• Converting Files to PDF
     
    The Print Shop prefers PDF documents. PDF files are easier to handle and will likely speed up your turn-around time. Below are instructions on how to convert your file to a PDF:

    Microsoft Word
    1. Click the Microsoft Office Button, choose Save As > PDF.
    2. Specify a name and location for the file.
    3. Next to Optimize for, click Standard (publishing online and printing).
    4. Click Publish.
    Microsoft PowerPoint
    1. Click the Microsoft Office Button, choose Save As > PDF or XPS.
    2. Specify a name and location for the file.
    3. In the Save as type list, click PDF.
    4. Next to Optimize for, click Standard (publishing online and printing).
    5. Click Publish.
    Microsoft Publisher
    1. On the File menu, point to Pack and Go, and click Take to a Commercial Printing Service.
    2. In the pane at left, in the How will this publication be printed? list, click Commercial Press.
    3. Click Printing Options.
    4. In the Print Options dialog box, select the options that you need. Click OK.
    5. Under Select an item to fix, repair any problems that Publisher has identified.
    6. Under Export, select the Create a PDF check box.
    7. Click Save.
    8. In the Pack and Go Wizard, select the location to which you want to export the file, and click Next.
    Microsoft Excel
    1. Choose File> Save As > PDF or XPS
    2. Specify a name and location for the file.
    3. Next to Optimize for, click Standard (publishing online and printing).
    4. Click Publish.
    Adobe InDesign
    1. Choose File > Export.
    2. Specify a name and location for the file.
    3. For Save As Adobe PDF Preset, choose [Press Quality]
    4. Click on Marks and Bleeds, add check mark to Crop Marks box and offset to 0.125”
    5. Change Bleed to 0.125” for Top, Bottom, Left and Right
    6. Select Export.
    Adobe Illustrator
    1. Choose File > Save As.
    2. Specify a name and location for the file.
    3. For Save As Adobe PDF Preset, choose [Press Quality]
    4. Click on Marks and Bleeds, add check mark to Crop Marks box and offset to 0.125”
    5. Change Bleed to 0.125” for Top, Bottom, Left and Right
    6. Select Export.
    Adobe Photoshop
    1. Choose File > Save As.
    2. Specify a name and location for the file.
    3. For Format, choose Photoshop PDF
    4. For Save As Adobe PDF Preset, choose [Press Quality]
    5. Click on Marks and Bleeds, add check mark to Crop Marks box and offset to 0.125”
    6. Change Bleed to