Contact:Preparing Files

Tips for preparing files

  • Graphics and photos @ 300dpi or higher.
  • Graphics and photos saved as CMYK if they're 4/C and grayscale if they're B/W, not RGB.
  • Press Quality PDF file with fonts embedded, .125" bleed, and .375" margins.
  • Spot colors are saved as appropriate PANTONE color.
  • Text saved as black only not registration or rich black.
  • If native files are supplied all accompanying fonts and links are supplied also.
  • Preflight file and print to proofread and check for missing text, graphics, or any other problems before sending.
  • Send all job info (page count, colors used, quantity, paper stock used...) to your sales rep or: for job ticket to be issued.
  • Upload job to our FTP via our website @: Files can also be emailed if under 20mb.
  • Review supplied proof and circle any corrections being made in red pen on the proof.
  • Check appropriate box, sign, date, and send proof back to American Litho.
  • Upload pages with revisions to FTP site.