> PROPER FILE FORMAT:
Files can typically be saved in multiple file formats from your design program.
Please submit your files in PDF or JPG format. If you are printing a 2-sided project, both designs
(Side 1 & Side 2) can be saved in a single file, or in two separate files.
> PROPER FILE SIZE & RESOLUTION:
In order for your file to be output correctly with the highest quality result,
your file must be saved in the correct size and resolution. Please ensure that your file
matches the dimensions specified (including bleed) for your selected product at 100%. For example,
this means at full size, the file for a 3.5 x 2" business card design should be 3.75 x 2.25".
> CORRECT COLOUR MODE:
Colour Mode defines how the colours of your design will appear on paper. Different
outputs require different colour modes, with the most common being RGB and CMYK. RGB colour
mode is used for monitors, while CMYK is used for print.
that your file is saved in CMYK colour mode. This can be done in the settings of your design
software, and is a crucial step in ensuring that the colours of your design are proccessed
> A 1/8" BLEED & SAFETY MARGIN:
Bleed refers to the extra allowance around your design, which compensates
for minor printing errors which may occur. Please ensure that you include a 1/8" bleed
around your final design, in addition to the final file dimensions. For example, the file size for a
business card with a final size of 3.5 x 2" would be 3.75 x 2.25". The Safety Margin outlines
the area of your file in which all important text and images must be contained. Please
ensure that there is a 1/8" safety margin within your submitted file. If objects are not kept
within the safety margin, they may be trimmed off during printing.For more information
on how to prepare your file with a correct bleed, please refer to the diagrams below: