Fotoprint Ltd.
975 Pandora Avenue
Victoria, BC V8V 3P4

P250 382 8218
F250 382 9952
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Native files

If you don't have the experience or the software to create a PDF file, we will accept native files from many current and not-so-current applications such as Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, CorelDraw, QuarkXPress, Adobe PageMaker, and Microsoft Office. Please note that we do not always have the latest versions of these applications, as most of them can easily create a PDF (see your application's documentation).

When supplying native files, it is important to include any linked images and fonts that have been used. Even though a font may seem commonplace, there are many versions of fonts with the same name. Supplying every font file will will help minimize the chance of text reflow, printing errors, and other potential problems. For good quality reproduction, linked images should be a minimum of 300 dpi at finished size.

If you have any reservations, please contact us.

Further study

What are the top 5 problems with supplied PDF files?
  1. Missing bleeds.

  2. Missing bleeds.

  3. Missing bleeds.

  4. Low resolution images (mostly taken from the web)

  5. Incorrect file sizes.

A bleed is an area on a printed sheet where the image extends to the cut edge. The outcome of missing bleeds is uneven and sometimes crooked white lines on the edge of the printed piece which leaves an unprofessional look, especially on business cards. While missing bleeds can be easily applied in the native software application, repairing bleeds in a PDF can be a time consuming process. In some instances we can fix it but there will be extra charges for us to do so.

There are many printing companies and copy shops that do not worry about bleeds. Our print standards are higher. Please bear with us as we try to get it right, the first time. The end result will be worth the effort.