THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE SUBMITTING ARTWORK

We do not charge for basic setup in preparing your artwork for printing. However, if the artwork you supply us is in a state that requires more than 15 min to prep, you will be billed $25 per half hour that we spend preparing your artwork. This also applies to scenarios when we have to recreate/rebuild the file you send us. 

APPROVED FILE FORMATS

  • (.AI) Adobe Illustrator CS6 or lower
  • (.PSD) Adobe Photoshop CS6 or lower
  • (.PDF) Adobe Portable Document Format 
  • (.EPS) Encapsulated PostScript
  • (.TIFF)  

ILLUSTRATOR / VECTOR ART: 

When sending vector files (.AI) be sure your type is outlined and expanded otherwise the type will default to another font you did not intend. See here how this is done.

PHOTOSHOP: 

  • Each color must be separated into its own layer. We typically print each color starting from lightest to darkest.
  • Submitting flattened art may result in additional file prep fees ($25 per half hour).
  • Trap your colors. Where each color overlays or touches, make sure the lighter color extends beneath any and all colors that will be printed after it. We typically add 5-6 pixels to each layer being trapped. See more on this HERE.

RESOLUTION

All art created in Photoshop must be at least 300dpi and scaled to the intended print size.

BLEED

If you artwork is to be printed with a full bleed, artwork must extend at least 1/8 past trim marks.