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Here you will find answers on how to submit your files for printing.
Frequently asked questions:
How should I prepare a file for printing with you?
The basic and easiest answer to this question is that you supply a PRINT READY .PDF file. We recommended a minimum of 300dpi, converted to CMYK color space, all fonts outlined AND embedded. Specify your trim area with crop marks (Do not place crops in mark side the work area).
Make sure you have a minimum of 1/8" (0.125") BLEED on all edges of your job, and a 1/8" (0.125") SAFE area that has all critical design element such as text, pulled away from trim.
What file format do you accept?
- Minimum resolution of 300 dpi
- CMYK color space
- All fonts outlined and embedded
- Specify trim area with crop marks (Do not place crop marks inside the work area)
- Artwork should have 1/8" (0.125") bleed from trim line
- Information content ("Safe Area") should be 1/8" (0.125") away from trim line.
How should I set up my bleed and crop marks?
We require a minimum of 1/8" (0.125") bleed on all projects, pass the cut line.
Please keep all text at least 0.125" inside the cut-line.
This will add 1/4" (0.25") to your overall image area, on both dimensions. Below are some example layout files incorporating our templates available in our Product Templates section.
In this example, if you wanted to print a 3.5" x 2" standard business card with image all the way to the edge, you would need to submit a file 3.75" x 2.25".
Color types: 4/0, 4/1, 4/4
4/0 is a trade designation for a printed piece with four colors (full color) printing on the front side and no printing on the back side.
4/1 is a trade designation for a printed piece with four colors (full color) printing on the front side and one color printing on the back side.
4/4 is a trade designation for a printed piece with four colors (full color) on the front side and four colors (full color) printing on the back side.
What resolution should my file be?
Low resolution files may be printed as is or will be placed on hold until we receive new files, slowing your turn-around.
We recommended a minimum of 300 dpi,