Print Specifications:


Acceptable File Format: CMYK PDF or JPG at 300+ DPI

PDF which means that it conforms to Adobe systems Acrobat 8; it has an output resolution of 2400 dpi; it is composite CYMK; it uses high-quality JPEG or lossless Zip compression; resolution for color and grayscale images is 300 dpi; resolution on monochrome images is 1200 dpi; and fonts are embedded and subsetted 100%, as well as other characteristics. This format is acceptable for full or partial pages. Trapping is the responsibility of the file provider.

Unacceptable File Formats: Other file types such as Postscript, TIFF, EPS, native Photoshop files, or other

native application files such as Quark, InDesign, Freehand ,Pagemaker, Illustrator, etc. are unacceptable

because they introduce an extreme amount of possibilities for error.

Proof Specifications: Kodak Approval; Imation Matchprint Digital Halftone; or Progressive press proofs. All contract proofs must be made according to SWOP standards including color bars. Proofs that do not meet SWOP criteria will be used for color break only. Information on SWOP standards can be found at

Printing Method: The cover and body will print on a web offset press. The web press that will run this publication has closed loop color (CLC) and automatic registration controls.


Live matter safety in inches-leave 1/4” from all trim edges. Gutter safety for type – 1/4” – 1/8” from each side of spread center.

Live matter safety in centimeters -leave 6mm from all trim edges.

Gutter safety for type – 6mm – 3mm from each side of spread center.

Ink Specifications: 4/C process. Match colors available.

Binding Specifications: Perfect bound; jog to foot.

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