File Submission Requirements

To help us process your files as quickly as possible, please make sure that you are following our guidelines. Non-compliant files will slow down the process and may add charge to your jobs.  We can accept files from these software programs:

InDesign - Illustrator - Photoshop

 

File Format

Press-Ready PDF (Preferred)

InDesign CS5 or below (Packaged with all fonts and graphics).

 

Color

File color must match quoted colors. Images must be CMYK, Grayscale or Pantone halftone, not RGB. 4 color jobs must only contain Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black inks. Spot colors should only be used on jobs quoted for spot colors. Any job printing Black only should only contain Black ink, do not use any rich black or Registration black.

 

Resolution

All file formats must have a minimum of 300 dpi (dot per inch) resolution. The images designed for the web are usually at a low screen resolution of 72 dpi and are not suitable. Print images need to be created at 300 dpi or there will be a substantial drop in the image quality.

 

Layout and Bleed

Anything too close to the edge may be cut off during trimming. allow at least 1/16" clearance between the edge and your text, images, logo.

If your artwork goes to the edge of the document, an 1/8” (.125”) bleed is required.

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