File/Media Formats

As you can imagine, there are thousands of computer applications in use around the world. These applications each save their files in a certain way. This is called a file type or file format. For example, Microsoft Word can save your work as a ".doc", or even a ".txt" file.

Academy Press uses the most modern Apple Macintosh system for our design and prepress with an Adobe® PDF workflow.
We also have the capabilties to work with certain Microsoft Windows based files for prepress work.

We have tried to simplify our workflow by adding our Print2U print driver which allows you to send your file directly to us press ready straight from your computer.

We can accept the following Native Macintosh Files.

  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • QuarkXPress
  • Microsoft Office Suite

We can accept the following Native Windows Files.

  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Microsoft Office Suite

All Native files sent to Academy Press must be properly preflighted and collected for output for commercial printing.