For best results please follow our guidelines
FILE FORMAT: We accept the following file formats TIF, TIFF, JPG, EPS, PNG and PDF.
FILE SIZE: The maximum file size acceptable for upload is 30MB (megabytes) per file.
RESOLUTION: All file formats must have a minimum of 300 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 300 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: Please build your press-ready digital files by adding 0 .1" dimension for business cards, postcards, and rackcards. Add 0.125" for all other products. We require ALL files to be built to the full bleed dimension specified for each trim size. We automatically trim 0.05" or 0.0625" off each edge, which will result in the desired trim size Simply add 0.1" or 0.125" to the overall dimension of your digital layout.
Example: a 5" x 7" would have a bleed size of 5.1" x 7.1" and a 8.5"x11" flyer would have a bleed size of 8.625"x11.125".
What's a bleed? It is the portion of the card that will be trimmed off when 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 printed product.
Please build your press-ready digital files by adding crop marks. Lines indicating where the paper should be cut to produce the correct size.
All critical elements (text, images, logos, etc.) must be kept at least 0.125" inside the edge. Anything left close to edge may be cut off during trimming.
SIGNATURE STYLE SET UP
LOOSE PAGE STYLE SET UP (PREFERRED)
BOOKLETS - CATALOGS:
When setting up pages for a booklet or catalog you will want to set up pages exactly as they should print. The layout above is what is termed as a "spread" or "signature". The pagination should be as the book will be read - Front Cover to the Back Cover. Note the Front Page is on the right side of the screen and the Back Page are on the left side of the screen. Conversely the next page or other side of this page, is the Inside Front Cover and the Inside Back Cover, and that would be Inside Front Cover left side - Inside Back Cover right side to insure they print properly. The best advice is to make a dummy booklet with blank paper and number the pages by hand. Then separate the pages and layout your art to match your pages. If you are unsure of how to accomplish this you may send in your pages loose (individually) and we will set up the pagination for you for a nominal fee.