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Artwork Specifications
Acceptable File Formats
Following file formats are supported for uploaded designs.
GIF Image (*.gif)
JPEG Image (*.jpg,*.jpeg)
PNG Image (*.png)
PDF File format (*.pdf)
Document Size
#10 Envelopes
Full Bleed Size
10.71" x 9.10"
272mm x 231mm
3212 x 2729 pixels

Document Trim Size
10.59" x 8.98"
269mm x 228mm
3178 x 2693 pixels

#9 Envelopes
Full Bleed Size
10.08" x 8.54"
256mm x 217mm
3023 x 2562 pixels

Document Trim Size
9.96" x 8.42"
253mm x 214mm
2987 x 2526 pixels

6 x 9 Envelopes
Full Bleed Size
10.19" x 12.79"
259mm x 325mm
3058 x 3838 pixels

Document Trim Size
10.07" x 12.67"
256mm x 322mm
3022 x 3801 pixels

A-2 Envelopes
Full Bleed Size
6.97" x 9.33"
177mm x 237mm
2090 x 2798 pixels

Document Trim Size
6.85" x 9.21"
174mm x 234mm
2054 x 2762 pixels

Business Card
Full Bleed Size
3.54" x 2.05"
90mm x 52mm
1062 x 615 pixels

Document Trim Size
3.43" x 1.93"
87mm x 49mm
1028 x 579 pixels
Calendar Magnets Large
Full Bleed Size
5.59" x 4.33"
142mm x 110mm
1677 x 1300 pixels

Document Trim Size
5.47" x 4.21"
139mm x 107mm
1642 x 1264 pixels

Car Door Magnets - Large(17.3" x 11.25")
Full Bleed Size
17.70" x 11.60"
450mm x 295mm
3098 x 2030 pixels

Document Trim Size
17.30" x 11.25"
439mm x 286mm
3028 x 1969 pixels

Car Door Magnets Small(11.25" x 8.5")
Full Bleed Size
11.60" x 8.85"
295mm x 225mm
2030 x 1548 pixels

Document Trim Size
11.25" x 8.50"
286mm x 216mm
1969 x 1488 pixels

Flat Announcement - 5.5" x 4"
Full Bleed Size
5.59" x 4.33"
142mm x 110mm
1677 x 1300 pixels

Document Trim Size
5.47" x 4.21"
139mm x 107mm
1642 x 1264 pixels
Flat Announcements - 4" x 8"
Full Bleed Size
8.39" x 3.86"
213mm x 98mm
2517 x 1158 pixels

Document Trim Size
8.27" x 3.74"
210mm x 95mm
2481 x 1122 pixels
Flat Invitations - 4" x 8"
Full Bleed Size
8.39" x 3.86"
213mm x 98mm
2517 x 1158 pixels

Document Trim Size
8.27" x 3.74"
210mm x 95mm
2481 x 1122 pixels

Flat Invitations- 5.5" x 4"
Full Bleed Size
5.59" x 4.33"
142mm x 110mm
1677 x 1300 pixels

Document Trim Size
5.47" x 4.21"
139mm x 107mm
1642 x 1264 pixels

Flat Invitations- 6" x 9"
Full Bleed Size
5.59" x 8.64"
142mm x 219mm
1677 x 2592 pixels

Document Trim Size
5.47" x 8.50"
139mm x 216mm
1642 x 2551 pixels

Flat Note Cards
Full Bleed Size
5.59" x 4.33"
142mm x 110mm
1677 x 1300 pixels

Document Trim Size
5.47" x 4.21"
139mm x 107mm
1642 x 1264 pixels

Flat Note Cards - 4 x 8
Full Bleed Size
8.39" x 3.86"
213mm x 98mm
2517 x 1158 pixels

Document Trim Size
8.27" x 3.74"
210mm x 95mm
2481 x 1122 pixels

Flyers
Full Bleed Size
8.63" x 11.10"
219mm x 282mm
2588 x 3331 pixels

Document Trim Size
8.50" x 10.98"
216mm x 279mm
2551 x 3295 pixels

Folded Invitations- 5.5" x 4"
Full Bleed Size
5.59" x 4.33"
142mm x 110mm
1677 x 1300 pixels

Document Trim Size
5.47" x 4.21"
139mm x 107mm
1642 x 1264 pixels

Folded Note Cards
Full Bleed Size
5.59" x 4.33"
142mm x 110mm
1677 x 1300 pixels

Document Trim Size
5.47" x 4.21"
139mm x 107mm
1642 x 1264 pixels

Gift Certificates
Full Bleed Size
8.39" x 3.86"
213mm x 98mm
2517 x 1158 pixels

Document Trim Size
8.27" x 3.74"
210mm x 95mm
2481 x 1122 pixels

Gift Tags
Full Bleed Size
3.54" x 2.05"
90mm x 52mm
1062 x 615 pixels

Document Trim Size
3.43" x 1.93"
87mm x 49mm
1028 x 579 pixels

Holiday Postcards - 4 x 8
Full Bleed Size
8.39" x 3.86"
213mm x 98mm
2517 x 1158 pixels

Document Trim Size
8.27" x 3.74"
210mm x 95mm
2481 x 1122 pixels

Large Magnets
Full Bleed Size
5.59" x 4.33"
142mm x 110mm
1677 x 1300 pixels

Document Trim Size
5.47" x 4.21"
139mm x 107mm
1642 x 1264 pixels

Lawn Signs - Large(27" x 18")
Full Bleed Size
27.50" x 18.50"
698mm x 470mm
4812 x 3238 pixels

Document Trim Size
27.00" x 18.00"
686mm x 457mm
4725 x 3150 pixels

Lawn Signs - Small(18" x 12")
Full Bleed Size
18.50" x 12.50"
470mm x 318mm
3238 x 2188 pixels

Document Trim Size
18.00" x 12.00"
457mm x 305mm
3150 x 2100 pixels

Letterhead
Full Bleed Size
8.63" x 11.10"
219mm x 282mm
2588 x 3331 pixels

Document Trim Size
8.50" x 10.98"
216mm x 279mm
2551 x 3295 pixels

Multi Purpose Labels
Full Bleed Size
2.78" x 0.94"
71mm x 24mm
835 x 283 pixels

Document Trim Size
2.66" x 0.83"
68mm x 21mm
799 x 248 pixels

Pens
Full Bleed Size
2.78" x 1.33"
71mm x 34mm
835 x 398 pixels

Document Trim Size
2.75" x 1.27"
70mm x 32mm
824 x 381 pixels

Personal Magnets Small
Full Bleed Size
3.54" x 2.05"
90mm x 52mm
1062 x 615 pixels

Document Trim Size
3.43" x 1.93"
87mm x 49mm
1028 x 579 pixels

Photo Magnets Large
Full Bleed Size
11.60" x 8.85"
295mm x 225mm
2030 x 1548 pixels

Document Trim Size
11.25" x 8.50"
286mm x 216mm
1969 x 1488 pixels
Postcards - Standard(5.47" x 4.21")
Full Bleed Size
5.59" x 4.33"
142mm x 110mm
1677 x 1300 pixels

Document Trim Size
5.47" x 4.21"
139mm x 107mm
1642 x 1264 pixels

Postcards Oversized(8.5" x 5.47")
Full Bleed Size
8.64" x 5.59"
219mm x 142mm
2592 x 1677 pixels

Document Trim Size
8.50" x 5.47"
216mm x 139mm
2551 x 1642 pixels

Posters
Full Bleed Size
11.50" x 17.50"
292mm x 444mm
2012 x 3062 pixels

Document Trim Size
11.25" x 17.30"
286mm x 439mm
1969 x 3028 pixels

Rack Cards
Full Bleed Size
3.86" x 8.39"
98mm x 213mm
1158 x 2517 pixels

Document Trim Size
3.74" x 8.27"
95mm x 210mm
1122 x 2481 pixels

Return Address Labels
Full Bleed Size
2.78" x 0.94"
71mm x 24mm
835 x 283 pixels

Document Trim Size
2.66" x 0.83"
68mm x 21mm
799 x 248 pixels

Rubber Stamps Large
Full Bleed Size
2.24" x 0.83"
57mm x 21mm
673 x 248 pixels

Document Trim Size
2.24" x 0.83"
57mm x 21mm
673 x 248 pixels

Small Magnets
Full Bleed Size
3.54" x 2.05"
90mm x 52mm
1062 x 615 pixels

Document Trim Size
3.43" x 1.93"
87mm x 49mm
1028 x 579 pixels

Window Decals Large(19.3" x 12.65")
Full Bleed Size
12.35" x 19.00"
314mm x 483mm
1853 x 2850 pixels

Document Trim Size
12.65" x 19.30"
321mm x 490mm
1898 x 2895 pixels

Window Decals Small (4.8" x 4.8")
Full Bleed Size
4.50" x 4.50"
114mm x 114mm
1350 x 1350 pixels

Document Trim Size
4.80" x 4.80"
122mm x 122mm
1440 x 1440 pixels

 
Artwork Terminology Help
 
Bleed
 
Bleed area refers to the edges of a document. You should extend any background colors or design elements to the edges, to prevent the occurrence of an unwanted white border at the edges of the document.
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Trim Marks
 
The finished size of a document is trim line or trim mark. Though the document is cut close to the trim line this cut can take place anywhere between the bleeds and the safe margin due to the mechanical tolerances involved in printing. For this reason, it is vital to keep the important images and text within the safe margin.
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Full Bleed vs. Trim Size
 
When should you use full bleed size to create a document?
We suggest you to create a document at the full bleed size when working with an illustration program like Adobe Illustrator or a photo-editing program like Corel Photo-Paint. This prevents the visibility of white edges at the border after the trimming of a final product.

When should you use trim size to create a document?
Using trim size is beneficial when working in a layout program (such as QuarkXPress or Adobe InDesign). A particular amount of bleed can be included to your product (.137").
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Safe Area or Safe Margins
 
The borders inside the place where the cut takes place are the safe margins or safe areas. You should ensure that all vital information is within this safe margin (at least .137" from the edge) to prevent the information from cutting when the document is trimmed. This information may include names, phone numbers, addresses, or logos.
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Aspect Ratio
 
You can expediently determine the aspect ratio of an image by dividing the width by the height. While scaling the image, you should ensure that the image's aspect ratio equals the aspect ratio of our documents, otherwise your image may appear distorted or stretched.
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Resolution
 
What do you mean by resolution?
Resolution is a term that means the amount of detail in the image or the number of dots per inch (dpi) of an image. When the resolution is high, it means the image is detailed, file is larger and the time to upload would also be longer. Therefore, the documents prepared for upload should be of 300 dpi at 100% of the final print size.
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RGB vs. CMYK
 
RGB (Red, Green and Blue) refer to the shades used by screen displays whereas CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black) are those colors that are used in the printing process. A point to note is that JPEG files are many times in RGB.

The document should be created in CMYK mode. It is so because the colors you see on the screen should match the final printed product. The colors in the printed products may differ slightly if the document is created in RGB. The monitor will not be able to reproduce various bright values in print.
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Fold Marks
 
The marks where folds take place on products such as envelopes, folders and brochures are Fold Marks. You can avoid getting your copy or design to be printed over the fold by keeping them stay within each panel's safe margin.
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Converting Fonts to Outlines
 
In some graphics programs, you can convert the text to curves or paths that fixes the upload errors. These upload errors occur when fonts are not embedded in the file. We recommend you to convert fonts to outlines in Adobe Illustrator.
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Vector vs. Raster
 
What do you mean by Raster Images?
Raster images consist of pixels that are a collection of tiny dots. These pixels create an illusion of a single image when they are small and placed together. When subtle gradations of color are necessary raster images work wonders. A disadvantage with a raster image is that its quality suffers when they are enlarged or transformed. This happens because the image contains a fixed number of pixels. These images also have large file size.

What do you mean by Vector Images?
Vector images define each component of an image. They use mathematical equations for the purpose. As a result, these vector images can retain high quality at any size. You can use vector graphics created in a desktop publishing program whenever possible.
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Images
 
Digital Imaging
With the use of digitized images from a variety of sources, you can create printed products on our web site.

Various images, photos and designs can be sourced from a digital camera, scanner or the Web. For the best printing results you can save any image at approximately 300-dpi at 100% output size. The resolution will also increase if you shrink an image on a product. For instance, an image will have 150-dpi at 4" x 6" if it is captured at 600 x 900 pixels. You can also reduce the dimensions on the product to 2" x 3" to print at 300-dpi.


Digital Camera Images
You will find varied settings for resolutions in many cameras. Camera's high resolution depends on the number of pixels contained in the camera. Your camera must be at a high enough resolution to result in 300 DPI at the intended photo print size.

After photographing the subject, you cannot increase the resolution of the photograph except by reducing its printed dimensions (after you upload an image). If you want to crop an image, you must be careful with it. Cropping might reduce the number of pixels.


Images from a Scanner
You should preset the scanner to a proper resolution before capturing the image. Various scanners default to 150-dpi (or spi). You can set your scanner resolution so that it results in 300-dpi at the image's final print size. If the scanned image has less dpi than required, or it is smaller than the recommended size, then you can either rescan the original image at a higher resolution, or use it for a smaller printed area.


Web Images
Web Images are mainly at a resolution of 72-dpi. This resolution is low for quality printing. Copyright laws protect these web images. These are the reasons due to which we do not recommend you to use images from the web.
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