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Please help us serve you best by filling out the form on the left. We realize that you are not a print expert, that’s why you’re here, but any information you can provide will help to ensure accurate, timely, and cost-effective processing of your job. Please be sure to provide valid contact information so we can contact you with questions and recommendations.
Print-ready files are acceptable in .pdf format only. Files should be in CMYK color mode, sized correctly, with a resolution of 300 dpi. Files with a full bleed should have a 1/8″ margin extending beyond the trim line (resulting in 1/4″ added to the size of the piece). Printer marks are generally not necessary. Bleed marks are only necessary on full-bleed pieces, and not mandatory. Please do not multi-up prints unless instructed by your printer.
What is a full bleed? The answer can seem quite complicated at first, but we’re going to break it down to the simplest terms for you. Full bleed simply means that the graphics (i.e. artwork, solid color, images etc.) ‘bleed’ off the edge of the page. So, if you have a business card where an image runs to the edge of the page, you have a full bleed. In order to achieve this in printing, we need to have the background image extend beyond the final size of the print so we can cut it down to final size, resulting in a full bleed print.
Print-ready full bleed files should be 1/4″ larger than the final size of the piece. For example, a full bleed business card that has a final size of 3 1/2″ x 2″ should be set-up at 3 3/4″ x 2 1/4″. Note that in the example below, the extra 1/8″ margin for bleed is only an extension of the background, no text or important information should be extended into the bleed area, as it will be cutoff. Also note that within the final size of the piece, there is another 1/8″ margin called the safety area. Any text or important information should be placed within the safety area, otherwise it is in danger of being cutoff or too close to the edge of the piece, resulting in undesirable output.
Because the work we do is custom-tailored for each customer, turnaround times vary depending on your needs and our current workload. We appreciate your patience and want you to know that we will be working hard to ensure the fastest turnaround possible. Once you have completed the order form, we will be in touch as soon as possible to get things rolling for you.