How to submit print files

Submitting your files to Mixam couldn't be simpler. Follow our guidance below, and you'll have exceptional prints in no time.

 

 

 

Accepted file types

Mixam's online system lets you convert many file types into high-quality print files. We still convert the files to PDFs, but you can submit them as single pages, double pages or separate files for each project. 

 

File Type Conversion

DOC Files Types to PDF

Image File Formats to PDF

eBook File Formats to PDF

CAD File Formats to PDF

.csv, .djvu, .doc, .docx, .eml, .eps, .key, .key.zip, .mpp, .msg, .numbers, .numbers.zip, .odp, .ods, .odt, .pages, .pages.zip, .pps, .ppsx, .ppt, .pptx, .ps, .pub, .rtf, .txt, .vsd, .vsdx, .wks, .wpd, .wps, .xlr, .xls, .xlsx, .xps.3fr, .ai, .arw, .bmp, .cdr, .cr2, .crw, .dng, .emf, .erf, .gif, .heic, .jpg, .jpeg, .mdi, .mef, .mrw, .nef, .odg, .orf, .pcx, .pef, .png, .ppm, .psd, .raf, .raw, .sr2, .svg, .tga, .tif, .tiff, .wbmp, .webp, .wmf, .x3f, .xcf.azw, .azw3, .cbc, .cbr, .cbz, .chm, .epub, .fb2, .lit, .lrf, .mobi, .pdb, .pml, .prc, .rb, .tcr.dwg, .dxf
 

 

 

 

Simple file formats

If you plan to print a two-sided item like Posters or Flyers, you only need to upload a multi-page file. Alternatively, you can upload a separate file for each side. Just ensure the alignment of both files is the same (Portrait or Landscape).

Optionally specify individual pages creating a PDF
 

 

Saddle-stitched file formats

Say you wanted to print saddle-stitched (staple-bound) Booklets. You can submit one multi-page print file. The first page should be your front cover; the second should be your inside front cover, and so on. The last page will be your back cover.

You can also submit a separate file for each page or a double-page spread. Once you have uploaded all your files, you can rearrange the page order by dragging the thumbnail to its new position - no other online printing platform offers this!

Name your files by their position (e.g. Page4, Page_4, etc.), and our system will put them in order automatically.

Specify all pages creating a PDF
 

 

 

Wire-O bound file formats

Like a saddle-stitched format, if you're printing Wire-O bound Booklets, you can submit a single file with all pages in the order you want them to appear in print. Again, start with the front cover and end with the back cover. We also accept separate files for each page and double-page spreads for this format.

Specify all pages creating a PDF
 

Perfect bound and paperback file formats

You may want to add a spine to your cover design, and there are two ways to do this. You can either:

  • Upload a double-page spread design that includes your front cover, spine file and back cover, or
  • Upload a separate spine file in addition to your cover design.

The Spine Calculator in your Shopping Cart will give you the dimensions for your spine file. Since you need to upload a separate file for perfect bound book covers, the rest of your files should begin with the first interior page and end with the last page before the back cover.

You can name the spine file clearly so our system can place it correctly, and if you upload a separate file, remember to add bleed.

 

 

Spine width shown in the shopping cart
 

 

Casebound / Hardcover file formats

You need to upload a spine with your cover design. Keep in mind that the cover pages for Hardcover Books have considerably larger bleed areas than those of the interior pages. You will need to include a 0.8" bleed for the cover design to wrap around the sides of the book board. Hardcover designs can be challenging, so download a template to set your cover design correctly.

 

Spine width shown in the shopping cart
 

 

 

How do I submit my files?

Once our Instant Price Calculator gives you a FREE quote with an estimated delivery date, select a quote > Add to Cart > click Proceed and upload files to enter your Artwork Dashboard.

On the left-hand side - you will see the following text: Please drag your file(s) here or use the button below to upload your artwork. Please note our system rearranges page order every time a file is uploaded. You can drag and drop files from your desktop or upload them from your computer, your Dropbox or WeTransfer account, or even a web URL.

If you choose to upload several files, label files in the order you want them to appear, and our system will place all your pages in the correct order. You can use words like the frontback and last in place of numbers, if you prefer.

 

Submit your print files on the Artwork tab of the order page