Accepted File Formats FAQ
Accepted File Types Index.
We can accept a wide variety of file formats (below), however we prefer all files to be submitted as PDF files to minimize any font, image, text, or formatting complications.
Make sure your PDF comes with embedded or outlined fonts. PDF files are easier to handle and will likely speed up your turn-around. Remember to flatten your files before uploading.
For Wideformat files with shapes, we recommend designing:
- vector files (e.g. EPS or PDF)
- 300 DPI or higher
- use rich black on your design C 50% M 40% Y 40% K 100%
- for fine lines and text smaller than 9pt, use black (100% K) when there is white background and use 100% K and set to Multiply in photoshop.
.JPG – Joint Photographic Experts Group – a lossy image format widely used to display photographic images.
.JPEG – Joint Photographic Experts Group – a lossy image format widely used to display photographic images.
.PDF – Portable Document Format (fonts outlined and flattened and converted to CMYK)
.EPS – Encapsulated Postscript (fonts outlined and flattened)
.TIFF – Tagged Image File Format
What color mode should I send?
If you send us an RGB file, there is a chance that a color shift may occur and you may not be satisfied with your job. You should always start and finish your designs in CMYK color mode.
Preparation Tips See our File Preparations Tips FAQ for details on submitting the highest quality files to eliminate extra file charges or production delays.