PostcardsSmall (6″ x 4″)
Large (7″ x 5″)
FoldersStandard (9″ x 12″)
Business CardsStandard (3.5″ x 2″)
LetterheadStandard (8.5″ x 11″)
- 1-4 Part NCR – White – Canary – Pink – Golden Rod
- 5 Part NCR – White – Green – Canary – Pink – Golden Rod
Our entire computer network consists of PC’s.
- CorelDRAW (latest version)
- Adobe Creative Cloud (latest version)
- Microsoft Office 365 (latest version)
Artwork & Print
A raster image is created from a collection of dots called pixels. Image enhancements and creative effects can be made. This type of format is limited to quality and sharpness depending on the set resolution.
Common raster file formats include BMP, TIF, JPG, GIF, PNG, and PSD.
DPI (Dots Per Inch) refers to the number of pixels (dots) across one square inch of your monitor. This is also referred to as image resolution. Images for printing should be optimized at 300 dpi. Images for the web should be optimized at 72 dpi.
A vector graphic is created from a collection of nodes and connected lines. This type of format can be easily modified including its shape, size and color without loss of quality or sharpness.
Common vector file formats include EPS, WMF, AI, CDR, DXF, and SVG.
Portable Document Format (PDF) is a secure and reliable universal file format that preserves fonts (that can be embedded), images, graphics and layout of any source document, regardless of the application and platform used to create it. Adobe PDF files are compact and can be shared, viewed and printed by anyone with free Adobe Reader software.
RGB is the colour process in which Red, Green and Blue light are added together to reproduce an array of colours. This colour model is used for the representation and display of images on computer monitors.
CMYK refers to the four specific colours: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black. This colour model is used for commercial printing and colour copying.
PMS stands for Pantone Matching System, also known as spot colours or pantone colours. This colour system is a universal standard that allows designers to ‘colour match’ specific colours when a design goes to production.
Crop marks are a set of horizontal and vertical lines which indicates the finished size of your artwork. These marks will be used during the trimming process.
Print-ready artwork are files that meet our guidelines listed below, and require no additional modifications from our graphic designers.
These guidelines must be met in order for your file to be considered print-ready.
Artwork must be supplied in pdf (Adobe Acrobat) format only.
All fonts must be embedded or converted to curves/outlines.
Supplied file must be in either CMYK colour mode or specified Pantone colours.
Images must be in CMYK or Pantone colour and a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.
All graphics that touch the trim line must meet or exceed a minimum of 1/8″ (0.125 inches).
Artwork (single or double sided) should be setup 1up on a page with top-to-top orientation.
Critical Print Area
Important text must be contained within this area to avoid the possibility of being removed during the trimming process. A minimum margin of 1/8” (0.125 inch) is required.
This is the finished size of your artwork. All images or text beyond the trim line will be removed at production.
Bleed is used to describe a document which has images or elements that touch the edge of the page, extending beyond the trim edge and leaving no white margin. When a document has bleed, it must be printed on a larger sheet of paper and then trimmed down.
Copying & Scanning
11” x 17”
We cannot copy or scan blue prints larger than 11” × 17”. Large format blue prints provided on flash drive or by email can be used but will be reduced to fit on 11” × 17” when copied.
Yes, however the maximum size we can scan is 11” × 17”. We also ask that all photos or paintings be removed from their frames or scrapbooks beforehand (for liability purposes).
*Please note that varnishes, foils and metallic inks will not reproduce correctly as shown in originals.
Yes, however written permission is required- no exceptions.