4⅜ × 5¾
111.1 × 146.1
4¾ × 6½
120.7 × 165.1
5¼ × 7¼
133.4 × 184.2
5½ × 8⅛
139.7 × 206.4
5¾ × 8¾
146.1 × 222.3
6 × 9½
152.4 × 241.3
3⅝ × 6½
92.1 × 165.1
No. 7¾ (Monarch)
3⅞ × 7½
98.4 × 190.5
3⅞ × 8⅞
98.4 × 225.4
4⅛ × 9½
104.8 × 241.3
4½ × 10⅜
114.3 × 263.5
4¾ × 11
120.7 × 279.4
5 × 11½
127.0 × 292.1
File Orientation is only required for double sided jobs or files with multiple pages of graphics artwork. We require that your artwork is uploaded and submitted ready for print (Press Ready) and that the orientation of the pages inside the file are correct. Please pay careful attention to the head and foot of each page as it is important in getting a properly printed product. It is impossible to change the orientation and layout once your file has been uploaded. The image below will help you in understanding the requirements for printing and what your artwork file orientation needs to be setup life. You can also use our preset templates to help you as well.
Preparing Files for Print
General Artwork Preparation Guidelines
Download our template/guide to ensure proper placement of images and text.
Each order submitted including multiple paged projects MUST be submitted as a single PDF file. Please ensure that all pages have the proper orientation to ensure proper back up. They must also have bleed and make sure each page are all the same size.
It is always a best practice to try to avoid using borders in your design. If a border is too close to the trim, the trim may be slightly off-center. Even a hairline difference can cause your design to look off centered.
File must consist of a 1/16" bleed (books and magazines will require an 1/8”). All of the relevent graphics and text must be within the safety margin unless you intend to have part of it cut off(this is sometimes the desired effect, so please make sure it is done the way you would like it printed)
Ensure that your PDF process colour (CMYK) and saved in high resolution. As a rule it is suggested all files should be saved at 300 DPI. Spot Colours and coating will need to be set up as such within the chosen layers. Additional charges will apply if applicable.
We recommend that all black type should have the following values: C0, M0, Y0, K100.
Make sure all of your fonts are properly embed or outline when saving your file as a PDF.
In order to achieve the best colour results, it is important for you to supply your artwork as CMYK files. If your artwork is submitted as RGB, it will be converted to CMYK and may not match the colours you are expecting. Please note that all offset printed work is printed in CMYK or PMS and can not be produced in RGB unless converted. This is an automated process for us and we suggest if you are designing your files, you should also consider designing in CMYK mode instead of RGB.
See our FAQ page for more details.
Large Format Guidelines
Although bleed is not required for large format projects, often it is preferred. When saving your artwork if you wish to have bleed, please add 1/8” to your canvas size.
Please compress your file using a ZIP file compressor to reduce the file size and speed up the uploading process when submitting your orders.
Coated 1 Side (C1S) Guidelines
Please follow the general artwork guidelines and…
Be sure that the first page of your PDF file is the side that you want to be on the coated side of the card. Please keep in mind that the second page of your PDF will always be printed on the uncoated side.
Please use crop marks to help us align your logo placement. In the absence of crop marks, printing will be 3/8” from the top based on general industry standards for envelopes.
All text must be within the safe margin. Envelope artwork cannot have bleed unless they have been custom quoted by our estimating department and if this is the case, the must be submitted as a custom upload order.
Please make sure that you do not have creative or text 1/8” from any of the edges.
Numbered Tickets Guidelines
In order to make sure your ticket order is numbered correctly, ensure that you include the following files:
Your PDF file of your artwork (with no numbering in the artwork)
Also include an excel or csv file containing list of numbers you will need printed on your tickets.
Please make a mock up version of your artwork showing where and how you need the numbers placed. Please make sure this file is clearly labeled as a mocked up sample.
Variable Printing Guidelines
In order to make sure your variable printing order is produced correctly, please ensure that you include the following files:
Your PDF file of your artwork (without any variable text in it).
Also include an excel or csv file containing list of variable data you need printed on your order.
NOTES ON TURNAROUND TIMES
All times shown above are for EST - Eastern Standard Time. When you place an order, please keep in consideration that there are various turnaround times for each product and standard option configuration. Additional Options that may be selected also increase the time required for production. We have established a robust system in the backend that allows for your order to be produced at industry defining speeds and standards. We provide next day service for those rush orders that you just need urgently. Our online and production capabilities combined with our retail network allows you 24 hour access to our services.
These turnaround times are a guide only as they are based on receiving fully print ready files and for standard orders. Required changes to files to make print-ready and errors requiring correction will lead to a longer than expected production and processing time.
When additional options are selected (including some options like folding), the turnaround time shown will increase for your order. We will confirm the total turnaround time with you by e-mail within a few hours of your submission. If you would like to know the turnaround time for a certain configuration including additional options before ordering, please use the Quote Request button at the top menu to make an inquiry.
We calculate our turnaround times based on a regular volume of orders and specifications. Extra handling required, including boxing, international or express shipping will vary the turnaround time. Custom uploads and orders will still be produced at the quickest possible time for your convenience. We will keep you updated on the status of your order through your account.
These turnaround times do not take into consideration Holidays and special events, although we do meet our client requests where and when possible!
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