acceptable software and file formats
Although there are many types of software available on the market for creating graphics, brochures and the like, we only directly support the professional applications that can produce high-quality output for commercial printing purposes.
We do not directly support many of the low-end programs, shareware, and freeware programs that are often pre-loaded onto personal computers. Applications such as Multi-Ad Creator, Print Shop Deluxe, or Greeting Card Factory Deluxe are not directly supported by our prepress department.
If the software you have used to create your project is not on the following list, it does not necessarily mean that we cannot print your project. Most software applications are capable of producing PostScript output, which means that they can probably produce a PostScript file that can be distilled to create a PDF. Some software applications allow you to choose a variety of formats to save as, or export to, such as an EPS file, or even a high resolution TIFF file. However, we cannot guarantee the quality of the output of unsupported programs, and you may need to contact the software vendor to learn how to output to a format that can be used in commercial printing.
This list is not exhaustive, it is only a brief glimpse at formats we see and use daily. If you are unsure if we can use your files, or if you have any questions, please contact your Customer Service Representative or Account Executive.
programs we support
file formats we support
Portable Document Format (.pdf)
Encapsulated PostScript (.eps)
Tagged Image File Format (.tif)
Joint Photographics Expert Group (.jpg)