1. Locate the collection that you want to submit to production and select it in the lower “My Collections” pane.
  2. Prior to submitting photos into production they need to be Approved for Print by either clicking the page icon or using “Approve All” function. Note: If any images are ordered but not used in layout, you must include those images in a separate “unused images” folder with your final layout document or the images will not be archived and will be permanently lost.
  3. Choose “Order: Submit to Production” in the Actions menu.

After clicking “Order: Submit to Production” you will be presented with the “Create Order” screen. Complete the form and click “Submit Order”.

  • Publication – Name of the magazine these photos are intended
  • Issue – Enter 6 digit issue identifier
  • Story – Enter 10 character max story name
  • Tools – Choose how the images will be sequenced. See the following page for description of each.
  • Correction – Check this box to provide specific color or scanning instructions for an image. Include your instructions in the comments box. Be as specific as possible on how you want your final image to look.
  • Proof Size – Select a size to receive an Epson proof of the image to verify color accuracy, retouching, etc. Scatters should be requested for covers, article openers, and color critical images.
    • Small: 6” wide
    • Medium: 9” wide
    • Large: 12” wide
    • Spread: 18” wide
  • Hi Res – Request a high resolution image by clicking the Hi Res check box.
  • Silo – Select the desired ‘silhouette’ to be performed on an image. It is only possible to select one option. Include specific instructions for the silo in the comments box.
    • Path: silo will be performed with a vector path. This allows a very sharp silo at any resolution.
    • Alpha: silo will be performed with an alpha mask. This allows a softer, sometimes more natural silo.
    • Drop: ‘background’ pixels will be ‘erased’ to white.
  • Enlarge Enter the percentage that you would like the image to be scaled. You may estimate this number, but you should always err on the high side if you do so.
  • Instructions – Provide specific color instructions for an image. Be as specific as possible on how you want your final image to look. Include instructions for color, contrast, brightness, sharpness, drop shadows, clipping paths, special effects, etc. Examples of specific instructions include: ‘open shadow areas,’ ‘keep highlights,’ ‘saturate color,’ ‘match color across images’ etc. If no instructions are provided, images will be converted to CMYK, balanced, and sharpened.

Sequencing Images when Submitting to Production →