can be submitted in the following formats:
.JPEG, .PDF, .TIF, .EPS, .PSD, .AI, .QXD, and .INDD.
Unfortunately, We can not utilize Publisher, Power Point, or any text
documents as print files.
your files to submit:
Files should be created in a professional design application such as Adobe
PhotoShop or Illustrator. Text or word documents unfortunately can't be
used to design your cards for a number of reasons. They are unable to
embedd images that have been copied into them. Images will be visible
in your document, because they are on your hard drive, but when you e-mail
it, the image does not go with it, it becomes a broken link. More importantly,
text documents, aren't capable of building a file at high resolution,
they're built for text.
All files should be built to include these 3 critical things: RESOLUTION,
and SAFE TEXT BOUNDARY.
1. 300 DPI is the resolution required for our press.
Anything less will not image properly.
Resolution should be specified in the document or file set-up when you
initially set up the artwork. Images from the web are low resolution
and can not be used.
2. Bleed is defined as the area of your document which
extends BEYOND the actual trimmed dimensions of the card. This space is
needed so that when the card is cut down to its final size, there is no
"white paper showing." Any time there is a colored or image
background it needs to extend 1/8" BEYOND the edge. This makes the
correct dimensions of a business card file actually 3.75" x 2.25".
After printing, it is cut down to the final size: 3.5" x 2".
3. Safe text is defined as an area of space 1/8"
clear of the trimmed edge of the card. All text and contact numbers should
be kept at least this far away from the cut edge to ensure proper imaging
and variance to the actual cut line.
Correctly setting up your file, means creating the document set up at
3.75" x 2.25,"
and once inside creating guides at 1/8" and 1/4" from the document
edge. The closest to the edge is you trim line, the latter inside that
is the safe text area guide.