Publisher Files are only for viewing and quoting. There will be a charge of $75.00 for recreating a workable file. (vector) If and only if your artwork does not need to be manipulated in any way and is print ready, you will NOT be charged the $75.00.
Requirements by Print Method
Your artwork proofs will be available through email or fax. Your finalized projects will also be available through emails, fax, cd’s, or dvd’s.
Artwork Submission Guidelines Definitions & Examples
Vector Artwork is required. To avoid additional charges and additional time…
Methods for Submitting Artwork
Preferred: Email and/or Website (contact customer service for details), CD- R/RW
Supported: ZIP 100/250,
1. Include a jpg or PDF for reference
2. Convert all fonts to paths/outlines
3. Include or embed all placed images
4. Submit artwork at actual size
5. Identify all spot colors 6. Allow for bleed if necessary
7. Submit the original file if possible
8. Never flatten/merge the layers of a .psd
9. Indicate the cut/die line clearly
10. Verify art meets all Submission Guidelines
Any files larger than 1 mb, go to: hightail.com and follow instructions.
Live Text & Converted Text
Live Text: Live text is still in a text format in the artwork’s original program and can still be spell checked and corrected. Live text does require the fonts used in order to be displayed and printed correctly.Converted Text (Outlines/Paths/Curves): Outlines/paths/curves are vector artwork and as such can no longer be spell checked. However they do not require fonts in order to be displayed or printed correctly.
Cut Margins & Bleeds
Cut Margin: Cut margin is the minimum space required between elements of art and the finished edge of the product. Size and product are the two main factors that determine cut margin. Note that bleed borders must meet or exceed our minimum cut margin.
Bleed: Bleed is the distance the ink extends past the finished edge of the product before final cutting. Standard minimum bleed is 1/8″ (.125″). Raster files must allow for the required bleed when submitted because they are not editable like vector files
High Contrast = High Visibility
When selecting colors for use in a layout remember that Visibility is key. Often color combinations can hinder visibility due to a lack of contrast. Below are some examples of low contrast color combinations and our recommendations for better visibility.
Low contrast, low visibility, and decreased legibility…
Higher contrast, higher visibility, and improved legibility…