Supported File Formats

Supported File Formats

As you can imagine, there are thousands of computer applications in use around the world. These applications each save their files in a certain way. This is called a file type or file format. For example, Microsoft Word can save your work as a ".doc", or even a ".txt" file. Our preferred file types are Postscript (.ps) or Acrobat Distilled Portable Document Format (.pdf). We also work well with Quark Xpress (.qxp), InDesign, Illustratorm Photoshop, and even Microsoft Publisher (.pub). Each of these programs has a special feature to collect all elements that we will need to print your job. In Quark Express, please use the "Collect For Output" feature. In Pagemaker, you will want to use the "Save for Service Provider" Feature. In InDesign, you should use the "Package" feature. Publisher offers the "Pack & Go" feature, and you should definitely use it. To simplify the file submission process, just download our custom "Coastal Printing" driver and send your file using the instructions on our "Home" page.