Have questions about how artwork guidelines work? Here we have some advice that will help you to prepare “A complete file” in a step-by-step list, that promises to answer each question you could have.
We always check twice
Before going to print your design, we will send you an email with a file. We call it "approval" where you can check each detail of your design as spelling, diagramming or the colors. Please keep in mind that we are humans, and we can make one or two mistakes, that is why we appreciate if you double check with us the approval.
About Image Resolution
Image Resolution is the detail an image holds, what that means is higher resolution, much better images. For being more specific about it, here is what we seek:
- Images or pictures with 300 dpi.
- Rasterized text or logos with 1200 dpi.
- Screen values with 133 dpi and 150 dpi.
If you are still not sure enough about how the design will look after we print it, you should request a printed proof, and please remember that you could pay for some of these tests.
How Bleeds Works?
The Bleed is the area to be trimmed off. What it means is that there is no white space or border showing around your artwork. The following specifications will show you how the bleed works in your design:
- Trimming Zone: Here you can find where your product will be cut, in other words, it's the real size of your product after we cut it.
- Technical Stuff: You must add 1/4” or 0.25” Inches to the complete design.
- Safety Zone: All that is within the black lines will appear in your final product. It means that all images, logos or texts are not cut.
- Technical Stuff: Keep the text at least 1/2” or 0.50 inches away from the paper edge, it makes that the print process more perfect!
Is It the same color?
We always look to print your design the same as you see in the approval but, please keep in mind that exist some factors that can break with this idea:
- Lighting: The final product can look a bit clearer.
- Monitor Calibration & Screen Resolution: It's different how an image looks on your computer than in paper and ink
- The most important: An artwork that you did not save as CMYK.
Note: If you need to print a Pantone color, please specified the color code and if it is spot and separate correctly.