Home | Request Quote Now | Custom Game Cards | Our Brands | Novelty Cards | Packaging Options | Playing Cards | Shop At TM | Track your Order | Resources | Site Map | About us | Contact us | FAQ 1. All fonts should be converted to an OUTLINE in Adobe Illustrator. This will avoid changes in font information. The fonts will remain stable and not shift or be replaced with substitute fonts when files are opened on a different machine than the original creator’s. 2. If images are embedded within eps files and are merged, this makes the TM Design Department’s job difficult to modify for needed corrections. If the same images were links within the illustrator file send the image files separately. If art work is complicated with graphics and text in multiple layers, there may be issues of image quality or font placement. But if the files submitted are separate, adjustments can be accomplished quickly and easily avoiding additional TM Design Department hourly fees. 3. Please, build your document to trim size (do not draw your own crop marks), and add bleed as shown in the sample file provided. Please, do not build jobs in printer’s spreads or add trap to your files. We will do this for you at no extra charge. Please, make sure all of your color photos are in CMYK (not RGB) format and at least 300dpi or higher in their final size. A photo scanned at 100 dpi but scaled to 25% in the page layout program has an effective resolution of 400 dpi. Likewise, a 300 dpi image scaled to 200% in the page layout program has an effective resolution of only 150dpi and output could print with jagged edges. Formats Recommended: 300 DPI (dots per inch) JPG, TIFF, BMP and a GIF. Other formats can also be accepted but we would have to reproduce or convert to one of our production formats which might increase production time and incur Design Department fees. Source.