Technology

By choosing Little Guy Press you can expect a level of technology and security that far exceeds almost every printer in Central & Southern Maine. Not only do we pride ourselves on staying current with new products and innovations, but we also partner with trade only printers who share our philosophy as well.

Technically Speaking....

Security & Safety

Burglary Protection:

Our facility is equipped with 24 Hour Video Surveillance as well as a state of the art security system for any unexpected possible break-in attempts.

File Protection:

All client files are handled through a Mac based Server and continuously backed up on an in-house 12 Terabyte Drobo Media Storage Device with Multi-Drive Redundancy. By choosing LGP, all of your precious files are stored on site and indefinitely at no extra cost to you. Since we consider ourselves personally responsible for the safety and well being of all of your graphic related information and files, we DO NOT make use of the cloud for any outside storage services despite their financial practicality. Yes, we may be a bit extreme when it comes to protecting your data and some would even say "Over the top" in this area, but we feel that no expense is too great to be able to promise you that we can be counted on and completely and trusted with all of your digital media.

Computers & Software

We have 3 Macs & 4 PCs in our facility supported by a T-10/100/1000 gigabit network. If one of our computers should go down this will never affect our workflow as we have other computers fully loaded with the same software which allows us to seamlessly move over to if needed. This assures that your job will always stay right on schedule without any excuses or delays. All 7 of our work stations have APC Backups which are all configured to each computer at each work station. This ensures that any power interruption or outage will not damage any of our sensitive electronics or computers. During outages each computer will run for about an hour and safely shut down roughly one hour after the power has gone out, which is when the battery back-ups life run down on power. As you can see, we have taken great care to do everything possible to assure that we can keep running smoothly no matter what happens, but if something does happen beyond our control we have "MacSmith", which we consider to be the best Mac IT company in the area on call for anything unpredictable that may occur.

In addition to our computers, we also have all of our monitors on APC Backups as well. In a never ending effort to control quality, all of our graphic monitors a regularly calibrated using “state of the art” X-Rite Display Pro color calibration equipment.

Program Capabilities:

We intentionally keep an older Mac and an older PC on line for the purpose of running several older programs, which allows us to accept older files that no one else will accept, and refuse to work with. We have one of the largest program capabilities list from old to new of anyone else around. See the drop down list of our graphic program on the right side of this page.

Printing

Little Guy Press does a limited amount of printing in-house, as we partner with several local "Trade Only" printers who do not sell to the public. This allows us to work with the absolute best printer for the specific product requested, bringing you the highest quality product possible for a surprisingly competitive price. We do also go out of state for some specific products when necessary, however, we will always partner with local printers when ever possible. This decision was made a couple of years ago in the interest of providing higher quality printed products at much more competitive pricing that had previously been offered. If you have already been doing business with Little Guy Press for several years, you have probably already noticed the increase in quality and service and a decrease in your costs. If you have not worked with Little Guy Press previously, please give us a try, and see for yourself how we have raised the bar with your local printing options.

  • Mac Graphic Programs

    MAC Graphic Programs

    Adobe Pagemaker 7.0
    Adobe Indesign CS3 (5.0)
    Adobe Indesign CS4 (6.0)
    Adobe Indesign CS5 (7.0)
    Adobe Indesign CS6 (8.0)
    Adobe Indesign CC (2014)
    Adobe Illustrator CS3 (13.0)
    Adobe Illustrator CS4 (14.0)
    Adobe Illustrator CS5 (15.0)
    Adobe Illustrator CS6 (16.0)
    Adobe Illustrator CC (2014)
    Adobe Photoshop (7.0)
    Adobe Photoshop CS3 (10.0)
    Adobe Photoshop CS4 (11.0)
    Adobe Photoshop CS5 (12.0)
    Adobe Photoshop CS6 (13.0)
    Adobe Photoshop CC (2014)
    Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional (8.3.1)
    Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional (9.5.2)
    Adobe Acrobat X Professional (10.1.4)
    Adobe Acrobat CC Professional
    Adobe Acrobat CD Professional
    Adobe Reader 8
    Adobe Distiller 8.0
    Adobe Distiller 9.0
    Adobe Bridge CS3 (2.0)
    Adobe Bridge CS4 (3.0)
    Adobe Bridge CS5 (4.0)
    Adobe Bridge CS6 (5.0)
    Adobe Bridge CC (2014)
    Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 (9.0)
    Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 (10.0)
    Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 (12.0)
    Adobe Dreamweaver CC (2014)
    Adobe Fireworks CS3 (9.0)
    Adobe Fireworks CS4 (10.0)
    Adobe Fireworks CS6 (12.0)
    Adobe Fireworks CC (2014)
    Adobe Flash CS3 (9.0)
    Adobe Flash CS4 (10.0.2)
    Adobe Flash CS6 (12.0)
    Adobe Flash CC (2014)
    Agamic Bar Coder 4.44
    Apple Pages ‘09 (4.2)
    Lemkesoft Graphic Converter (6.3)
    Macromedia Freehand 10
    Macromedia Freehand MX (11)
    QuarkXPress 5
    QuarkXPress 7
    QuarkXPress 8
    Microsoft Word 2008
    Microsoft Word 2011
    Microsoft Word 2015
    Microsoft Excel 2008
    Microsoft Excel 2011
    Microsoft Excel 2015
    Microsoft Powerpoint 2008
    Microsoft Powerpoint 2011
    Microsoft Powerpoint 2015
    Smith-Micro Stuff-It 15.0

     
  • PC Graphic Programs

    PC Graphic Programs

    Adobe After Effects 4.1
    Adobe Pagemaker 6.5
    Adobe Pagemaker 7.0
    Adobe Premier Standard
    Adobe Indesign CS2 (4.0)
    Adobe Indesign CS3 (5.0)
    Adobe Indesign CS4 (6.0)
    Adobe Indesign CS5 (7.0)
    Adobe Illustrator CS2 (12.0)
    Adobe Illustrator CS3 (13.0)
    Adobe Illustrator CS4 (14.0)
    Adobe Illustrator CS5 (15.0)
    Adobe Photoshop CS2 (9.0)
    Adobe Photoshop CS3 (10.0)
    Adobe Photoshop CS4 (11.0)
    Adobe Photoshop CS5 (12.0)
    Adobe Acrobat 7 Professional (7.1.0)
    Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional (8.3.1)
    Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional (9.5.2)
    Adobe Reader 8
    Adobe Distiller 7.0
    Adobe Distiller 8.0
    Adobe Distiller 9.0
    Adobe Designer 7.0
    Adobe Live Cycle Designer 8.1
    Adobe Bridge CS4 (3.0)
    Adobe Bridge CS5 (4.0)
    Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 (11.0)
    Adobe Fireworks CS3 (9.0)
    Adobe Fireworks CS5 (11.0)
    Adobe Flash CS5 (11.0)
    Macromedia Freehand 9
    Macromedia Freehand MX (11)
    QuarkXPress 4
    QuarkXPress 7
    Corel Word Perfect 9
    Corel Draw 9
    Corel Capture X6
    Corel Connect X6
    Corel Photo Painter X6
    Corel Draw X6
    Metacreations Painter 6
    Lotus Word Pro 97
    Microsoft Works 95
    Microsoft Word 2003
    Microsoft Word 2007
    Microsoft Word 2008
    Microsoft Word 2010
    Microsoft Excel 2003
    Microsoft Excel 2007
    Microsoft Excel 2008
    Microsoft Excel 2010
    Microsoft Access 2007
    Microsoft Access 2010
    Microsoft Front Page 2007
    Microsoft Powerpoint 2003
    Microsoft Powerpoint 2007
    Microsoft Powerpoint 2008
    Microsoft Powerpoint 2010
    Microsoft Publish-iT
    Microsoft Publisher 98
    Microsoft Publisher 2007
    Microsoft Publisher 2010
    WINRAR 95
    Smith-Micro Stuff-It 7.0
    Smith-Micro Stuff-It 12
    Smith-Micro Stuff-It 14.0.1
    Smith-Micro Stuff-It 15.0
    Enfocus Pitstop Professional 6.5
    Flipping Book Publisher 2 Professional

     
  • File extensions

    If you are trying to figure out what program your file was created in and you know the file extension, here is a list that may help. We can usually work with all of the files types listed below at Little Guy Press.

     

    Adobe Indesign Files

    .icml (InCopyDocument)
    .idml (InDesign Markup)
    .incd (InCopy CS Document)
    .incx (InCopy CS3 Interchange)
    .indd (Adobe InDesign)
    .indt (Indesign Template)
    .inx (InDesign Interchange)

    QuarkXPress Files

    .qxp QuarkXPress Book File
    .qxd (QuarkXPress Document)
    .qxp (QuarkXPress Document)
    .qxt (QuarkXPress Template)

    Web & Interactive Files

    .as (Flash JavaScript File)
    .asp (Photoshop Separation Setup)
    .dws (Dreamweaver Site Definition File)
    .dwt (Dreamweaver Template File)
    .epub (Open Publication Structure eBook)
    .fla (Adobe Flash Movie Authoring)
    .htm (Web Page)
    .html (Hypertext Markup Language)
    .js (JavaScript Source Code)
    .jsfl (Flasj JavaScript File)
    .jsp (Java Server Page)
    .lbi (Adobe Dreamweaver Library File)
    .mht (Single File Web Page)
    .php (PHP Script)
    .png (Fireworks Image File)
    .swf (Adobe Flash Format)
    .wbmp (Adobe Fireworks File)
    .xfl (Flash CS4 Exchange Format)
    .xml (Extensible Markup Language)
    .xsl (XML Stylesheet)

    Common Compressed Dual Platform

    .eps (Encapulated Postscript File)
    .pdf (Portable Document Format)

    Compression Files

    .7z (7-Zip Compressed File)
    .bin (MacBinary Archive Format)
    .cab (Install Shield v5.x or 6.x Compressed File)
    .cbr (CDisplay RAR Archived Comic Book File)
    .cbt (Comic Book Archive)
    .cbz (CDisplay ZIP Archived Comic Book File)
    .cpt (Compact Pro Archive)
    .hqx (Macintosh BinHex 4 Compressed Archive)
    .jar (JAR Archive)
    .lha (Compressed Archive File)
    .lhz (LHA Compressed Archive File)
    .lzh (Compressed Archive File)
    .rar (WinRAR Compressed Archive)
    .sea (StuffIT Self Expanding Archive)
    .sit (StuffIt Compressed Archive File)
    .sitx (StuffIt X Archive)
    .tar (Tape Archive File)
    .uu (Compressed Archive File)
    .uue (Apple II Compressed Archive File)
    .zip (Compressed Archive File)

    Image Files

    .ai (Adobe Illustrator Vector Graphic)
    .ait (Adobe Illustrator Template)
    .bmp (Windows OS/2 Bitmap Graphics)
    .dcm (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) Image)
    .dwg (AutoCAD Drawing)
    .dxf (AutoCAD Interchange File)
    .emf (Enhanced Metafile)
    .fxg (Adobe Creative Suite Vector Graphic)
    .gif (Graphic Interchange Format)
    .giff (Graphic Interchange Format)
    .ico (Windows Icon File)
    .iff (Amiga Bitmap Graphic)
    .jpf (Jpeg 2000)
    .jpeg (Joint Photographic Experts Group Image)
    .jpg (Joint Photographic Experts Group Image)
    .jps (Stereo Image)
    .mpo (Multi-Picture Format)
    .pbm (UNIX Portable Bitmap Graphic)
    .pct (Macintosh Picture File)
    .pcx (PC Paintbrush Bitmap Graphic)
    .png (Portable (Public) Network Graphic)
    .psb (Photoshop Large Document Format)
    .psd (Adobe Photoshop Image)
    .pxr (Pixar Picture)
    .raw (RAW RGB 24-bit Graphic)
    .sct (Scitex Continuous Tone Bitmap)
    .svg (Scaleable Vector Graphic)
    .svgz (Compressed Scalable Vector Graphics File)
    .tga (Truevision Targa Graphic)
    .tif (Tagged Image Format File)
    .tiff (Tagged Image Format File)
    .wmf (Windows Metafile)

    Basic Text Files

    .csv (Text File)
    .lwp (Lotus Wordpro 96/97 Document - IBM)
    .rtf (Rich Text Format)
    .pgs (Apple Pages Document)
    .wpd (Corel Word Perfect text File)
    .txt (Plain Text Document)
    .wri (Windows Write File)

    Microsoft Office Files

    .accdb (MS Acesss Data Base File)
    .docx (MS Word Document)
    .doc (MS Word 97-2004 Document)
    .dotx (MS Word Template)
    .dot ( MS Word 97-2004 template)
    .docm (MS Word Macro-Enabled Document)
    .dotm (MS Word Macro-Enabled Template)
    .pptx (MS Powerpoint Presentation)
    .ppt (MS 97-2004 Powerpoint Presentation)
    .potx (MS Powerpoint Tempalte)
    .pot ( MS 97-2004 Poerpoint Template)
    .mov (MS Powerpoint Movie)
    .ppsx (MS Powerpoint Show)
    .pps (MS 97-2004 Powerpoint Show)
    .pptm (MS Powerpoint Maco-Enabled Presentation)
    .potm (MS Powerpoint Maco-Enabled Template)
    .ppsm (MS Powerpoint Macro-Enabled Show)
    .thmx (MS Powerpoint Office Theme)
    .ppam (MS Powerpoint Add-In)
    .ppa (MS 98-2004 Powerpoint Add-In)
    .xlsx (MS Excel Workbook File)
    .xltx (MS Excel Workbook Template)
    .xlt (MS 97-2004 Woprkbook File)
    .csv (MS Comma Seperated Value Text File)
    .xlsb (MS Excel Binary Workbook)
    .xlsm (MS Excel Macro-Enabled Workbook)
    .xltm (MS Excel Macro-Enabled Template)
    .xml (MS 2004 XML Spreadsheet)
    .xlam (MS Excel Add-In)
    .xla (MS Excel 97-2004 Add-In)
    .prn (MS Space Delimited Text)
    .dif (MS Data Interchange Format)
    .slk (MS Symbolic Link)
    .xls ( MS 5.0/95 Workbook File)
    .pub (MS Publisher File)
    .wps (MS Works 6.0-9.0 File)
    .wpt (MS Works Template)

    Corel Files

    .cdr (Corel Draw File)
    .cdt (Corel draw Template)
    .clk (Corel R.A.V.E.)
    .cgm (Computer Graphics metafile)
    .cmx (Corel Presentation Exchange 97 File)
    .cpt (Corel Photo Paint Image)
    .csl (Corel Symbol Library)
    .fmv (Frame Vector Metafile)
    .fpx (Kodak Flash Pix Image)
    .img (Gem Paint File)
    .pat (Pattern File)
    .plt (HPGL Pattern File)
    .pp5 (Picture Publisher 5)
    .ppf (Picture Publisher v10 Image)
    .wpg (Corel Word perfect Graphic)
    .pat (Corel VectorPattern File)
    .xpm (Xpix Map Image)
    .wi (Wavelet Compressed Bitmap)

    Miscellaneous Files

    .aep (Adobe After Effects Project)
    .fh9 (Freehand 9 Document)
    .fh11 (Freehand MX Document)
    .ft11 (Freehand MX Template)
    .p65 (Adobe Pagemaker 6.5 File)
    .pmd (Adobe Pagemaker 7 Publication)
    .pmt (Adobe Pagemaker 7 Template)
    .qbb (QuickBooks Backup File)
    .qba (QuickBooks Accountant’s Copy)
    .sequ (Adobe Acrobat Sequence File)