General Print-Ready File Specifications

The best way to set up your artwork is using our Layout Templates. Please visit the product page of the item you are ordering to download the template. If a template is not available for one of our standard products, please contact our Customer Service Department. Templates for custom orders are not available, however can be requested as a design service at additional cost.

Here are some basic specifications:

  • Export as PDF file (preferred)
  • All images should be 300 PPI or higher (at 100%)
  • CMYK colour mode
  • 0.125 inches of bleed on all sides (0.25 inches additional width and height)
  • 0.125 inch safety margin (inside trim line)

You can submit one PDF file (with multiple pages) or a separate PDF files for each side/page.

Handy tip: Detailed naming of your files will help us process your order quicker (for example, “Set1_Front.pdf”, “Set1_Back.pdf”, “Set2_Front.pdf”, “Set2_Back.pdf” etc.).

If you are preparing artwork for speciality finishes (such as Brown Kraft, Spot UV, Embossing, Foiling, Metallic Ink, Rubber Stamps and T-Shirts) please see the specific help files for that artwork.

See: Safety Margin and Bleed

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