We accept files any of the following ways:
• E-Mail to email@example.com. • For files larger than 2MB, use the form to the left to upload your files. This is a secure file upload. • Mail or deliver CD,DVD, USB to our office.
We accept data in any of the following file formats:
• Comma separated text (.csv) • Microsoft Excel (.xls) • Tab delimited text (.txt) • Microsoft Access (.mdb) • Dbase (.dbf) • Fixed length text (please provide a layout map)
Most software usually has an export function to export your data into a format we can accept. We would be more than happy to help you with this.
• PDF (Adobe Acrobat) *** PREFERRED Artwork should be 300 DPI (high quality) and include crop marks. If artwork bleeds, please provide at least 1/8” bleed, (that means your artwork needs to be 1/8” minimum higher and wider than the final size.) This is because your printing is made on an overlarge sheet of paper and then trimmed back to the final size so we can get color to the edge. So if you are designing a 3.5” x 2” business card, use a document size of 3.75” x 2.25” and expect to lose the outer 1/8” (so don’t put anything important there!!). Be sure all black text is provided as black only, not as a CMYK build. • Adobe InDesign (packaged with fonts, links, and pdf for reference), Adobe Illustrator, Adobe PhotoShop (send flattened and unflattened versions). Any images that are 72 dpi will print with inferior quality (pixilated and/or blurry appearance). • Microsoft Word, Publisher, Powerpoint (not preferred) – please convert to PDF (300 dpi high quality). Native files may sometimes be accepted, but additional setup charges may apply. If you do send one of these file types, be sure to include all fonts and graphics that were used to create it.
Although we use state of the art printing processes, the final product will only look as good as the artwork provided. Our requirements for submitting artwork appear below. The most common obstacle to quality printing is low resolution. A large image can be resized smaller without losing quality; rarely is the reverse true. Note! As a general rule, if it came from a web page, the quality will most likely be too low for printing. Web graphics are made to load quickly, often times sacrificing the true quality of the image. The eye may not notice this when viewed with a browser, but becomes obvious when printed.
DPI Stands for "Dots Per Inch." The more dots an image has per inch the better it will look when it is printed. Most images from the web hover around 72 DPI, which is not acceptable when printing.
If you are ever unsure of what you are sending, please call us first! There are no dumb questions with us – we would be glad to help guide you and answer any questions we can.