Electronic File Preparation

Most common mistakes/problems in supplied electronic files

Survey by Seybold Seminars and MediaLive International Research – 2003

1,200 printers surveyed in America and Europe stated that over 50% of fi les transmitted to their prepress department had one or more of the following problems that slowed the prepress process.

  1. Fonts missing
  2. Resolution issues on images (too low)
  3. Wrong colour space (RGB/PMS instead of CMYK)
  4. Problems with transparency
  5. Inadequate bleed
  6. Wrong size
  7. Images missing
  8. File does not correspond to printout supplied

A final check of your electronic file for the issues listed above will assure an efficient turnaround.