We have prepared the following guide to assist you with your electronic file preparation and submission. If you have a specific problem that is not covered in this guide, or have other questions, please feel free to contact us. Improperly prepared files can cause delays.


Quick Checklist




All fonts are converted to outlines.

►Type and artwork is legible and crisp.

►Page layout is correct.

►Margins are set.

►Artwork matches the specified dimensions

►Colors are in CMYK mode.




A 1/8" border must be added to pictures and designs bleeding to the edge, so that there is no white space or border showing around the artwork. It is also important to keep text at least a 1/4" away from the paper edge or the trim line to prevent accidental cropping.

Color Specifications


Print previews are not a safe and sure measuring tool for color accuracy. Colors on the file might be effected by monitor calibration, screen resolution and lighting, just to name a few. Many Spot Color or Solid Color Pantone colors show a marked color shift when converted to CMYK or four color process.

Image Resolutions


►All images and pictures should be at least 300 dpi.

►Vector artwork is preferred for text or logos, otherwise they should be 600 dpi.

►Screen values should be between 133 lpi and 150 lpi.


Digital Proofs


When we design for you, we provide PDF files as electronic soft proofs. These digital proofs intend to show you the layout and design elements of your job, but cannot be a guarantee of color accuracy. If color accuracy is of extreme importance to you, please ask about solid or spot color printing.