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PROOFING PROCESS

 

Digital Proofs

Make sure all your art files meet  These Requirements;  This will prevent any delays.

 

Manually Processed, PDF Proof

After uploading your print-ready files to our website we will check for the correct bleed, resolution, and color mode. Providing that these items meet our criteria we will send you a digital PDF proof to the email provided in your order.

If there is problem with your file you will receive a notification that your artwork has been rejected, and instructions on how to resubmit.

Approving your proof

You can download your PDF proof and view using adobe acrobat or open it within your browser. Please be sure to check your proof carefully for spelling errors, layout etc. Once you are satisfied with the file please reply “APPROVED” to the email that your proof originated from.

Rejecting your proof

If you find a problem with the artwork please reply “REJECTED” And state your reason. We will then instruct you on re-submitting your file.

 

What we Don’t check:

  • Spelling and grammar

  • Punctuation

  • Layout issues

Do you offer Graphic Design Service?

YES. 

Please contact us about your project.

YES

Please contact us and tell us what your up too..we have a lot more tricks up our sleeve than what you see on our website!

A Guide to Preparing Files for Print

For best results please follow our guidelines.

FILE FORMAT: 

Final print files must be a PDF file.

The following are files you can create your layouts in, but ultimately must be saved in the end as a PDF:

.ai, .doc, .docx, .eps, .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .pdf, .png, .psd, .rar, .rtf, .tif, .tiff

FILE SIZE: 

The file size limit is 100Mb.

RESOLUTION: 

All file formats must have a minimum of 300 dpi (dot per inch) resolution.

For large format products such as banners and lawn signs the maximum resolution should be no less than 150 dpi.

Images designed for the web are done at a low screen resolution of 72 dpi. Print images need to be created at 300 dpi (150 dpi for large format) or there will be a substantial drop in the image quality.

EXAMPLES OF FILE RESOLUTION :

(Left) High Reolution File: 300 dpi (Right) Low Resoution File: 72 dpi

Hi Resolution Printing 300  DPI  Online Printing and DesignHi Resolution Printing 300  DPI  Online Printing and Design


All black & white artworks and/or images must be provided in grayscale color mode. Heavy black ink might cause smearing.COLOR MODE: All color artwork and/or images must be provided in CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) 4-COLOR color mode.

FONTS:
 

  1. Fonts must be embedded in PDF files.
  2. Fonts must be outlined or converted to paths or curves in EPS files.
  3. Some fonts have copyright restrictions and will not embed in PDF Files.
  4. Quark Express: Fonts and images must be included with all files submitted.(MAC)

BLEED: 

Bleed is the portion of the product that will be trimmed off when it is cut to the fina​l size.

The purpose of a bleed is to continue a color, image, or design to the edge of the product. Due to the possibility of shifting in the trimming process, a bleed is required to ensure that a white line does not show on the edges of your product.

We require ALL files to be built to the full bleed dimension specified for each trim size.

We automatically trim the bleed off of each side, which will result in the desired trim size.

For example: all business cards require a 0.1" bleed to each dimension (or 0.05" bleed on all four sides). Thus, a 2" x 3.5" business card would have a bleed size 2.1" x 3.6". 

Please build your print-ready digital files by adding the appropriate bleed to your file.

Add 0 .1" bleed to each dimension (or 0.05" bleed on all four sides) for the following products:

  • Business cards
  • Club Flyers
  • Magnets
  • Postcards
  • Rack Cards

Add 0.125" (1/8") bleed to each dimension (or 0.0625" bleed on all four sides) for the following products:

  • Banners
  • Brochures
  • Door Hangers
  • Envelopes
  • Flyers
  • Docupads
  • Letterhead
  • Notepads
  • Lawn signs

 

DIMENSIONS:

Products
Final Print Size - 350dpi
Size with Bleed - 350dpi

Business Cards

Inch: 2" x 3.5"

Pixels: 700x1225

Inch: 2.1" x 3.6"

Pixels: 735x1260

Postcards

Inch: 4" x 6"

Pixels: 1400x2100

Inch: 4.1" x 6.1"

Pixels: 1435x2135

Postcards

Inch: 8" x 6"

Pixels: 2800x2100

Inch: 8.1" x 6.1"

Pixels: 2835x2135

Postcards

Inch: 9" x 6"

Pixels: 3150x2100

Inch: 9.1" x 6.1"

Pixels: 3185x2135

Postcards

Inch: 11" x 6"

Pixles: 3850x2100

Inch: 11.1" x 6.1"

Pixels: 3885x2135

Rackcards

Inch: 4" x 9"

Pixels: 1400x3150

Inch: 4.1" x 9.1"

Pixels: 1435x3185

*BANNERS - Bleed:

For banners, please build your print-ready digital files by adding 0.125" (1/8") bleed to each dimension (or 0.0625" bleed on all four sides). For example, a 2’ x 10’ banner with the full bleed should be 24.125" x 120.125". Please design your files on our downloadable templates to ensure proper bleed.

 

Turnaround times are approximate.  i.e. (5-7 days) 

Days are measured in calendar business days (Monday - Friday)  excluding holidays.

Orders Approved and Payment Processed*  By 9AM EST: Turnaround time begins that day.

Orders Approved and Payment Processed* After 9AM EST: Turnaround time begins the next business day.

 

*Any issues with submitted files and/or payment may delay your order.

 

For example, if an order is approved and charged by 9AM EST on Tuesday, and the Turnaround Time for the product is five days, printing will be completed the following Monday. If the order is approved and charged AFTER 9AM EST on Tuesday, printing will be completed on the following Tuesday.

Print time begins after art work approval and processed payment of your order. Any issues with submitted files and/or payment may delay your order.


If you have a specific "In-Hand" date please contact us  860-274-6796

before submitting your order.

We may be able to accommodate you but may require a separate quote.

Thank you.