Preparing Files for Error-Free Commercial Printing

Error-free printing involves communicating with your commercial printer as early as possible in the design process. Each printer will likely have their own preferences for file formats. Find out what they want, and follow their instructions to the letter.

Find out your commercial printer’s file requirements as early as possible.

There are two primary ways you can deliver your project files to your commercial printer:

  • If you have installed a copy of Adobe Acrobat Distiller, you can save your publication as an Adobe Acrobat PDF (Portable Document Format) file. (See for more information.)

  • Provide a copy of the Publisher file, along with all graphics files and font files.

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