Our pre-press workflow is largely based on processing client’s supplied PDFs or from digital files created from programs such as Adobe InDesign and QuarkXpress.

The following guidelines may assist you when you are preparing material for printing at CPC. The more carefully you prepare your material prior to sending to us, the more time can be saved in the production stages. In addition, many unnecessary costs can be eliminated. The end result is a project that is on time and on budget.

CPC Pre-Press Guidelines [Download PDF]

CPC PDFx1/a Step by Step Tutorial [Download PDF]

CPC's PDF/X-1a file > InDesign [Download File]


FTP (File Transfer Protocol)

We will set you up your own directory on our server so can safely and securely transfer your files back and forth to us.

*You must use a dedicated FTP software to access. Access through a web browser is not supported or recommended.


If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact your Account Executive or email our Pre-Press Department at prepress@commercialprintcraft.com with your enquiries.