Artwork – We prefer Print Ready PDF Files

Art Submissions

Submitting Files

For PDF files:
Make sure the PDF is high resolution (300dpi or more) or Vector based. If you supply us with a low resolution PDF the output results may not be what you want.

For Native files:
These types of files are Quark, InDesign, Illustrator and etc. When you send this type of file to us, you will need to supply all of the elements that go with that job; items such as fonts, images, and any artwork that may have been placed or used on your pages. If you are using Quark or InDesign, this process has been simplified by the manufacturer; all other programs will require that you collect these elements manually. This can be difficult when it comes to locating your fonts.


With Quark and InDesign you have a function within the program that will gather all of the elements, including your fonts and package them for sending to us. In Quark it is called “Collect for Output” and InDesign calls it “Package”.

Print File Submission Check List

This checklist represents many of the details (but not necessarily all of them) that are required (critical) for your file to print correctly. Until they are met, your file is likely not “Print-Ready”. If you are submitting files regularly, you may want to invest in a pre-flight program such as Pitstop. Failure to complete these items will mean that your file may not print correctly, or as intended. We can take no responsibility for files that do not have all this important criteria met. In most cases you should allow extra time for a hard-copy or PDF proof. Rushing the order inevitably leads to problems.

Standard Ink Colours (special PMS colours are extra)