What color mode should my files be?
If you send us an RGB file, there is a chance
that a color shift may occur and you may not be
satisfied with your job. You should always start
and finish your designs in CMYK color mode. What
resolution should my file be? Low resolution
files may be printed as is or will be placed on
hold until we receive new files, slowing your
turn-around. We prefer no less than 300 dpi files
The only exception is on large format printed
files where we will accept files as low as 150
How should I set up my bleed and crop marks?
Bleed must extend past the cut-line and will be
trimmed from the product during the final cutting
phase. When the image is required to extend all
the way to the edge, bleed is needed to preserve
the finished look and the quality of the final
product. Please keep all text at least 0.125"
inside the cut-line. - The bleed for Standard
Products is 0.125". - The bleed for Booklets and
Presentation Folders is 0.25". Bleed When sending
an .eps or .pdf, make sure you include crop marks
so we can cut the job correctly. Crop
Do you accept borders on jobs?
Yes, but if the border is too close to the
cutline, it may be cut off-center slightly.
Border We cut through many sheets at a time, so
watch your borders to avoid an unwanted mistake.
How should I set up a Spot UV job?
When creating a Spot UV job, You must include a
Spot UV template file along with the regular full
color file. The Spot UV template file is used to
show where the UV will be placed. Use 100% K to
indicate where you would like the UV. White will
indicate no UV. REMEMBER "IF IT'S WHITE, YOU CAN
How can I make sure my blues do not come out
When using a blue in your design, always make
sure to leave at least a 30% difference in your
Cyan and Magenta values. 100% C 100% M 0% Y 0% K
Blue is close to purple in the CMYK spectrum.
Remember, use a low amount of magenta whenever
using high amounts of cyan to avoid purple.
EXAMPLE: C-100 M-70 Y-0 K-0
How do I export a .pdf correctly?
When exporting from any program such as InDesign
or Illustrator, use these settings to make sure
your .PDF files export correctly. EXPORT SETTINGS
FOR .PDF FILES Adobe PDF Preset is set to: Press
Quality Compatibility is set to: Acrobat 4 (PDF
1.3) Compress Text and Line Art is set to: Off
How can I avoid transparency issues?
Any transparency issue can be resolved before
saving your file. To prevent this, never use
shadows, glows, or any other transparency (image
or otherwise) on top of a spot color. Always
convert your spot color to CMYK and flatten