Send Files

Please Review the Following Before Sending Files

Sending multiple revisions of files or stopping & starting the proofing process may incur additional charges.

  • HIGH RES PDF’s are preferred, but we can accept all file types.
  • Images are saved as 300 DPI.
  • Images are saved as CMYK not RGB.
  • Black and white images are saved as grayscale or bitmap images.
  • PMS colors are labeled and consistent throughout the piece.
  • Rich blacks are set to 30% cyan, 30% magenta, 30% yellow & 100% black.
  • Text is saved as 100% black.
  • Save as single page PDFs, not as spreads.
  • 1/8″ bleeds on all sides.
  • Type or live area should be 1/4″ from trim.
  • Please Compress before sending by using Zip or Stuffit.
    (For instructions click here)

Book Spine Width & Weight Calculator

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NOTE: ESTIMATED WEIGHT FOR ONE BOOK. INK, GLUE, STITCHES, or VARIANCE IN PAPER FROM THE MILL CAN EFFECT THE FINAL WEIGHT.

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Compress File With Mac OS X

  1. Right click on folder where all files and fonts reside (control click when using a one button mouse). If you are unsure where all necessary files are; you should use the Package feature within InDesign or Collect for Output in Quark Xpress.
  2. Choose > Create Archive from menu. Try to name your folder something relevant to your project and company name.
  3. This will create a compressed file in the same location of the folder you just compressed. It should be the same name of your folder with a .zip extension.
  4. You have now created a file that is suitable to be transferred safely over the Internet.
  5. There is a 2 GB file size limit when using our website to transfer files.
  6. Stuffit is also suitable for compressing Files. Click here for more info.

Compress File With Windows

  1. Right click on folder where all files and fonts reside. If you are unsure where all necessary files are; you should use the Package feature within InDesign or Collect for Output in Quark Xpress.
  2. Choose > Send To> Compressed (zipped) Folder. Try to name your folder something relevant to your project and company name.
  3. This will create a compressed file in the same location of the folder you just compressed. It should be the same name of your folder with a .zip extension.
  4. You have now created a file that is suitable to be transferred safely over the Internet.
  5. There is a 2 GB file size limit when using our website to transfer files.
  6. Stuffit is also suitable for compressing Files. Click here for more info.

If you need technical assistance please contact Robert Wolfe at 602-437-9700 or email.