TIPS: File Recommendations

Press Output  (Printed Output)

We recommend these tools:

  • For Layout: Quark or PageMaker 
  • For Graphics: Adobe Illustrator (vector art) or Photoshop (photos and raster artwork) 

These tools are available on either the PC or the Mac and are capable of producing electronic color separations which are needed to produce the separate plates for the press to print in multiple colors. 


For photocopies, we can accept a paper original or any Microsoft Office, Publisher, or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file as well as formats listed above.

See Also: What to Send, MS Office & Adobe Acrobat Tips, Layout Tool Tips

Not sure what file format is right for your job? Give us a call at (952) 920-2113.