A properly preflighted file will have the following characteristics

    • Job will be supplied as a PDF file


    • Pages are one up in the PDF file - the job has not been imposed


    • Image resolution is around 300dpi


    • The colour space is CMYK


    • If the job prints right to the edge, bleeds are provided


    • Black text is black only and not four colour


    • Black text overprints rather than knocking out


    • All fonts are embedded


    • A separate file for the cover is provided for perfect bound books


    • The cover spine width is correct.

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