Files & Design
If you have a
project in mind and don't know where to begin, we can help. Our
experienced designers can work with you to create the perfect logo,
brochure, letterhead, or other project using your ideas, or our own.
If you have a
project already completed and saved to a disk or file, we can
complete your job using the digital files provided by you or your agency.
We employ both the
Macintosh and Windows operating systems for our digital design and
prepress production. Please call to ensure we can help you out.
We can accept
outside digital files to be printed by us. Please follow these
guidelines to help expedite your project.
Service can currently accept the following digital media for outside files:
We work in the
following software programs:
you have something else that you've created your job in, please give
us a call and we can hopefully tell you how best to save it for our purposes. Please
be aware that many "low-end" desktop publishing programs
available to the general public are unacceptable for professional
offset printing, and it may be better in the long run for us to work
with you from scratch
on your job.
When you send your
job to us to be printed from your digital files, we ask that
the following guidelines be followed:
Each job MUST be
accompanied by a final composite printout in color or black and white
(depending on the job). Multi-color jobs must be accompanied by black
and white color separated printouts showing the color breaks. If you
have problems getting your file to print out at your own computer,
chances are we'll have the same problem. Please rectify any output
issues at your end, or if we are required to work with your files to
get a satisfactory result, charges will be made to your account for
Be sure to include all
the fonts used in your document. This includes fonts used in imported
.eps files and logos. If using Type 1 PostScript fonts, be sure you
have included both the printer font and the screen font.
Myers Printing Service will not substitute fonts unless given
previous approval by the client.
that all the required files are included with your job. This
includes imported logos, artwork, clip art, backgrounds, etc.
A proof will be
provided for your approval before going to film unless otherwise
specified. Proofs must be approved or no further action will be taken.
Please take the
time to download our Output Information Form
and fill it out completely, bringing in with your job files and printouts.
Hints for Digital Document Creation
If available on
your particular software, perform a "Collect for Output"
function to gather up all the needed files for your job in one place.
Print out color
separations at your end before bringing the job to us. This will tell
you if you have the colors named properly or not. Many times a color
will be named one thing in the art program, and something else in the
Desktop Publishing program, resulting in two colors instead of one
(i.e. Pantone 185 CV and Pantone 185 CVU). Also make sure your colors
are set to print as spot colors, not process, unless of course your
job is a process color job.
graphics and pictures, please do any resizing and rotating in the
original program, not in the Desktop Publishing program. If you have
a picture you need to reduce from 6" across to 1" across in
the final document, it's easier and quicker for us if you do that
resizing in the program that created the file (Photoshop,
Illustrator, etc). Otherwise the time spent either hunting down this
error, or the time our output devices spend pondering your handiwork,
will be billed to you accordingly.
Please make sure
that if your job is to be printed in process color, that any imported
graphics and pictures are set to print as CMYK, and not RGB.
Convenient as they
may be, we do not recommend the use of graphics and/or images taken
from the World Wide Web. These are low resolution and will not
reproduce well for quality offset printing.
If you use a
digital camera to take pictures for your printed piece, please take
the pictures at a high resolution (300 dpi) for best reproduction.
If sending the job
via modem, we request that you compress the files before sending
them, using either Stuffit for Macintosh, or as .zip files for PCs.
This protects the date in transit. Please make sure we have the
required hard copies of the file, which may be faxxed or mailed, or
dropped off in person.
If you have ANY
questions or problems, please don't hesitate to give us a call at
231-946-9135 or e-mail us,
and hopefully we can help you out.