Guidelines

File Submission Guidelines

For best results please follow our guidelines.

FILE FORMAT: We accept the following file formats TIF, TIFF, JPG and PDF.

RESOLUTION:



All file formats must have a minimum of 350 dpi (dot per inch) resolution. The images designed for the web 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.

COLOR MODE:


All color artwork and/or images must be provided in CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) color mode.
All black & white artworks and/or images must be provided in grayscale color mode.
Heavy black ink might cause smearing.

BLEED:


What’s a bleed?

Bleed is the portion of the product that will be trimmed off when it is cut to the final size.

Why bleed?

The purpose of a bleed is to continue a color, image, or design to the edge of the product. Due to the possibility of shifting in the trimming process, a bleed is required to ensure that a white line does not show on the edges of your product.

We require ALL files to be built to the full bleed dimension specified for each trim size.

We automatically trim the bleed off of each side, which will result in the desired trim size.

For example: business cards require a 0.1″ bleed to each dimension (or 0.05″ bleed on all four sides). Thus, a 2″ x 3.5″ business card would have a bleed size 2.1″ x 3.6″. Please build your print-ready digital files by adding the appropriate bleed to your file.

Add 0 .1″ bleed to each dimension (or 0.05″ bleed on all four sides) for the following products:

  • Business Cards
  • Club Flyers

Add 0.125″ (1/8″) bleed to each dimension (or 0.0625″ bleed on all four sides) for the following products:

  • Brochures
  • Door Hangers
  • Flyers
  • Posters

CROP MARKS:


Please build your press-ready digital files by adding crop marks. Lines indicating where the paper should be cut to produce the correct size.

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