Corel Draw

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CorelDraw®

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  • 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")
  • Print Posters = 11" x 17", 18" x 24"
  • Catalog Printing Company = 8.5" x 11", 5.5" x 8.5", 4" x 9"

IN THE ZONE

 

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)

SCALING IMAGES

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

COLOR SHIFTS

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

CONVERTING FONTS TO CURVES

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.


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