What file formats can you print?
We can print lots of different file formats but some work better than others for posters and, to keep things really efficient, we ask you to stick to these.
Adobe .pdf files
Our preferred file format by far. PDF files are the most reliable in that your poster will almost certainly match your file. Use an application like PrimoPDF to make PDFs from your original files. You don’t have to sign up for anything, you won’t get flooded with unwanted emails and it’s completely free to use. It’s also dead easy and works with most applications. You can get it here.
Picture files .jpg and .tif
Both these formats are fine and we can accept both rgb and cmyk files. But, because of the differences between our printing system and yours, don’t expect us to match accurately the colours you see on your proof. Don’t get us wrong, most people are over the moon with their posters but, if colour accuracy is critical, try imagiclée who specialise in that kind of printing.
If your tif files are too large to send, try saving them as jpg files which are much smaller. When you do this, use the option to save at the highest quality possible and you won’t see a noticeable difference in the print quality of your poster.
files .doc (Word) .xls (Excel) and .ppt (PowerPoint)
More often than not, these formats work well but occasionally they don’t transfer correctly from one computer system to another so you might not get what you expect on your poster. This is especially true of PowerPoint files. It’s much safer to wrap these files in a secure PDF package before sending them to us. This is really easy to do with PDF creation applications such as PrimoPDF which you can get here.
We also print from other file formats but these aren’t as easy to print and we normally have to carry out an extra file conversion process so we charge a bit more for them! If you’d like us to print from a different file format, email us and we’ll quote you a really competitive price which will still include VAT and FREE UK DELIVERY!