File Specifications

If you prefer to handle some or all of the artwork yourself, we accept various types of
graphic files. You can put your files on CD, DVD, USB drive, or you can
email them to We ask that emailed files not be larger than 5MB.
For larger files, please use a site like

Our office uses PC's, and have a wide variety of software. We can accept QuarkXpress 8,
Adobe Design Premium Suite CS4 (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Flash and Fireworks)
Adobe PDF, Microsoft Office 2007 (Word, Publisher, Excel and Powerpoint), Dreamweaver, Dbase and Access files.
We can accept earlier versions of these programs as well.

Some of these programs require additional files to be included when saving
them for output. Please make sure that all fonts and graphics are included.
When using Illustrator, please ‘create outlines’ on artwork to eliminate the necessity of fonts and
save as an .eps file. When using Photoshop, please flatten artwork.
(Unless more work on the file is required on our end)
Print Specifications: Photos should be saved at 300 dpi CMYK as a .tif file.
Web Specifications: Photos should be saved at 72 dpi RGB as a .jpg file.
Don’t hesitate to ask questions before you package up your artwork.
You can email questions to


4790 Route 8 • Allison Park, PA 15101 • 724.444.0004 • Fax: 724.444.0707 • e-mail:
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