Please follow the instructions below to create your artwork files. Feel free to contact us is you have any questions, one of our graphic designers will be happy to help you.
Use CMYK color mode to prepare your files, do not send RGB mode as there may be a chance that a color shift may occur. We do not print Pantone colors.
Graphics, images (color and grayscale), and photographs should be 300 dpi. Less than 300 dpi will make the final print job look distorted or blurry.
Save your files in print-ready formats such: as PDF, EPS, AI, PSD, JPG, TIF. Convert all of your fonts & paths to outlines to prevent printing problems. Do not upload MS Word, MS Powerpoint, or MS Publisher files, save them to PDF format and then upload it.
Document Size and Bleed
Bleed is the extra space on the edge of the design required for cutting. Standard bleed is 0.125 inch on each edge of the document. Bleed for booklets and presentation folders is 0.25 inch on each edge of the document. Remember to design so that all vital information such as names, phone numbers, and addresses are 1/8 of an inch inside the final trim line of your print job.
We suggest not using borders around your artwork as they may be cut off-center slightly.
Spot UV or metallic foil set-up
When sending a spot UV or metallic foil order, you must include a separate file along with the regular print file. The spot UV/metallic foil file is used to show where the UV/foil coating needs to be applied. Please only use solid 100% K (black) to indicate where you would like the UV/foil. Do not use shadows, glows, or grayscale images. White will indicate no UV/foil.
For multi-page documents (booklets and catalogs), pages should be in sequential order, starting with page 1 (front cover) and continuing until the last page (back cover).
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