Adobe PDF files are preferred
All fonts must be embedded for proper output.
All color must be composed of either CMYK and/or Grayscale. Other color spaces will require color conversation to the proper color space which can introduce unwanted color shifts and other potential situations on press. Spot color publications should use “Magenta” to signify colored elements.
Pages should be designed to match the trim size provided by Susquehanna Printing at 100%.
If needed, templates will be provided. Contact your sales person.
All image should be save as high resolution 200-300 DPI at 100%. Bitmap/monotone images (black and white only with no levels of gray, at 1200 DPI). Lower resolution images may reproduce unexpectedly with lower quality.
Image/live area is defined as all live printable material including headers, footers, date lines, page numbers, advertising, shapes, editorial content, ect. Compact publications should contain .375” margins while Tabloid sized publications should contain .5” margins on all sides to create the live area of a particular file. Image area must be honored within a bleed layout.
Elements intended to bleed must extend at least .25” beyond the page size (described above) while maintaining the image area.
Simple color yields the brightest and most vibrant tones, complex color builds can present registration difficulties and unexpected color reproduction
White text on a 2 or more color background should be set at 12 pt. or greater.
Text colors with 2 or more colors should be set at 12 pt. or greater.
Total ink density (sum of all 4 colors in a particular area) should not exceed 240% to avoid unwanted offset or tracking off press.
Rich Black/Process Black:
Black must be composed of pure black (K) or a percentage of black (K) vs. a combination of varying percentages of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black. Rich Black presents registration challenges on press and potentially unexpected reproduction.
FTP Site: Available upon request