Technical Guides

General

Equipment List
Credit Application

Premedia

Soft‐proofing

InSite® 5 Quick Start Guide (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
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)
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)