The specifications below are meant to be used when creating your print files prior to sending them to Mitchell Graphics. Regardless of the program(s) used, these specifications are recommended to ensure your project is produced as efficiently as possible. If you have any questions refer to the help center on our website or contact your Customer Service Representative.
Page size should match the finished trim size.
Include a copy of all fonts used in your document and those used in any supporting graphics.
Include a copy of all linked images and graphics. All images and graphics should also meet the following requirements.
Include an updated hardcopy or PDF proof with your files. These are referenced during the preflighting process to verify the content of your file.
The following programs are the industry leaders when it comes to page layout and design for print. In addition to their unrivaled capabilities, they also produce the most dependable results.
These are also industry leaders in print but play a supporting role. Files produced from these programs are placed into the page layout programs like the ones above. In general, Photoshop is used for photo work (raster images) and Illustrator is used for graphic work (vector images).
A Note About Other Applications
We accept the following programs but warn users of the inconsistent behaviors that occur. In general, these programs require more time in prepress which results in additional cost.
We accept files on CD, email or via our website. Email transfers should be limited to 10mb in size. Stuff or Zip all files into a single compressed file before sending for optimum results.