Design Requirements for File Uploads

File Format

Unless otherwise indicated, all upload files must be in the following formats ONLY:

PDF (preferred)




For small format items (business cards, postcards, flyers, etc) the required resolution is at least 300dpi.

For large format items (signs, banners, etc) the minimum resolution is 150dpi (300dpi preferred)

Color Format

Preferred color format is CMYK.  If sending image files in RGB, please note that they will be converted to CMYK prior to printing.  This may result in minor color shifts.

Bleed and Safety

Artwork that requires bleed should be sent with 0.25" of bleed.  For example, a 4x6" artwork should be sent at 4.25 x 6.25".  All colors and images that are to be printed edge to edge must be extended to the full bleed dimensions.  If you are not sure - contact us!

The "safety area" is the area in which all important information - text, images that should not be trimmed off - must be placed.  We recommend a safety area of 0.125" from the edge of the trim size of the artwork.  Contact us for templates if you need them.

If any of the above guidelines are not followed, it may result in additional design or setup fees.