If you are not familiar with creating pdf files for print production, please read the following information for submitting your artwork.

Install PDF Creation Software
  • Browse to www.primopdf.com to download free pdf creation software. Ensure that the version you download corresponds to your operating-system.
  • When prompted, select a download location which you can find easily, such as your ‘Desktop’ or ‘My Documents’ folder, and click OK.
  • When the download is complete, double-click the file named FreewarePrimoPDFXX.exe (XX being a 2-digit number) which would have appeared in the location you selected in the previous step.
  • Follow the simple instructions to complete the installation. A system-restart is NOT required.
    • [This step is optional] In the Windows® Start menu, browse to All Programs > Primo PDF and click PrimoPDF Options. In the PrimoPDF interface, click on About PrimoPDF to access various online resources or to check for updates.
To Convert a Document to PDF
  • Open a document in your authoring program (e.g. Microsoft Word), and select File > Print.
  • In the printer dialog, select PrimoPDF from the dropdown menu and click OK to complete the print, and launch the PrimoPDF interface.
  • Select the Creation Profile as PREPRESS. This configuration creates a PDF optimized for printing on commercial-quality printers with high-resolution images and embedded fonts, for results of a quality-level consistent to the system on which the PDF was generated.
  • Select the Save As dropdown menu to set a name and location for the created PDF.
    • Ask when creating PDF — Allows you to rename the PDF and select a save-location.
    • Specific Folder — Allows you to select a save-location while using the name of the document which is being converted.
  • Click the Create PDF button to convert your document.
  • If the destination for the PDF already contains a file with the same name, the File Exists dialog will prompt you to Overwrite the file or Append the conversion to the existing PDF.
  • Alternatively, if you wish to save the PDF under a different name or directory just click Cancel and you will be returned to the Save As dialog.
  • Once your settings are committed, the converted PDF will automatically open in your default PDF viewer for you to check your file to ensure everything is correct.
Email PDF File to Print Express
  • Once your PDF file has been created, PROOF IT CAREFULLY, checking for misspellings, alignment issues, graphics quality, or anything else that may affect the quality of your file.
  • After you have verified the accuracy of the PDF file, send it as an attachment to printexpressmi@gmail.com.

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