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Fonts and Transparency

If your artwork contains vector-based graphics with transparency or other special effects, make sure you provide us with a copy of your files with flattened images and all fonts converted to outlines. Transparent, unflattened artwork and non-outlined fonts may not print properly, resulting in costly delays and reprints. Below are instructions for flattening your artwork and converting fonts to outlines in Adobe Illustrator and InDesign.

Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign

Adobe Illustrator

Create a copy of your file and save the original in a safe place (in case you need to make changes later). Once you've flattened your images and converted your text to outlines, you will not be able to edit those elements again.

Adobe Illustrator Steps - Part 1

Adobe Illustrator Steps - Part 2

Adobe InDesign

Create a copy of your file and save the original in a safe place (in case you need to make changes later). Once you've flattened your images and converted your text to outlines, you will not be able to edit those elements again.

Adobe InDesign Steps - Part 1

Adobe InDesign Steps - Part 2

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