FILE PREPARATION

TEMPLATE GUIDELINES

  • 1 Bleed: The section that will cut off to final size. Bleed size is typically 1/8 of an inch (or 0.125 inches).
  • 2 Safety Zone: A 1/8" (0.125 inches) cushion on the inside of the trim line.
  • 3 Resolution: Must be 300dpi or higher for optimal print results.
  • 4 Trim: Displayes the final shape of piece.

ARTWORK GUIDELINES

Color Mode

The full color printing process requires artwork to be saved in four-color CMYK. We recommend double checking your files to ensure that RGB color mode is convered to CMYK.

If artwork and images are in black and white, pllease use the GRAYSCALE color mode.

Fonts

Outline your fonts. If you are submitting InDesign files, include a font folder containing all the type faces used in your layout.

Resolution

The minimum resolution for artwork is 300dpi. Make sure your link files or images are in this resolution or higher.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Preferred Artwork File
Formats for Submission

Print-Ready PDFs
Flattened High-Resolution TIF/TIFF or JPG.

Other Acceptable
File Formats

When submitting these types of files, include a separate folder containing all fonts, images and other graphic elements used in the artwork.

File Size

For files larger than 10MB, we recommended that you compress your file using software programs like WinZip (for Windows) or Stufflt (for Mac).

Upload Time

Please be aware that upload times will vary depending on internet speeds and file size. Typical upload times usually run between 1-3 minutes.

For assistance on any of the information above, please call our Customer Service:
1-877-436-6177