Digital File Recommendations

Digital File Recommendations

& Specifications


MarketingFX accepts a variety of digital file formats for print. We’ll make every effort to work with you to assure that the quality of your project meets your expectations. These recommendations will help to assure the best results.


New files must be submitted in one of the following formats:


PDF - Prepared for print in CMYK mode with image resolutions at 300 DPI or higher and fonts embedded or outlined.


Adobe InDesign - Packaged for print which includes all images and fonts. (Not excepted on DMP)


Adobe Photoshop - PSD file with layers and fonts included. Flattened Photoshop files or raster (.jpg or .tif) images from other photo editing platforms should be submitted at 300 DPI in CMYK color mode. (Not excepted on DMP)


Adobe Illustrator - Vector files in AI, PDF, or SVG formats are recommended for large format reproduction. For best results, submit files at final size with fonts converted to outlines. Embedded raster images should be in CMYK color mode and a minimum of 300 DPI at final size.

Bleeds and Safe Area:

Bleed - .125” all sides

Safe Area - Allow a minimum safe area (margin) of .125”

Color Mode and Image Resolution:

All images and files should be submitted in CMYK color mode. Recommended image resolution is 300 DPI at final size.

Fonts and Graphics:

Fonts and graphic images should be embedded in .pdf files. Please include or package font files and images separately if submitting native files. For best results, convert fonts to outlines in vector images (.ai, .eps, .pdf).


Multi-page documents (books, manuals, booklets) should be submitted in single page format and in page number order.