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Help Center

Got a question about printing or need some help preparing your files for print? You might not know much about printing, but we do, and we're only too happy tp share that knowledge, experience, and advice with you.

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Image Resolution

One of the best things you can do to ensure your printed document looks good is to make sure your image resolution is at least 300 dots per inch (DPI) at the final output size

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Low Resolution Photo (Bad)

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High Resolution Photo (Good)

Caution: You cannot simply convert a low-resolution photo to a higher resolution by increasing the DPI in your imaging program. The printed result will be a blurry image.

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A file at 72 DPI

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A file at 72 DPI scaled to 300 DPI

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A file at 300 DPI

The term resolution is also known as PPI (pixels per inch). It is a measurement of the number of squares (called pixels) of color information available in an inch of space. The more squares, the better the image quality. Below is an illustration of how the same image might appear at different pixel resolutions.

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Importance of CMYK Color Mode

CMYK or process color is the color mode used by commercial printing equipment to create full-color graphics and images. The process involves combining varying amounts of cyan (C), magenta (M), yellow (Y), and black (K-for "key") ink to produce the full spectrum of color. The other common color mode – RGB color – uses three colors – red (R), green (G), and blue (B) – to create a full-color effect.

RGB is the color mode used by computer monitors, digital cameras, and TVs. Varying levels of red, green, and blue light combine to create the images which appear on the screen. That's why web-based images are created in RGB color mode.

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When designing your artwork for print, we recommend starting with CMYK color mode. This will help ensure your images and background colors look good from the start. Of course, you can create your artwork in RGB and then either convert it yourself or have us convert it to CMYK for you after the fact. However, because the two color modes are so different, such conversions are never just a simple flip of the switch.

While most colors translate pretty well from one color mode to the other, subtle color shifting is common when converting from RGB to CMYK (and vice versa), requiring some manual adjustments to get things just right. For example, many software programs will translate a 100% blue RGB value into a CMYK color that looks more purple than blue. Such changes will need to be accounted for if you start with an RGB color mode and then convert to CMYK later on.

If you send us files that use RGB color, we will convert your files to CMYK before printing them. In such cases, we recommend you view a printed proof before we complete your order, so you can see how the converted colors will appear in print.

Converting Images in Adobe Photoshop

If you're using images from a digital camera, chances are those photos use RGB color. Here are the steps to take to convert an RGB image to CMYK color using Adobe Photoshop.

  • Create a copy of your original image and open both in Photoshop. This will provide you with a point of reference to look back on once you've converted your image to CMYK
  • Choose the copy you want to convert and select Image > Mode > CMYK Color from the main toolbar at the top of the screen. This will convert the image to CMYK. converting img
  • Referring back to your original image (still in RGB mode), adjust the colors as needed. In most cases, Photoshop will do a good job converting the file, but subtle adjustments may be needed.

Bleeds, Cut Line, and Safety Margin

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Borders With Bleeds

While commercial trimming equipment is highly accurate, environmental and mechanical conditions beyond our control can affect its precision. As a result, the actual edge of a trimmed piece can vary by as much as 1/16" from the planned edge of the page. As printers, we use a "bleed" area to compensate for this variation.

If your printed piece calls for a border along its edge, you will need to extend that border 1/8" beyond the outside cut line, in order to ensure that it prints properly. Otherwise, you might run into issues when the piece is cut to its finished size.

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Fonts and Transparency

If your artwork contains vector-based graphics with transparency or other special effects, make sure you provide us with a copy of your files with flattened images and all fonts converted to outlines. Transparent, unflattened artwork and non-outlined fonts may not print properly, resulting in costly delays and reprints. Below are instructions for flattening your artwork and converting fonts to outlines in Adobe Illustrator and InDesign.

Adobe Illustrator

Create a copy of your file and save the original in a safe place (in case you need to make changes later). Once you've flattened your images and converted your text to outlines, you will not be able to edit those elements again.

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Adobe InDesign

Create a copy of your file and save the original in a safe place (in case you need to make changes later). Once you've flattened your images and converted your text to outlines, you will not be able to edit those elements again.

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Fonts and Text Point Sizes

Type that is smaller than 7 pt can be difficult to read. Please make sure you are not using a font size smaller than 7 pt.

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Line Width

The chart shown here highlights the most common line widths:

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We strongly suggest setting your line thickness to at least .25 points or at least .003 inches in width. A 1 or 2 point line is very popular and looks especially good around photographs.

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