The information will help you in preparing your files for the best possible printing quality at Swift.
We accept most modern graphics formats. However, we work fastest with a print-ready PDF file. Some artwork charges may apply to accepting artwork in other formats. Artwork is billed at the rate of $85 per hour. See our terms and conditions for details.
Make sure you are using high resolution artwork for anything you want us to print. Low-res art is fine for a web page or email broadcast if you are doing a multi-channel campaign. When you bring us your file(s) also try to bring copies of your fonts and a printed sample of how the document should look. Make PDF files whenever possible.
Common File Templates
Ensure that your design will work through the production process by downloading our provided templates for use during the design phase of your projects.
Download and Install PDF Settings
Working In Adobe Creative Suite? Once your art is prepared in the native application, using the right settings to export your pdf is crucial! Don't spend time trying to figure out the proper settings. Download the Swift joboptions and import into Illustrator and InDesign. Click the link below, then click Save. Save the file to your desktop. Double-click the "Swift.joboptions" file on your desktop. Click Save As and press Save. Your presets will now show up in Illustrator and InDesign CS.
To download the Swift joboptions, click here(right click and SAVE TARGET AS...)
Advanced Tips for Professionals
The following tips are intended for graphics professionals: Embed fonts, convert text to outlines, donâ€™t use trapping, avoid transparency in front of spot colors, generate PDF 1.4 files when possible.