GUIDELINES FOR PREPARING
    & SUBMITTING YOUR DESKTOP FILES

This section provides guidelines for preparing and submitting your Macintosh and Windows based disks. If you have questions regarding the preparation and submission of your disk-based printing job, please give us a call. We will gladly help you prepare your disk and ensure your job is not delayed or assessed additional charges caused by incorrectly prepared files.

You may create your layout using any of the following popular Macintosh or Windows based application packages:

Quark Xpress: version 3.0 or greater
Adobe Photoshop: version 2.0 or greater
Adobe Illustrator: version 3.0 or greater
Aldus / Adobe Pagemaker version 3.0 or greater
Macromedia Freehand: version 3.0 or greater
Coreldraw: version 3.0 or greater

 

    GIVING US YOUR DESKTOP FILE

MetroGraphix recommends that all files be sent on CD-ROM, Zip disks or Floppy disks. All disks will be returned with the final printed piece. We can accept the following types of disks/drives:

  • CD-ROM:
    This is the most reliable method for supplying desktop files containing large TIFF and EPS images.
  • ZIP DISK:
    You may also supply your files on Iomega 100 and 250 MB Zip disks.
  • FLOPPY DISKS:
    Though CD-ROM and Zip disks are preferred, files may also be sent on 3 1/2 inch floppy disks. Please send backup disks in case the first are unusable.
  • INTERNET:
    Due to the large size of most desktop publishing files and their associated graphics, sending the files via the internet is not recommended. However, you may e-mail smaller items under 1MB as well as other information.
 

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