We can receive files via E-mail or CD. When using E-mail and sending multiple files simultaneously, please include your artwork as an attachment using compressed-self extracting “ZIPit” or “Stuffit” documents. E-mails over 8 megabytes require transmission via our FTP site. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your files for production, please email or call our graphic designer & prepress specialist, Justin Frank.

Artwork Submission & FTP Access

1) Go to the link:

2) Enter Login Info:
user: carlsonftp
pass: lolly

(Note: all fields are CASE SENSITIVE)

3) Follow instructions on Carlson Website (Art & FTP section) to create and upload file(s)

NOTE: Reference the “Download Help” link if you experience difficulties.

Our offset commercial process is fully digital and our work-flow is based on working with files in PDF format. Ideally you should send your files to us in this format. The PDF should be prepared at a high resolution, press quality.

We Accept

  • High Resolution PDFs
  • Adobe InDesign (CS6 or earlier)
  • Adobe Illustrator (CS6 or earlier)
  • Adobe PhotoShop (CS6 or earlier)
  • MS Office (including MS Word & Publisher)
  • Quark Xpress (7.4)
Contact Justin with further questions