Graphic Design Links

Helpful Links for Designers…

Photoshop Tutorials

Photoshop Tutorials

Skin Tone Correction
Background Blurring
Color Cast Correction
Hollywood Eyes
Image Reflections

Printing Resources

Printing Resources

Art Preparation

Print-Ready Art
Creating PDF Files
PDF Advantages
Typography Tips
Vector Artwork

Color Accuracy

Color Accuracy
Monitor Color
Color Spaces
Ink Colors

Printing and Paper

Printing Papers
Paper Coatings
Folding Types
Foil & Embossing

Specs & Templates

Envelope Sizes & Specs
Postcard Sizes & Postage
Paper Sizes
Glossary of Terms

Design Tips

Design Tips

Logo Design Tips
Direct Mail Design
Business Card Design
Catalog & Booklet Design
Flyer Design  
Postcard Design

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Submitting Your Digital Files
Providing Professional Camera Ready Art

Don't know how to make camera ready art?

If you are unsure if Your design is ready to be printed… you have come to the right place to find out!

At Summit Printing, every order receives personalized service, all design files are professionally checked before anything is printed. If there are any noticeable problems we will contact you about the issue*

  1. Want to provide Your own design files?
    If you are new to the field of graphic design, and need assistance in Your art files, there are many pages on this website to help you. College professors teaching graphic design classes visit pages on our site as part of their coursework.
  2. Resources is an entire section of this website that contains many other informative pages about graphic design and the field of commercial printing.
  3. Create Print-Ready Art is a top-ranking tutorial on the world wide web, showing readers a step-by-step method of creating design files that are correctly made for commercial printing.

Design Software and File Format Recommendations

We can print from Print Ready digital art files made nearly any software that is saved to PDF. Recommended professional design programs include Adobe software (best), QuarkXpress, Corel Draw and Microsoft Publisher. Depending on the program used, and how Your files are prepared, artwork made in non-professional programs may or may not be of optimum quality for professional, commercial-quality printing. Regardless of the program used, always save to PDF for best results.

  1. Recommended Programs:
  2. Illustrator
  3. InDesign
  4. QuarkXpress
  5. Microsoft Publisher
  6. Photoshop
    (except when vector art is needed)
  1. All Other Programs:
  2. The list of other possible programs you could use are nearly endless, from Microsoft Word or Powerpoint and countless others.
  3. We will accept any file for review. If there are issues with Your design we will let you know. Our representative will contact you with recommendations before Your design is printed.
  4. Please save Your art files to Adobe PDF files if you have the ability to do so.

Need Assistance in Making Your Design Files?

Summit Printing can also Create Your Design for you! We have Graphic Designers trained in professional print advertising and marketing. Contact us for a free, no-obligation quote.

Placing Your Orde

The easyest way to place Your order is simply select the Order Now link, which asks for Your contact information and where you want Your order shipped to. It also contains a file uploader, capable of sending large art files (up to 100 MB). Payment are not made directly on the website. We will contact Your order is placed.

Free Art File Quality Checking Services

Free File Checking: Your art files will be checked by a professional to make sure they are correctly prepared for quality printing. PDF files are always the best file format to provide.

* Please Note: Although we do check Your document for image resolution and other technical issues, we do NOT proofread Your document for you. When providing Your own art please check all phone numbers, addresses, and spelling carefully before providing it to us for printing.

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