We have prepared the following guide to assist you with your file preparation and upload. If you have a specific problem that is not covered in this guide, or have other questions, please feel free to contact us. Improperly prepared files can cause delays in manufacturing.


Quick Checklist

All fonts are included.

  • Text is legible and crisp
  • Page layout is correct
  • Margins follow the clear & safe zone guideline
  • Artwork matches the specified dimensions
  • Design is using CMYK profile.


A 1/8" border must be added to pictures and designs bleeding to the edge, so that there is no white space or border showing around the artwork when printed. It is also important to keep text at least a 1/4" away from the edge or trim line to prevent accidental cropping.

Color Specifications

Print previews are not a safe and sure measuring tool for colour accuracy. Colours on the file might be effected by monitor calibration, screen resolution and lighting, just to name a few. Many Pantone colors show a marked colour shift when converted to four colour process.

For one, two or three color jobs printed in Pantone spot colour, make sure your colours are specified as spot color and they separate correctly. You can test this by printing separations on your laser printer.

To achieve the desired color on press, digital files must reflect accurate colour models and percentage. Please make sure all colours are in CMYK mode for colour accuracy and a better quality output.


Image Resolutions

  • All images and pictures should be 300 dpi
  • Rasterized text or logos should be 1200 dpi
  • Screen values should be between 133 lpi and 150 lpi.

Digital Proofs

We provide PDF files as electronic soft proofs. These digital proofs intend to show you the layout and design elements of your job, but cannot be a guarantee of colour accuracy.