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As the name implies, Adfixer.com, Westlake Village, CA, has a simple promise. Upload virtually any file format—as long as it's complete with graphics and fonts—and Adfixer.com will return a clean PostScript, EPS, TIFF, PDF, PDF/X-1 or TIFF/IT-P1 file to you. Adfixer is equipped for FTP for file submissions; the site utilizes both Fetch and Interarchy solutions for uploading/ dowloading. All projects are estimated before work begins. Charges are simple and reasonably priced: final file preparation, $35; $25 1⁄4-hour charge for file intervention, which includes final file preparation (1⁄2 hour minimum).
MyAdServe.com is operated by R.E. May, Cleveland, OH. The Web site stemmed from the supplier's self-developed modular Internet Asset Manager solution, available through www.remay.com, which may also be customized for clients who wish to have its functionality available through corporate-branded sites of their own. One of the Internet Asset Manager's modules, Job Serve, enables the supplier to receive native files and convert them to clean TIFF/IT-P1, PDF or Digital Negative File (DNF), R.E. May's patent-pending DNF supported by a large number of prepress and pressroom technologies. DNF is a hybrid EPSF, which can be processed on a PostScript RIP. All CT image data is in one composite layer at 355.6 dpi. Continuous-tone images may be either EPS or JPEG. All text and LW graphics are held in another layer, in vector format and are resolution-independent. A DNF can be placed in any page layout program (as an EPS) and sized, rotated and cropped as needed; ditto for imposition programs. MyAdServe.com offers a two-to-six-hour turnaround for conversion; a complementary CD-ROM is burned and shipped to the customer. Digital halftone proofs may be generated on either a Kodak Approval or a CreoScitex Proofsetter Spectrum. The cost is $475.00 per page, including shipping and CD-ROM.
Also owned and operated by R.E. May, this easy-to-navigate site allows users to submit either PostScript or PDF files (there is a quick and easy tutorial for preparing either). The client receives a clean TIFF/IT-P1 file, with 18:1 compression for quick transfer, with a choice of proofs: contract halftone, contract ink-jet continuous tone (for publications), contract ink-jet (for newspapers) or soft proofs. TIFFIT-online.com promises a one-to-four-hour turnaround. The cost is $75 per page without proof, add another $75 for a proof.