Accepted File Formats FAQ

We can accept a wide variety of file formats (below), however we prefer all files to be submitted as PDF files to minimize any font, image, text, or formatting complications.

Preparation Tips See our File Preparations Tips FAQ for details on submitting the highest quality files to eliminate extra file charges or production delays.

Accepted File Types Index
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
Desktop Publishing
Document Files
Presentation Files
Raster Graphics Files
Spreadsheet Files
Vector Graphics Files
A-Z List

Computer Aided Design Files (CAD)
.AMF – Additive Manufacturing File Format
.CAD – CadStd
.CATDrawing – CATIA V5 Drawing document
.CATPart – CATIA V5 Part document
.CATProduct – CATIA V5 Assembly document
.CATProcess – CATIA V5 Manufacturing document
.DRW – Caddie Early version of Caddie drawing, prior to DWG
.DWG – AutoCAD and Open Design Alliance applications
.DMT – Delcam Machining Triangles
.DXF – AutoCAD ASCII Drawing Interchange file format
.DWB – VariCAD drawing file
.DWF – AutoDesk's Web Design Format, similar to PDF files
.TCT – TurboCAD drawing template
.TCW – TurboCAD for Windows 2D and 3D drawing


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Desktop Publishing Files
.AVE – Aquafadas
.DTP – Greenstreet Publisher, GST PressWorks
.INDD – Adobe InDesign
.MCF – FotoInsight Designer
.PMD – Adobe PageMaker
.PPP – Serif PagePlus
.PUB – Microsoft Publisher
.FM – Adobe FrameMaker
.SCD – Scribus
.SLA – Scribus
.ZAVE – Aquafadas

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Document Files (Text and Plain Text)
.602 – Text602 document
.ABW – AbiWord document
.ACL – MS Word AutoCorrect List
.AFP – Advanced Function Presentation
.ANS – American National Standards Institute (ANSI) text
.ASC – ASCII text
.AWW – Ability Write
.CCF – Color Chat 1.0
.CSV – ASCII text as comma-separated values, used in spreadsheets and database management systems
.CWK – ClarisWorks / AppleWorks document
.DOC – Microsoft Word document
.DOCX – Office Open XML document
.DOT – Microsoft Word document template
.DOTX – Office Open XML text document template
.EGT – EGT Universal Document
.FDX – Final Draft
.FTM – Fielded Text Meta
.FTX – Fielded Text (Declared)
.HWP – Haansoft (Hancom) Hangul Word Processor document
.HWPML – Haansoft (Hancom) Hangul Word Processor Markup Language document
.LWP – Lotus Word Pro
.INFO – Texinfo
.MCW – Microsoft Word for Macintosh (versions 4.0–5.1)
.NB – Mathematica Notebook
.NBP – Mathematica Player Notebook
.ODM – OpenDocument master document
.ODT – OpenDocument text document
.OMM – OmmWriter text document
.OTT – OpenDocument text document template
.PAGES – Apple Pages document
.PAP – Papyrus word processor document
.PDAX – Portable Document Archive (PDA) document index file
.PDF – Portable Document Format
.QUOX – Question Object File Format for Quobject Designer or Quobject Explorer
.RPT – Crystal Reports
.RTF – Rich Text document
.SDW – StarWriter text document, used in earlier versions of StarOffice
.STW – OpenOffice.org XML text document template (obsolete) 
.SXW – OpenOffice.org XML text document (obsolete)
.TEX – TeX
.TXT – ASCII or Unicode plaintext
.UOF – Uniform Office Format
.UOML – Unique Object Markup Language
.VIA – Revoware VIA Document Project File
.WPD – WordPerfect document
.WPS – Microsoft Works document
.WPT – Microsoft Works document template
.WRD – WordIt! Document
.WRF – ThinkFree Write
.WRI – Microsoft Write document
.XML – eXtensible Markup Language
.XPS – Open XML Paper Specification

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Presentation Files
.KEY – Apple Keynote Presentation
.KEYNOTE – Apple Keynote Presentation
.NB – Mathematica Slideshow
.NBP – Mathematica Player slideshow
.ODP – OpenDocument Presentation
.OTP – OpenDocument Presentation template
.PEZ - Prezi Desktop Presentation
.POT – Microsoft PowerPoint template
.PPS – Microsoft PowerPoint Show
.PPT – Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation
.PPTX – Office Open XML Presentation
.PRZ – Lotus Freelance Graphics
.SDD – StarOffice's StarImpress
.SHF – ThinkFree Show
.SHOW – Haansoft (Hancom) Presentation software document
.SHW – Corel Presentations slide show creation
.SLP – Logix-4D Manager Show Control Project
.SSPSS – SongShow Plus Slide Show
.STI – OpenOffice.org XML (obsolete) Presentation template
.SXI – OpenOffice.org XML (obsolete) Presentation

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Raster Graphics Files (images as a group of pixels)
.ASE – Adobe Swatch
.ART – America Online proprietary format
.BMP – Microsoft Windows Bitmap formatted image
.BLP – Blizzard Entertainment proprietary texture format
.CIT – Intergraph is a monochrome bitmap format
.CPT – Corel PHOTO-PAINT image
.CR2 - Canon camera raw format. 
.CUT – Dr. Halo image file
.DDS – DirectX texture file
.DIB – Device-Independent Bitmap graphic
.DJVU – DjVu for scanned documents
.EGT – EGT Universal Document, used in EGT SmartSense to compress PNG files to yet a smaller file
.EXIF – Exchangeable image file format is a specification for the image file format used by digital cameras
.GIF – CompuServe's Graphics Interchange Format
.GPL – GIMP Palette, using a textual representation of color names and RGB values
.GRF - Zebra Technologies proprietary format
.ICB – Truevision TGA (Targa) image
.ICNS – file format use for icons in Mac OS X. Contains bitmap images at multiple resolutions and bitdepths with alpha channel.
.ICO – a file format used for icons in Microsoft Windows. Contains small bitmap images at multiple resolutions and sizes.
.ILBM – InterLeaved BitMap, a subtype of the Interchange File Format (IFF)
.IFF – Interchange File Format
.JFIF – Joint Photographic Experts Group – a lossy image format widely used to display photographic images.
.JNG – a single-frame MNG using JPEG compression and possibly an alpha channel.
.JP2 – JPEG2000
.JPG – Joint Photographic Experts Group – a lossy image format widely used to display photographic images.
.JPEG – Joint Photographic Experts Group – a lossy image format widely used to display photographic images.
.JPS – JPEG Stereo
.LBM – Deluxe Paint image file
.MAX – ScanSoft PaperPort document
.MIFF – ImageMagick's native file format
.MNG – Multiple Network Graphics, the animated version of PNG
.MSP – Microsoft Paint (old), replaced with BMP in Microsoft Windows 3.0
.NITF – A U.S. Government standard commonly used in Intelligence systems
.PBM – Portable bitmap
.PC1 – Degas low resolution, compressed picture file
.PC2 – Degas medium resolution, compressed picture file
.PC3 – Degas high resolution, compressed picture file
.PCF – Pixel Coordination Format
.PCT – Apple Macintosh PICT image
.PCX – ZSoft's PC Paint, a lossless format, popular on DOS systems.
.PDD – Adobe Photoshop Drawing
.PDN – Paint.NET image file
.PGM – Portable graymap
.PI1 – Degas low resolution, uncompressed picture file
.PI2 – Degas medium resolution, uncompressed picture file. Also Portrait Innovations encrypted image format.
.PI3 – Degas high resolution, uncompressed picture file
.PICT – Apple Macintosh PICT image
.PIX – Truevision TGA (Targa) image
.PNG – Portable Network Graphic lossless, for display and edition of graphic images
.PNM – Portable anymap graphic bitmap image
.PNS – PNG stereo image
.PPM – Portable Pixmap image
.PSB – Adobe Photoshop Big image file
.PSD – Adobe Photoshop Drawing
.PSP – Paint Shop Pro image
.PX – Pixel image editor image file
.PXR – Pixar Image Computer image file
.QFX – QuickLink Fax image
.RAW – General term for image data acquired by a digital camera
.RLE – a run-length encoded image
.SCT – Scitex Continuous Tone image file
.SGI – Silicon Graphics Image
.TARGA – Truevision TGA (Targa) image
.TGA – Truevision TGA (Targa) image
.TIF – Tagged Image File Format
.TIFF – Tagged Image File Format
.VDA – Truevision TGA (Targa) image
.VST – Truevision TGA (Targa) image
.VTF – Valve Texture Format
.XBM – X Window System Bitmap
.XCF – GIMP image
.XPM – X Window System Pixmap

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Spreadsheet Files
.123 – Lotus 1-2-3
.AB2 – Abykus worksheet
.AB3 – Abykus workbook
.AWS – Ability Spreadsheet
.CLF – ThinkFree Calc
.CELL – Haansoft (Hancom) SpreadSheet software document
.CSV – Comma-Separated Values
.GNUMERIC – Gnumeric spreadsheet, a gziped XML file
.NUMBERS – Apple Numbers Spreadsheet file
.ODS – OpenDocument spreadsheet
.OTS – OpenDocument spreadsheet template
.QPW – Quattro Pro spreadsheet
.SDC – StarOffice StarCalc Spreadsheet
.SLK – SYmbolic LinK
.STC – OpenOffice.org XML spreadsheet template (obsolete)
.SXC – OpenOffice.org XM spreadsheet template (obsolete)
.TAB – tab delimited columns; also TSV
.TSV – tab separated columns; also TAB
.TXT – tab delimited columns
.VC – Visicalc
.WK1 – Lotus 1-2-3 up to version 2.01
.WK3 – Lotus 1-2-3 version 3.0
.WK4 – Lotus 1-2-3 version 4.0
.WKS – Lotus 1-2-3
.WKS – Microsoft Works
.WQ1 – Quattro Pro DOS version
.XLK – Microsoft Excel worksheet backup
.XLS – Microsoft Excel worksheet sheet (97–2003)
.XLSB – Microsoft Excel binary workbook
.XLSM – Microsoft Excel Macro-enabled workbook
.XLSX – Office Open XML worksheet sheet
.XLR – Microsoft Works version 6.0
.XLT – Microsoft Excel worksheet template
.XLTM – Microsoft Excel Macro-enabled worksheet template
.XLW – Microsoft Excel worksheet workspace (version 4.0)

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Vector Graphics Files (graphics using geometric primitives such as points, lines, curves, and polygons to represent images).
.3DV – 3-D wireframe graphics by Oscar Garcia
.AI – Adobe Illustrator Document
.AMF – Additive Manufacturing File Format
.ART – Xara – Drawing (superseded by XAR)
.AWG – Ability Draw
.CGM – Computer Graphics Metafile an ISO Standard
.CDR – CorelDRAW Document
.CMX – CorelDRAW vector image
.DVI – Tex
.DXF – ASCII Drawing Interchange file Format. AutoCAD and other CAD-programs
.E2D – 2D vector graphics used by the editor which is included in JFire
.EMF – Enhanced (Windows) MetaFile, an extension to WMF
.EPS – Encapsulated Postscript
.GZ – PostScript
.ODG – OpenDocument Drawing
.PCL – 2D Graphic Page Control Language (HP)
.PDF – Portable Document Format
.PS – PostScript 
.SNP – Microsoft Access Report Snapshot
.SVG – Scalable Vector Graphics, employs XML
.SXD – OpenOffice.org XML drawing (obsolete)
.V2D – voucher design used by the voucher management included in JFire
.WMF – Windows Meta File
.XAR – Xara – Drawing
.XPS – Microsoft XML file similar to a PDF file
.XSL-FO – Formatting Objects

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