File Preparation

Artwork Specification

Bleed is the extension of artwork past the trim edge to allow for cutter variance. Items such as background and design elements should always extend to the bleed line.

A ⅛” bleed is required on all four sides of your artwork. Failing to provide bleed information and crop marks can result in the printed product showing a thin area of white on the edge.

Safe margins are 1/6″ away from the cut line. Make sure any text or sensitive information is contained in the box, otherwise it could get cut off.

1. Each job (including multiple paged projects) must be submitted as a single PDF file. Please ensure that all pages are the same size.

2. Files must be submitted with proper orientation to ensure proper back up.

3. It is best to try to avoid using borders in your design. If a border is too close to the trim, the trim may be slightly off-center.

4. File must consist of 1/8″ bleed and all important art and text must be within the safety margin.

5. Ensure that your PDF is high res and that all images are CMYK at 300 DPI.

6. Black type should have the following values: C0, M0, Y0, K100.

7. Embed or outline all fonts.

8. For best colour results, supply a CMYK only files.

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