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Specifications and guidelines for supplying prepress files.

NOTE: Most of the following Imaging specifications are in Adobe Acrobat PDF files. Viewing PDF files requires Acrobat Reader or Acrobat Exchange software. If you do not have this software, follow this link to the Adobe Acrobat website, where you can download it.

Direct digital output specifications for offset and gravure printing


Digital Page and Image Specifications for Variable Imaging


Other guidelines


Supplied proof verification files

For Safari users, right click on the links below to download.

Quad Chart
— This file contains a combination of the industry standard IT8.7/4 as well as a P2P target (gray balance verify). These targets are configured to be used with an X-Rite Isis. Both targets can be used to verify/validate different characteristics of your proof output.

QuadCal_Visualizer — This file contains a two-page collage of images to be used for visual comparison to a benchmark proof, or between proofers. The images contain sensitive grays, vignettes, flesh tones, and a full array of saturated colors to be used to identify many aspects of color reproduction accuracy.

Custom color control bar and aimpoints


Standard datasets and profiles

(The profiles and datasets are courtesy of SWOP. Please refer to the "Read Me" file included in the following file for more information.)


Direct Export to PDF

 

Please contact your Imaging Service Representative for workflow and instructional recommendations when using applications other than those listed above.

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