ABG Print prides itself on being New York City’s top 24 hour printing service. The stellar staff at our Midtown West facilities is here to help you around the clock, on the dot ℠. Working with ABG Print is simple, just upload your print-ready PDF file to our cloud-based printing service and we will print, bind, finish and deliver your documents in less than 24 hours to within just 4 hours. But what if there are issues with your document’s formatting? We have that covered too! Our highly trained Graphic’s Department will help you with proofing, formatting and document sizing. Quick changes are totally doable, but we can make the process even faster with the help of our clients.
Our excellent Client Services Team has made a list of a few simple steps to make sure that your files are perfect for our presses!
1. Create prepress files with the right program.
Always use prepress software such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign to create prepress files. Using Microsoft PowerPoint or Microsoft Word to create a prepress file for printing professional marketing materials such as brochures, catalogs or direct mail can, and often will, lead to disastrous results.
2. Send the proper file type to the printer.
Different printing companies will have different requirements for the type of file they want to use. Some printers will want a high-resolution PDF file, others want the original Illustrator or InDesign file, and others may prefer something else entirely. It is always a good idea to talk to the printing company you will be using before starting the project to prevent having to redo any work.
3. Be aware of printing limitations.
While many printing companies are similar in many respects, their actual equipment can vary dramatically. Some printers with smaller presses may not be able to print a given project as well as a printer with a larger press. Some printers may be better equipped than others to handle complex folds or running a fifth or sixth color. Be sure to check your printer’s capabilities before you send over the prepress files for printing.
4. Outline all text.
Outline all text within the prepress file so there are no font issues. Font files may work fine for you while working on the project, but there can be problems with the fonts printing correctly when pre-press files are sent to the printer. By outlining all text in the prepress file, you eliminate any need to send font files with your job and all text will print correctly.
5. Convert all RGB files to CMYK.
A common problem printers have is that they receive a file that is set up for four-color process printing (CMYK), but the support files they receive (such as photographs) are in RGB format. This discrepancy will create delays in printing, additional costs to convert the file to the proper format, may lead to problems printing the project, and can affect the final document’s outcome.