Printing, Graphics And Marketing Since 1979

Guaranteed high quality printing & graphic service at the lowest price.

How To Order

We welcome the opportunity to DESIGN or PRINT your next project!

DESIGN: Supply us as much details as possible…
1) The precise dimensions in inches (WIDTH by HEIGHT).
2) Specify Process or Spot Colors.
3) Any logos or images that you want to be included in the project.
4) The text in written format, grammar checked. (For example: .doc, .docx, .PDF, .rtf, .pages).
5) Feel free to upload any examples that you like so we can get a better understanding of what you are looking for.

PRINT: If your job is “Print Ready”, follow our file submission guidelines below to make sure nothing is missing! Send your files via wetransfer.com or send-anywhere.com or via Dropbox.com, Box.com or Google Drive.

Acceptable Software

PLEASE NOTE: All type fonts must be converted to outlines or paths.

  • We accept both Mac and Windows platforms.
  • Ideal File: High-res PDF file (includes all fonts and graphics) print ready! No other file preparation is necessary when submitting high-res PDF files. Download the “Meet the Perfect PDF” informative brochure.
  • Adobe Photoshop (Flattened) up to version 8
  • Adobe Illustrator (EPS file converted to outlines) up to version 11
  • QuarkXpress (Fonts and links must be included, no embedded links, CMYK only) up to version 6
  • Corel Draw (EPS file, converted to outlines) up to version 10
  • Adobe InDesign (Convert fonts to curve. No embedded links, no layers)

File Preparation Guidelines

SIZE & BLEED :

Add 1/8” (.125) on all sides of your document unless informed otherwise. Your file should be 1/4” (.25) larger than the product size that you are purchasing (i.e.: 8.5×11 letterhead = 8.75 × 11.25 graphic file). When creating your Print Ready PDF File, do not use crop or printer’s marks as this will increase the dimensions of the design file. Make sure no text, images, or graphics fall outside the final document size unless it’s intended to bleed.

Resolution :

Files should be a minimum of 300-350 dpi at 100% of the final print size. Failure to do so will result in a poor quality and a low resolution product. Files that are higher in size will result in slower handling as well as a slower turnaround time.

Image Mode :

Convert all color files from RGB to CMYK. Please review your files to make sure your colors are still acceptable after converting to CMYK. We only print in CMYK mode. NOTE: We do not Match Inkjet Samples as inkjet images are printed using RGB (not CMYK).

Compression :

Compress your files into a single archive, .zip or .sit to retain it’s digital integrity & faster transmission.

Envelope File Preparation :

Submit envelope files with a 3/8″(.375) non-print border. Supply the actual envelope size without crops or printer marks. For envelopes that bleed, the job must print as a flat sheet and then be converted into the desired envelope size (see Sizes/Bleeds: rules above). Request envelope template for layout.

upload files

Crossing Press can accept your created print ready files as an attachment to your email. For larger files use wetransfer.com or send-anywhere.com or via Dropbox.com, Box.com or Google Drive.

Contact us if you need help with designing and/or creating your job.