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Bleed -- Always add at least 0.125” bleed to your files. In general, the bigger the product dimensions, the more bleed is encouraged.
Outline Fonts -- Turn all your fonts into smart objects. This will help preserve their appearance.
300dpi Res Images -- Images should be minimum 300dpi resolution for print.
CMYK Color Mode -- We print using CMYK color mode. Make sure your colors are converted.
Printer’s Black -- If your blacks are only 100K, they will come out looking more dark gray than black because you are not utilizing the 4-color process. We recommend 40C 30M 20Y 100K for a true rich black.
Files Received -- We’ve successfully received the files you uploaded and they are waiting to be checked for print-ready status according to our guidelines and templates.
Files Not Received -- We haven’t received any of the necessary files.
Files Partially Received -- We received one or some, but not all of the necessary files.
OK to Print -- Our team has cleared your files for print production.
Imposition -- Your order is being configured and aligned on the print sheet and getting ready for printing.
On press -- Your order is not on the printing press and in production.
Finishing -- Your order is in the last stages of production.
Shipped -- Your order has been assigned a tracking number and has been picked up by shipping carriers. You can access the tracking number by visiting the Order Details section in Your Account.
Here’s an example of a 2-4 Business Day Turnaround: Thursday -- Day 1 (Files received before 11am PST). Friday -- Day 2 of production (earliest ship date).
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Monday -- Day 3 of production. Tuesday -- Day 4 of production (ships same day if finished before 3pm). Wednesday -- Order ships out from the facility.
File SetupWe accept both vector and raster files, but strongly encourage you to use vector art wherever possible to preserve a crisp appearance. Make sure your fonts are outlined and converted to smart objects, transparencies are flattened, and overprint is turned off. Any raster elements need to be minimum 300dpi resolution.
Offset vs. Digital PrintingMost of our products are run on big offset presses, which output a higher quality print but require a higher minimum run. We use digital presses when the minimum quantity is lower (25-250). Digital printing offers great value in print quality, low minimums, and fast turnarounds. However, digital prints use a bunch of tiny dots to make up your artwork. With light colors and thin lines, these dots tend to be more visible. A good rule of thumb is to use vector graphics whenever possible and make sure raster graphics and images are 300dpi resolution, minimum. If you’re not sure whether your order will run digitally or offset, please reach out and ask our team and they’ll be happy to help.