Policies & Guidelines

File Sizes: Files need to be sized and proofed. Print files can only be enlarged or reduced ('Resize To Fit' option on forms) to fit the paper size of your choosing.

Margins:
Rolls -- Inkjet including budget, fabric, specialty. No borderless printing. Printer won't print 1/4"-1/2" along the width for 24", 36", 42, 44", 60, 64" width rolls.
Sheets -- Inkjet and laser prints. No borderless printing. 1/4" uneven border around paper.
Vinyl cutting -- 24" vinyl rolls. File should be no larger than 22.5" in width.
Laser cutting -- Leave 1/4" around entire laser cut file.

Fonts and Images: For Adobe Illustrator, please outline fonts and embed or submit your linked images. PrintFX supports the FIT font library. View our File Setup Guide (.pdf).  Guide is a pdf and requires Adobe Reader or Acrobat.

Bleeds and Cropmarks: View our video Bleeds & Cropmarks Quick Guide.

Resolution: We recommend 300dpi. View our video Photoshop - Resolution / Image Size Quick Guide for some quick tips!

Color Management: Use the Adobe RGB 1998 and RGB color mode. 

Color Accuracy: For inkjet sheets, posters, fabric, and specialty media, use our self-service area's color-calibrated monitor to soft proof your files using our ICC profiles.  Soft proofing provides a close preview of how your colors will print on our printers. View our Soft proofing With A Color Calibrated Monitor and Photoshop - Image Adjustments video quick guides. 

File Formats: We accept ai, pdf, jpeg, tiff, psd file formats for inkjet and laser prints. Convert all AutoCad, Microsoft and Indesign files to pdf or jpeg. View our video Indesign - Packaging Files / Exporting PDF's Quick Guide.

Job Pick Up and Payment:  After notification that your job's completed, pay by going to PrintFX's service desk to self-swipe your funded FIT ID card. View our video Adding Funds To Your MyFIT eAccount Quick Guide for additional help. Students with unpaid jobs left at PrintFX for two weeks or longer will have an academic hold placed on their student account. During December and May, students will be placed on academic hold for unpaid jobs left at PrintFX for two or more days.

Alumni Jobs: For details and approval, contact PrintFX at (212) 217-5470.

Job Turnaround:  Visit our Turnaround Time page. 

Departmental Job Submission and Budget Transfers: Print and/or design order forms must be accompanied by the PrintFX Supplies Reimbursement Authorization form (.pdf) if paying using a budget transfer.  Form is a pdf and requires Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat.

Department Design Jobs:  For designing assistance and submission, please contact Jason Yip at [email protected].