File too big for email? There are solutions. | Monograhics

By: Monographics  05-Apr-2012
Keywords: Printing, Cards, Laser

This free service means you can confidently send files up to 100 MB - and they have a paid for service where you can send files of up to 2 GB. It's far faster and less expensive than couriers - we at Monographics recommend it. 

Here’s how it works:

  1. Easily send your large file by uploading it through a web browser. There is also an application which allows you to send it from your desktop or from Microsoft Outlook - but the broweser solution seems to be the most popular.

We've been recieving digital files here at Monographics for years - and we've seen all sorts of mistakes. We urge everyone who sends us files to read the following. Making sure that your files are prepared correctly will prevent delays - something that we all want!

Essentials to check are:

File Transfer and Documentation

IMPORTANT: All materials must be labelled with your (the client) name and include contact information.
For further instructions on how to prepare and submit your digital files, or to view a list of alternative file formats, please continue reading.

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Making you own files: Preparation


Native applications (Macintosh or Windows only)

We accept native application files in three applications only: InDesign (2 or later); Illustrator (10 or later); or Photoshop. (Windows XP or later; Mac OS X or later).


All fonts must be embedded, or provided if native application files are submitted. 


Images must be a minimum of 300 ppi (pixels per inch) and in CMYK or greyscale format. Note that for the best results logos should be in vector format where possible.
For optimal quality the effective resolution for continuous tone images should not be less than 300 ppi, nor greater than 600 ppi. Bitmap images should not be less than 400 ppi, nor greater than 1200 ppi. Rich black is recommended at 20-C, 0-M, 0-Y, 100-K. Total 4-colour process should not exceed 300% (C%+M%+Y%+K%).

  1. Size is correct
  2. Bleeds and trims:
    1. used where graphics run to the edge of the page, trim marks are included
    2. are not used were the graphics do not run to the edge of the page, best to provide trim marks
  3. The file and it's components is in high resolution (300 ppi or higher)
  4. All colours are in CMYK format
  5. Fonts are embedded

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