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File Preperation

Vector Artwork Files Preferred. Acceptable formats, .ai, .eps, .pdf, .psd, .indd, jpg, .tif, .png and .bmp images 300 dpi or higher. Word, Publisher, PowerPoint and .gif files are not recommended.

 

Requirements by Print Method

Screen or Flexo printed items:

All jobs require vector artwork.

  • Raster artwork is only acceptable for
    photographs and similar style artwork.
  • If raster artwork is the only art available
    contact your sales representative for details.

Digital (full color) items

All jobs require vector or raster artwork.

  • Vector artwork is preferred
  • If raster artwork is the only art available
    600dpi is required for best results.

Software and/or File Format

Preferred:
Illustrator / .ai
InDesign / .indd
Photoshop / .psd
(.psd is raster artwork)

 

 

 

   

Vector Artwork is required
To avoid additional charges and additional time...

 

  • Artwork must be submitted at actual size of finished product.
  • All fonts must be converted to outlines/paths.
  • All placed/linked images must be embedded or included separately.
  • All images must include the required bleed if necessary.
  • A color copy or jpg indicating cut should be submitted for reference.
  • All spot colors should be specifically identified. Include white if necessary.
  • Cut/Die line should always be clearly indicated with an unused spot color.
Raster Artwork
Raster Art ExampleRaster artwork is an image created of many pixels. This results in artwork that is not editable, scalable, or able to be separated for spot color reproduction.
Common Raster file formats include:
.jpg .bmp .psd .tif .pcx
Vector Artwork
Vector Art ExampleVector artwork is an image created of points and paths. This results in artwork that is editable, scalable, and able to be separated for spot color reproduction.
Common Vector file formats include:
.ai .fh(x) .cdr .indd .qxd
(these formats may also contain raster artwork)

 

Cut Margins and Bleeds

Cut Margin: Cut margin is the minimum space required between elements of art and the finished edge of the product. Size and product are the two main factors that determine cut margin.
Note that bleed borders must meet or exceed our minimum cut margin.

Bleed: Bleed is the distance the ink extends past the finished edge of the product before final cutting. Standard minimum bleed is 1/8" (.125"). Raster files must allow for the required bleed when submitted because they are not editable like vector files.

Margin Guide