Guidelines for Supplying Artwork in an Electronic File Format

FormStore Incorporated requires that all artwork be submitted in accordance to the guidelines below.  Upon completion of prep work, a PDF proof or matchprint (4CP) will be sent for final review and approval.  Orders cannot proceed into production without a proof approval.

MACINTOSH PROGRAMS SUPPORTED:   

  • QuarkXpress 7.0, Photoshop CS3, Illustrator CS3, Freehand MX, Adobe Creative CS3 and In-Design CS3

PC PROGRAMS SUPPPORTED: 

  • QuarkXpress 7.0, Photoshop CS3, Illustrator CS3, Freehand MX, Adobe Creative CS3 and In-Design CS3

GENERAL INFORMATION:  Please send a hard copy of your files showing color breaks and provide a hard copy/pdf of the directory or all files.

  • Type Fonts:  Adobe Type I Postscript Fonts. Send all printer and screen fonts
  • Trapping:    We will trap all files. 
    • Be sure to send us the original native file from your program with bleed.
  • Graphics:     All scanned line-art must be scanned at 600 DPI or greater and at the largest size to be used on the file.
    • All grayscale or color images must be scanned at 300 DPI or greater and at the largest size to be used in the file.  
    • All grayscale and color images should be created and saved in Photoshop,(psd) .tif, or eps,
    • Line-art images should be created and saved in either Illustrator or Freehand – Out line type whenever possible.    

ACCEPTED MEDIA: on CD, DVD, FTP site, and Zipped / Stuffed email files.
If upload art files to an ftp site here:   Let us know when/where files are uploaded!

WE DO NOT ACCEPT: PICT, RGB, GIF files: 

  • RGB images will not be converted to CMYK -- unexpected color shifts may occur. 
  • If you are using a PC program we accept zip file

No Corel Draw files.

  • Corel files will be accepted if saved as Illustrator compatible-outline type.

No Files created in non-prepress applications such as: Home “desktop publishing” applications, Power Point and Persuasion applications, word processing applications nor low-end paint programs.

PageMaker is now outdated, but we can open in the files in In-Design. There may be some adjusting to be done though.