Digital File Recommendations and Specifications

We accept a variety of digital file formats for print. We’ll make every effort to work with you to assure that the quality of your project meets your expectations.
The following recommendations will help to assure best results:

File Formats

PDF – prepared for print in CMYK mode with image resolutions at 300 DPI or higher and fonts embedded.

Adobe InDesign – Package for the print provider or include all images and fonts.

Photoshop or other image files – PSD file with layers and fonts included. Flattened Photoshop files or raster (.jpg or .tif) images from other photo editing platforms should be submitted at 300 DPI in CMYK color mode. Our ability to alter or correct flat image files is limited.

Adobe Illustrator – Vector files in AI, PDF, or SVG formats are recommended for large format reproduction. For best results, submit files at final size with fonts converted to outlines. Embedded raster images should be in CMYK color mode and a minimum of 300 DPI at final size.

Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft PowerPoint – Microsoft Publisher and PowerPoint files are not recommended for professional print. For best results convert Publisher files to PDF format at finished size. We will accept Publisher and PowerPoint files in native format. If possible, provide images and fonts as separate files. Prepress charges will apply for file conversion and changes required before print.

Microsoft Word – Microsoft Word files are not recommended. For best results, convert Word files to PDF before submitting files.