Questions? Call us. 308.532.1111

Questions? Call us. 308.532.1111

Thanks to the convenience of our online file transfer module, there's no need to make a special trip just to deliver a file. You can easily send a file from your computer in a matter of minutes.

Just enter your information below, click submit, and we'll send you an email to confirm that we've received it. If you do not receive an email, please call 308-532-1111 so we can ensure we get your order.

Please provide information about the file you are sending. Include what application you used to create the file.

No file selected
No file selected
No file selected
No file selected

Print Ready Files

Adobe Portable Document Files (PDFs) are the preferred file format at Pro Printing and Graphics. Your files will eventually be converted to PDF format in our shop if they are not sent that way. By doing the conversion yourself, not only does it save time and money, it allows you to ensure your project looks exactly how you want it to, without all of the back and forth of proofing. It also eliminates the risk several other things that could go wrong in the conversion process. Here is a quick checklist of steps to follow when creating a PDF for print:

Have You…

  1. Checked to make sure the document is true to size?
  2. Made sure any bleed is included?
  3. Made sure the links are hi-res?
  4. Distilled using the press quality setting?
  5. Made sure the fonts are embedded?
  6. Made sure the file separates properly?
  7. Viewed the PDF before sending?

Here are the steps for setting up a PDF, including sizing, bleeds, colors, and fonts:

  • Documents need to be set up to the finished trimmed size. If the piece runs off the page then include an 1/8” bleed off the sides of the document.
    • Example: 8.5×11 Letterhead will be set up on an 8.5×11 document with an 1/8” bleed all the way around. The document will still be 8.5×11, but this makes the final size of the PDF 8.75×11.25.
  • The document should be linked to all hi-res images (300 dpi for photos, 1200 dpi for line art).
  • Make sure all fonts are loaded (no jagged or bitmapped fonts) before making a PDF.
  • Discard all unused colors from your swatch list. Make sure if using spot colors that they separate properly and if printing four color that all art is CMYK or grayscale, not RGB.
  • When exporting or distilling the PDF, please use the press quality preset setting so that we get the needed resolution for a high quality print job and make sure to include the 1/8” bleed.
  • View the PDF before sending to verify all of the above. Check separations in Adobe Acrobat 7 under Advanced- Output Settings. This will bring up a dialog box where you can check the separations.

If you are uncomfortable or have further questions on PDF creation, call us and we will help you! Read more from our graphic designers in this blog post. Please don't hesitate to call us at 308-532-1111