Preparing Print-Ready Documents
If you are submitting a file for us to print, it must conform to the following guidelines:

Image-Ready Files
Image-ready is a defined file that will generate a single plate for each unique color of each page or signature in the document. Each plate must contain system-generated crop and register marks, ink color name by Pantone Matching System number and document or signature page number.

Supported Programs

Included here is a list of supported programs. Software changes frequently, so please call before sending your file. 

  • Adobe Acrobat 
  • Adobe Pagemaker 
  • Adobe InDesign 
  • QuarkXpress 
  • Microsoft Publisher 
  • Adobe Illustrator 
  • Adobe Photoshop 
  • Adobe Freehand 

Vector Graphics (logos, spot colors)

Use Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw– EPS, AI

Bitmap Graphics (photographs)

Use Adobe Photoshop – PSD, EPS, TIF, JPG. 300 dpi. File size should be at least 100% of reproduction size containing 300 pixels per inch wide and 300 pixels per inch tall. Do not use re-purposed graphics. 

Fonts

We carry a wide selection, but if you have included a specialty font in your document it is best to send it with the job. Include a copy of all fonts used in the document including fonts used in linked graphics. 

Supported Media
  • Flash Drives
  • Zip, 100 & 250
  • CD, DVD
  • Floppy
  • Email attachment

Page Size

Must be set to finished page size. Bleed copy must extend beyond page border by at least 1/8”.

Graphics

Linked, not embedded. A copy of each graphic must be included with your file.

Color Separations

All document components (text/graphics/fills/rules, etc.) must be prepared for the color mode in which the program order will be printed: CMYK, Spot-color or Grayscale. Spot-colors must be identified by PMS number.

PDF Files 

PDF must (1) be created from documents conforming to all of the preceding preparation requirements, (2) have no security components, (3) be sent color composite and (4) be Acrobat 4.0 or higher compatible.

Original Artwork

Do not send your only copy of a photograph or other artwork. We will not accept responsibility for their return.

Contact Information

Each file must be submitted including the name, phone number, fax number and e-mail address of the original document creator.