File Requirements:
Adobe PDF files are preferred
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Photoshop

Font embedment:
All fonts must be embedded for proper output.

Color space:
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.

Page size:
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.

Image resolution:
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:
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.

Bleed elements:
Elements intended to bleed must extend at least .25” beyond the page size (described above) while maintaining the image area.

Color builds:
Simple color yields the brightest and most vibrant tones, complex color builds can present registration difficulties and unexpected color reproduction

White text:
White text on a 2 or more color background should be set at 12 pt. or greater.

Colored text:
Text colors with 2 or more colors should be set at 12 pt. or greater.

Ink Density:
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.

File Submission:
FTP Site: Available upon request


If using FTP site please email that file has been uploaded.