Accepted File Formats
New Mexico MarketPlace is produced and made ready for printing by computer. Only digital ads can be accepted. When you provide New Mexico MarketPlace with a digital ad file, we acceptonly the following formats on CD, USB Drive or via e-mail. You can also send the file from an online application such as hightail.com or wetransfer.com:
Be sure to use a collect program such as Adobe Indesign Package to collect all images and fonts (printer and screen fonts, postscript only, no true type fonts accepted). If using Adobe Illustrator, convert all fonts to outlines and embed all images. All images must by CMYK and uncompressed .tif files. Be sure to set trapping for white objects to knockout. This is especially important to do before distilling your PDF file.
Acrobat Distiller Job Options for PDF Print Job Submission
PDF files are created from PostScript print files using the Adobe Acrobat Distiller program. Also, the better desktop publishing packages are able to output directly to a PDF file. However, except for Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, and Corel Draw, many desktop publishing programs write PostScript to convert to PDF, even when using the export option. Even though those programs will directly write PDFs, PDFs created from PostScript are more compatible with our printer's software.
For high quality printing, it is of utmost importance to retain as much image detail as possible. Even though this increases the PDF file size, it will also produce the best quality for printing. We recommend submitting the PDF file either via e-mail, or on a CD, if possible.
Various settings are available when creating the PDF. Not all of them are appropriate for optimum print quality. For example, some settings are designed to reduce the final size of the PDF file so that it can be transferred quickly over the Internet. Unfortunately, this also reduces the quality of the document, and is not suitable for use in printing. We recommend using the medium compression when compressing files. Using medium compression will result in a good file size and no noticeable decrease in quality. Also, before distilling your file, make sure all images are CMYK and all white objects are set to knock out.
Recommended Settings: Acrobat Distiller
In Distiller, you have the choice of modifying the PDF settings before you create the file from your PostScript file. We recommend the following settings:
On the "General" Tab
On the "Images" Tab
On the "Font Embedding" Tab
On the "Color" Tab
On the "Advanced" Tab (The following boxes should be checked, the remainder left unchecked.)
On the "Standards" Tab