Printing Facts

If you don't know what you want, we can help by setting up concepts and roughs to get you started. We will take your ideas and help you put them on paper. If you already have an electronic file you want printed, we will make sure the finished product looks professional.

Following are some guidelines for your electronic files:

  • Please provide your artwork in any of the following formats: Adobe Photoshop, Indesign or Illustrator. Files produced in Corel Draw, QuarkXPress or Freehand are acceptable if they are saved as eps vector files with fonts converted to graphics. Save PDF files with fonts converted to graphics at 300dpi.
  • Microsoft Word .doc files and Powerpoint files will need to be evaluated before going to press. Any art that is provided electronically must be high quality for printing purposes. Art taken from the Internet will not be high resolution and is not acceptable for printing.
  • Photoshop files need to be created and saved at 300 dpi at 100% size they are to be printed. Color photos should be saved in CMYK and be at least 300 dpi. Any black and white scanned art, that is not grayscale, should be at least 1200 dpi. Include all linked files, files that have been imported or placed in another file, with the file they are linked to. Artwork MUST have at least 1/8" area between any printed copy or image and the cut edge of the paper unless there are bleeds. Images that "bleed" off the side of the printed area should extend at least 1/8" beyond the cut edge of the paper.

Please feel free to contact us for more information.