Courier Graphics

WANT TO SEND US YOUR PRINT FILE? CHECK OUT THE OPTIONS AND RESOURCES BELOW.

Preparing your files.

Courier Graphics has our own PDF profile. When exporting a PDF from any ADOBE product, please export using our settings. This will ensure you get the best possible product from us.

  • 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).

Need Help?

Please feel free to call or email! We would be happy to help!

Contact Robert Wolfe at 602-437-9700 or email robert_wolfe@couriergraphics.com

Credit Application.

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Terms & Condition.

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Courier Graphics’ PDF setting files.

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Courier Graphics’ PDF setting files instructions.

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Spine Width Calculator

Use this calculator to get an estimation of the spine width when creating and designing your files for print.

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Total Page Count

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Spine Width Inches

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Please keep the page count between 1 and 1500 pages.

Sending us Files

For Files Between 2GB to 4 GB

When ready, please click the link below to our file transfer page and use the following login information.

(If you have been provided with a specific username and password, please log in with those credentials.)

Username: courier
Password: guest

Note: Files may be discarded if valid information is not provided. Please contact us if you would like to setup a permanent username and password. You will gain greater functionality with a permanent user account.

Send File

Send a file with a FTP client / program

To send a file with FTP software, use the login information on the left or the login information that has been provided for you and send the file through your preferred FTP program to ftp.couriergraphics.com

Send a file with HighTail

For Files 2GB or Less

Hightail

Send a file with InSite

InSite

Send a file via Email

For Files 30MB or Less

Email files to your sales representative or to prepress@couriergraphics.com

For Files Larger Than 4 GB

Please place files onto a thumbdrive or DVD and overnight to Courier Graphics with the following information.

Courier Graphics

2621 South 37th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034, USA

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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.