The document size matches the actual trim size of your project.
All document pages should be supplied either as single pages or as reader’s spreads only. Do not supply as printers spreads.
Perfect Bound and Spiral Bound books need to be single page layout with 1/8 bleed on all 4 sides
All document folds are placed correctly. Please use one of our PDF templates for measurements or contact us if you are uncertain.
All images or items which are critically placed on document folds are placed correctly.
Bleed is provided (.125” or 1/8”) for any pictures, graphics, text, or any other objects, which either touch or run off of the edge of the page.
All images used are defined as CMYK or Grayscale and not as RGB color.
All image files are supplied separately (unless you are supplying your file as PDF).
All pictures are approximately 300 DPI Output resolution as placed in your document.
All ink color name conflicts are resolved and any unused or duplicate colors have been removed.
Copies of all fonts used in your document as well as any fonts that may be used in any placed graphics are supplied.
Once you have collected your files and fonts into a separate folder, then compress them into an archive by using software such as WinZip (Windows) or using the Create Archive function (Mac OS X) or Stuffit (Macintosh). This archive file can then be transferred via the web using our file upload procedure.
Any questions please call 513-533-6900.
All versions of QuarkXPress are supported for both Apple Macintosh and Windows platforms. Here are some tips that apply to all software versions and for both platforms.
Document Setup Basics
Special Note: Later versions of Quark will alter the names of PANTONE colors when they are imported into the color palette with placed EPS files (example: PANTONE 121 CVC will be shortened to PANTONE 121 C). This will cause two separate PANTONE 121 spot color plates to be generated. To prevent output problems caused by duplicate inks the ink colors in the EPS files should be renamed to match color name in the Quark ink palette exactly.
The way to create bleed is to simply make certain that the image or graphic extends off the edge of the page to a distance of 1/8" (.125) wherever you want something to bleed.
Exporting Your QuarkXPress Document to PDF
1. The first step in exporting PDF files from QuarkXPress is to set up the Preferences for the type of PDF that you will need to export. Navigate to the Preferences dialogue box and select PDDF in the left column. Then click the Default Options button.
2. Click the Job Options button at the top. Select the Embed all fonts option. Set Compression Options to None and Keep Resolution for each of the three image types. Select the Compress Text and Line Art option. Leave ASCII unchecked.
3. Click the Output button at the top. Set the Color Output type to Composite and the Print Colors to CMYK.
Special Note: If you are colorizing grayscale TIFFs and their picture box backgrounds separately (these are also known as false duotones) then you should select the Device color option rather than CMYK.
Check the Produce Blank Pages option.
Uncheck the Use OPI option.
Set the Registration to centered with an offset of 9 pt (.125").
The Bleed Type should be set to Symmetric and the amount to .125".
4. You are now ready to create PDF files from your QuarkXPress documents. From the File menu select:
Export > Layout as PDF.
5. A dialogue box with the Default Job Options that you set up in step 2 will then come up.
6. Navigate to the desired file location, and name your PDF.
7. Click Save to create your PDF.
Collecting Your Job for Printing
Collect your files for upload using Quark’s Collect for Output command. In QuarkXPress the Collect for Output utility is accessed via the File Menu:
1. Go to File > Collect for Output
2. In the area marked Collect and select the following Collect options:
Fonts (for PC or for Macintosh both Screen and Printer Fonts)
Include Fonts and Links from Hidden Document Layers
3. Select the New Folder button then name it and place it anywhere like. Save your files to the new folder of your choice and location.
4. You will get a standard warning dialogue box concerning illegal copying and distributing fonts.
5. Select OK and Quark will collect copies of all necessary items in the new folder that you have just created.
If you like, you may then compress this folder by using Stuffit, ZIP, or similar compression software prior to uploading your files.
Special Note: To prevent any loss of resource fork data that would render your fonts useless, Macintosh users should always compress their files on a Macintosh
Converting to CMYK Color Space
Use the following menu options:
Edit > Edit Colors > Show Colors in Use
Highlight each color one at a time and for each click Edit. Change the color model to CMYK and deselect Spot color.
Each placed graphics file or picture must also be converted to CMYK in their creating application (such as Photoshop or Illustrator) and their links should then be updated prior to doing a Collect for Output.