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Best Practices


  • Both screen and printer fonts are necessary.
  • Include fonts that are in your EPS graphic files.
    Visit ohio.edu/printing/fonts for more tips.

Page Design

Remember to align your design's colors and typography with Ohio University's existing brand standards.
Visit OHIO's Brand Center for additional guidance.

  • All graphic files should always be included with the final document.
  • Do not send single page documents, it is very time-consuming to process them.
  • Do not specify rules as hairline.
  • Bleed should be extended past the edge of the document.
  • For folding, each panel must be short as the pages roll inward.
  • For trapping, do not misuse overprint.
  • Resolution should be no less than900-1200dpi.
  • Excessive sizing of images in page layout.
  • Remember to properly identify colors as "spot" orCMYK.
    Visit ohio.edu/printing/page-design for additional tips/tricks for page design.

Packaging the job

  • Avoid confusing or incomplete job communications.
  • Provide a hard copy of your print job to provide our team with a visual reference.
    Visit ohio.edu/printing/tips-packaging for more helpful tips.


  • Remember to package your PDF file with the appropriate crop and bleed marks.
  • Always preview the finished PDF before sending.
  • Visit ohio.edu/printing/pdfs for additional tips.