Laying out your document
The outer edge of the artwork is considered a “safety area” that is utilized for cutting. No important images or text should be placed within this area. Although an 1/8 of inch is the minimum, we strongly recommend you use a 1/4 inch (.25). Here is an example of the correct way to submit your files:
|Correctly submitted artwork||Correctly submitted artwork after cutting|
Keep your type in!
This is an example of how the same file can be submitted incorrectly. If you notice, the file was designed with all of the type and important graphics right up to the edge of the canvas. This results in the cutting of logos, fonts, and important graphics. This is an example of how NOT to submit your files:
|Incorrectly submitted artwork||Incorrectly submitted artwork after cutting|
As with any “gang-run” printing company there is a slight variation when cutting your jobs. We do not guarantee jobs wth borders on them. These jobs will come out uneven.
Before sending in your digital files, please review the following specifications. If you are unsure about the specifications please do not hesitate to contact our pre-press department prior to sending your file.
Save file as an EPS Format, images should be embedded, and fonts should be converted to outlines.
Your Photoshop files should be flattened and saved as TIF document. Please make sure that your document is in CMYK colour format and at a resolution of at least 300 dpi.
We only accept PFD files that have been saved as a postscript file from your native program first, then "distilled" using Acrobat Distiller using PRESS setting.
All fonts used must be supplied. Both printer and screen fonts must be included. Postscript fonts yield industry standard results. Alternatively all fonts can be converted to outlines.
All scanned images should be of a professional standard. Scanned images need to be saved at an appropriate resolution of 300 dpi for continuous tone reproduction (photos and/or illustrations). Photos or scans should always be saved as CMYK and saved in tif format.
When we quote a print size, it is for that specific image area, please make bleeds inward (al teat .125") unless other wise specified, if you are bleeding outward please include bleed when requesting quote.
All colours in your document must be CMYK if you use spot colours in your design please convert them to cmyk before saving, duotone images must also be converted to cmyk. Colour is printed to Hueneye Communications Inc. standards, i.e. pleasing colour. Exact colour match not guaranteed. Critical colour requires a colour key or match print. Colour laser copies or other proofs are not considered accurate prepress proofs.