Preparing files for print

preparing filesWe accept the following file formats:

Before preparing files be sure to know that we accept the following formats: TIF, TIFF, JPEG, JPG, EPS, PNG and PDF

File Sizes

The maximum size we can accept per file is 30MB (megabytes). Therefore, make sure you check the resolution of your images before you send your print files to us.

Image Resolution

To create high quality print products, Just Press Print recommends that the images in your files are created at 300 dpi (dots-per-inch). At lower resolution than 300 dpi (example: web images are normally only 72 dpi and cannot be used in print) there will be insufficient image quality.

Artwork Colors

Color images and art must be provided in the CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) color mode. Black and white images and art must be provided in the grayscale color mode. This allows us to maintain a high quality appearance to your printed materials. Therefore verify that the are not in RGB prior to submitting your files.


A “bleed” is the part of paper that will be trimmed off when the materials are cut to their final size. This is done to allow a color or image to continue or “bleed” to the edge of the sheet.

For best results, preparing files by adding 0.125” (inch) to all sides of your document. All files must be built to the full bleed dimensions that are specified for each trim size. We automatically trim 0.125” off each edge, which will result in the correct trim size. Add 0.25" to the overall dimension of your digital layout. Example: a 5" x 7" would have a bleed size of 5.25" x 7.25" and a 8.5"x11" brochure would have a bleed size of 8.75"x11.25".

Don't Cut Out The Crop Marks

Make sure you prepare your digital files with crop marks. Crop marks are the lines that show us where the paper should be cut to produce the correct size.

Some Facts About Fonts

You must embed your fonts in PDF files. Fonts must be either outlined or converted to paths or curves in EPS files. Be aware that some fonts have copyright restrictions and will not embed in PDF Files. Mac only notes for Quark Express: Fonts and images must be included with all files submitted.

Stay In The Safe Zone

Don’t lose something you’ve worked hard to create! Remember that all critical elements of your design (text or images) must be kept at least 0.125" inside the edge. Anything left close to edge could be cut off during trimming (and it probably will be!).

Know Your Borders

Please allow 1/8" cutting space around your design. We don’t recommend the use of borders, as shifting in the cutting process may occur and we cannot guarantee that borders appear completely “even”.

Preparing files With Our Templates

As a service to our customers, Just Press Print has developed dozens of downloadable templates in EPS and JPEG format that can help you properly design and prepare your files. You can find these templates on each product page.


Just Press Print prices include the processing of one set of your uploaded files, from which we will create one “digital proof”. After we receive your uploaded files, we will review each file. If we find any problems, we'll contact you ASAP, otherwise we will e-mail you a digital proof of your job within one business day. You can review the status of your order online at any time under your account and track its progress by the assigned job number.