DESIGN & PROOFING
GUIDELINES FOR PREPARING YOUR OWN GRAPHICS
ALL IMAGES must be scanned or created at a minimum resolution of 300 dpi (dots per inch).
All COLOR IMAGES must be CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black).
For BLACK & WHITE IMAGES, select GREYSCALE.
You should start by downloading the correct template for the layout you have chosen (See our CD DESIGN TEMPLATES page). If you don't see the template for the design you want, contact us and we can supply it. PAY CLOSE ATTENTION to SAFETY, CUT and BLEED lines on the template. Your artwork MUST conform to these specifications or it WILL NOT be suitable.
For print, vector-based applications (Illustrator, InDesign) are preferable to bitmap-based apps (Photoshop, etc.).
Please set up two folders when you save your files. One folder should contain the native files, images and fonts. The other folder should contain the native file FLATTENED, with all text converted to OUTLINES or PATHS. You can also make a HIGH RESOLUTION PDF if you like. You can save this all to CDR or...
TO SEND US FILES ELECTRONICALLY:
Please .zip all artwork files and send to:
Proofing for all jobs will be done electronically via .pdf. Print proofs are optional, but will add time and extra cost to your project.
Good luck, and feel free to call with any questions.