File format
Our print ready file preference is Portable Document Format (PDF) or Encapsulated Postscript (EPS) file. Other acceptable application program files include Quark XPress, Adobe InDesign, Adobe PageMaker, Adobe Illustrator and Corel Draw. All images and fonts have to be included for final output.

Preflight all files before transfer if possible. Create and save images in EPS or TIFF format in CMYK colour mode only. RGB image will not colour separate for offset printing. Resolution for all images at original size should be a minimum of 300 dpi. Right size all images if possible on all applications to prevent image quality degradation and file oversize. If the image is enlarged, e.g. in a page layout program, make sure the resolution is still at least 300 dpi for full-color artwork and 1200 dpi for bitmap (black & white line art).

The process colour printing will convert all Pantone colour to process colour. Use Pantone’s conversion swatch to preview final colour output.

Preparing a PDF file
PGC currently uses a complete PDF (prepress high resolution) workflow for the computer-to-plate process. Create PDF files by printing to Adobe Distiller printer drivers. See print options below for your version of Acrobat Distiller.

Other preferred file formats include TIF & EPS saved according to our preflight guidelines. We will accept native application files with fonts and link images properly collected and attached. Any modification and extra effort to prepare files for printing may be billable with customer consent.

Files Delivery
All print files can be delivered electronically as attachment via email or directly upload through our web site. Files under 5 Mb can be delivered via E-mail to Files exceeding 5 Mb can be uploaded to the web site directly.

We recommend compress file or collection of files into a single archive file before electronic transfer. Mac format files can be compressed with the Stuffit compression program while Windows files with the WinZip compression program.

Please send hard copy or PDF proof along with printing files.

Click here to download a FREE copy of StuffIt Expander with only the expansion and decoding functions.
Click here to download an evaluation copy WinZip free of charge for a period of 21 day.