Technical Specifications and Guidelines for Slot Tickets




SLOT TICKET LAYOUT SPECIFICATIONS
Electronic File / Process Guidelines

A: Maximum printable area: 149.2mm by 38.9mm. Click here to download (A) PDF
B: Maximum printable area: 149.2mm by 46.2mm. Click here to download (B) PDF

File resolution: use 300 pixels per inch (at 100% size) for a 153 line screen, or 1200 pixels per inch for bitmaps.

One-bit graphics should be converted to curves.

Avoid hairline rules; minimum weight should be no less than .75 pt.

Be sure to include all fonts and support files (eps, tif, jpg). Note: The Adobe Type Library will be used unless Type 1 fonts are supplied.

Avoid text smaller than 4 pts. especially when reversed or for ®, ©, or ™ symbols.

Use caution when designing non-thermal side graphics. Graphics that are too dark can interfere with barcode readability.

Reverse text should be bold and, if possible, outlined with a .75 or 1-point stroke.

Send process images in CMYK mode if possible. Beware of RGB colors that may be out of CMYK’s gamut range. Many RGB colors cannot be printed accurately using CMYK.

Customer supplied hard copy is necessary.

Gradients and screened colors should not use less than a 1% screen of a color. A smooth blend of color to no color at all cannot be achieved unless it is a gradient of a very light color, like yellow. Illustration 1 represents how a gradient abruptly stops where there are 1% screens (cyan in this case). The example shown in illustration 2 represents the same art carrying 1% cyan through the center.



Use only the colors you want your slot ticket to print or specify colors to be used; delete all unused colors in your electronic file.

Create the whole file in one design package. For example, try not to import several different files from Illustrator, Photoshop, etc. into InDesign. This makes it very difficult to trap accurately. Do as much design as you can in one program.

If images are placed into another program, try to place the images at 100% (minimal reduction or enlargement). This is particularly important of rasterized images (Photoshop).
Use a hierarchy when creating your folder for organizational purposes.

Please see example to the right of what a hierarchy of your folder should look like.

Email:
Email attachments should be Stuffed or Zipped and sent to: susan.mitchell@slot-tickets.com.

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not get a reply to your e-mail inquiry within 24 hours, your e-mail may have been caught in our filter system. If this happens, please send a fax with your e-mail address and your inquiry.

We recommend that files over 2MB be sent on disk or CD, accompanied by a hard copy to:
Slot-Tickets
Attn: Susan Mitchell
1655 Wynne Road
Suite 103
Cordova, TN 38016 USA

Acceptable Software Applications
Mac Software:
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe InDesign
PC Software:
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe InDesign
Slot-Tickets Worldwide, International Home Office
1655 Wynne Rd
Suite 103
Cordova, TN 38016 USA
Susan Mitchell
Phone: 901-377-1849
Fax: 901-377-1102
susan.mitchell@slot-tickets.com

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not get a reply to your e-mail inquiry within 24
hours, your e-mail may have been caught in our filter system. If this
happens, please send a fax with your e-mail address and your inquiry.



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