For best results, we strongly recommend converting your document to Adode PDF (.pdf) before printing. This way your document will retain its original formatting, and guarantee you are getting the highest quality finished product. We can also open and print:
- Office Suite files (.docx, .xlsx, .pptx, .pub, etc.)
- Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop (.ai, .psp)
- InDesign (.indd)
- Photo files (.jpg, .gif)
We cannot open or print Apple iWork files (i.e., Pages, Numbers, or Keynote) or files from specialized engineering or design programs (e.g., SolidEdge) – please convert these files into one of our supported formats before bringing them in.
For best results, we recommend that your document be at least 300 DPI (dots per inch) and that you take care to create a document that matches your desired paper size. For example, if you are printing a 4′ x 3′ poster, your image should be created in that size. Enlarging a smaller file can often lead to a poor-quality, pixelated image.
In addition, files should be created in CMYK colour mode. Unlike computer monitors, which use RGB (red, green, blue), digital printers use CMYK to create different colours. Using CMYK to design your file will allow you to create a physical document that is true to what you see on your computer screen. Our newest printer uses a spectrophotometer to accurately reproduce the colours you desire.