Ames Computer Forms, Inc. - Digital Printing | Ames, IA

Serving Our Customers Since 1980

Toll Free: 800-475-2234

Local: 515-232-3947

Fax: 800-728-7179

2810 E Lincoln Way

PO Box 1970

Ames, IA 50010

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Artwork submission directions

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Digital printing company

1. We exclusively use Apple computers with Mac OSX operating systems running QuarkXPress 6.5. Therefore, any artwork submitted should be able to be imported into a Quark document.


2. Files may be e-mailed to us directly and should reference a P.O. number. Please include a primary contact with phone number in case there are questions related to the artwork. These files may be compressed using Stuffit (MAC) or as a ZIP file (PC). The files should not exceed 5 MB in size. In cases that the file size exceeds 5 MB, you may mail us the file on a CD or flash drive. The email address is


3. Please do not send us Microsoft Word or Excel files, as these programs are not conducive to our method of printing. If the form you have is built using one of these programs, please save it as a jpg, pdf, .eps, or .tif file before submitting to us.


4. Please refrain from sending us files in a CMYK format, as we print using spot colors and those files will not color separate correctly for us. This does not apply for jobs being printing on our color copier.


5. When submitting artwork to us, whether it be a Quark document, jpg, pdf, .eps, etc., please do not include crop marks unless the size of the form is not immediately apparent. Document size should be the same as the finished size of the form.


6. Image files (scans, logos) should be at least 600 dpi and absolutely no less than 300 dpi. Logos copied from Internet pages are typically 72dpi, and, therefore, unacceptable.


7. Quark files should always include applicable fonts and images.

After you send us your artwork, we will confirm receipt of it with you. We do have a graphic designer on staff to help with typesetting and design work. Give us a call today to discuss your needs with one of our printing professionals.

We can handle all of your large printing orders. We deliver on time, all of the time.

We promise that you will be happy with the work we perform for you.

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Send us your artwork

Ames Computer Forms, Inc. is a full-service digital printing company. When you are ready to submit artwork to us, you MUST follow the directions and specifications below to ensure proper delivery and coloring of your photos and logos.

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If you need artwork designed or you need help submitting your artwork, please let us know. Our professionals can help you submit the proper documents. We are always ready to speak with you. Give us a call today.

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Toll Free: 800-475-2234

Local: 515-232-3947

Fax: 800-728-7179