Printing Project Specifications and Checklist

Here is our checklist and file requirements to reference when submitting a printing job for quotation or into production.

File Requirements

Our network is Mac-based, and we accept provided files in the following formats:

  • QuarkXPress 6.1 to 7.0
  • Adobe InDesign CS4 or earlier
  • Adobe Illustrator CS4 or earlier
  • Adobe Photoshop CS4 or earlier
  • Macromedia Freehand X
  • Press Quality PDS'f (300 dpi)
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher)

Check List

Please use the following checklist when submitting files to Whistle Stop Press:


  • PDF's are used "as is."  We cannot make any corrections to contents.  There are some exceptions but these should be discussed with the graphics department.
  • All fonts should be embedded/collected for output.
  • All pictures and artwork should be collected for output or embedded.
  • All colors much be converted to CMYK or specified in Pantone colors.  Do not use RGB.
  • Please provide us with a print out or hardcopy of what your job looks like.
  • If you provide us with a hardcopy only, there will be a charge to recreate your job.