SAGE DESIGN GUIDE • FILE SETUP
FILES: Ensure all files are properly named along with your company’s name, and updated in all layouts
and file names. Have the correct file extension name (.eps .tif .ai … etc.).
Always leave the files layered to allow for minor adjustments if required.
BLEEDS: Provide at least 0.25” around all layouts, as well as accurate crop marks for trimming.
PROOFS: Provide an accurate updated hardcopy or PDF proof with each layout.
COLOUR: When possible, supply Pantone numbers. If colour matching is critical, a hardcopy proof is helpful.
LOGOS: Supply all logos and illustrated graphics in a vector format whenever possible.
FONTS: Include all fonts used in your file, or convert to outlines or curves.
PDF: Ensure file is high resolution and is at print size or proportionally scaled.
PHOTOSHOP: All files should be final size at minimum 150 dpi resolution.
ILLUSTRATOR: Provide linked files (as opposed to embedding them) and convert strokes and fonts to outlines; save in Illustrator .ai format.
INDESIGN: Include all fonts and linked files (creation size of linked files must be at 150 dpi when enlarged).
QUARK: Be aware that maximum output size in Quark is 400% of the creation size, and linked files must be at 150 dpi when enlarged. Illustrator is a better choice.
COREL DRAW: Not recommended.