- All print-ready files get a 43 point inspection by both a computer and a human to ensure the best possible quality.
- After reviewing your files, we will notify you via email and/or telephone if your files are print-ready or with any issues that need to be resolved.
There are many factors that can cause your print files to be incorrect. Here are the things we look for:
- Correct Page Size
- Correct Bleed, Trim and Safety Areas
- High Resolution Print Quality and Images
- Correct Color Mode (CMYK - not RGB)
After submitting your request, our prepress department will process your files and check for any mistakes.
If we come across any issues with your files, you will be notified via email and/or telephone with what needs to be fixed so you can make the needed adjustments.
If there are no issues with your files, we will send you a PDF proof that you can review.
We recommend that images and files have a resolution of 300dpi (dots-per-inch) for best print results.ACCEPTED FILE TYPES
The recommended file is a PDF file but we will accept high resolution (300dpi) .tiff, .jpeg or the original sources file from Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator or Microsoft Publisher.BLEED = .125"
Be sure to add a .125" (1/8") bleed on all sides of your
files to make sure there aren't any unsightly white
borders after trimming.
For more on bleed, click here.
Our prices and times are based on you providing error-free, print-ready files. Correcting file errors may cost extra money and time. Converting your files as a PDF using the correct settings will ensure the quickest turnaround time.
It is preferred that you submit your files in a single PDF, with the first page being the front cover and the last page being the back cover. See the image below for an example on how to set up an 8 page PDF.
For a more in-depth look into page count, download our Page Count White Paper Guide.