Corel Draw

  • Call for latest version available
  • Windows OS version
  • Disk: ZIP, JAZ, 3.5" Floppy, or CD
  • Send all CorelDraw documents, images, and fonts

Remember: If we are missing anything, this may delay your order.

Step 1: Document Size

File > Document Setup...

Adjust your document to one of the following sizes:

  • Business Postcards = 6" x 4", 6" x 8"
  • Catalog Sheets = 8.5" x 11"
  • Folded Brochures = See folding setups on prepress references page
  • Rack Brochures = 4" x 9", 8" x 9" (folds to 4" x 9")
  • Posters = 11" x 17", 18" x 24"
  • Catalogs = 8.5" x 11", 5.5" x 8.5", 4" x 9"


  • Safe Zone = 1/8" margin from the edge of the page
  • Danger Zone = Area outside the 1/8" margin
  • Bleed = 1/8" past the edge of the page

If you intend to have an image completely cover a front or back side of your document, then you need to be sure that the image extends (bleeds) at least 1/8" over the edge of the page. Do not end it at page edge (trim) or white will show on the edges.

Step 2: Images

Edit > Properties > Bitmap

  • All images are CMYK color mode
  • Tiff or an EPS (Do Not send Jpegs, Picts, Gifs, etc.)
  • 300 dpi resolution (or 1,200 dpi for b/w line art)
  • Submit all images (Verify current link status)


If you scale the image after importing it into CorelDraw, the effective resolution will change. If you scaled the image up to 200% in CorelDraw, then the final resolution will be 150 dpi and considered low resolution.

Step 3: Color

Edit > Properties > Fill

  • Fill colors used in CorelDraw are CMYK
  • Stroke colors used in CorelDraw are CMYK
  • Gradient colors used in CorelDraw are CMYK


There is a color-shift when converting from RGB to CMYK.

Do not trust the colors on your monitor.

We recommend that you proof your job at a local service bureau and get a calibrated color proof (Iris or Dupont Waterproof).

Step 4: Fonts

Arrange > Convert to Curves...

  • Submit all fonts used in layout as a backup


When submitting a CorelDraw document you may convert the fonts to outlines. All fonts will now be considered vector art. If you do not convert your fonts to curves, be sure to send all fonts used in your layout.

Step 5: Save As

File > Save As

CorelDraw CDR Format

1) Select CorelDraw CDR Format (default)

2) Click Save CDR Format

3) Click OK

File > Export

CorelDraw EPS Format

Click Save EPS Format

1) Select General

2) Check Include Header

3) Select TIFF format

8 Bit Color Type 72 dpi Resolution

4) Select Export Text as Curves

5) Select Send Bitmap as CMYK

6) Check Auto Increase Fountain Steps

7) Select 256 Fountain Steps

8) Select Advanced

9) PostScript Level 1 Compatibility

10) Select Page for Bounding Box

11) Check Bleed Area

12) 0.125" Bleed Area Box

13) Click OK

Step 6: Submit Files

Call your Sales Representative to verify files are ready to send by disk or FTP

Fill out the Job Information Form carefully

Mail or FTP the files along with a current mock-up to U.S. Press

Remember: if we are missing anything, this may delay your order.