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Supplying files for printing

Digital design servicesSetting up a file for print can be complex, especially if you have not done so before. To ensure your job prints the way you want it, follow these tips and always consult your Kwik Kopy Centre before starting big jobs, as it may save you valuable time later.

For more information about print-friendly files, including the vital “Is your file print ready?” checklist, see Supplying artwork files. For information specific to colour printing, see Colour printing guidelines.

Ways to supply your artwork to Kwik Kopy Printers

A wide range of files and formats can be accepted. If you are unsure about how to supply files, contact your local Kwik Kopy Centre.

File formats for printers

While PDF files are preferred, a range of files can generally be accepted, including:

  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • MS Word
  • MS Powerpoint
  • MS Excel
  • QuarkXpress
  • Corel Draw
  • TIFF
  • EPS

Always remember to include extensions on your files. Note: Not all Centres accept the above file types. Please check with your local Kwik Kopy first.

Kwik Kopy ‘Send a File’ Transfer

To send us a file, complete the Send a File Form and select the file to be sent. Click the Send File button when you are finished. Our system allows you to send files of up to 250mb (including ZIP files) via our website.

Online Print Management

This is an online printing service which involves a catalogue of your print jobs being set up for you online. This allows for quick and easy access to repeat orders of your printing. For more details on Zenith Web2Print, contact your local Kwik Kopy Centre or view our Zenith information page.

Use a File Transfer Service

Send large files for free through a free transfer service such as: 

 
Contact your local Kwik Kopy for their preferred system and account details.

Sending Artwork via E-mail

Contact your local Kwik Kopy for the best email to send your files to.

Memory Stick or USB Stick

USB/memory sticks can also be read at your local Kwik Kopy Centre.

File Storage and Archiving

Kwik Kopy can now store and archive all your files. When you need a reprint it’s a simple e-mail or phone call away. What’s more, your reprints are guaranteed to be consistent, because not only is your artwork stored, there’s also a record of what paper stocks and finishes were used previously.

For more handy design and printing tips, head to your nearest Kwik Kopy Centre.

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