How to Submit Art
Below are some key data for you to submit art to our art department for your print job. If you have specific questions, please call 727-536-4173 and we can help you with your printing needs.
We accept: CD, DVD, email, or you can simply upload your art directly to us. Include only the files needed to produce your job. Please label all disks.
ACCEPTABLE DIGITAL FILE FORMATS
- PDF (Prepress Quality) – the most preferred file format
- AI (Illustrator)
- INDD (InDesign)
- PSD (at least 300 dpi)
- QXD (Quark)
- JPG (Maximum Quality – at least 300 dpi at approximately the finished size)
- TIFF (300-350 dpi)
- BMP (1200 dpi)
- MICROSOFT WORD, EXCEL & POWER POINT (But will be used as TEXT ONLY). We will cut and paste into our graphic programs.
PROBLEMS WITH PHOTOS PULLED FROM THE WEB
The Internet and Offset/Digital printing are two entirely different technologies. Photos pulled from the web are usually low-resolution 70 DPI photos, if they were larger the web page would take a long time to load. For printing we need high-resolution 300 DPI photos or the photos look pixelated and fuzzy when we go to print.
The better the quality of the original image, the better the quality of the finished product.
Scan photos as close to the finished size as possible. Resolution should be 300-350 dpi. One-color bitmap images should be scanned at 1200 dpi.
*Note: When scanning from a PRINTED piece, the scan will show ink dots that result in a poor quality image. Try to use original art whenever possible.