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PLEASE READ

The following contains information on submitting fonts, RGB-CMYK color management, decimals-fractions measurements, and brochure folding. Without a doubt this page is one of the most important pages to be referenced when submitting files. If you are unsure about any content on this page, please call our technical support staff and ask for assistance. By taking an extra few minutes of your time setting up the job correctly in the beginning, you could save lots of money and precious turnaround time in the end.

 

Fonts

 

 

All fonts and font parts should be submitted

 

Macintosh Fonts:

Macintosh fonts are usually located in the fonts folder within the system folder.

 

 

Windows Fonts:

Windows fonts are usually located in the fonts folder within the Windows\System folder.

 

 

RGB – CMYK Color

 

RGB
Stands for Red, Green, Blue; the primary colors of visible light. RGB depends on a light source to create color. Your monitor, for example, creates color by emitting light though red, green, and blue phospors.

CMYK
Stands for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black; the colors used in four color process printing. CMYK is based on the light absorbing quality of ink printed on paper.

COLOR SHIFTS
A Color Shift occurs when converting from RGB to CMYK. Do not trust the colors on your monitor. We recommend that you proof the colors used in your job at a local service bureau and get a calibrated color proof (Iris or Dupont Waterproof).

Measurements

 

Decimals - Fractions

0.125" = 1/8"

0.4375" = 7/16"

0.75" = 3/4"

0.1875" = 3/16"

0.5" = 1/2"

0.8125" = 13/16"

0.25" = 1/4"

0.5625" = 9/16"

0.875" = 7/8"

0.3125" = 5/16"

0.625" = 5/8"

0.9375" = 15/16"

0.375" = 3/8"

0.6875" = 11/16"

1" = 1"

 

Brochure Folding Setups

TRI FOLDS

Size

Outside

Inside

8.5" x 11"

3.625"

3.6875"

3.6875"

3.6875"

3.6875"

3.625"

8.5" x 14"

4.625"

4.6875"

4.6875"

4.6875"

4.6875"

4.625"

9" x 11.9375"

3.9375"

4"

4"

4"

4"

3.9375"

9" x 16"

5.25"

5.375"

5.375"

5.375"

5.375"

5.25"

11" x 17"

5.625"

5.6875"

5.6875"

5.6875"

5.6875"

5.625"

11" x 24.6875"

8.1875"

8.25"

8.25"

8.25"

8.25"

8.1875"

11" x 25.4375"

8.4375"

8.5"

8.5"

8.5"

8.5"

8.4375"

 

short
folds
inside

main
back
cover

main
back
cover

short
folds
inside

main
back
cover

main
back
cover

The main front and back panels will be visible after the brochure is folded. The remaining (short) panel will be tucked inside and will not be visible after the brochure is folded.

All inside panels will not be visible after the brochure is folded.

"Z" FOLDS

Size

Outside

Inside

8.5" x 11"

3.667"

3.667"

3.667"

3.667"

3.667"

3.667"

8.5" x 14"

3.5"

3.5"

3.5"

3.5"

3.5"

3.5"

9" x 12"

4"

4"

4"

4"

4"

4"

 

main
front
cover

folds
inside

folds
inside

rev.
side
folds
inside

rev.
side
folds
inside

main
back
cover

The main front panel will be visible after the brochure is folded. The remaining panels will not be visible after the brochure is folded.
Z Folds may contain 3 or 4 panels.

The main back panel will be visible after the brochure is folded. The remaining panels will not be visible after the brochure is folded.
Z Folds may contain 3 or 4 panels.

DOUBLE PARALLEL FOLDS

Size

Outside

Inside

8.5" x 13.9375"

3.4375"

3.5"

3.5"

3.5"

3.5"

3.5"

3.5"

3.4375"

8.5" x 15.9375"

3.9375"

4"

4"

4"

4"

4"

4"

3.9375"

9" x 12"

4.1875"

4.25"

4.25"

4.25"

4.25"

4.25"

4.25"

4.1875"

 

shorter folds inside

folds inside

main back cover

main front cover

rev. side of main front cover

rev. side of main back cover

rev. side of short folds inside

rev. side of shorter folds inside

The main front and back panels will be visible after the brochure is folded. The remaining two panels will not be visible after the brochure is folded.

All inside panels will not be visible after the brochure is folded.

BARREL FOLDS

Size

Outside

Inside

8.5" x 13.9375"

3.375"

3.4375"

3.5"

3.5"

3.5"

3.5"

3.4375"

3.375"

9" x 15.8125"

3.875"

3.9375"

4"

4"

4"

4"

3.9375"

3.875"

11" x 16.8125"

4.125"

4.1875

4"

4"

4"

4"

4.1875

4.125"

 

shorter folds inside

short folds inside

main back cover

main front cover

rev. side of main front cover

rev. side of main back cover

rev. side of short folds inside

rev. side of shorter folds inside

The main front and back panels will be visible after the brochure is folded. The remaining two panels will not be visible after the brochure is folded.

All inside panels will not be visible after the brochure is folded.

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High Quality Printing

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4/18/2018

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4/18/2018
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