File Delivery Checklist

Unless you are the end user, digital image files will be handed off to the next person in line in the production chain. The key goals of image delivery are to give that next person exactly what they need. But sometimes determining what it is that they actually need is your biggest challenge. This File Delivery Checklist can be used to facilitate collecting the information all parties need for smooth handoffs of digital image files from one person to another in a production chain.

File delivery checklist
File delivery memo

File delivery checklist

What will the files be used for? (Check all that apply)

What size and resolution are required? (Check all that apply)

What is the preferred color mode?

What is the preferred color profile, if RGB?

If the files are for commercial printing, what type of press? (Check all that apply)

What is the preferred color profile, if CMYK?

What is the preferred file naming schema?

What is the preferred file format?

8-bit depth is preferred?

All files should be flattened?

What type of file sharpening is expected?

What are the metadata requirements? (Check all that apply)

What is the preferred delivery media?

What are the delivery instructions?

File delivery memo

A delivery memo should be put into each folder of delivered image files. Below is a sample delivery memo which can be used as a starting point for your own custom delivery memo. This can be combined with a readme file.


File Delivery Memo

The total number of files is

These files are:

Image size:



@ ppi




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Last Updated September 22, 2015