File Submission Guidelines

For best print results and fastest production time, please submit:

  • PDF: print-ready single page (1 up)
  • Minimum 300dpi
  • CMYK profile
  • All fonts outlined or embedded
  • Minimum 1/8” (0.125”) bleed
  • All text and objects should be a minimum 1/8” (0.125") away from any cuts or folds
If your file bleeds (ink goes to edge of printed piece): 

We need you to set the pdf file size to be .25” wider and .25” higher than the final trimmed size of the piece, and to be sure that the image spans all of the way to the edge(s) of the file.  For example, for a postcard with bleeds that trims to 5.5” x 8.5” we would like a pdf file that is 5.75” x 8.75”.  There should be no white border, crop marks, or color bars.  This will give us a file with .125” bleeds on all four sides.


Other Acceptable File Formats:
  • EPS with outlined fonts
  • Flattened JPEG and TIFF files

The following MUST include all fonts and links

  • Illustrator CS6 or earlier
  • InDesign CS6 or earlier
  • Photoshop CS6 or earlier
  • Quark Express 9 or earlier

Compressed, or ZIP files

  • Save your document as a PDF file
  • If using bleeds, please include crop marks and bleed marks in PDF output dialog
  • Please compress your files using a compression tool such as WinZip for PC or Stuff-it for Mac
  • If submitting something other than PDF, be sure to include all links and fonts files, then compress the folder

Getting us the File

  • E-mail PDF(s) or compressed files to times@timesprinting.com
  • For files over 10 MB, upload the file to our website. Go to www.timesprinting.com and choose upload file link on the left panel. Then browse your computer for your file. Be sure to type your name and e-mail in the required fields.

Color Matching

If color matching is critical, please bring us a color accurate sample to match, or give us pantone numbers.