Digital file guidelines
Please read the following print specifications thoroughly prior to submitting your artwork. If you have further questions check out our Frequently Asked Questions page. Contact us if you can’t find the answer you are looking for.
- Adobe PageMaker
- Adobe InDesign
- Macromedia Freehand
- Microsoft Publisher
- CAD files, Microsoft Word
- Quark Xpress 6.0
Acceptable file types
- Raster file with the extension .jpg, .tiff and .psd.
- Vector preferred .eps, .ai and .pdf.
Note: Vector files are preferred in the digital grand format printing industry.
Outlined fonts in Illustrator or rasterized type layers in Photoshop are preferred. If you cannot embed/outline your fonts for some reason, please supply your fonts when collecting your files for output. PLEASE NOTE: If our design team is required to make any adjustments to your files other than re-sizing you could be subject to a design fee.
If you have images in your file you must make sure to embed them prior to saving for print.
Vector logos are always preferred. Logos saved in a raster format will have limited scalability.
Please use the Pantone matching system (PMS) whenever possible in order to achieve the best color matching with your file. UNDERSTAND that color is device dependent and the same PMS color will look different depending on what printer and media is used. Please note that we use a 6 color process and some PMS colors are impossible to match.
If PMS colors are unavailable, but color matching needs to be done, you will need to provide a sample for us to match the color to.
Print Ready vs. Non Ready Files
Print files must be supplied full scale or proportional to the desired output. Please do not send art that is smaller than 1:20 scale.
If you are sending multiple files for print, each file must be saved separately or as part of a multi page pdf.
Files are preferred to have PMS numbers in the file.
Must have fonts included or outlined.
**PLEASE NOTE** If your file has any images or text that you DO NOT intend to be printed, then your art is NOT considered to be print ready. Please send drawings (reference images with measurements) separately from the final art to be printed. For any art that needs manipulation (not including proportional resizing) there will be a design fee applied to your order. We will notify you if work needs to be done and that a design fee will be incurred. At which point you will have the option to make the changes yourself, or pay the fee for our design department to make the adjustments for you.
CMYK Grafix is NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR:
- Disk(s) lost or damaged in transit.
- Color matching when PMS color not embedded.
- Non Print Ready files. (See information above regarding what classifies artwork as Non Print Ready
- Spelling errors in a file not typeset by us.
- Spelling errors in a file the client has signed off on.
- Errors in layout the client has signed off on.
- Missed deadlines due to the client not giving approval on the artwork
or not available to answer questions.
Please feel free to drop by and leave your files with us. On the spot printing can be arranged at a SRR (special rushed rate). Wait while we print or just drop off your files and we will return ship them to you.
We also offer in house art preparation and design service. Ask for more details from our design department.
We are located at:
5260 N. Sawyer Avenue
Boise, Idaho 83714
T: (877) 319-2134 (Toll Free)
T: (208) 377-1556