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Print Requirements
Please look at your file to see if it fits our requirements.

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    PRINT-READY PDF, preferred format

    Hi-resolution PDF with bleed and without any printer/crop marks.

  • Trim Size
    PDF prepared using the exact trim size plus bleeds (if applicable).
  • Safe Area
    0.125″ margin should be maintained within the trim size. Avoid putting essential artwork elements (such as logos and text) closer than 0.125″ to the inside of the trim size.
  • Bleeds
    If applicable, include 0.125″ of extended art outside the trim size. Any artwork printing to the edge should extend 0.125″ outside of the trim size.
  • Images
    Output images with at least 300 dpi and converted to CMYK colors for optimal print quality.
  • Color Format
    For full color printing, only use CMYK colors in your artwork.
    For 1, 2, or 3-color printing, only use the desired Pantone colors in your artwork.
    For black & white printing, convert your artwork to grayscale and confirm that only black ink is being used in your production file.
  • Multiple Pages
    When providing a file that has multiple pages, please be sure to specify if the file will be printed on one side or both sides of the paper.
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    PACKAGED NATIVE FILE, setup and proofing fee applies.

    Package your native files into a compressed (ZIP) file. Your package must include all of the document’s fonts, links, and other assets (logos, photos, any type of imagery). Use your software’s built-in Package feature (if applicable).

  • Trim Size
    File to be created using the exact trim size plus bleeds (if applicable).
  • Safe Area
    0.125″ margin should be maintained within the trim size. Avoid putting essential artwork elements (such as logos and text) closer than 0.125″ to the inside of the trim size.
  • Bleeds
    If applicable, the file must be set up with 0.125″ bleeds. Any artwork printing to the edge should extend 0.125″ outside of the trim size.
  • Images
    Output images with at least 300 dpi and converted to CMYK colors for optimal print quality.
  • Color Format
    For full color printing, only use CMYK colors in your artwork.
    For 1, 2, or 3-color printing, only use the desired Pantone colors in your artwork.
    For black & white printing, convert your artwork to grayscale and confirm that only black ink is being used in your production file.
  • Multiple Pages
    When providing a file that has multiple pages, please be sure to specify if the file will be printed on one side or both sides of the paper.

Sample Proof
Supply composite image, photo, or hard copy sample of your file for us to ensure we output your file as intended on our equipment.

Spot Files are required for Spot UV, Foil, and Die Cutting. The PDF file must have the exact same dimensions (Trim & Bleed) but only display the spot artwork. The Color must be set to 100% Black. Include Fold/Score lines in a different solid color. If your job includes multiple folds or complex bindery, please include instructions for our production team as well as any templates (if applicable) to ensure your job is prepared properly.

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