Technical Guides


Equipment List
Credit Application



InSite® 5 Quick Start Guide (PDF)
Using Overprint Preview In Acrobat


Preflight with InDesign CS4 through CC (PDF)
InDesign CS4 – CC Preflight Profile for 4-color (.zip)
InDesign CS4 – CC Preflight Profile for black + spot (.zip)

Creating PDF’s for Print Production

How To: Export to PDF from InDesign CS4-CC (PDF)
Download our PDF Export Presets (.zip)
How To : with Acrobat® Distiller 8 (PDF)
How To : with Acrobat Distiller 9 (PDF)
How To : with QuarkXPress® 8 (PDF)
How To : with CorelDRAW® (PDF)

General Technical Sheets

Adobe InDesign
Adobe® Designer’s Guide to Transparency for Print (PDF)
Creating Perfect Bound Covers: InDesign CS5_CC (PDF)
Creating Perfect Bound Covers: InDesign 1.0_CC (PDF)
Getting it Right, Right from the Start: InDesign_1.0-CC (PDF)
How to Set-up Artwork for Spot UV: InDesign 1.0_CC (PDF)

Technical Sheets
Submitting non-production test files for review via WeTransfer (PDF)
Quick Reference Card: Tech Info Series (PDF)
Electronic Imaging Success with a Test Disk (PDF)
Recommended Line Screens for Halftones, Tints and 4-Color Separations; Min & Max Dot Sizes for Halftones (PDF)
The Mystery of Dot Gain Explained! (PDF)
Some call it shin­gling”, we call it creep” (PDF)

PDF with Dimensions and Drill Holes on Layers
Body Pages: 6 x 10.5 | 7 x 9  | 8.25 x 10.75  | 8.375 x 10.875  | 8.5 x 10.875  | 8.5 x 11  
Covers > Perfect Bound: 6 x 10.5 | 7 x 9 | 8.25 x 10.75 | 8.375 x 10.875 | 8.5 x 10.875 | 8.5 x 11
Covers > Saddle Stitched: 6 x 10.5) | 7 x 9 | 8.25 x 10.75 | 8.375 x 10.875 | 8.5 x 10.875 | 8.5 x 11 


Everything You wanted to know about Coldset/Non-heatset Printing (PDF)
Press Proofing (PDF)
Web Roll Stock (PDF)
A Primer on Coatings (PDF)
Preparation and Arrival of Supplied Printed Materials (PDF)


Saddle Stitch Specifications (PDF)
Perfect Bind Specifications (PDF)
Bindery Support Equipment (PDF)

Inkjet & Mailing

CoMail — A Way to Cut Postage Costs (PDF)
Considering Every Door Direct Mail (PDF)
Mail Sortation Services (PDF)
NCOA — National Change of Address  (PDF)
USPS Endorsements for Standard Mail & Packaging Services (PDF)
Designing Your Mailpiece for Inkjet Addressing (PDF)



Instructions for using Ripon‘s MassTransit Browser-based FTP Client. (PDF file)
Important: To obtain a user name and pass­word, email Benita Keplin.

Ripon Printers’ FTP (browser connec­tion)

How To Use Your Own FTP Client to Transmit Files. (PDF)
MassTransit Mac client for OS X 10.4 and older. (zip)