As a general rule, if you are bringing something to the print shop, it’s better to bring the electronic file than a printed copy. There are exceptions, but this is generally the case. Most text programs give you the choice to save your work as a PDF file. PDF stands for Portable Document Format. Essentially… Continue reading Electronic File?
Clients who like to design their own publications use various media to create their product. Graphics files can be particularly problematic. File types are identified by their extensions which are abbreviations of their names and where they originated: … Continue reading Graphics Content Files
Click on the file folder upper left to subscribe to these tips in your email. In printer talk, a bleed occurs when the color of the image goes completely to the edge of the paper. If you want that effect in the image you upload to our website, there are several things you need to… Continue reading Terminology – “bleed”
Certain software programs do not play nicely with one another. What you have on your home computer when you create your document may not be something that your print shop uses. You can tell what you are using by the file extension after the filename. For example, your photo may be labeled “athelake.jpg” or “img-409010148-0003.jpg”.… Continue reading Sending Files