We have prepared the following guide to assist you with your electronic file preparation and submission. If you have a specific problem that is not covered in this guide, or have other questions, please feel free to contact us. Improperly prepared files can cause delays in production.
• Include your font files or convert them to path.
• Type is legible and crisp.
• Page layout is correct.
• Margins are set.
• Artwork matches the specified dimensions and factors in cutting for bleeds.
• All linked files, images, and fonts are placed in separate folders that are properly named.
• Zip the parent folder for submission.
• Full color jobs are in CMYK mode.
• Only Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and PDF files can be used if are self producing your own artwork for production.
A 1/8" border must be added to pictures and designs bleeding to the edge, so that there is no white space or border showing around the artwork. It is also important to keep text at least a 1/4" away from the paper edge or the trim line to prevent accidental cropping.
Print previews are not a safe and sure measuring tool for color accuracy. Colors on the file might be affected by monitor calibration, screen resolution and lighting, just to name a few. Many Pantone colors show a marked color shift when converted to four color process.
• All images and pictures should be 300 dpi or greater.
• Rasterized text or logos should be 1200 dpi.
• Screen values should be between 133 lpi and 150 lpi.
We provide PDF or PNG files as electronic soft proofs. These digital proofs intend to show you the layout and design elements of your job, but cannot be a guarantee of color accuracy.