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Which file formats can Clone Digital Print & Copy accept for digital output?

PROGRAMS NATIVE FILE FORMATS PREFERRED FORMAT  
 

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Adobe Illustrator

.ai

.pdf

 

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Adobe InDesign

.indd

.pdf

 

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Adobe Photoshop

.psd

.pdf

 

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Microsoft Publisher

.pub, .pubx

.pdf *

 

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Microsoft Word

.doc, .docx

.pdf *

 

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Microsoft Powerpoint

.ppt, .pptx

.pdf *

 

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Microsoft Excel

.xls, .xlsx

.pdf *

 

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Open Office

.odt

.pdf *

 
         
    * Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Photoshop are all capable of saving or exporting directly to the Abode Acrobat .pdf format. All other programs on this list need to access a third party program in order to create a PDF file.
 
-- OTHER FILE TYPES ACCEPTED --

Image file formats (alphabetically listed): BMP, EPS, GIF, JPG (or JPEG), PNG, and TIF (or TIFF).

Compressed Archive file formats: RAR, SIT and ZIP

Other file formats: RTF (Rich Text Format) and TXT (Text file - Does not retain formatting).



What is the optimum file format for submitting artwork to Clone for digital printing?

Adobe PDF files, created using the "Press Ready" option (available in many graphic design programs), is the best format for high end, digital output. This format optimizes the raster images in your file to a resolution of 300 ppi (pixels per inch), and (with few exceptions) includes the fonts in the file. These files can be processed and printed quicker than others, as we do not have to load fonts or search for the proper resolution image.  For some programs you may need to process your source file (Microsfot Word, for instance) through a third party program in order to create a PDF file.