Preparing Your Digital Files for the Canadian Jewish News
See list of programs below. Check to see that page dimensions are correct. Are images in grayscale or CMYK process (see using images below) Embed all fonts. (important! see Fonts & PDF below). Acceptable formats are PDF, TIFF, EPS or Photoshop (PSD format).
The Canadian Jewish News can accept the following file types:
- Quark (include all fonts and images)
- Illustrator (outline all fonts. send .eps file)
- InDesign (outline all fonts. send .eps file)
- Photoshop (.tif, .eps, high-res .jpg or .psd)
- Acrobat PDF
Set all imported images to grayscale or CMYK process if color is intended. Be sure all image formats are PDF, TIFF, EPS or Photoshop PSD format. (LZW compression should not be used on TIFF files. Save files as Mac compression). Make sure no JPEG or PICT files have been used in preparing your file, they may contain RGB, duotone or indexed gray colors and will have to be converted. Do not use any images downloaded from the internet.
Line Screen or Frequency: 100lpi Dots per inch or Resolution: 200dpi Dot gain: 30% Gray: Gray Gamma 1.8 CMYK: SWOP (uncoated)
Email advertisements and/or artwork to firstname.lastname@example.org if less than 5 MB. In message area of email, list size of ad, color status and the date of publication. If sending files other than PDF please attach images used and fonts.
If submitting large files, please send them via ftp to: All images should be submited in PDF, TIFF, EPS, HI-RES JPG or flat Photoshop PSD format.
Color and grayscale scans should be scanned at 300 dpi. Line art should be scanned at 800-1200 dpi.
Fax hard copy of all pages. Color jobs should have a color hard copy sent to your sales rep.
Set up your page size in your layout program to be the exact dimensions of the final printed piece.
When possible, convert type to a graphic (vector objects) in EPS files. Common problems for prepress service providers are font substitution or PostScript errors caused by type in imported EPS graphics. Avoid "nested" EPS files. EPS files and Tiff's embedded inside other EPS files can cause output errors.
No Composite/Double byte or Type 3 fonts. TrueType or specialized fonts don't always work. We recommend PostScript Type 1 fonts for the best output results. When sending a file, be sure to include your screen and printer fonts.
To make sure your reverse type is readable, avoid using type that is too small. San serif and bold typefaces are the best choices for reverse type. Please ensure reverse type does not knock out of more than two colors.
When creating a PDF to be printed, be sure to use the "CJN PDF Ads" job option and embed all fonts (your salesperson can provide you with the correct jobOption setting via email). Changes cannot be made to PDF files. Make PDFs compatible with Acrobat 5.
Microsoft Publisher, PowerPoint & Excel files are not accepted.
Image area 10 1/4" wide x 12 1/2" long, no bleeds.