Goeztcraft Printers | Offset and Digital Printing | 734-973-7604
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Creativity has
more to do with
the elimination of
the inessential
than with inventing something new.
- Helmut Jahn

FILE PREPARATION


To learn more about how we can help with your printing needs, we invite you to call or email us. We are here to help.

Goetzcraft Printers
Phone: 734-973-7604
Fax: 734-973-2421
info@goetzcraft.com

Applications & File Types

How you set up your electronic files in the beginning makes all the difference in how your project will flow through the pre-press process. The most common cause of delays and added expense is from improperly prepared files. We have provided information here to assist you in preparing your files.

If you find you have additional questions, please call our customer service or prepress department at 734-973-7604 or email us at info@goetzcraft.com.

Applications / Platforms: If the program you use isn't listed, call us and we'll help you generate a postscript or PDF file suitable for high resolution printing.

Supported applications (Mac and Windows files accepted):

  • InDesign
  • Quark XPress
  • Illustrator
  • FreeHand
  • Photoshop
  • PageMaker
  • PDF
  • Postscript
  • Microsoft Publisher and Microsoft Word files can be used for digital printing projects.

Accepted File Types

  • EPS/EPSF (Encapsulated PostScript-vector and pixel based)
  • TIFF (Tagged Image File Format)
  • JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group - compressed)
  • DCS/DCS2 (Desktop Color Separations)

The following file types are acceptable but usually require additional time to convert to TIFF or EPS files before processing.

  • Scitex CT (continuous tone)
  • PSD (raw Photoshop document)
  • GIF (FYI-usually low res, RGB graphic)
  • PICT (FYI-usually low res, RGB graphic)
  • BMP (Windows Bitmap - PC)
  • PNG (Portable Network Graphic)
  • CDR (CorelDRAW version 7 or higher)
  • CGM (Computer Graphics Metafile)
  • WMF (Windows Meta File - PC format often associated with clip art)

Proofs: CTP (Computer to Plate) technology has eliminated the bluelines, matchprint and color key proofs which used to be created with film. After your file has been processed, we now make a digital proof from the exact same file which will be used to create the plate.


Goetzcraft Printers

CLEAN HOUSE

Remember to remove all unnecessary color names from color palettes in your final documents and remove all unused elements from the final document pages and pasteboard. Be sure to indicate colors as spot or process color builds.