Technical Guides

General

Equipment List
Credit Application

Premedia

Soft‐proofing

KODAK INSITE Prepress Portal (Upload Files and Proofing) (PDF)
Using Overprint Preview In Acrobat (PDF)

Pre‐flighting

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 PDF from InDesign CS4‐CC (PDF)
Ripon PDF Preset.joboptions (.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
Adjust Layout using InDsign CC (2019) (PDF)
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)
How to Set‐up Artwork for Dielines, Score and Fold Marks: InDesign_1.0_CC (PDF)
Font Embedding Restrictions when Exporting PDFs: TechLines Font Embedding (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)

Templates
PDFs 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

Press

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)

Bindery

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

Inkjet & Mailing

Move Update Requirements COA+ (PDF)
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)

 

FTP

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

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)