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Printing & Publishing

Digital Publishing Specifications

Application Formats
Imaging Solutions currently supports both Macintosh and PC based files. Our preferred applications for production are: Quark Xpress®, Photoshop®, Illustrator®, Freehand® and Corel Draw®. If your application program is not listed please generate a pdf from your application or give us a call.

We require a copy of all fonts used in your documents, including both the screen and printer fonts. We suggest “outlining” fonts in applications that support this option especially when using Adobe Illustrator® and Corel Draw®.

Hard copy
Always include a black & white or color copy of your print job.

Document Set-up
Files should be at 100% scale. Please include a 1/8” bleed when applicable.

Image Area
Our maximum image print area is 11.625” x 17.5”.

Data for variable data printing should be provided in Excel, or as a tab or comma delimited file. Please provide a sample output designating where you would like the variable information to appear in your document.

Proofing Process
We require clients to approve their job prior to printing. Clients are provided with a proof output on the materials to be used for the job and are finished and cut to size. Variable data jobs also show live data and placement of variables.


Sending us Files

Sending Files via e-mail:
Files should be compressed in ZIP or Stuffit format and sent directly to

Sending a File via ftp:
FTP uploads can be done with either dedicated ftp software or via the web. Dedicated software provides more features and is more reliable. We recommend the following applications:
Mac: Fetch 4.0 or Transmit
Windows: WSFTP

Secure ftp Access
The login page is available through the Client Access. To set up a new secure ftp account with Imaging Solutions, please contact us.

Guest ftp Access
Guest access is available 24/7/365. This is an unsecure site and guest directories are erased weekly.

Server Information
Direct Connection:

From The Web*:
*There is no www in this address.