Check List

Please follow our guidelines for best results

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FILE NAME
Check your file name to ensure that your final file is saved correctly.
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FILE FORMAT:
We accept the following file formats
  • High Res Acrobat Portable Document Format (*.pdf) - Recommended
  • Tagged Image File Format (*.tiff) - Recommended
  • Encapsulated PostScript (*.eps) - Recommended
  • Adobe Illustrator Artwork (*.ai)
  • JPG image format (*.jpg)
  • PNG image format (*.png)
  • InDesign file (*.indd)
  • Adobe Photoshop Image (*.psd)
3
FILE SIZE:
The maximum acceptable combined file size for all uploads is 120MB.
4
RESOLUTION:

All file formats must have a minimum of 300 dpi (dot per inch) resolution.

Print images need to be created at 300 dpi or there will be a substantial drop in the image quality.

5
COLOR MODE:

All color artwork and/or images must be provided in CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) color mode.

RGB files cannot be printed on professional four color presses.

All black & white artworks and/or images must be provided in grayscale color mode.

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PREVIEW:

For a successful preview, please do not forget to rasterize" or "render" your font layers and check which file formats can render a preview.

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BLEED:
What's a bleed?

Bleed is the portion of the product that will be trimmed off when it is cut to the final size.

Why bleed?

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.

How we work on bleed?

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 standard products, your artwork must have a 2mm Bleed around the entire design which is required for cutting, as well as a 5mm inch safe zone around your design. For Booklet products, your artwork must have Bleed of 6.5mm and a safety of 8cm.

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CROP MARKS:

Please build your press-ready digital files by adding crop marks

Lines indicating where the paper should be cut to produce the correct size.

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FONTS:
  • 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)
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SAFE ZONE:

All critical elements (text, images, logos, etc.) must be kept at least 3.5mm inside the edge. Anything left close to edge may be cut off during trimming.

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BORDERS:

Please allow 1.6mm cutting space around your card. No borders are recommended, as shifting in the cutting process may make borders appear uneven.

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PERFECT BOOK BINDING:

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.

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UPLOAD YOUR FILE

With the click of a button you can upload your design files, ready for printing. Upload from your computer or use our Dropbox/Google Drive feature to upload from your desktop or from the freedom of your smart device.