Print File Submission Check List
*We prefer print ready PDF files.
The checklist on the right, represents many of the details that are required (critical) for your file to print correctly. Until they are met, your file is likely not “Print-Ready”. If you are submitting files regularly, you may want to invest in a pre-flight program such as Pitstop. Completion of these items will mean that your file will print as intended. We can take no responsibility for files that do not have all this important criteria met. In most cases you should allow extra time for a hard-copy or PDF proof to confirm that the order will print correctly. Rushing the order may lead to problems.
Make sure the PDF is high resolution (300dpi or more) or Vector based. If you supply us with a low resolution PDF the output results may not be what you want. Images should be embedded and fonts either outlined or provided to us.
Any QE (Quick & Easy) product includes the typesetting of the imprint area(s) in one of our standard type faces. If not specified, Helvetica will be used.
Include your logo at no extra cost - provide a clean copy to scan or a vector PDF.
Base price includes first 2 PDF proofs. $15 per PDF proof thereafter.
Any of our standard QE bodies may be altered to your specifications. Additional art charges may apply unless you provide the artowrk.
Raster vs. Vector
Click on the image below to view a helpful 2 page PDF to learn the difference between raster and vector.
Does the image or colour go to the edge of your page? If so you need an extra .0625" of that image or colour all the way around your document for cutting. Even more bleed is required for wide format jobs (.25") ie. 3.5 x 2 = 3.625 x 2.125 (Note: keep text at least .1875 away from the finished edge).
Your artwork must be created the exact finished size of the job (plus bleed).
Please supply standard crop marks so we know where to cut your work.
All fonts should be converted to outlines. If you want us to edit your file, please supply the font.
Provide your file 1 up only. We will impose your art for printing and the best economical value.
This is an AI, EPS, or PDF file with no bitmap images. Vector art is necessary if we are enlarging your logo or placing it on a coloured background or image. To check if your art is vector, enlarge your image to 400% on your monitor and see if it retains clarity. *See Raster vs. Vector.
Your file should be supplied to us in Pantone colours. Colours can vary when printed on different machines/printers and how they are viewed on your monitor.