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    File Specs

    The information will help you in preparing your files for the best possible printing quality at our printing center.

    File Types
    We accept most modern graphics formats. However, we work fastest with a print-ready PDF file. Some artwork charges may apply to accept artwork in other formats. Artwork is billed at the rate of $65 per hour. 

    Basic Instructions
    Make sure you are using high resolution artwork for anything you want us to print. Low-res art is fine for a web page or email broadcast if you are doing a multi-channel campaign. When you bring us your file(s) also try to bring copies of your fonts and a printed sample of how the document should look. Make PDF files whenever possible.

    Common File Templates
    Ensure that your design will work through the production process by visiting http://www.calstatela.edu/brand  for use during the design phase of your projects.

    Advanced Tips for Professionals
    The following tips are intended for graphics professionals: Embed fonts, convert text to outlines, don't use trapping, avoid transparency in front of spot colors, generate PDF 1.4 files when possible.