If we are printing door hangers or postcards directly from your own ﬁnished artwork the
following are some guidelines to simplify the process of sending us your ﬁles.
The preferred format for sending us ﬁles is a press quality PDF.
We also accept EPS, JPG and TIFF formats as well as native ﬁles in any of the usual design & page layout programs such as PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign, and so on.
When preparing ﬁles, make sure that they are CMYK. Flatten all ﬁles and convert fonts to outline before sending them. Images and ﬁles should be at 300 dpi resolution.
Door hangers and postcards need to have 0.1 25″ (i.e. 1/8th) inch bleed on all four sides. As an example, for 4×6 ﬁnal size trimmed postcard, the ﬁle that we need to get is 4.25×6.25.
In order to allow for tolerances in trimming the printed pieces, your design should allow for a O.25″ (1/4th) inch “safe area” between the edge of your design and the edge of the paper. Please keep all critical text within the “safe area”. For door hangers, no critical text in the top 1.75″ area where a hole will be punched.
Layout & Templates
The layout guide and templates below will further assist in ensuring correct submission of ﬁles.
|Final Postcard||File Dimension||Template|
|4×6||4.25×6.25||Postcard Template 4×6.ait|
|5.5X8.5||5.75X8.75||Postcard Template 5_5 x 8_5.ait|
|6×11||6.25X1 1.25||Postcard Template 6×1 1.ait|