File Formats

Please Review Current Accepted File Formats Before You Design and Send Your Files for Print.
Our design department is Mac platform, so we prefer all customer files to be in one of the following file formats:

Adobe Photoshop CS5: All .psd, .tiff or .eps files from Photoshop should include an 1/8" bleed (.125) beyond the final size of the job (if required). Example: A business card's document size should be 3.5" W x 2" H with 1/8" bleed (.125) if required. All .psd files should also include fonts or have text layers rasterized. Find a template.

Adobe Illustrator CS5: All .ai or .eps files from Illustrator should be set up to the final size of the job. Example: A business card's document size should be 3.5" W x 2" H with 1/8" bleed (.125) if required. Include all fonts and images (links) used in the file or convert all fonts to outlines.

Adobe InDesign CS5: All files from InDesign should be set up to the final size of the job. Example: A business card's document size should be 3.5" W x 2" H with 1/8" bleed (.125) if required. Include all fonts and images (links) used in the file.

PDF Files: All pdf files must be distilled using the High Quality setting with a resolution of 300 dpi or more. Fonts should be embedded or converted to outlines/paths prior to distilling the file. Please include a 1/8" bleed if required and be sure your pdf file separates properly prior to uploading/emailing.

QuarkXpress 7.2: All files from QuarkXpress should be set up to the final size of the job. Example: A business card's document size should be 3.5" W x 2" H with 1/8" bleed (.125) if required. Include all fonts and images (links) used in the file.

Freehand MX: All files from Freehand should be set up to the final size of the job. Example: A business card's document size should be 3.5" W x 2" H with 1/8" bleed (.125) if required. Include all fonts and images (links) used in the file or convert all fonts to paths.

Other Accepted File Formats: We will also accept PC format files in Publisher, PageMaker and Word, but can't guarantee the quality of the final product. There is a flat fee for any changes made to these file types in order to make them print correctly.

We recommend files be compressed prior to uploading/emailing. Using compression software such as Stuffit or ZipIt can often times eliminate corruption problems, as well as reduce the amount of time the file takes to upload.