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FILE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES


The following guidelines for submitting digital files are designed to help your orders flow smoothly through our manufacturing processes.

ACROBAT (.pdf) - our preferred file format.
  Download our distiller settings file or use the following settings:
Download our distiller settings file
We accept PDF v1.7 & lower.
Press optimized.
Resolution 2400 dpi.
Embed all fonts.
Leave color unchanged.
Maximum quality.
All compression off.
Crops & Bleeds.
 
POSTSCRIPT (.ps)
  We will gladly accept Postscript Files.
  When creating the file, please use the appropriate postscript PPD.
  Download our postscript PPD file or use the following settings:
Download our postscript PPD file
Positive, no mirror, emulsion down.
Turn on printers marks, page information, and center the file in the image area.
Be sure the scale is 100%, download all fonts.
Color-Composite.
No OPI.
 
APPLICATION FILES
 
  WE CAN ACCEPT: Illustrator CS5 (Mac)
InDesign CS5 (Mac)
Mecca2000 (Unix)
 
  WE DO NOT SUPPORT: Microsoft Word
Microsoft Publisher
Microsoft Excel
Corel Wordperfect
 
 
BEST PRACTICES
Include ALL fonts (postscript and screen or truetype) as well as all linked images.
All colors used in the application as well as any linked images must be spot color.
File alterations will be billed at an hourly rate of $50.00.
We require color separated hardcopies on all submissions.
We support most standard media types (cd, zip, floppy, etc).
Our e-mail address is graphics@sbfnet.com. Please use a compression program to protect your files.
PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR PO NUMBER IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF YOUR E-MAIL SO WE CAN FIND YOUR FILE.
 
FILM WASTE DUE TO PROBLEMS WITH CUSTOMER SUPPLIED FILES WILL BE BILLED AT OUR PREVAILING RATE.
 
STERLING BUSINESS FORMS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ERRORS AND/OR OMISSIONS IN CUSTOMER SUPPLIED COMPOSITION OR DAMAGE TO FILES DURING THE TRANSMITTAL PROCESS. STERLING BUSINESS FORMS DOES NOT PROOFREAD CUSTOMER SUPPLIED DIGITAL FILES. PLEASE ASK FOR A PROOF IF YOU ARE CONCERNED WITH THE ACCURACY OR INTEGRITY OF A FILE.


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Rev 06/13