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Making Your Print Jobs Look Great

From concept to creation let our graphic designers help you create a brochure, booklet or banner. Our professionals are experts with a variety of computer programs, layout and design. We offer a comprehensive menu of services for customer agencies, including:

  • Desktop publishing
  • Design/Layout
  • PDF workflow
  • Certificate lettering
  • Creating forms
  • Photography
  • Scanning


From postcards and fliers to posters and banners, OCIO Print graphic design services can help you to improve the look of any printed piece. OCIO Print supports a variety of PC and MAC graphic software, including:

  • Microsoft Word
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • QuarkXPress
  • Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Microsoft Publisher

Tips and Tricks

What do I need to include with my digital files?

If a customer has done the primary design, the project can simply be sent to OCIO Print on a thumb drive. Simply indicate if the platform is PC or MacIntosh, the software you have used (remember to include version) version and all files and fonts on your digital medium.

How do I include fonts with the print job I send?


  1. Under the file menu, click on package.
  2. Fill out the field as you see fit, then click continue.
  3. Save a folder location so you can find it, and make sure the top three check boxes are checked (included fonts, copy linked graphics, and update linked graphics.
  4. Then click on “package”
  5. Send the entire folder with the job to be printed.

Quark Express

  1. Under the file menu, click on collect for output.
  2. Save a folder location so you can find it, and make sure the checkboxes are filled for: Layout, Linked Pictures, Embedded Pictures, and fonts.
  3. Click on save. Be sure to click on ok when the font warning pops up.
  4. Send the entire folder with the job to be printed.


  1. Under the file menu, click on Pack and Go then Take to a commercial print service.
  2. Click on next, then browse and select a location that you can find later.
  3. Click on next, the make sure all three check boxes are checked (embed true type fonts, include linked graphics, and create links for embedded graphics).
  4. Click next and finish.
  5. Make sure to send the .exe file and the .puz to be printed

Who can help me with my questions?

Contact OCIO Print graphics at 281-3457 or ocioprint@iowa.gov with any questions.

Printed from the Office of the Chief Information Officer website on November 25, 2020 at 10:05pm.