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File Preparation

FILE FORMAT:

We accept the following file formats PDF. 

FILE SIZE:

Larger files can be sent to us in an email through wetransfer.com

RESOLUTION:

 Regardless of format, all files must have a minimum of 350 dpi (dot per inch) resolution.

Web images are usually are done at a low screen resolution of 72 dpi. Print images need to be created at 350 dpi or there will be a substantial drop in the image quality. Please make sure your images are at least 350 DPI.

COLOR MODE: CYMK

Your color artwork and/or images must be provided in CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) color mode. This is very important. Artworks and/or images in black and white must be provided in grayscale color mode. Please be aware, heavy black ink might cause smearing.

FONTS:

1. Your fonts must be embedded in PDF files.

2. Fonts must be outlined or converted to paths or curves in EPS files.

3. NOTE: Some fonts have copyright restrictions and will not embed in PDF Files.

4. Quark Express: Fonts and images must be included with all files submitted. (Mac only)

SAFE ZONE:

Please remember that any thing very important (text, images, logos, etc.) that is close to the edges need to be at lest 0.125″ from the edge to be trimmed. Anything left very close to edge may be lost during trimming.

Why bleed?

To in sure the color, image, or design is printed to the edge of the print bleed is used. Also, because of the possibility of shifting during the trimming process, a bleed is required to ensure those pesky white lines do not show on the edges of your finished product. ALL files, regardless of size must be  built to the full bleed dimension specified for each trim size. We automatically trim the bleed off of each side, this results in the desired trim size.

Add 0.25″ bleed to each dimension (or 0.125″ bleed on all four sides) for the following products:

For example: all business cards require a 0.25″ bleed to each dimension (or 0.125″ bleed on all four sides). Thus, a 2″ x 3.5″ business card would have a bleed size 2.25″ x 3.75″.  Please keep the bleed in mind when you build your print-ready digital files with enough room to be trimmed.

business cards
bookmarks
CD packages
club flyers
collectors cards
DVD packages
event tickets
postcards

rack cards
rolodex
stickers
table tents
tent cards
brochures
door hangers

door hangers
envelopes
flyers
hang tags
letterhead
mini menus
notepads

posters
staggered cut flyers
posters (wide)
banners
window clings
window decals
yard signs