Tips On How To Save Your Design Files

PDF (Portable Document Format) is the most common and preferred file format for submitting digital documents. With the installation of a PDF print driver on your computer, virtually any program can generate a PDF file suitable for printing. Both commercial and free PDF print drivers are available online for download from different sources.

COREL DRAW:
Save your Corel file as an Adobe Illustrator EPS
• Embed all Images
• Convert all your text/copy to outline fonts
• Export as Illustrator EPS
FREEHAND:
• Embed all Images
• Convert all your text/copy to paths
• Save as Illustrator EPS or PDF
ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR:
• Embed all Images
• Convert all your text/copy to paths
• Save as Illustrator EPS or "Press Quality" PDF
 

ADOBE INDESIGN:
• Convert all your text/copy to outline fonts
• Export your InDesign file as "Press Quality" PDF's there is a preset in the export dialog for that.
Under the FILE Menu select EXPORT and the dialog below will appear.



Remember, if a document Bleeds off the edge of the paper, you must add a bleed to the exported PDF, 0.125" is sufficient. NOTE: In the dialog below the preset changes to [Press Quality] (modified) with the addition of the bleeds.



QUARK Xpress:
As mentioned above, PDF (Portable Document Format) is the most common and preferred file format for submitting digital documents. With the installation of a PDF print driver on your computer, You can print a QUARK Xpress file to PDF format.

Under the File menu, choose Print, select Adobe PDF writer.
Under Properties select Press Quality and Save your PDF.

If you do not have Acrobat, we accept raw QUARK files, but all graphics and fonts need to be included. All these items should be compressed together before sending the file.
(see our section compression)


PUBLISHER:
With the installation of a PDF print driver on your computer, You can print a Publisher file to PDF format.
Under the File menu, choose Print, select Adobe PDF writer.
Under Properties select Press Quality and Save your PDF.

If you do not have Acrobat, we accept raw Publisher files, but all graphics and fonts need to be included. All these items should be compressed together before sending the file.
(see our section compression)


MICROSOFT WORD:
Again, with the installation of a PDF print driver on your computer, You can print a Microsoft Word file to PDF format.

Under the File menu, choose Print, select Adobe PDF writer.
Under Properties select Press Quality and Save your PDF.

If you do not have Acrobat, we accept raw Microsoft Word files, but all graphics and fonts need to be included. All these items should be compressed together before sending the file.
(see our section compression)
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