanced Tips for Professionals

The following tips are intended for graphics professionals: Embed fonts, convert text to outlines, don't use trapping, avoid transparency in front of spot colors, generate PDF 1.4 files when possible.

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