Preparing Digital Files
Have you included the files for ALL IMAGES?
Unless you are sending us a high resolution PDF, please include all images and linked files used in the document.
Have you included ALL the FONTS used in the job?
Please include all fonts (screen and printer) used in the document and artwork.
Are all IMAGES saved in TIFF, JPEG or EPS format?
Images should be saved in TIFF or JPEG format. Images to be sent by Email should be saved as a High Res JPEG with medium compression. Line art images such as logos should be saved as EPS, AI (Adobe Illustrator document), or as a High-Res TIFF.  PNG and GIF images are not acceptable.
Are your photos HIGH RESOLUTION?
All images should be supplied at a resolution of 300 DPI at the size they are to be printed. Images submitted at low resolutions, especially images taken from web sites, will not reproduce well.
Have you ENLARGED any IMAGES in the document?
Images enlarged more than 125% in the document will become grainy and/or blurry and will not produce a quality printed piece. Be sure to take your photos at a large enough size to accommodate the final size of the image you would like printed.
Is your DIGITAL CAMERA set on the highest setting?
Settings should be on the highest quality/size available (usually the largest number allowed or a superfine setting). It is better to have a photo that is too large than too small. Please check your owner's manual or contact the manufacturer.
Are all images and colors converted to CMYK?
For a truer representation of the final product, please convert all images and colors used in your document to CMYK (from RGB). If you have a specific Pantone/PMS color, for your company logo for example, please let us know the Pantone or PMS number so that we can be sure of the accuracy of the color. Please be aware that the colors you see on your screen will not necessarily be the same as they are when printed.
Have you included BLEED on your document?
Be sure to set up your document the size of the actual printed piece. If the program allows for bleed, add 1/8" bleed on all sides. If it does not allow for bleed (Publisher and Word, for example) make your document 1/4" larger and keep all text, logos, etc. at least 1/4" from the edges. (See chart on the right.)
LINES should be at least .5 point in thickness.
Do not use Hairlines as they are too thin and will not print.
We prefer files be copied to one of our online sites either via FTP or Form Upload but we also accept Email. 
There are size restrictions to email attachments so large files must be uploaded through one of our sites or mailed to us on a CD/DVD. See the links on the right side and please contact us if you need assistance.
Viewing PDF Proofs
Some Smart Phones and Tablets do not support advanced PDF files. If you are using one of these devices and the PDF is blank or illegible please let us know so we can send you a version that will "READ" correctly. Also please be specific about the problem you are encountering - examples:
1. I can see the PDF but the form is blank.
2. I can see the PDF but the text is gibberish.
3. I can see the PDF but it is oriented wrong for reading on my screen and I do not have access to a laser printer.
PMS Color Chart
Pantone # Color
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101  
102  
103  
104  
105  
106  
107  
108  
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111  
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113  
114  
115  
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116 2X  
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120  
1205  
121  
1215  
122  
1225  
123  
1235  
124  
1245  
125  
1255  
126  
1265  
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132  
133  
134  
1345  
135  
1355  
328  
3285  
137  
1375  
138  
1385  
139  
1395  
140  
1405  
141  
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148  
1485  
149  
1495  
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1505  
151  
152  
1525  
153  
1535  
154  
1545  
155  
1555  
156  
1565  
157  
1575  
158  
1585  
159  
1595  
160  
1605  
161  
1615  
162  
1625  
163  
1635  
164  
1645  
165  
165 2X  
1655  
166  
1665  
167  
1675  
168  
1685  
169  
170  
171  
172  
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174  
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176  
1765  
1767  
177  
1775  
1777  
178  
1785  
1787  
1788  
179  
1795  
1797  
180  
1805  
1807  
181  
1810  
1817  
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183  
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185  
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186  
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1895  
190  
1905  
191  
1915  
192  
1925  
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1935  
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2365  
237  
2375  
238  
2385  
239  
239 2X  
2395  
240  
2405  
241  
2415  
242  
2425  
243  
244  
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2562  
2563  
2567  
257  
2572  
2573  
2577  
258  
2582  
2583  
2587  
259  
2592  
2592 2X  
2593  
2597  
260  
2602  
2603  
2607  
261  
2612  
2613  
2617  
262  
2622  
2623  
2627  
263  
2635  
264  
2645  
265  
2655  
266  
2665  
267  
268  
2685  
269  
2695  
270  
2705  
2706  
2707  
2708  
271  
2715  
2716  
2717  
2718  
272  
2725  
2726  
2727  
2728  
273  
2735  
2736  
2738  
274  
2745  
2746  
2747  
2748  
275  
2755  
2756  
2757  
2758  
276  
2765  
2766  
2767  
2768  
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284  
285  
286  
287  
328  
289  
290  
2905  
291  
2915  
292  
2925  
293  
2935  
294  
2945  
295  
2955  
296  
2965  
297  
2975  
298  
2985  
299  
299 2X  
2995  
300  
3005  
301  
3015  
302  
3025  
303  
3035  
304  
305  
306  
306 2X  
307  
308  
309  
310  
3105  
311  
3115  
312  
3125  
313  
3135  
314  
3145  
315  
3155  
316  
3165  
317  
318  
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324  
3242  
3245  
3248  
325  
3252  
3255  
3258  
326  
3262  
3265  
3268  
327  
327 2X  
3272  
3275  
3278  
328  
3282  
3285  
3328  
329  
3292  
3295  
3298  
330  
3302  
3305  
3308  
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337  
3375  
338  
3385  
339  
3395  
340  
3405  
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3965  
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3985  
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3995  
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4485  
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4495  
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4505  
451  
4515  
452  
452 2X  
4525  
453  
4535  
454  
4545  
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462  
4625  
463  
4635  
464  
464 2X  
4645  
465  
4655  
466  
4665  
467  
4675  
468  
4685  
469  
4695  
470  
4705  
471  
471 2X  
4715  
472  
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473  
4735  
474  
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475  
4755  
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4975  
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4985  
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5005  
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5015  
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5025  
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5035  
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5115  
512  
5125  
513  
5135  
514  
5145  
515  
5155  
516  
5165  
517  
5175  
518  
5185  
519  
5195  
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5205  
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5215  
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5275  
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5463  
5467  
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5473  
5477  
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5487  
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5493  
5497  
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5513  
5517  
552  
5523  
5527  
553  
5535  
554  
5545  
555  
5555  
556  
5565  
557  
5575  
558  
5585  
559  
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560  
5605  
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5615  
562  
5625  
563  
5635  
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5763  
5767  
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5773  
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5783  
5787  
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580  
5803  
5807  
581  
5815  
582  
5825  
583  
5835  
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5865  
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5875  
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810  
810 2X  
811  
811 2X  
812  
812 2X  
813  
814  
814 2X  
 
Document Programs accepted from PC & Mac
Adobe InDesign QuarkXpress
Adobe Illustrator Microsoft Publisher*
Adobe Photoshop Microsoft Word*
Adobe Pagemaker** CorelDraw
High Resolution File Formats (PC & Mac)
PDF ( acrobat ) Tiff ( TIF )
JPEG ( jpg ) EPS
Creating Hi-Res PDFs in Quark & InDesign
Pantone Color Chart
*May incur typesetting charges
**Will be converted to QuarkXpress or InDesign.
Job supplied in other file formats will incur typesetting/ conversion charges.
Please make your document the Trim size
PLUS one-eighth inch bleed, where necessary.
Document type Trim Size Bleed
Single Page Flyer: 8.5" x 11" (8.75 x 11.25)
Single Page Tri-Fold: 8.5" x 11" (8.75 x 11.25)
4 Page Brochure (vertical): 11" x 17" (11.25 x 17.25)
4 Page Brochure (horizontal): 8.5" x 22" (8.75 x 22.25)
Rack Card: 9" x 4" (9.25 x 4.25)
Standard Postcard: 6" x 4.25" (6.25 x 4.5)
Jumbo Postcard: 8.5" x 5.5" (8.75 x 5.75)
Super Jumbo Postcard: 11.5" x 6" (11.75 x 6.25)
Business Card or Sticker : 3.5" x 2" (3.75 x 2.25)
Pocket Folder: 9" x 12" (see template)
For more digital file preparation information visit:
Design / Mailing Requirement Templates
Setting Up Your Digital File
Creating Hi-Res PDFs in Quark and InDesign
For Mailing List file preparation information visit :
Setting Up Your Mailing List.