VIA PRINTING: FILE SPECS & TEMPLATES



Guidelines for Proper file Preparation:


  • FILE FORMAT: PDF format is preferred.  We also accept the following file formats TIF, TIFF, JPG, EPS, and PNG.

  • RESOLUTION: All file formats must have a minimum of 300 dpi (dot per inch) resolution. The images designed for the web 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.

  • 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.

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  • BLEED:  Please build your print-ready digital files by adding 0.125" to the overall dimension of your digital layout.  We require ALL files to be built to the full bleed dimension specified for each trim size.  We automatically trim 0.0625" off of each edge, which will result in the desired trim size.
    What's a bleed? It is the portion of the card that will be trimmed off when cut to the final size. The purpose of a bleed is to continue a color, image or design to the edge of the card.

  • 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 around your edge. We recommend no borders due to shifting in the cutting process, borders may appear uneven.

  • FONTS: a. Fonts must be embedded in PDF files.
    b. Fonts must be outlined or converted to paths or curves in EPS files.
    c. Some fonts have copyright restrictions and will not embed in PDF Files.

  • Turn OFF Overprint in your file: Overprinting refers to the process of printing one colour on top of another. If you do not want this to happen make sure that the overprint option in turned off in your document.

 

 

Blank Templates Guides for Download:

(click on Guide Size to Download Template)

Business Cards 2" x 3.5"      
Brochures

 

8.5" x 11"

 

Half Fold - In

Half Fold - Out

Roll Fold - Back

Roll Fold - Front

Z Fold - Back

Z Fold - Front

 

8.5" x 14"

 

Half Fold - In

Half Fold - Out

Roll Fold - Back

Roll Fold - Front

Z Fold - Back

Z Fold - Front

11" x 17"

 

Half Fold - In

Half Fold - Out

Roll Fold - Back

Roll Fold - Front

Z Fold - Back

Z Fold - Front

11" x 25.5"

Roll Fold - Back

Roll Fold - Front

 

17" x 22"

4 Panel - Back

4 Panel - Front

Door Hangers 3.5" x 8.5" 3.5" x 12"

 

4.25" x 11"

 

Tear / Perforated Cards 3.5" x 8.5" 3.5" x 11" 4.25" x 11"
Tent Cards

 

4" x 6.25"

 

5" x 5.5"

 

Greeting Cards

 

8.5" x 11" - In 8.5" x 11"- Out 10" x 7" - In 10" x 7" - Out

 

Presentation Folders

 

6" x 9" - In

6" x 9" - Out

9" x 12" - In

9" x 12" - Out

9" x 14.5" - In

9" x 14.5" - Out

 

CD / DVD Covers

 

4.75" x 18.25" - In

4.75" x 18.25" - Out

4.75" x 14.125" - In

4.75" x 4.75"

4.75" x 9.5"

 

General Templates:

Post Cards, Posters, Flyers etc.

 

2" x 4"

2" x 8"

2" x 3.5"

3" x 4"

3.5" x 3.5"

4" x 4"

4" x 6"

4" x 7"

4" x 8"

4" x 11"

 

 

4.25" x 2.75"

4.25" x 5.5"

4.25" x 6"

4.75" x 4.75"

4.75" x 9.5"

5" x 7"

5.5" x 2.125"

5.5" x 8.5"

6" x 9"

6" x 11"

 

8" x 5"

8" x 10"

8.5" x 2.75"

8.5" x 3.5"

8.5" x 6"

8.5" x 11"

8.5" x 17"

9" x 12"

9" x 16"

 

11" x 4.25"

11" x 17"

11" x 25.5"

11.5" x 17.5"

12" x 18"

17" x 22"

18" x 24"

19" x 27"

24" x 36"

 


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