FAQ

What type of files can I send?

Beefree Media supports a variety of file formats.
.ai, .eps, .cdr, .jpg, .jpge, .psd, .pdf, .png, .tif, and .tiff

For your files to be easier to handle and to speed up the process we strongly recommend saving your files in the following programs and formats:

Adobe Acrobat Document – (.pdf)
Adobe Illustrator – (.pdf – .ai – .eps)
Adobe Photoshop – (.pdf – .psd – .Jpg – tif)
Quark (.pdf)

Things you should always remember before uploading your files:
Outline fonts
Add crop marks
Flatten your files 

How should I set up my bleed and crop marks?

In order to prevent your image from being cut off, the image must be 1/8 of an inch (0.125) from the edge. That extra 1/8 on an inch on our template is call (Safe Area)

Bleed is the term for printing that means: extend the image to the edge of a page and at least a 1/8 of an inch more. That extra 1/8 on an inch on our template is call (Bleed Area)

NOTE: If submitted file(s) are submitted without bleed, the final printed product will have a white boarder around the edges.

What do you mean by (4/0), (4/1) or 4/4)?

There is a chance that a color change may occur if you send your files in RG.
You should always send your designs in CMYK color mode.

What color mode should my files be?

There is a chance that a color change may occur if you send your files in RG. You should always send your designs in CMYK color mode.
What resolution should my file be? All artwork must have a minimum resolution of 300 DPI. mages with less than 300 DPI will reproduce fuzzy and pixilated

Can I submit multiple files in one document?

We specifically set up the process for you to upload one side at a time. You are required to upload each side of the job on a separate file.
If you do not separate your files correctly it will cause delays and you will have to send the files again.

How do I get a grayscale image in a CMYK?

Any grayscale files that are converted to CMYK will most of the time will change color in the final print to green or yellow.
Always check the CMYK values.
If the channels of your grayscale image looks like this. It is wrong and will have a color change.
If the channels of your grayscale image looks like this. It is perfect and will not have a color change.

What is rich black and how can I get it?

To obtain the richest possible black, all heavy blacks and defined text over 24 pt needs to be configured with the following color combination:

Cyan: 60% Magenta: 60% Yellow: 60% Black: 90%

Also remember that you should never set any color to overprint unless it is black. When a color is placed on top of a dark one, the dark one will always be dominant and will always overprint the light one causing the color to print incorrectly.