> Custom Design, Graphics & File Preparation Guidelines
Custom Design, Graphics & File Preparation Guidelines
Let Park Place Printing handle your design needs, or if you prefer, send your existing digital artwork to us for quality production. Before submitting your artwork, please follow our guidelines below to ensure that your files print correctly.
Do-It-Yourself...Guidelines for Preparing Artwork FilesFor best results please follow our guidelines. If you have questions regarding these guidelines or artwork submittal, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- • Business Cards
- • Booklets
- • Bookmarks
- • Brochures
- • Calendars
- • Catalogs
- • CD Packages
- • Club Flyers
- • Collectors Cards
- • Door Hangers
- • DVD Packages
- • Envelopes
- • Event Tickets
- • Flyers
- • Hang Tags
- • Letterheads
- • Mini Menus
- • Notepads
- • Posters
- • Postcards
- • Presentation Folders
- • Rackcards
- • Rolodex Cards
- • Roll Labels
- • Special Shapes
- • Staggered Cut Flyers
- • Stickers
- • Table Tents
- • Tent Cards
- • Websites
When you need assistance in creating a brand for your business, we’re at your service. Let us help you achieve your vision with custom designs to enhance your brand and market your services. We offer design for print and web marketing. Contact us today! We’d love to work with you to help you grow your business.
(888) 602-3123 email@example.com
For Custom Design...
- • Choose the product that suits your needs.
- • Next, provide us with all the relevant information pertaining to your message and concept.
- • You may send us the images you’d like us to utilize or we can help you choose stock images.
- • We will then conceptualize the design, create the files. For PRINT, we will send you the proof via email for approval. For WEB, we will create a home page mock-up design for your approval.
- • After final approval, your print product will be printed and shipped to your satisfaction! Your website will go online live.
Please call 888-602-3123 for more information and great pricing.
We accept the following file formats:
.ai, .eps, .indd, .jpg, .pdf, .psd, .qxp, .tif, .zip
- Current versions of:
- • Quark XPress
- • InDesign
- • Illustrator
- • Photoshop
Be Sure To Copy All Parts Of The Project:
- • Document/Layout file(s)
- • Fonts (screen and printer)
- • Graphics (embedded and nested images)
- • .tif photos/scans
- • .eps files
• Rotate, scal and crop all images before placing on page
• Include bleed, at least .125” (1/8”) up to .25” (1/4”)
• Proofread all your files. We are not responsible for errors in submitted files.
- • Convert all type in Illustrator to outlines or paths
- • Do not specify a rule weight of hairline. Define as .25 point rule
- • Clipping paths should be created in Photoshop
- • Page/panel sizes should be created in Photoshop
- • Save graphic files in .EPS or .TIF format. Not PICT or GIF
- • Place all scans/photos at 100% or smaller (enlargements compromise quality)
All photo/scans (CMYK/grayscale) must have a minimum of 300 dpi (dot per inch) resolution. The images designed for the web are done at a low screen resolution of 72 dpi. Print images need to be created at 300 dpi or there will be a substantial drop in the image quality. Use 1200 dpi for bitmap line art.
In both graphic & page layout programs, all color artwork and/or images must be provided in either “CMYK” (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) color mode or as “SPOT COLOR” and must be specified using the spot PMS color number. All black & white artworks and/or images must be provided in grayscale color mode. Heavy black ink might cause smearing. Make black type 100% black. For vibrant black backgrounds, use “rich” blacks: 60%-C, 40%-M, 40%-Y, 100%-K.
What's a bleed? Bleed is the portion of the product that will be trimmed off when it is cut to the final size.
The purpose of a bleed is to continue a color, image, or design to the edge of the product. Due to the possibility of shifting in the trimming process, a bleed is required to ensure that a white line does not show on the edges of your product. We automatically trim the bleed off of each side, which will result in the desired trim size. Please build your print-ready digital files by adding the appropriate bleed to your file.
Bleed size is at least .125” (1/8”) up to .25” (1/4”).
Please build your press-ready digital files by adding crop marks. Lines indicating where the paper should be cut to produce the correct size.
- • Fonts must be embedded in PDF files.
- • Fonts must be outlined or converted to paths or curves in EPS files.
- • Some fonts have copyright restrictions and will not embed in PDF Files.
All critical elements (text, images, logos, etc.) must be kept at least 0.125" inside the edge. Anything left close to edge may be cut off during trimming.