Set-Up and Prepare your Design Files for Print
Make sure your file is the correct size before sending it.
Common file sizes are: 3.5"x2", 3"x5", 4"x6", 5"x7", 8"x10", 8.5"x11", 11"x17"
All images used within your design must be saved out at 300ppi for the highest quality print results.
Your file needs to be saved out in CMYK in order for the colors to print correctly.
Normally, we will prefer PDF, but will also accept Illustrator, Photoshop and Indesign files.
If you have any artwork that runs to the edge of the paper, you need to add a .125" bleed to all four sides of your artwork.
Outline your fonts in Illustrator or Photoshop, and do the same in InDesign or package your InDesign file to send over.
In Illustrator, be sure to embed any linked images before sending. In InDesign, you can also package your file and the images will be included.