File Submission Guidelines

Welcome to Studio042, the nation’s only Super Business Printer™. We provide, produce, design, host and ship an amazing assortment of products and services for some of the world’s greatest clients. We can’t wait to get started on your next project.

On this page you’ll find some helpful information on submitting your files to our company for processing.

Upload your file(s) via our site:

There is a Send a File link on the upper right side of the top navigation. Don’t forget to include essential contact information, especially phone and cell numbers and email address.

You can upload files to a Maximum of 25 files at a time and up to 80MB each (not to exceed 800 MB total).
After we receive your uploaded file(s), we will review each one. If we find any problems with any of your files, we’ll contact you. Otherwise, you will generally receive your PROOF to review within one business day.

We can accept the following file types via our file upload link:


We can accept the following media for submission if you visit our office in Montclair, NJ:

DVD±R/RW • CD-R/RW • USB Drive • Flash Drive • Thumb Drive • Compact Flash • Memory Stick/Pro • SD

Stop into our Studio:

We are strategically located just 12 miles west of the big island of Manhattan (New York City) in Montclair, New Jersey.

Stop by Monday to Friday 8 am to 5 pm.
423 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042

Call during business hours for
Sales or Info: 973-509-7591

Contact us anytime via:

Fax: 888-290-2382

Sending media by mail:

After we receive your disk, we will review each file. If we find any problems with your files, we’ll contact you. Otherwise, you will generally receive a link to your PROOF to review within one business day.


All file formats should have a minimum of 300 dpi (dots per inch) resolution at 100% of the final print size.
Images designed for the web typically cannot be used for printing as they have a low screen resolution of 72 dpi. Print images need to be created at 300 dpi or there will be a substantial drop in the image quality.


Logos should be a PDF, AI or EPS format (vector art). Logos that are being printed two-color on press MUST be in one of these formats so that they can be correctly separated into spot colors. JPG & TIFF files are acceptable for digital production, but they must be high-resolution.

Linked Images:

If a source file contains linked images or graphics, the linked files should be included in a zipped folder along with the source file, otherwise they should be embedded in the file itself. Images should be at a resolution of 300 DPI for best print quality. If you are printing a picture at a larger size than the original file, the resolution should be high enough to prevent pixelation.

Bleeds & Margins:

If a file has bleeds (meaning the printed areas go right up to the edge of the document) then the file must be submitted with the bleeds included. This means you need to add at least an extra ⅛” to each edge of the artwork.
On all pieces, there should also be at least an ⅛” safe area margin at the edges of the document (a margin between the edge of the paper and the text) to allow for cutting. This includes all pieces (with bleeds and without).

We work on both PC and MAC and can accept the following files:

Please note: High resolution Adobe Acrobat files with fonts embedded or font outlines are always preferred.

Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Adobe Photoshop CS3 (PSD), Adobe Illustrator CS3 (AI), Adobe InDesign CS3 (INDD),  Kodak Photo CD (PCD), Windows Metafile (WMF), Encapsulated Postscript (EPS), as well as Assorted Raster Files (BMP, GIF, JPG, IMG, PCT, PCX, PNG, TIF or TIFF, TGA).

We can also accept Microsoft Word (DOC), Microsoft Excel (XLS), Microsoft Power Point (PPT) & Microsoft Publisher (PUB) files.
Please understand that Microsoft programs use an RGB color palette and text character sets which do not reproduce accurately when sent to film output devices and various other CMYK printers. MICROSOFT FILES ARE ACCEPTED AT OUR DISCRETION AND MAY INCUR EXCESSIVE TROUBLESHOOTING.

Don’t see your file type? Call 973-509-7591 and ask.

All rasterized electronic files (JPG, GIF, BMP, PCX, etc.) should be sent in their original formats – uncompressed when possible. TIFF files with no compression are preferred. Rasterized electronic files should be a minimum of 300dpi, though 600dpi is ideal for higher quality reproduction. Any black and white line art should be 1200dpi for best reproduction. All vector-based electronic formats (AI, EPS, PDF) should be saved in their original uncompressed formats. All fonts should be converted to curves/outlines when possible, and fonts should be included when excess text is present. All hi-res files should be linked and included with any file packages sent to us. All electronic files (both bitmap and vector) should be in CMYK format when color it being reproduced. RGB files can be used but we cannot guarantee accurate color reproduction.