•Accepted File Resolution
The image resolution must be at least 300 dots per inch (DPI) at the final output printable size in which size we are going to print the image. Then it will print clear and up to the mark.
•Accepted Color Mode
The Color mode must be in RGB color to be a print ready file. If files are submitted using any other color mode, such as CMYK or Pantone, the files will be converted to RGB during preflighting check by default. Conversion from one color standard to another may result in a colors variation or colors dropping out may happens.
•File Setup for Bleeds, Cutline and Safety
Bleeds are required in all artwork with an image extending to one of the borders. Add a quarter inch (0.125″) to each side to allow for cutting. For example, for a 8.5” x 11” Booklet with full bleed, the image size should be submitted at 8.75” x 11.25” (red box).0.125″ (1/8”) on each edge of the Booklet will be trimmed off during the cutting process. This will leave you a 8.5” x 11” standard Booklet (black box).
Your type (text) should be 0.125″ (1/8”) inside the cut box on each side. This will guarantee your text to not be cut off form your artwork (blue box).
•File Setup for Borders
The cutting process for printed materials has a mechanical tolerance of about 0.0625 or 1/16 of an inch. When using a border in your artwork, it is essential that your design use at least 0.25 or 1/4 of an inch of white space from your border to the cut line to maintain a symmetric appearance.
•Fonts and Transparency Problems
Make sure to check
“Convert All text to Outlines means Curves”
“Convert All Strokes to Outlines means weld”
“Preserve Alpha Transparency”
“Preserve Overprints and Source Color”
“Save file as PDF 1.3