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Proofreading Tips

Proofing documents before print is vital for maintaining a professional image. A very small error can ruin the entire vibe of your promotional materials. Here are a few proofreading tips:

Always have a 2nd set of eyes review your document

Don’t rely on spell check

Read all content line by line

Don’t skip big headers and large font

Read your work out loud

Print your document at the office; sometimes it’s easier to catch errors on paper than on a screen

Preparing Artwork

Burlington Press highly recommends the PDF format for submitting artwork. Please remember the following when creating a PDF file from your design program:

  • We require 1/8″ margins on all sides. Any text or objects closer than 1/8″ to the edge of the sheet may be cut off.
  • We require 1/8″ bleeds on all sides. Any object that touches the edge of the sheet must be set to extend beyond the page size by at least 1/8″. If your document does not bleed, you do not need to add a bleed area.
  • All fonts must be embedded or outlined.
  • Artwork should be saved at 300 DPI or higher.

If full color graphics are provided in RGB format, please note that color shifts are possible when converting to CMYK for printing. This usually has little noticeable effect on photographs, but artwork color values can shift switching between gamuts. Some colors achievable in RGB cannot be printed in CMYK. For best results, please send artwork in CMYK format.

Spot colors should be identified as Pantone colors (ie. PANTONE 301 C) .

Microsoft Office applications cannot be color separated within the application. If the documents are to be printed on a printing press, we must use special procedures and tools to separate these files that will require and additional charge. We will attempt to match the colors as closely as possible.

Collecting Artwork Files

Although we recommend sending PDF files of your finished artwork, our Prepress department may request the original art files on certain projects. The following guides can help you collect all necessary files: native document, images, fonts.

InDesign: Packaging

When you create a document using InDesign, the actual InDesign file is only one piece of the puzzle. Any images or graphics used are not saved in the document. Instead, the graphic on your screen has been referenced from its location on your local hard drive. In order to take that design and provide it to a printer, you must also include the image and graphic files, also known as links. Similarly, fonts are also stored locally, and must be included so that font substitution does not occur.

Quark: Collect For Output

The Collect for Output feature copies an active layout and its source files, including linked pictures, printer and screen fonts, and color profiles into a single folder. It also generates a report that lists all the colors, style sheets, H&J’s, and fonts used your layout. You can choose to include any combination of resources in the Collect for Output: the layout itself, linked pictures, printer and screen fonts, color profiles and the report for collection. You can also select to generate a report only.

Publisher: Pack And Go

When you pack a publication to take to a commercial printer, the Pack and Go Wizard saves your publication as a compressed file and as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. A commercial printer can use a PDF file to print your finished publication, provided it needs little or no correction. If you find errors after you hand off the publication to the commercial printing service, the commercial printer can make limited changes to the PDF file.