We accept the following file formats TIF, TIFF, JPG, EPS, PNG, AI, PSD, and PDF.
The maximum acceptable combined file size for all uploads is 75MB (megabytes).
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.
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. Preparing File: Color
Please build your press-ready digital files by adding crop marks. Lines indicating where the paper should be cut to produce the correct size.
- Fonts must be embedded in PDF files.
- Fonts must be outlined or converted to paths or curves in EPS files.
- Some fonts have copyright restrictions and will not embed in PDF Files.
- Quark Express: Fonts and images must be included with all files submitted. (Mac only)
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.
What’s a bleed?
Bleed is the portion of the product that will be trimmed off when it is cut to the final size.
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: all business cards except for the 2″ x 3.5″ with round corners and 2.17″ x 3.35″ with round corners 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 inch bleed to each dimension (or 0.05 inches bleed on all four sides) for the following products:
- business cards (For the 2″ x 3.5″ with round corners and 2.17″ x 3.35″ with round corners, add 0.325″ bleed)
- CD packages
- club flyers
- collectors cards
- DVD packages
- event tickets
- postcards (For the 4″ x 6″ postcard with round corners and 5.5″ x 8.5″ postcards with round corners, add 0.325″ bleed)
- rack cards
- rip business cards
- table tents
- tent cards
Add 0.125 inches (1/8) bleed to each dimension (or 0.0625 inches bleed on all four sides) for the following products:
- door hangers
- hang tags
- mini menus
- staggered cut flyers
- posters (wide)
- window clings
- window decals
- yard signs
- Add 0.325″ bleed to each dimension for all special shapes.
- Add 0.1875″ bleed to each dimension for roll labels (or 0.09375″ bleed on all four sides for square or rectangle roll labels).
- Add 0.225″ bleed to each dimension (or 0.1125″ bleed on all four sides) for presentation folders, except for the 9″ x 12″, which has a bleed of 0.3″.
- Add 0.375″ bleed to each dimension (or 0.1875″ bleed on all four sides) for booklets, calendars, and catalogs.
Please allow 1/16″ cutting space around your card. No borders are recommended, as shifting in the cutting process may make borders appear uneven.
We do not recommend crossover images and/or copy, as these elements may be lost in the gutter and may not line up after binding. Please keep all critical images and/or copy within the Safe Zone to ensure these elements are clearly visible and there are no line-up registration issues when the product is bound.
Does your company offer design work?
How can I preview my order before it prints?
What does C2S mean?
What is the difference between Matte Coating and UV Coating?
Do you offer digital printing?
What is Offset Printing?
Is your 100 lb glossy paper text or cover?
How do I set up my brochure so it folds correctly?
How do I know what type of paper my job will print on?
Can I order custom sizes on glossy paper?
Can you print on other paper stocks?
What is the difference between 100 lb glossy paper and cardstock?
Can I order custom sizes on glossy paper?
Do you offer custom items and sizes?
Do you print on more than 1 paper?
What does 4/0, 4/1, and 4/4 mean?
- 4/0 means full color on one side of the card and no printing on the back
- 4/1 means full color on one side of the card and black or grayscale on the back
- 4/4 means full color printing on both sides of the card
All full color sides include a glossy, UV coating.
How long will it take your graphics department to check my files?
What paper stock do you print on?
What mailing services do you offer?
- Presort first class postage
- List Processing
- CASS certification
- Inkjet set-up and addressing
- Delivery to the post office
How do you mailing services work?
Glossary of Terms
What is CMYK?
What is Grayscale?
What is Book Weight?
What is Die Cutting?
What are Trim Marks?
What is Card Stock?
What is Safety Zone?
What is Bleed?
Most jobs we print require a 1/16” bleed over each edge. If your job requires die-cutting or is a booklet, a 1/8” bleed is required.