Print Specifications

Please submit all files to Tampa Printing Solutions in industry-standard formats, that are not dependent on the application, fonts, or other separate design elements used in creation. Tampa Printing Solutions accepts the following file formats: TIF, TIFF, JPG, JPEG, EPS, PNG, and PDF. All file formats must meet print specifications and be flattened, have a resolution of 300dpi, and embedded or outlined fonts.

Our Tampa print shop has provided print specifications and steps for many different programs to achieve this format. If you have any questions or are unable to supply in this format, please contact us and we will help you.

Print Specifications

Quick File Setup/Instructions:

  1. Files must be at least 300 dpi resolution
  2. For rich black please use C:50% / M:40% / Y:40% / K:100%
  3. CMYK Color Mode: If you do not send us CMYK artwork we will convert your files to CMYK and “color shifting" may occur!
  4. Artwork should not contain any crop marks!
  5. Keep anything you do not want cut off at least 0.125" away from all edges

File Preparation Per Graphic Program:

Adobe Photoshop

  1. The resolution for Photoshop should be set for 300 dpi and mode to CMYK.
  2. Save files as “JPEG" or “TIFF" with maximum quality.

Quark Xpress

  1. From the file menu in Quark select: “Save page as EPS…"
  2. Name the file and press “Save".
  3. Open the Quark EPS file into Adobe Illustrator, “Select All" and go to the “Type" menu selection and “Create Outlines". All text on files must be converted to outlines with the outline set to zero to eliminate the need for fonts.
  4. Save the file as Illustrator EPS with placed images included.
  5. Open Adobe Illustrator EPS file into Photoshop.
  6. In Adobe Photoshop, set resolution to 300 dpi and mode to CMYK.
  7. Save files as “JPEG" or “TIFF" with maximum quality.

Freehand

  1. Go to “Edit"; “Select"; “All" and then go to the menu selection “Text" then “Convert to Paths". All text within files must be converted to paths with the stroke set to zero to eliminate the need for fonts to be sent to us.
  2. Export file as EPS with placed images included.
  3. Open EPS file into Photoshop.
  4. In Adobe Photoshop set the resolution to 300 dpi and mode to CMYK.
  5. Save files as “JPEG" or “TIFF" with maximum quality.

Adobe Illustrator

  1. In Adobe Illustrator “Select All" and go to the “Type" menu selection and “Create Outlines". All text within files must be converted to outlines with the outline set to zero to eliminate the need for fonts.
  2. Save the file as Illustrator EPS with placed images included.
  3. Open Adobe Illustrator EPS file into Photoshop.
  4. In Adobe Photoshop, set the resolution to 300 dpi and mode to CMYK.
  5. Save files as “JPEG" or “TIFF" with maximum quality.

Adobe PageMaker

  1. From the menu select: “file"; “print"
  2. Select the page to convert.
  3. Select the “option" button.
  4. Select the “Write Postscript to file" box.
  5. Select the “EPS" button
  6. Set the “Download Font:" to “PostScript and TrueType"
  7. Press “Save as" button, then name file and set destination by pressing the “OK" button.
  8. Press the “Save" button
  9. Open the PageMaker generated EPS file into Illustrator.
  10. In Adobe Illustrator “Select All" and go to the “Type" menu selection and “Create Outlines". All text on files must be converted to outlines with the outline set to zero to eliminate the need for fonts.
  11. Save the file as Illustrator EPS with placed images included.
  12. Open Adobe Illustrator EPS file into Photoshop.
  13. In Adobe Photoshop, set the resolution to 300 dpi and mode to CMYK.
  14. Save files as “JPEG" or “TIFF" with maximum quality.

Adobe Publisher

  1. Open the document
  2. Go to the tools menu and look for the Commercial Printing Tool sub-menu.
  3. In the Commercial Printing Tools sub-menu, select the fonts sub-menu.
  4. In the window that will open you want to check “Embed True Type fonts when saving publication" and UN-Check “Do not embed common system fonts."

Digital Proof Disclaimer

Tampa Printing Solutions produces or prints work for you based on your submitted design files, specifications and instructions. While we will bring to your attention any errors that we come across YOU ARE ULTIMATELY RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROVAL OF DIGITAL PROOFS, PROOF READING AND ANY ERRORS WITHIN THE DOCUMENT(s).

If our print shop produces work that contains errors that are not caused by Tampa Printing Solutions, then you are responsible for full productions costs, as well as for the cost of producing the work a second time, if you request us to do so.

If close color matching is a requirement of the job, then you must let us know at the beginning of the job and specify color matching is necessary and pay any additional fees associated with color matching. If you want to check color matching before we go into production then you should request a hard copy proof.

If color matching is a necessity to your project then we strongly suggest that you request a color hard copy proof printed at full size before we print the entire job.

If the resolution/print quality of the finished print is critical to the job then we strongly urge you to request a hard copy proof printed at full size so that you can check and approve the print resolution before we print the complete job.

Each set of hardcopy proofs adds to our standard turn-around time. If you require a proof from us before we print the entire job then make sure you allow sufficient time for the proofing process. Hard copy proofs require an additional fee as well as shipping costs.

To avoid mistakes in your job please carefully proofread your work beforehand, and be sure to check if your artwork is set up properly before submitting your files.

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100 Ashley Drive S.
Suite 600,

Tampa, Florida 33602

United States (US)

Phone: +1-813-536-4275

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