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Graphic design questions and answers, from what file formats are accepted to why you need to review and approve a proof.

Graphic Design Questions and Answers

Yes! We have skilled graphic artists with lots of creative talents. Call today and make an appointment to discuss your project with one of our designers.
Depending on the size of the file, there are several options. File sizes of less than 25MB can be emailed to graphics@theprintauthority.com. Use our web upload page for larger files.
We accept both Mac and PC files. Preferred programs are Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, or Acrobat. Other programs such as Microsoft Word, Publisher, and PowerPoint files are accepted; these programs may require additional graphics work to prepare the artwork for printing. Image files should be high resolution (300 dpi minimum) TIF, EPS, JPG, or PDF. All fonts and graphics used should be provided. Most programs have a function such as “Collect for Output” or “Package” to assist in compiling all necessary pieces for printing.
Yes, we love PDF files so long as they are high resolution print ready pdfs appropriate for printing. (Some PDF files may not be created for color separation for our spot color printing, but most are appropriate for either digital output or full color printing.) While creating your PDF file, choose “Press Quality” settings if available and be sure to include bleed and crop marks.
Whether you provide files or we create artwork for you, a proof is your opportunity to review every aspect of your project. Color, positioning, page order and spelling should be checked thoroughly. The proofing stage is the ideal time to catch errors and ensure your job will be perfect when delivered.

Depending on the production method used for your job, you may receive one of several types of proofs. For simple jobs, a pdf will be e-mailed to you. For more complex jobs, including booklets, you may receive hard copy mockups delivered to you.

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