Upload Your Files

Quickly and easily upload your press ready files. QCPress accepts both Macintosh and Windows formats.  

  • All images should be 300ppi at the final print size.
    • 300ppi is ideal, but anything above 200ppi should be fine.
    • Images pulled from websites are generally between 72ppi and 96ppi. This low ppi will not generally look great.
    • If you pull an image from the web, you cannot simply go in and change the resolution to 200ppi. (This will not increase the image quality.)
  • All 4-color images should be in the CMYK

Preferred File Types: 

  • Adobe Acrobat (.pdf)
  • A print-ready Adobe Acrobat (.pdf ) file. We recommend a minimum of 300dpi, CMYK colormode, all fonts outlined AND embedded. Make sure you have a minimum of 1/8” (0.125”) bleed on all edges of your job, and a 1/8” (0.125”) safe area that has all critical design element such as text, pulled away from the trim.
  • Please outline your fonts before you upload your file.
  • Adobe Photoshop: TIFF or JPEG
  • Please remember to FLATTEN your images before you upload them.
  • If you’re generating PDFs use the built-in “PDX/X-1a” export settings if you see them.
  • We require a minimum of 1/8” (0.125”) bleed on all projects. This will add 1/4” (0.25”) to your overall image area, on both dimensions. If you wanted to print a 3.5” x 2” standard business card with image all the way to the edge, you would need to submit a file 3.75” x 2.25”.

Where to Find Us:

QCPress
1325 15th St
Moline, IL 61265


Phone: 309.764.8142

Fax: 309.764.9603

Service Area

Quad City Press is a Commercial

Printing, Sign and T-shirt company, serving the

Quad Cities and surrounding area in both Illinois and Iowa.

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