Prep Guidelines

AccuLink’s Prep Guidelines

Welcome to the Acculink Prep guidelines page. Please bookmark this page for future reference as we will continually update our helpful tips and guidelines ensuring your projects run smoothly and achieve maximum impact. Your communications are important to us so please give us feedback on how we are doing and if there is anything you feel we can do to improve your experience with us!

Checklists

  • PDF File Prep Checklist PDF
  • Steps for checking and fixing color modes in Acrobat, working with Process Black vs Rich or Spot Black, and ensuring your fonts are validated, embedded or turned to outlines.

Mailing Documents

  • PDF NCOA FormPDF
  • The NCOA PAF (Processing Acknowledgement Form) is required by the Privacy Act of 1974. This is required to give us permission to send a customer’s list to a third party (our mail presort software vendor) for NCOA processing.

  • PDF Database Selections GuidePDF
  • Sample listing of database selections we offer to help you reach your intended direct mail audience.

3dUV™ Documents

  • PDF 3dUV™ InDesign Guidelines PDF
  • Six simple steps in InDesign for creating the UV layer, making the Scodix spot color, masking your artwork, imposition with the OPA registration dots, and saving your pdf file.
    (Step 5 can be omitted if a printed press sheet is not being submitted.)

  • PDF 3dUV™ Illustrator Guidelines PDF
  • Make clean UV vector masks with these six steps including creating the UV layer, making the Scodix spot color, masking your artwork, imposition with the OPA registration dots, and saving your pdf file.
    (Step 5 can be omitted if a printed press sheet is not being submitted.)

  • PDF 3dUV™ Photoshop Guidelines PDF
  • Bring your raster images to life with these Photoshop steps for creating your layers, masking your image, setting the monotone color, impositioning with the OPA registration dots, and saving your pdf file.
    (Step 6 imposition instructions can be omitted if not submitting printed press sheets.)

  • PDF 3dUV™ Tips & Tricks Guidelines PDF
  • All UV file creations benefit from these Tips & Tricks. Our six steps include OPA dot setup, clear space minimums for crops/folds, UV spot ink breaks, stroke/text adjustments, smooth gradient rules and texture creations.

Infographics

  • The Two Sides Eco-graphic PDF
  • The Two Sides Eco-graphic will help you bust some myths about the sustainability of print and paper. Download a PDF version here. At Print 2013, Two Sides announced that Lynette Maymi, a 34-year-old, self-employed design professional from Pompano Beach, Fla., won the Two Sides Eco-graphic Challenge. The contest was initiated to develop an engaging infographic that clearly presents facts about the sustainability of print and paper.