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Preflight and File Prep

JSM strongly encourages all customers to use the Preflight and Package functions in their design programs when preparing files for submission. Preflighting (or checking your files for problems) can help to avoid many of the pre-press related problems that could delay your job.

Acrobat Preflight Settings
These settings may be installed in Acrobat 9 and later. There are settings for jobs that print as CMYK only, Spot colors only, or Both CMYK + Spot. Installation instructions are included in the file.
Download Acrobat Preflight Settings.

InDesign Preflight Settings
These settings work with InDesign CS4 and later. There are settings for jobs that print as CMYK only, Spot colors only, Both CMYK + Spot colors, or Grayscale only. Installation instructions are included in the file.
Download InDesign Preflight Settings

The Package or Collect for Output function will gather all the necessary links and fonts used in your file and save them in a folder that you can then send to us for printing.

Quark Xpress Preflight and Collect for Output
This PDF outlines the process for collecting files from Quark Xpress
Quark Collect For Output