Art File Format Requirements
We prefer the following Adobe Creative Suite Cloud files packaged including all fonts, document links and art file(s)
Please let us know prior to sending the following acceptable individual formats
EPS / AI / PDF / TIFF / JPEG / JPG / PNG
Other formats will not be accepted
Art File Preparation Requirements
Recommended: 300dpi + 100% Scale + CMYK Color
Prep files in CMYK color space
All RGB color spaces will be charged an hourly conversion fee
Please provide all fonts if artwork is not packaged
Any color codes other than CMYK, MUST be provided by client (Pantone, etc.)
A pure, sharp, rich black should be the following CMYK percentages
75% Cyan (C)
68% Magenta (M)
67% Yellow (Y)
90% Black (K)
Non-rasterized, vector art files only
Proportionate Art Files
Prep layout at a proportional size to the final output and provide the enlargement percentage.
I.e. If the file is prepped at half size the enlargement, please indicate 50% scale
Trim, Bleed + Live Area
If there is any bleed [off any edge] in the design, please provide 0.125” extra image bleed past the trim dimension.
Live graphics [copy, critical design graphics, i.e. borders, photos] clearance of 0.75” to 1” inside of trim dimensions.
Please provide cut [trim] lines for all graphics files as a blue line provided on a separate layer of the art file.
Separate & Accessible Files
Produce art files with each file component on separate layers.
Layer 1 - Objects like Images, type, design elements [borders, backgrounds, shapes]
Layer 2 - Finishing indicators [trim/cut, fold, die cut, drill, grommet locations, etc.]
For any art file preparation questions, please call us at 714.500.4994