Artwork Guidelines

For best results please follow our guidelines below when submitting artwork.

FILE FORMAT:

We accept the following file formats TIF, TIFF, JPG, EPS, PNG and PDF.

FONT FAMILIES:

If you use a unique font file, please create outlines of the text before uploading. Proofs may not match final result due to missing font files.

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.

300 Plus DPI File Will Print Clearer
High Resolution
Less Than 300 DPI Files Will Print Blury
Low Resolution

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 0.125″ for all full bleed products.

What’s a bleed?
It is the portion 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 card.

CROP MARKS:

Please build your press-ready digital files with full bleed, but do not include the crop marks in the final version. Our art department will determin the crop lines based on the products bleed requirments.

FONTS:

A. Fonts must be outlined or converted to paths.
B. Some fonts have copyright restrictions. Please make sure you have rights to all images you are using.

SAFE ZONE:

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.

BORDERS:

Please allow 1/16" cutting tolerance. We recommend no borders due to shifting, borders may appear uneven.