Sherwood Digital Copy & Print

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23 May 2017

Templates
All standard templates are available on our resources centre and custom templates can be made upon request.

Accepted Files Applications
We accept files built using any of the following applications:

Adobe Photoshop Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign Adobe InDesign
QuarkXPress QuarkXpress
Adobe Acrobat PDF Format

Laying down your documents in!
The outer edge of the artwork is considered a "safety area" that is utilized for cutting. No important images or text should be placed within this area. Although an 1/8 of inch is the minimum, we strongly recommend you use a 1/4 inch (.25). Here is an example of the correct way to submit your files

Keep your type in!
This is an example of how the same file can be submitted incorrectly. If you notice, the file was designed with all of the type and important graphics right up to the edge of the canvas. This results in the cutting of logos, fonts, and important graphics. This is an example of how NOT to submit your files:

Remember
As with any "gang-run" printing company there is a slight variation when cutting your jobs. We do not guarantee jobs wth borders on them. These jobs will come out uneven. Before sending in your digital files, please review the following specifications. If you are unsure about the specifications please do not hesitate to contact our pre-press department prior to sending your file.

File Specifications
Before sending in your digital files, please review the following specifications. If you are unsure about the specifications please do not hesitate to contact our pre-press department prior to sending your file.

QuarkXpress
QuarkXPress Include all fonts & supporting images. Supporting images should be in CMYK colour format. Images should be a at a resolution of 300dpi.

Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator Save file as an EPS Format, images should be embedded, and fonts should be converted to outlines.

Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop Your Photoshop files should be flattened and saved as TIF document. Please make sure that your document is in CMYK colour format and at a resolution of at least 300 dpi.

CorelDRAW
CorelDraw Save as a CDR Format.
All fonts must be converted to curves.

PDF Format
Adobe Acrobat We only accept PDF files that have been saved as a postscript file from your native program first, then "distilled" using Acrobat Distiller using PRESS setting.

Fonts
Font All fonts used must be supplied. Both printer and screen fonts must be included. Postscript fonts yield industry standard results. Alternatively all fonts can be converted to outlines.

Scanning
Scanning All scanned images should be of a professional standard. Scanned images need to be saved at an appropriate resolution of 300 dpi for continuous tone reproduction (photos and/or illustrations). Photos or scans should always be saved as CMYK and saved in tif format.

Bleed
  When we quote a print size, it is for that specific image area, please make bleeds inward (al teat .125") unless other wise specified, if you are bleeding outward please include bleed when requesting quote.

Colours
CMYK All colours in your document must be CMYK if you use spot colours in your design please convert them to CMYK before saving, duotone images must also be converted to CMYK. Colour is printed to Sherwood Digital Copy & Print standards, i.e. pleasing colour. Exact colour match not guaranteed. Critical colour requires a colour key or match print. Colour laser copies or other proofs are not considered accurate prepress proofs.