Bleed: Part of the art that exceeds the final trim size of the product. This is important if your art is supposed to print “edge to edge”. Please make bleeds a minimum of 1/8” over each edge of the final trimmed product. Not including bleeds in your PDF files can result in a white border showing when the product is trimmed to the final size.
Trim or Trim Size: The final cut size of the product.
Safe Zone: The Safe Zone is 1/8” inside the trim size of the product. Important text should not be placed outside the safe zone.
Margin: The space between either your bleed and trim lines, or your trim and safe zone lines.
CMYK: Please make sure your artwork is converted to CMYK and not RGB. This will provide you with a more accurate color rendition when proofing.
File Size: Please add 1/8”(.125) extra for bleed area, if you are printing edge to edge. Example: If you are printing a standard size business card (3.5” x 2”) that has a background color or image, your final file size will be 3.625” x 2.125”. See diagram above for more details.
Fonts: Please make sure all fonts are embedded into the PDF file, as failure to do so could result in fonts being replaced and text re-flow occurring.
File Format: Please upload files in a flattened, Press Quality PDF (portable document format) format.
Resolution: Files should be a minimum of 300 DPI to ensure the best image quality. NOTE: If files are pulled from the internet at 72 dpi, image resolution will be to low for print. Low resolution images will appear blurry when printed.