PREPRESS - WEB OFFSET PRINTING

HOW TO

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Marrakech Express Master How-to
This Adobe Acrobat document contains the master guide for page construction, font usage, trapping, PostScript output, and more. [click here to download]

Miscellaneous Issues
Things that have cropped up that aren't yet in the latest release of the "Master How-To" A must-read if you are planning on working with spot colors or switchouts. [click here to read]


Creating PDF Files

Generating PDF files from QuarkXPress for Windows
Detailed instructions for creating PDF files using Quark 4.1 in PDF format. You will need Acrobat Distiller 4.0 and Quark's PDF Filter 1.6 for this procedure. [click here to read Windows 2000 instructions]

Generating PDF files from Quark for Macintosh
Detailed instructions for creating PDF files using Quark 4.1. In Adobe Acrobat format. You will need Acrobat Distiller 4.0 and Quark's PDF Filter 1.6 for this procedure. If you have been using the previous version of these instructions, please discard it and use this instead. 

Sending Files

Transferring Files to Marrakech Via FTP
File Transfer Protocol (FTP), is used for transmitting files over the Internet. Marrakech Express has set up a high-speed Internet connection, which allows us to accept FTP file transfers from our customers.
[click here for more information]

Other Useful Instructions

CMYK Conversion Settings (file downloads)
These are the settings we use when converting images to CMYK in Photoshop for SWOP coated jobs. If you are printing to newsprint, reduce the Total Ink Limit to between 245% - 265%

Color Correction
These are a set of quick and easy color correction guidelines for scanned images. This will provide you with a good starting point for most images, though some images may need special treatment. [click here ]

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