Accepted File Formats
Urban Press accepts files in most formats, and we are glad to help you navigate this most difficult area of getting your printing done. Do not hesitate to call for assistance.
Print projects require high resolution files, and yours should be prepared with that in mind.
PDF FILES: PDF's are often the most trouble-free way to submit jobs. Make a "Press Quality" PDF with 1/4" bleeds and crop marks offset a minimum of 1/8".
ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE 3: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat. Urban Press will prepare your files in our Mac system, converting your PC files to the Mac format. We highly recommend that these basic tenets be observed:
PHOTOSHOP is the appropriate program for making raster files like photos and other images with continuous tones.
ILLUSTRATOR is best for vector images, type manipulation and line illustrations.
INDESIGN is the program to use to for page or document layout. Place your Photoshop and Illustrator images into your InDesign file to create the entire layout. Utilize the “Package” function to assemble all the essential elements for transfer to Urban Press.
OTHER FORMATS: We do accept Freehand, Quark 6.5 (or earlier), and PageMaker 6.5 or 7.0. Most files received in these programs will be converted to a Mac Illustrator or InDesign file.
MS PUBLISHER*: We do accept files made in Microsoft Publisher. We charge an extra fee for Publisher files because they often require work at our end. To avoid this fee, submit your job as a PDF. Don't hesitate to call us if you need help!
MS WORD*: We do accept files made in Microsoft Word. We charge an extra fee for Word files because they often require work at our end. To avoid this fee, submit your job as a PDF. Don't hesitate to call us if you need help!
AUTOCAD or WORDPERFECT: We do not accept files made in in these programs. If you are not sure if we can accept your file, please ask.
* A note on WORDART - Please use WORDART sparingly or avoid it entirely. Believe us when we say that WORDART is the bane of our existence!