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Preparing Digital Artwork
for Cadmus Professional Communications with

ChemDraw Pro 5.0 Windows


PLEASE NOTE: When creating graphics in illustration programs such as ChemDraw Pro with the intention of outputting to an imagesetter or platesetter, it is extremely important that the person creating the illustration have a thorough understanding of the details of imaging in a prepress environment. There are an abundance of complex problems that can occur at output if paths are set up improperly, colors are indicated incorrectly, or other elements are constructed improperly. Trapping issues can also present problems if not addressed. The more complicated your illustration becomes, the greater the probability of problems at output, and therefore the need for more expertise and experience in creating the files.


This instruction set covers the following important procedures:

Saving Black & White Figures
      As Monochrome TIFF
      As EPS

Saving Color Figures
      As CMYK TIFF
      As EPS

Please note: Some journals now require that color be submitted in RGB color mode. To learn more about the RGB workflow click here.


Saving Black & White Figures

As Monochrome TIFF

Note: When exporting figures to be printed as pure black & white (line art), do not use objects with gray shading. ChemDraw has problems rendering shades of gray as pure black and white (Monochrome TIFF format).

1. Create the graphic. See Guidelines for Sizing.

2. Choose Save As. After creating the graphic, choose Save As (File > Save As) from the ChemDraw Pro file menu. After the Save As dialog box appears (shown below), select TIFF Image (*.tif) as the Save as type. 

3. Next press the Options button to choose the appropriate TIFF options.

  • Resolution: choose 1200 dpi 
  • Colors: choose Monochrome 
  • Compression: choose PackBits 
  • Press OK 


As EPS (the EPS format will create smaller files than Mono TIFF)

Note: When exporting figures in EPS format only use
CPC supported Type 1 printer fonts.

1. Create the graphic. See Guidelines for Sizing and Font Usage.

2. Choose Save As. After creating the graphic, choose Save As (File > Save As) from the ChemDraw Pro file menu. After the Save As dialog box appears (shown below), select PostScript (*.eps) as the Save as type. Press Save to save the file.


Saving Color Figures

As CMYK TIFF

1. Create the graphic. See Guidelines for Sizing.

2. Choose Save As. After creating the graphic, choose Save As (File > Save As) from the ChemDraw Pro file menu. After the Save As dialog box appears (shown below), select TIFF Image (*.tif) as the Save as type. 

3. Next press the Options button to choose the appropriate TIFF options as shown above.

  • Resolution: choose 1200 dpi 
  • Colors: choose CMYK Planar 
  • Compression: choose PackBits 
  • Press OK

 


As EPS (the EPS format will create smaller files than CMYK TIFF)

Note: When exporting figures in EPS format only use
CPC supported Type 1 printer fonts.

1. Create the graphic. See Guidelines for Sizing and Font Usage.

2. Choose Save As. After creating the graphic, choose Save As (File > Save As) from the ChemDraw Pro file menu. After the Save As dialog box appears (shown below), select PostScript (*.eps) as the file format. Press Save to save the file.
 



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