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Electronic Art Requirements

Providing electronic images
We welcome your submittal of electronic art, and provide these guidelines to make the process easy.

Our programs

PC platform

  • Adobe Illustrator CS5
  • Adobe Photoshop 11
  • Adobe InDesign 11
  • CorelDRAW X4
  • I-Omega Composer
  • Adobe PDF

Mac platform

  • Adobe Illustrator CS3
  • Adobe Photoshop 11
  • Adobe InDesign 11
  • Adobe PDF

 

Formatting and saving electronic images

Please use the proper naming conventions (i.e. an EPS file is saved as FILENAME.EPS) and include fonts or convert type to outlines. Include placed images as tiff or jpg files or embed images into the file.

Adobe Illustrator PostScript Format Files

Mac to Windows:  save or export in Adobe Illustrator format in order to minimize data loss. If you are using an illustration program such as Adobe Illustrator, or CorelDRAW to design a layout that includes type, always convert the type to outlines. This will ensure that your layout will look exactly as it was designed.

Converting Type to Outlines:

Adobe Illustrator: Activate the type to be converted; from the "TYPE" menu select "CREATE OUTLINES"

CorelDRAW: Activate the type to be converted; from the "ARRANGE" menu select "CONVERT TO CURVES"

EPS Format Files

Save as "EPS" format. For placed image files, embed image or include image as EPS or TIFF file.

Data Files

Supply data files on CD or DVD disk. Douglass can convert a properly saved data file from Mac or PC formats: however, incompatible files will be sent to a translation service adding cost and processing time to the production of your parts.

AutoCAD Files

AutoCAD files saved with the .DXF extension are accepted, but please be aware that adjustment may be necessary. For example, fonts do not transfer well and require additional design time and cost. DO NOT include title-blocks, revision tables, notes, arrows, symbols, filled objects, multiple layers, or dimensional call-outs in the files.

Submitting electronic images

We ask that you upload electronic files to our ftp site

    1. Open Internet Explorer, Firefox or your preferred Internet Browser
    2. Copy and paste this link into the address bar; https://www.hightail.com/dropbox?dropbox=DSP-CanDo-inBox
    3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
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