File Specifications for
Full Color Printing
customer supplied digital artwork must meet our
specifications. If they files do not meet our
specifications we will notify you. We bill at the rate of
$37.50 per ½ hour for reworking poor digital artwork,
typesetting and design with a minimum of ½ hour.
All color images must be
CMYK, Do not send RGB files. Do to the nature of 4 color
process a Rich Black Build will print better than just
100% black. Please set your CMYK build as follows: C: 70%
, M: 40%, Y: 20%, K: 100%
Specifications for Spot Color Printing
Do not use CMYK spot color
builds even for the black inks. Make sure you specify
solid PMS inks and grayscale black. Embed all the
graphics, outline the type and save as a PDF with crop
marks. You can easily double check your PDF file using the
advance option bar in Adobe Acrobat Professional. We can
fix some PDF issues do to misspecifications but it takes
time and charges will apply.
Specifications for Black Ink Printing
Black ink must be converted
to grayscale, embed graphics, outline fonts and save as a
PDF with crop marks.
should be sent as a one-up form.
cards: 2 x 3.5
Letterhead, Brochures, Flyers: 8.5 x 11
#10 Envelope: 4.125 x 9.5
Artwork that bleeds of the edge
of the printed sheet must include and additional .125
(1/8) inch beyond the size of the sheet.
Card: 2.25 x 3.75.
Letterhead, Brochures, Flyers: 8.75 x 11.25
Newsletters: 11.25 x 17.25
bleeds not recommended for short run work. We can print
flat sheets and have them converted to envelopes but this
is only cost effective on press runs 50,000 or more.
All text and graphics must
remain .125” (1/8”) inside the edges for trimming
purposes. Otherwise the type or graphics maybe cut off
during trimming. Typically .25 (1/4”) or more margin is
Cut size paper 8.5x11,
8.5x14, 11x17 and stock envelopes must have a .3125 (5/16)
gripper margin on the short side of the sheet. 5/16 margin
is recommended all four sides.
the following files:
PDF. pdf embed fonts and graphics
TIF tif/.tiff must be created at 300 dpi
JPEG .jpg must be created at 300dpi and saved at maximum
EPS .eps convert fonts to outlines and embed images
Photoshop CS2 .psd flatten artwork (300dpi)
Illustrator CS2 .ai convert fonts to outlines and embed
InDesign CS2 .indd convert fonts to outlines and embed
We do not accept downloadable fonts.
No web art (72 dpi)
Microsoft programs not acceptable for full color printing
We can convert some WORD and Excel Documents for black ink
printing such as simple forms.
When in doubt email us your files and we will be glad to
review for possible errors.
We are not responsible for your typesetting errors and
page layout errors.
the following PC based software:
Adobe InDesign CS2, Adobe
Illustrator CS2, Adobe Photoshop CS2 and Acrobat 8.0.
Microsoft Office 2003, Word, Excel and Publisher.
Open Office, GIMP and Scribus