efficiency is the key
Listed below are tips to follow to ensure you are producing the best file possible for printing. If you have any questions, please email or call Document Services.
follow these tips
- When resizing your images, 300 dpi resolution at 100% size is optimal.
- Allow bleed room. For example, if you want a full size full bleed letter size document, adding bleeds will make the page size 8 ¾” x 11 ¼”.
- Be sure to package InDesign files and include all fonts and links.
- If you are supplying a PDF, make sure it is high quality, print quality or press quality and includes bleeds.
- Saddlestitch books must have a page count that is evenly divisible by four (e.g., 4, 8, 12, 16, 20).
- We accept the following file types: Word, Excel, Publisher, Powerpoint, PDF, InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
For a Mac
- To use FTP on a Mac, you need to install a piece of software called an FTP client. You may choose from a wide variety of FTP clients available, but we’ll walk you through a free one called Fetch.
- When you start Fetch a dialog box automatically opens to create a connection. Use the mouse or the tab key to move among fields.
- In the Host field enter ftp.ps.uiuc.edu.
- In the User ID field, enter anonymous.
- In the Password field, enter your email address. Fetch displays this as a series of dots.
- In the Directory field, enter the directory which contains the files you want. If you do not know the directory name, enter /pub.
- Click OK. A connection with the FTP server is established and the session window opens.
- Once connected, the Fetch window displays file and directory information on the remote computer. To navigate among directories, double-click on a directory name. To move up in the directory structure, select a name from the drop-down box.
- Download with Fetch on a Macintosh
- Click once on a file name to select it, then click Get. Or, you can double-click a file to download it immediately.
- Upload with Fetch on a Macintosh
- Click on the Put File button.
- A directory box opens. Select the file(s) to upload from your local computer.
- From the Format drop-down list, select Text if it is a text file, MacBinary II if it is a binary file for use on another Macintosh, or Raw Data if it is a binary file for use on any other operating system, such as a GIF or JPEG for a web page (see explanation of file types below).
- Click the Put button to upload the file.
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