Our design team often get asked how to outline or embed fonts on artwork for CD and DVD printing and why this step in the artwork preparation is necessary. Here is a quick step by step guide to make your life that bit easier:
Guide for Adobe Illustrator:
- Open up your artwork in Adobe Illustrator and select all (Ctrl+A).
- Select Type from the menu bar and Create Outlines (Shift+Ctrl+O)
Guide for Adobe Photoshop:
- Open up your artwork in Adobe Photoshop and make sure your template layer is hidden.
- Select Layer from the menu bar and Convert to Shape
Alternatively, you can save your artwork as a .jpeg file.
I sent a PDF document so why do the fonts need to be embedded?
Our pre-production process means that all artwork is opened up in Adobe Illustrator and set up for print or for the production of screens. If fonts have not be outlined or embedded and we do not have the font you have used then the text will revert to our default font. By outlining/embedding the fonts or supplying a flattened image, your original design will be preserved and the artwork will be printed exactly how you intended.