Plastic Graphic prefers Mac formatted media. For all submissions, please label your disk(s) and identify which file(s) to use. Including unnecessary files makes it difficult to distinguish which ones are required. Remember to include all imported and linked files (TIFF, EPS) used to create the document.


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QuarkXpress 9.3 - If you use a newer version of Quark, please send a Press Quality PDF.
Indesign CS4 8.3 - If you use a newer version of InDesign, please save as (.idml Format) include all linked files please send Quality PDF for referance. Please do not submit Adobe PageMaker files.


Adobe Photoshop CS6 13.0.6 - Please save scans in CMYK TIFF format 300dpi or higher. If we are to scan your photo, please include a low-resolution FPO or stat indicating cropping preferences. We can scan transparencies or reflective art.


Adobe Illustrator CS6 16.0.4 - Save newer versions down to CS6 16.0.4 files in Mac EPS format. Convert type to outlines to avoid font problems.
Macromedia Freehand - If you have Freehand, save files in Mac EPS format. Convert type to outlines to avoid font problems or please send a Press Quality PDF.


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Some Windows formatted media are acceptable. We prefer QuarkXpress, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Press Quality Adobe PDF files because they are cross-platform applications. Also acceptable are CorelDRAW and Arts & Letters documents exported as Mac EPS files.

Before exporting, convert the type to outlines and save the document as a Mac AI.eps file. When saving, please select Adobe Illustrator CS6 16.0.4 .Windows applications we do not accept are Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Works, formatted word processing documents and presentation programs such as Freelance Graphics or PowerPoint.