PrePress & Basic Printing Guidelines

Specs • File Formats • Software • Startup Files

In order to help you out before uploading or sending us files, we have some basic guidelines. If you have any questions, please contact usPlease note: Print quotes are based upon print ready files.

Supported Software

MAC: Quark 8, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, Photoshop CC, Word, Excel

PC: Quark 8, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, Photoshop CC, Word, Excel, Publisher

File Formats

Acceptable Formats: AI, JPEG, PDF*, EPS, PSD, TIFF
Please include all support documents such as fonts and linked files.

*PDF must be a high quality press-ready file


Forest Printing will provide you with either a hardcopy or PDF proof (based on your quote) prior to your job being schedule for production. Production will not start until proofs have been approved.

File Setup

If you need assistance with sizes, placement, and crop marks, please use the PDF startup files found below.

For more detail about file setup and digital file specs, download our DIGITAL SPECS PDF.