Print Files

Separate “print-ready” PDF files are required for each printed side – 1 file for front; 1 file for back.

Print-ready specifications include …

  • Fonts embedded or converted to outlines in the PDF file,
  • 300 dpi resolution recommended for photos and other bitmapped images,
  • File should include only CMYK colors – RGB or Pantone spot colors should be converted to CMYK before submitting PDF,
  • 1/8″ bleed * (minimum) is recommended outside all trim edges for edge-to-edge printing,
  • 1/8″ safe zone ** is recommended inside all trim edges (no critical text or graphics),
  • Crop marks should be positioned at least 1/8″ outside trim edges.

* Extending the background color or image OUTSIDE the trim edge is defined as bleed.
– bleed is required for “edge to edge” printing.

** The area INSIDE the trim edge where no critical graphics or text should appear.
– safe zones are required for most, and recommended for all print projects.

Product pricing assumes printing from “print-ready” PDF file(s) supplied to us.

Most “regular products” are printed on state-of-the-art offset presses using the latest CMYK printing technology while small quantities of 500 or less MAY be printed on a digital press – at our discretion.

“Large format” items are printed on ink-jet equipment using the latest technology, inks and materials.

*Variable data (VDP) or variable image (VIP) printing is available on selected products.

Graphic design or print file modification services are available for an additional fee.
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