A properly preflighted file will have the following characteristics

  • Job will be supplied as a PDF file
  • Pages are one up in the PDF file – the job has not been imposed
  • Image resolution is around 300dpi
  • The colour space is CMYK
  • If the job prints right to the edge, bleeds are provided
  • Black text is black only and not four colour
  • Black text overprints rather than knocking out.
  • All fonts are embedded
  • A separate file for the cover is provided for perfect bound books
  • The cover spine width is correct.

This list is not exhaustive. For more preflighting hints and tips, click here.

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