Digital Prepress Artwork Instructions and Upload Portal



  • Layered Adobe Illustrator files are required.
  • Illustrator files should include die lines and dimensions.
  • If an Adobe Illustrator version of your file is not available, please contact your Account Manager.
  • Maximum print area is 12.5” (317.5mm) x 38.58” (979.9mm).


  • All text should be converted to outlines.
  • If outlined files are unavailable, all font files must be supplied.


  • Supply high resolution images, 300 ppi or greater.
  • Layered Photoshop files are preferred.
  • Embedded images will print as is.
  • RGB images will be converted to CMYK and may produce unexpected results.


  • Art will print using CMYK Process.
  • Build art using spot colors when color matching is required.
  • PANTONE colors will be matched visually as closely as possible to the corresponding book.
  • Custom colors will print as supplied, unless color targets are provided for matching.
  • Spot channels are required for matching Pantone and custom colors in images.
  • Additional Orange, Green, Violet, and Silver inks are available for improved color accuracy.


  • When a special white ink application such as a clear window area is required, a custom white plate must be included.
  • A custom white plate should be created on its own layer, using its own custom white spot color.
  • The white plate should be set to overprint the other art.
  • When files require a white plate and none is provided, additional setup charges will apply.


  • Compress all files before submitting.
  • Include all supporting font and image files.
  • Utilize our website to submit files: (see link below)
  • Files can be downloaded from your FTP site. Please provide ftp address, filenames, and login information.
  • EMAIL - Files up to 5MB in size can be sent via EMAIL
  • File transfer websites similar to: WeTransfer,, Drop Box

In the messsage box, please provide:

  • Your company name
  • Your phone number
  • Details about your project

Please remember to include:

  • Illustrator Files
  • All Linked Files
  • Low-Res PDFs
  • All Fonts