Artwork Specifications

 

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File Formats

  • Your file resolution should be 300 dpi at 100% of final printed size.
  • We accept files in programs that save your artwork as either a .tiff or .eps with Text to outline or curves.
  • INDESIGN (up to Creative Cloud): Include fonts utilized, any images and colours should be in CMYK.  Save as an Indesign file. You can also Stuffit or Zip it.
  • QUARK (up to version 10):  Include fonts on disk, any images and colours should be in CMYK.  Save as a Quark file.  You can also Stuffit or Zip it.
  • PHOTOSHOP (up to Creative Cloud):  Save in CMYK colours. Resolution should be 300 dpi/inch.
  • ILLUSTRATOR (up to Creative Cloud):  All colours must be CMYK.  Save file in .eps format with text to outlines/curves.

 

Don’t Forget

  • All Colours must be CMYK.  No RGB colours please.  Pantone colours must be specified when quoting.
  • Bleed of 1/8″ of an inch on all four sides must be added to original file size. (See bleed specs. above)
  • Do not use hairlines, all lines must be a minimum of 0.5 point width.
  • No picture boxes with a fill of none, unless it is Vector Art or EPS with clipping path being used in that box.
  • Leave at least a .125 inch space for text and border lines inside the bleed line for correct cutting of your cards.
  • All black solids should be composed of: 40% Cyan, 20% Magenta, 20% Yellow, 100% Black.

 

Printing Specifications

  • All proofs must be signed off before printing. We will provide a Xerox Laser Proof for your approval.  There is a variance of 5-10% in colour when printing on plastic.
  • A press approval is recommended for critical colour matching.