How to send
Thanks to the convenience of our online file transfer module, there’s no need to waste time transporting files all over town. You can easily send a file from your computer to ours in a matter of minutes.
Just enter your information below, click submit, and we’ll send you an e-mail to confirm that we’ve received it. It’s that easy.
If you have any questions on accessing Crossmark Printing’s FTP site, please contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call 708 429-9704, ext. 33 and ask for the Creative Services Department.
Upload File Form
We make it easy for you to upload your files through our website portal. In order to ensure proper file transfer we recommend reading a few reminders below.
If you need help in preparing the file, just call our helpful staff and we’ll try our best to provide the solution you need. By creating a secured file will save you time and money. We are happy to pre-flight your file in advance of placing your order to check compatibility issues.
Preparing your files:
We recommend that files are “Stuffed” (Mac) or “Zipped” (PC) before uploading to ensure file integrity.
How to Zip Files
Mac users can Zip files by highlighting the folder containing all of the files, right clicking and selecting Compress “FolderName”. This will create a .zip file containing all the files within the original folder.
Windows 7 users can Right-click the file or folder, point to Send To, and then click Compressed (zipped) Folder. This will create a .zip file containing all the files within the original folder.
Windows XP users can create a zipped file by Right-click a blank area on the desktop or in an open folder, point to New, and then click Compressed (zipped) Folder. Then drag and drop all of your project files into the Compressed folder.
Print Resolution, Bleeds & Crop Marks
When designing digital files intended for both offset and digital printing, it is essential that all of the photographs and images in your in files are at least 300 DPI (dots per inch). Ensuring a high quality printed job is as simple as making sure all photos and images in your digital files are at least 300 DPI.
You need to apply a 1/8″ bleed when a graphic or background goes all the way to the end (bleeds) of the paper to prevent any problems when the paper is trimmed. Lastly, include crop marks with all files that bleed to show final page size.
We recommend that you have someone other than the person responsible for creating your file read everything before you send it to us.
- Reading for content
- Checking for any formatting issues
- Proofing for grammar and punctuation
Client approval is required before a job is printed. That’s why we always ask you to approve your file before it goes to press.
Time spent editing and adjusting files is billable once an order has been submitted.