Customer Tools

Whether you need to compress images for a PowerPoint presentation or need to prepare your print files for final production, you’ll find exactly what you need to help ensure a smooth process.

Artwork Guidelines

These guidelines contain information on just about every aspect of content production, including fonts, graphics and proofs for book covers, CDs, brochures and folders.

Using Templates

  • Download the most current template versions - Check out the "Templates" tab.
  • Keep your artwork on a separate layer from the template.
  • Note the template bleed lines and supply a minimum bleed of 1/8”.

Formats

  • We accept Mac and PC files.
  • We can accept up to the current versions of the following programs: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Quark Xpress.
  • Include a PDF of your final art file along with the native files.

Color

  • Supply art in either four-color process (CMYK) or spot color (Pantone).
  • Choose spot colors from the Pantone Solid Coated color library.

Graphics

  • Compress (zip) all supporting graphics prior to emailing or uploading.
  • All graphics must be high resolution (300-600 dpi).

Fonts

  • Don't assume we have your fonts... please compress (zip) and send all fonts.
  • Sans serif type must be 4 points or larger.
  • Serif type must be 6 points or larger.
  • We recommend printing small text in black.

Design for Computer vs Print

  • A design viewed on a computer screen is in RGB, a color process only used for monitor display.
  • The RGB process can project colors which are unavailable in CMYK.
  • All RGB files need to be converted to CMYK before submission or
  • Results may reproduce as expected.

Proofs

  • Proofs of your art are supplied in PDF format and are a representation of color separations text placement.
  • PDF proofs are not a true color representation of the finished product.

Color Printing on CD-ROM Discs

  • A digital disc is made of plastic with metalization added and so has different printing and ink absorption properties than paper.
  • CMYK colors can shift dramatically on a disc label.
  • As a general guideline, flat colors are best produced in spot color (Pantone), photographic images in process color (CMYK), and it is best to avoid using gradients.
  • Gradients on discs typically cause a banding effect. To avoid banding, the gradient must range from 30% to 60%.

Templates

Our templates make creating artwork easy. Download the appropriate option and you’re ready to go! Or, if you need some help and guidance, our designers can help.

Brochure, Badge Agenda and Folder Templates

Type Details Download Format
Badge Agenda (Tri-Fold)

Design View

Adobe InDesign (CS2 or newer), Illustrator PDF

PDF

ZIP

Pocket Agenda (Tri-Fold)

Design View

Adobe InDesign (CS2 or newer), Illustrator PDF

PDF

ZIP

Full Size Tri-Fold Brochure

Design View

Adobe InDesign (CS2 or newer), Illustrator PDF

PDF

ZIP

Full Size Presentation Folder 9" x 12" with 4" Inside Pockets & Business Card Holder EPS

CD Label Face, Packaging and Flash Drives

Type Details Download Format
CD/DVD Face

Design View

Adobe InDesign (CS2 or newer), Illustrator PDF

PDF

ZIP

Jewel Case

Design View

Adobe InDesign (CS2 or newer), Illustrator PDF

PDF

ZIP

2-Panel Romvelope

Design View

Adobe InDesign (CS2 or newer), Illustrator PDF

PDF

ZIP

4-Panel Romvelope

Design View

Adobe InDesign (CS2 or newer), Illustrator PDF

PDF

ZIP

Mail-friendly Romvelope

Design View

Adobe InDesign (CS2 or newer), Illustrator PDF

PDF

ZIP

The Swivel USB Drive Illustrator PDF PDF
The Curve USB Drive Illustrator PDF PDF
The Credit Card USB Drive Illustrator PDF PDF

Color Charts

Use the color charts as needed for selecting paper stocks and other items. Please note: These charts are for reference only and not intended to be an exact match of the final color.

Prepare Your Files for Production

This helpful, one-page PDF provides simple tips to ensure your multi-authored content is organized and final sequence for print, CD, USB or online production.

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Transferring Files

We use Sharefile to send and receive large client documents. Please contact your Omnipress Project Manager. They will provide you with detailed instructions and support to make it as easy as possible for you to get your files to us.

PDF Support

Do you need help creating or preparing PDFs? Let your Omnipress Project Manager know. We can help you with common questions, including minimum requirements, our PDF conversion policy, and Acrobat Distiller conversion settings. Or, get the most up-to-date information about creating, editing and protecting your PDFs from Acrobat’s Help and Tutorials page.

Formatting and Design Services

We can serve as an extension of your team

Whether you have an in-house design team that could use an extra set of hands with final formatting or you need full design support, we can help. Our print designers have decades of experience specifically with conference materials. They can bring a piece to life that both reflects your brand and makes the content as user-friendly as possible.