File Specifications

We have created a checklist containing the print ready requirements needed to submit graphic files. We strongly recommend that you review this checklist to ensure your graphic files meet our print ready requirements before placing your order and uploading your files. Customers who submit files that do not pass our print ready requirements will be notified.

File Format:

We accept TIFF, JPG, EPS, AI, PSD, and PDF.

File Size:

The maximum file size acceptable for upload is 128 MB (megabytes) per file. Files should be compressed with job name and all necessary elements included.

Resolution:

All files must have a minimum of 300 dpi (dot per inch) resolutions.

Colour 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.

Bleed:

Please make sure to add 0.25 bleed (1/4th inch) if your design has full color that goes to the edge.

Bleed is the amount of artwork that falls outside of the printing bounding box, or outside the crop area and trim marks. You can include bleed in your artwork as a margin of error—to ensure that the ink is still printed to the edge of the page after the page is trimmed or that an image can be stripped into a key line in a document. Once you create the artwork that extends into the bleed, you can use Illustrator to specify the extent of the bleed. Increasing the bleed makes Illustrator print more of the artwork that is located beyond the trim marks. The trim marks still define the same size printing bounding box, however.

The size of the bleed you use depends on its purpose. A press bleed (that is, an image that bleeds off the edge of the printed sheet) should be at least 18 points. If the bleed is to ensure that an image fits a keyline, it needs to be no more than 2 or 3 points. Your print shop can advise you on the size of the bleed necessary for your particular job.

For more information about bleeds visit: Adobe Website

Fonts:

Fonts must be embedded in PDF files. Fonts must be outlined or converted to paths or curves in EPS files.