Files & Formats

Whether you're working on designing a file, or simply trying to send your files to us, we're here to help.

Accepted File Formats

We accept a wide variety of file formats for your artwork, including high resolution PDF files (with correct separations), Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe PhotoShop, and QuarkXPress files. To learn more about our accepted file formats, visit our file formats page.

Send Us Your Files

Trying to send us your files? No worries - Western States gives you a variety of options to make the transfer as painless as possible. We accept files via Email, FTP, CD/DVD, or USB. Learn more.

Vector vs. Raster Files

When sending and creating artwork, it’s important to know the difference between raster and vector art. When possible, vector art is preferred, as it will give you the best possible image quality. When raster art is used, such as in photos, ensuring it is sent at 300dpi will give you the best possible outcome. Not sure how to tell the difference? Read more about it here.