Artwork Requirements

Supported Applications

All digital artwork should be submitted using one of the following applications:

Application Settings

Files should be sized to the final page size of the project. You may select "readers spreads" to view your layout on screen, but please export single pages when creating a PDF. Be sure to properly configure the file for spot or process color, and include the supporting source files shown below. You may also want to visit our Tips and Tricks and Layout Guidelines pages for additional tips to prepare your file correctly.

Submitting Color Accurate Digital Artwork

Please see our section on Color Management.


The recommended photo resolution for offset production is 300dpi. Line art images should be 600dpi. There is no need to down-sample larger images unless they make it difficult for you to work with your document. TigerPress will flag any images under 200dpi for your review during the proofing process. Be sure to account for any scaling you apply in your layout application.


The page/document size in your layout software should be set to the size of a single page in your document. This is known as the Page Size for estimating purposes. In most cases, this will also be your Finished Size. Some newsletters, however, may have a final fold that will make the finished size smaller than the page size. The Flat Size of your project is measured with your document open flat on a table and should be double your page size.

Supporting Documents

All supporting documents should be provided as follows:

Other File Formats

We understand that other applications can be used to create digital artwork. Though we recommend using Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, QuarkXpress and Adobe Acrobat PDF for your files, TigerPress will attempt to support any other applications and file formats that you provide. Please be advised that additional charges may apply.

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