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We encourage all our customers to adopt a common pre-press standard for print-file creation.  Please supply your data as PDFX-1a files.  This is an Adobe standard.  For information on how to create PDFX-1a files, please check the following:

For Adobe products: Click here
For Quark products: Click here
For other products you will find that PDF/X-1a:2001 is a preset in Adobe Acrobat.  You should be able to choose the setting from your program's print menu.

If your document was in Word, for example:
File > Print > Adobe PDF > Properties > Default Settings > PDF/X-1a:2001

The preset includes all the necessary settings to meet the standard. This includes font embedding and conversion to CYMK.

Distiller is part of Acrobat Pro.  You can set your default to PDF/X-1a:2001 for output, but depending upon what program you use to create your content, you will still need to verify PDF/X-1a:2001 is the setting currently in use.

Unless otherwise agreed all printing will be to ISO12647-2 as standard.  To ensure compliance our system will apply the standard iso_coated_v2 ICC colour profile.  Please notify us in-advance if there are any specific colour profiles or embedded intents within any of your files.

To minimize production delays and costs we recommend that all files be supplied preflight checked in Acrobat.