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Duo.sprint Illustrated layouts: Beware- actual width of hangar is less than even number i.e 32" hangar is really 31 7/8". Don't forget to add bleed.

Quickscreen Illustrated layout



File Preparation tips for Lambda Photographic prints

these tips are for High Quality Lambda Photographic Prints

Primary Use: indoor backlit retail environment with long term installations; window displays, other environments where quality is important. Jewelry, Perfume, cosmetics, and electronics are our primary customers. Also, short run high quality posters.


MAC or PC:
Adobe PhotoShop, Macromedia Freehand, Adobe Illustrator, Quark Xpress, Adobe InDesign.

WHAT SIZE SHOULD MY IMAGE BE SET UP? 25 or 50% is fine as long as it is to scale with the final image size. Please indicate crop marks.

WHAT COLORS CAN I USE IN MY LAYOUT? Please set up all of your graphics using the RGB color mode, as this is what Lambda prints. When scanning, please scan the image in RGB. This will help ensure color accuracy for your Lambda prints. Any time that a bitmap file is set up using the CMYK color mode or is scanned in as a CMYK image, but is intended to be used for a Lambda print, the file must be converted to RGB. This will cause a color shift within the file that may be very noticeable. Using the RGB color mode when initially creating your graphics will give you a much closer representation of what the final output will be.

WHAT ABOUT FONTS? To avoid any problems with fonts, all text should be converted to outlines. If the program you are working in does not allow you to do this, please include all of the printer and screen fonts when you send the files. PC and MAC fonts are not compatible, so if you are PC based and working in a program that does not allow you to convert the fonts to outlines, the Graphics Department may end up having to substitute fonts.
Supplying Mac fonts is strongly recommended. Due to slight variations in fonts (curning, baseline, etc.) substituting fonts may slightly change the layout.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO IF I HAVE A PLACED IMAGE IN MY DOCUMENT? If your Lambda graphic has a placed image (logo and/or photos) in it, make sure that the original logo file or photo file is included on the disk. The Graphic Department does not recommend using embedded images (an image that has been placed into a file but is not linked to the original file), as we have no way of knowing whether the original image is of high enough quality or not. Scans must be 300 to 500 dpi.

HOW SHOULD I SAVE MY FILE? Please DO NOT save your Illustrator, Freehand or Quark files as an EPS. Most of these files are locked, meaning that the Graphics Department cannot manipulate the content, proportion or color of the file in any way. Save any PhotoShop files as either an EPS or a TIFF file

CREATIVE SERVICES: $150/HR, minor file changes $90/hr

Illustrator 7,8,9&10
Photoshop 5.5,6&7
InDesign 1.5&2.x
Pagemaker 6.5
Freehand 7, 8 & 9

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