Supported file types

Simon Tranter
by Simon Tranter 3 months ago

Our preferred file type is a High Quality Print (PDF 1.4). This can be saved from any of the industry standard graphics applications such as:

  • Adobe InDesign®
  • Adobe Illustrator®
  • Adobe Photoshop®
  • QuarkXpress®
  • Corel Draw®

Other desktop publishing software may also offer an option to save or export a PDF:

  • Microsoft Word®
  • Publisher®
  • Microsoft Powerpoint®
  • Page Serif®

If you are familiar with Adobe Distiller, we have some optimised settings that you can load in ready for PDF creation.

We'd recommend to avoid the 'drag and drop' online browser based PDF conversions, as these produce very low quality PDF files which may not print as you expect.

If your chosen software can't produce a PDF, then you may be able to save a 'flattened' graphics file such as a TIF, JPG or PNG file. If you are using this option, please ensure that you save the files at 300dpi resolution.

I don’t have a PDF or flattened graphics file, can you work from my native file?

Yes, absolutely. We prefer PDF files, but if you don’t have one then we’ll be able to work with your native files. Please call us to discuss your project further.


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