How to create a proper PDF file for Offset Poster Printing:
Before you upload your file, please be sure your files are saved as a high-resolution PDF file, which means it should be exported using the “OPTIMIZED FOR PRESS” export profile from Adobe Acrobat® or use PDFX1A settings. If your artist has used transparency layers, you can overcome some problems by converting all elements to CMYK and removing all RGB and Spot Color elements and information from your file and then flattening all transparency layers. These preflights are availabe through Acrobat Professtional®. Be sure to give your file a final look before uploading. Once they file is uploaded, they are quickly processed.
Poster files are to be supplied as one, single page document in PDF format with 1/8″ bleeds for a total flat size of the trim size + 1/4″ each direction, for example, an 18×24 poster needs a file 18.25″ x 24.25″. If you are unsure of any of these settings, contact our customer support department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPECIAL NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT SEND IN READER’S SPREAD, MULTIPLE PAGES UP OR OVERSIZED PASTEBOARDS AS THEY WILL NOT BE PROCESSED.