FAQ’s

We support the latest versions of:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • QuarkXpress
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Macromedia FreeHand
  • Adobe PageMaker
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Microsoft Office

We accept files sent:

  • Through our website, www.pelhughes.com
  • By FTP transfer (Call for more info)
  • On disk (Zip, CD)

Prepress Tips

Help us print your job the way you want it!

Please use the list below for efficient production of your product:

  • Provide all fonts with your job, including those used in EPS graphics.
  • All Mac supported PostScript Type 1 printing and screen fonts must be supplied with your files.
  • If you’re using PC fonts, please supply a list of all fonts used in your files.
  • Provide all linking art (TIFF, EPS, etc.).
  • Make sure the linking art is made with an appropriate resolution. (a.) 300 ppi for continuous-tone images (b.) 1200 ppi for line-art images
  • Make sure filenames of linking art match those called for in your layout files.
  • Clearly label any elements that are “For Position Only.”
  • Make sure the document size of each layout file is the same as the desired trim size.
  • Make sure any element that is intended to bleed actually extends beyond the document edges. (Our standard bleed is 1/8-inch.)
  • Provide hard copy (such as laser prints) or a PDF with your job. Print your lasers at 100% size if possible.
  • Eliminate unused elements from the pasteboard or from hidden layers in your files.
  • Eliminate unused colors from each file. Eliminate duplicate colors in each file.
  • Eliminate files from your disk that you do not intend to be part of your project.
  • Do not define any rules as “hairline.” If you want a very fine rule, set it to 1/2-point.
  • Set your colors to CMYK or spot colors, not RGB.