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Page Maker

Adobe PageMaker®

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  • Send all Adobe PageMaker 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"



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

File > Links Manager...


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 PageMaker, the effective resolution will change. If you scaled the image up to 200% in PageMaker, then the final resolution will be 150 dpi and considered low resolution.


Confirm the status of all linked images before you submit your files. No image link status should display "Modified" or "Missing".


Select NO when asked to store a complete copy of an image in the publication

Step 3: Color

Utilities > Define Colors


Fill colors used in PageMaker are CMYK


Stroke colors used in PageMaker are CMYK


Gradient colors used in PageMaker 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).


Check the color mixture before using a default color. It may print a color different from the color on your monitor.

Step 4: Fonts

Utilities > Usage > Fonts


Submit all fonts used in layout, logos, images, etc.


No styles applied to fonts


When submitting a PageMaker document you need to send all the fonts used in your layout. Do not forget to send fonts used in placed files (logos, etc.)


Send the actual fonts used in the layout (Hevletica bold, italic).
Do not apply styles to the fonts. Styles may not output to film.

Step 5: Save As

File > Save As


PageMaker Format

1) Select PageMaker Format (default)
2) 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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