Checklist for Print Ready Artwork

Preparing Artwork
This checklist is to ensure that the files you are uploading to your order are PRINT READY which will help prevent any delays and keep a streamlined process.
 
1. – COLOR SPACE
Be sure the file is setup in the CMYK color mode instead of RGB. We can convert it for you for a small fee. 
2. – CORRECT BLEED
Add a quarter inch bleed to your height and width (1/8" to all sides)
(A bleed is a small area around the artwork to account for movement of paper, design inconsistencies and ensures that no unprinted edges occur in the final trimmed document.)
3. – HIGH-RESOLUTION IMAGES
Full size images should be no less than 150dpi, 300dpi is perfect for maximum print quality
4. – TEMPLATES
Be sure to use our templates for proper placement and sizing. Design work should not alter the template in any way. 
5. – CORRERT SAVE OPTIONS
When saving as PDF, be sure that you DO NOT DOWN SAMPLE in the options before saving 
6. – FILE SIZE
Create files for final product size, images do not scale properly (visually) when trying to scale small files to larger sizes.
7. – WHITE TEXT
Do NOT set to overprint
8. – BLACK TEXT
Should be 100% black and not a mix of CMYK
9. – FOLDING JOBS
If your job has folding, PLEASE use our template to ensure the panels are correct sizes and folds line up properly
 
For more information on artwork preparation, please visit the following link: