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