Helpful definitions and guidelines for copy jobs

Camera Ready Art

Camera Ready Art is generally a good clean black and white printed copy of the art or document. Receiving artwork this way eliminates any problems, e.g. receiving a disk with incompatible file formats. That said, depending on the type of print job, completed digital files of your document is recommended. Please contact us for a list of supported programs. Remember, even digital files must be delivered to the Print Shop/Copy Center in a completed state. We will not be responsible for making changes to your digital files. If you have any questions about what constitutes camera ready work and the optimal format for delivery, please email or call us at 746-4528.

Microsoft Publisher Files

Publisher files are most suitable for: one color printing to the copier, single color offset press, or our color laser printer. We do not recommend the use of Microsoft Publisher for two-color offset print jobs because of the setup requirements in order to produce color separations. For two-color offset print jobs, we recommend a using a professional layout program.

How to embed fonts into your Publisher file

  1. You can utilize the "Embed Fonts" feature: On the Tools menu, point to Commercial Printing Tools, and then click Fonts. Choose: Embed TrueType fonts when saving publication and Do not embed common system fonts. Please note that by embedding fonts in your file you will increase the overall size of the file.
  2. You can utilize the Pack and Go feature in Publisher: On the File menu, point to Pack and Go and follow the wizard for either Take to Another Computer or Take to a Commercial Printing Service. 

Web Images

We do not accept web images. Most web images are created at very low resolution (72 dpi) in order to transfer or download quickly. Images for screen printing need to be at least 150 dpi at the size you want it printed.