We prefer PDF files but will accept JPG, TIFF, or EPS files
Please save your files as CMYK files.
There are some large-format products for which we can accept RGB files. Please check individual product FAQs for specific details.
Please save your files at 300 dpi, at the actual size.
We can accept scaled files at 150 dpi for some large-format products. Please check individual product FAQs for specific details.
In printing, a bleed refers to the area of a printed document that extends beyond the final trim size. The purpose of a bleed is to ensure that any slight variations in the trimming processes do not result in white or uneven edges. A bleed ensures that printing extends all the way to a sharp, clean edge.
Full-color printing requires a bleed of 0.125″ (For example, 3.5″ x 2″ + 0.125″ bleed = 3.625″ x 2.125″)
Full-color booklets require a 0.25″ bleed. (For example, 8.5″ x 11″ + 0.25″ bleed = 8.75″ x11.25″)
Large-format products usually do not require a bleed, but please check individual product FAQs for specific details.
To avoid issues and for peace of mind, we recommend always using our templates.
Yes, but there are some considerations.
On full-color offset printed products, some pieces may be slightly off-center if the borders are too small or too close to the cutline. Cutting is done on many sheets at a time, so there is some natural and expected shifting. A thicker border that extends beyond the cutline into the safe zone would work better.
On spot color and thermography printing, borders are acceptable.
On large-formal products, borders are acceptable.