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  1. Save Document as EPS and Open in Illustrator
  2. Convert Text to Outlines (Illustrator)
  3. Show Hidden Font Characters (Illustrator)
  4. Set Black Text to Overprint (Illustrator)
  5. Adding Images (Illustrator)
  6. Converting to CMYK Color Mode (Illustrator)
  7. Save as EPS (Illustrator)

1. Save Document as EPS and Open in Illustator Next Button Image

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Save as EPS

  • Checklist Arrow ImageFile>Print
  • Checklist Arrow ImageIn PageMaker select the page to
    output. Select Option>Write
    Postscript to File
  • Checklist Arrow ImageSelect the "EPS" button
  • Checklist Arrow ImageSet the "Download Font:" to
    "PostScript and TrueType"
  • Checklist Arrow ImagePress the "Save as" button, then
    name file and set destination by
    pressing the "OK" button
  • Checklist Arrow ImagePress the "Save" button
  • Checklist Arrow ImageOpen the PageMaker EPS in Illustrator

2. Convert Text to Outlines Previous Button Image Next Button Image

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Convert All Text to Outlines

All text within files must be converted to outlines with the outline set to zero to eliminate the need for fonts.

  • Checklist Arrow ImageEdit>Select All
  • Checklist Arrow ImageType>Create Outlines

3. Show Hidden Characters Previous Button Image Next Button Image

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Show Hidden Font Characters

You must make sure there are no hidden characters in your artwork.

Every font field ends with an infinity symbol (infinity image). If there are symbols
in your artwork without any type before, delete those type fields or
make sure those fonts are outlined.

Checklist Arrow ImageType>Show Hidden Characters

4. Set Black Text to Overprint Previous Button Image Next Button Image

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Set Black Text to Overprint

  • Checklist Arrow ImageFilter>Colors>Overprint Black
  • Checklist Arrow ImageUnselect Stroke
  • Checklist Arrow ImageSelect Include Blacks with CMY

5. Adding Images Previous Button Image Next Button Image

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Adding an Image

  • Checklist Arrow ImagePlace your hi-res file (File>Place)
  • Checklist Arrow ImageCheck the resolution of your file and make sure it's set at 300 ppi

Click here to find out how .

What is Resolution?

For an image to print properly, the image must be at least 300 pixels per inch (PPI) at the final output size. DO NOT try to change from a low resolution to a higher one by increasing the DPI in your imaging program. More information about resolution .

Changing resolution the correct way.

6. Color Previous Button Image Next Button Image

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Convert RGB file to CMYK

Checklist Arrow ImageFilter > Colors > Convert to

What is CMYK color mode?

The color mode of submitted files must be CMYK. If your files are submitted using any other color standard, such as RGB or Pantone, they will be converted to CMYK. Conversion from one color standard to another may cause colors to shift. More information about CMYK color mode.

Does your artwork contain gradients?

Gradients are commonly used in printing and in most instances produce good results. Gradients can be represented in a file as a mathematical equation (Vector) or rendered by the application into a series of pixels (Raster). Whether created as rasters or vectors, gradients below 10% may not reproduce accurately. More information about gradients .

Does your artwork contain solid black?

rich black imageWhen you want an area of solid black within a document, 100% black (K) will not result in a solid, saturated black. Instead, use Rich Black, as represented by C:50% / M:40% / Y:40% / K:100%.

7. Save as EPS or PDF Next Button Image

Hidden font fields in your artwork will register as fonts that are not outlined. Our system will reject this file as a bad file. Please make sure to to delete hidden characters and outline your fonts.

Illustrator EPS

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Save as EPS

Save file as Illustrator EPS

Checklist Arrow ImageFile>Save As

Acrobat 4.0

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Save as Adobe PDF

If you are exporting your file to a PDF, please make sure that the PDF version is Acrobat 4.

Checklist Arrow ImageFile>Save As

pdf options

Make sure you choose Acrobat 4.0 and check boxes Embed All Fonts and Generate Thumbnails.