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Submitting Files for Book Production

You can send us files in three ways:

1. If your files are under 10MB, you can email them as attachments to production@ardith.ca.

2. If your files are more than 10MB, let us know either by phone at 1-877-288-0114 or email at production@ardith.ca and we will supply you with a secure FTP site to upload them to.

3. If your files are more than 10MB, burn them to a CD and mail or courier them to us at 520 Princess Avenue, London, Ontario, Canada, N6B 2B8.

Acceptable File Types and Formats

Word, Txt files, PDFs, EPS, JPG, TIFF

Mac-friendly

QuarkXpress, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator

The Advantage of PDFs

PDF files will overcome many of the traditional problems a printer will face with native files. Native files tend to be large and cumbersome and often are missing fonts or graphics. This creates all sorts of printing problems and delays. PDF files avoid these concerns as they contain all the necessary fonts and graphics, are smaller files, and are platform, application, and device independent.

We highly recommend using Adobe Acrobat to convert your book to a PDF. Acrobat can be purchased from Adobe (www.adobe.com) or any software retailer.

Important Notes:

When providing images use 300 dpi (dots per inch). Lower resolutions, such as the 72 dpi that is standard for images that appear only online, will provide poor quality reproductions. Higher resolutions are automatically reset to 300 dpi.

Select "Always embed all fonts."

After your PDF file is completed, we recommend that you view the file to ensure it is complete and correct in all aspects, and then send it to us for printing.

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