File Sharing
and Requirements

Brookstone Printing has the following requirements and procedures when it comes to sharing your artwork with us. Please keep in mind that PDF files up to 10Mb can be emailed to artwork@brookstoneprinting.com and larger files can be sent with Dropbox or our own FTP.

Platform Requirements

Acceptable files and job requirements for Brookstone Printing:

  • Quark (12.2.3.0 or lower)
  • InDesign (CC)
  • Adobe Illustrator/Vector files (CC)
  • Press-Quality PDF with a minimum of .125” bleeds (if it includes bleeds). CMYK, fonts outlined or embedded, 300dpi or higher for any raster images.
  • PSD, TIF or JPEG are acceptable, but we do not guarantee any text/copy created in these formats will print clearly at print-resolution. Please use 1200dpi for any bitmaps to ensure highest quality output.
  • For any Microsoft Office files (Word, Publisher, Etc.), please convert to a CMYK, Press-Quality PDF with bleeds (if applicable) and send the native file along for reference.

Artwork Requirements

Artwork sent to Brookstone Printing needs to conform to the following:

  • All fonts must be outlined, embedded or included
  • All links must be embedded or included
  • All images must print at 300dpi or higher
  • CMYK, Spot or Grayscale only - No RGB
  • A minimum of .125” bleed must be included on any job that requires a bleed
  • Native files must be packaged (to include fonts and links)
  • A reference PDF must be included with all packaged native files

* Additional fees may apply if supplied art must be converted or altered beyond the previously outlined job/quote specifications.

File Transfer Procedure

Brookstone Printing procedure for FTP file transfer:

Brookstone Printing has FTP and Dropbox accounts for easy file sharing. To send files via FTP, you must have FTP client software such as CyberDuck, FileZilla or Transmit. Additionally, you will need our FTP Settings (shown below) in order to connect to our server. After uploading, please send an email to artwork@brookstoneprinting.com with the file name and Company name after the upload is complete.

Contact the art department if you need any additional assistance in the file transfer process.

Once the art/prepress department receives the file(s) a preflight will be performed and you will be contacted if there are any items that need to be changed before proofing or printing.

Manual
File Upload

Brookstone Printing has the following requirements and procedures when it comes to sharing your artwork with us. Please keep in mind that PDF files up to 10Mb can be emailed to artwork@brookstoneprinting.com and larger files can be sent with Dropbox or our own FTP or.

FTP Client Software

The following links can be used to download FTP software:

Be careful to download the "client" version of the software that you intend to use.

*The example image is taken from a FileZilla connection and other software might have a different layout.

Drag and Drop
File Upload

Drag and Drop all files into the box provided and then click "Upload" to upload your files to Brookstone Printing's Server. Keep in mind that only files with the extensions ".png, .jpg, .gif, .bmp, .jpeg, .pdf, .zip, .ai" are accepted through this process. After uploading, please send a courtesy email to artwork@brookstoneprinting.com to confirm that the files uploaded meet the Art Team's requirements. If you require additional assistance with the upload process please email the Art Team at the above address.



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