How to Prepare Files for Printing


Digital - Offset - Wide Format

We prefer high resolution PDF files but we also accept packaged native files. Please build all files at 100% - do not scale.

TEXT - Be sure all fonts are embedded in PDF files or included in packaged native files.

IMAGES - Be sure all images are included in packaged native files.


  • Follow minimum resolution requirements for best output.
  • Digital and Offset Print - dpi minimum 200, 300 is preferred.
  • Wide Format - 150 dpi minimum


  • Save all images as either CMYK, Grayscale. or Black and White. Never use RGB or Index color.


  • All documents should be set up as desired final size and bleed should extend out past the page edge.
  • Digital and Offset Print - All files should have .125” bleed.
  • Wide Format - Posters, prints and smaller items: .25“
    • T-Stands, banners and larger items: .5”
    • Anything 2-sided: 1“


Cut/Die Lines

  • These should be on a separate layer on top of the artwork and the layer should be named Cut.
  • The color should be set as a spot color and also be named Cut.

Crease/Fold/Score Lines

  • These should be on the Cut layer also.
  • The color should be set as a spot color and be named Crease


  • Please be sure all PDF files are created with crop marks and .125” bleed.
  • Do not add bleed marks or slug area.
  • Do not add passwords or other security features.

If you need assistance checking your files for resolution or colors, creating a high resolution PDF or packaging up your native files let us know!