- Save Document as EPS and Open in Illustrator
- Convert Text to Outlines (Illustrator)
- Show Hidden Font Characters (Illustrator)
- Set Black Text to Overprint (Illustrator)
- Adding Images (Illustrator)
- Converting to CMYK Color Mode (Illustrator)
- Save as EPS (Illustrator)
Save as EPS
Show Hidden Font Characters
You must make sure there are no hidden characters in your artwork.
Every font field ends with an infinity symbol (). If there are symbols
Type>Show Hidden Characters
Adding an Image
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.
Convert RGB file to CMYK
Filter > 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?
When 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%.
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.
Save as EPS
Save file as Illustrator EPS
Save as Adobe PDF
If you are exporting your file to a PDF, please make sure that the PDF version is Acrobat 4.
Make sure you choose Acrobat 4.0 and check boxes Embed All Fonts and Generate Thumbnails.