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Use JPG Files for basic Software Programs, or EPS Files for Professional Vector Art Programs, such as Adobe Illustrator.

General Design Guidelines

Print-Ready Art - Regardless of exactly what you want to print, or even what printing company you choose to have them printed, there are certain Printing Industry Standards in creating digital files for a commercial printing company. Learning and following these fundamentals will help every you create professional design files for all of your future printing projects…
For a detailed tutorial, see How to Create a Print-Ready File.



photo-quality printingPhoto Quality Printing
Most ofthe items on our website print at an incredible 500 dpi resolution. To take advantage of this photo-quality image reproduction, however, you will need to save your images and documents to a higher resolution than you may be used to.

We offer a Custom PDF Job Option setting that will not down-sample images lower than 450 dpi. Used in our own pre-press department, this Custom PDF Job Option is a free download. Once installed, it will appear as a “Press-Quality +” in the PDF quality options menu of your Adobe Software (such as InDesign and Illustrator).


Banners

Your banner art file should be full sized (if possible). If your software doesn't allow for a document as large as you want to print, supply the art file at 50% size (or 25%, etc.), and we will enlarge your file to the full size. If supplying reduced art files, keep in mind that the aspect ratio (length vs. width) need to be proportionate. Preferred file formats include: PDF and JPG.

Bleeds: Since banners are hemmed, no bleed is required.
Safe Zone: We recommend that important text, logos, etc. be at least 2 inch away from the edges.

If possible, text and logos should be Vector Art for optimum clarity and file size. Images recommended at 300 dpi for photo-quality printing, minimum of 72 dpi. Low-resolution images, while not recommended, may view acceptably as long as viewed from a distance.



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Banners with Pole Pockets

When ordering pole pocket banners, your graphic size includes the area of pockets. There will be a hemline across the graphic that creates the pocket, it will be 2”, 3”, or 4” from the edge of the graphic (depending on what sized pole pocket you order).

Bleeds: Since banners are hemmed, no bleed is required.
Safe Zone: We recommend that important text, logos, etc. be at least 2 inch away from the hemming. For example, an order with 3” pole pockets, add an Additional 2” more, keeping important copy 5” from any edges that contain a pocket (2” from any edge with no pocket).



art setup for banners with pole pockets
Booklets & Catalogs

Booklets and Catalog files should be supplied as individual pages (not 2-page spreads), in the correct page order, in PDF format. If pages in your book have background images or other graphics that print to the edges, it is important that your files are supplied with ⅛″ bleed (“extra” background ) past the page's edges.

Booklet and Catalog Templates
Two of the Most Common Page Sizes


Finished Page Size (folded) Orientation Portrait Layout Landscape Layout
8½″ x 11″ Portrait Layout JPG EPS JPG EPS
Landscape Layout JPG EPS JPG EPS
8½″ x 5½″ Portrait Layout JPG EPS JPG EPS
Landscape Layout JPG EPS JPG EPS

Setting up Page Bleed
(When Using Adobe InDesign)

InDesign settings for booklets and catalogs

If your document was created in Adobe InDesign, before saving to PDF, open FILE > Document Setup and turn OFF “facing pages.”   This will ensure that each page in your book has it's own bleed for proper printing. Set your document bleed to 0.125 inches, and make sure any image or other background graphic that you want to print off of the edges of the page extend past the document edges all the way to the bleed line (on all 4 sides of every page).

Brochures
Accordian Fold
accordian fold
Size (flat) Size (folded)* File Type
5.5 x 17 5.5 x 4.25 JPG       EPS
8 x 9 8 x 2.25 JPG       EPS
8 x 10 8 x 2.5 JPG       EPS
8.5 x 11 8.5 x 2.75 JPG       EPS
8.5 x 14 8.5 x 3.5 JPG       EPS
9 x 12 9 x 3 JPG       EPS
9 x 16 9 x 4 JPG       EPS
11 x 17 11 x 4.25 JPG       EPS
11.5 x 17.5 11.5 x 4.375 JPG       EPS
12 x 18 12 x 4.5 JPG       EPS
17 x 22 17 x 5.5 JPG       EPS


Double Gate Fold
double-gate fold
Size (flat) Size (folded)* File Type
5.5 x 17 5.5 x 4.31 JPG       EPS
8 x 9 8 x 2.21 JPG       EPS
8 x 10 8 x 2.56 JPG       EPS
8.5 x 11 8.5 x 2.81 JPG       EPS
8.5 x 14 8.5 x 3.57 JPG       EPS
9 x 12 9 x 3.06 JPG       EPS
9 x 16 9 x 4.06 JPG       EPS
10.5 x 17 10.5 x 4.32 JPG       EPS
11 x 17 11 x 4.32 JPG       EPS
11.5 x 17.5 11.5 x 4.44 JPG       EPS
12 x 18 12 x 4.56 JPG       EPS
17 x 22 17 x 5.56 JPG       EPS


Double Parallel Fold
double-Parallel fold
Size (flat) Size (folded)* OUTSIDE
of brochures
INSIDE
of brochures
4 x 10 4 x 2.53 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
4 x 11 4 x 2.78 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
4 x 15 4 x 3.78 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
4.25 x 11 4.25 x 2.78 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
5.5 x 17 5.5 x 4.28 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
8 x 9 8 x 2.28 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
8 x 10 8 x 2.8 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
8.5 x 11 8.5 x 2.78 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
8.5 x 14 8.5 x 3.58 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
9 x 12 9 x 3.03 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
9 x 16 9 x 4.03 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
10.5 x 17 10.5 x 4.28 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
11 x 17 11 x 4.28 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
11.5 x 17.5 11.5 x 4.4 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
12 x 18 12 x 4.53 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
17 x 22 17 x 5.53 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS


Right Angle (French) Fold
French fold (or right angle fold)
Size (flat) Size (folded) OUTSIDE
of brochures
INSIDE
of brochures
8.5 x 7 4.25 x 3.5 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
8.5 x 7.5 4.25 x 3.75 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
8 x 9 4 x 4.5 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
8 x 10 4 x 5 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
8.5 x 11 4.25 x 5.5 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
8.5 x 14 4.25 x 7 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
9 x 12 4.5 x 6 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
9 x 16 4.5 x 8 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
10.5 x 17 5.25 x 8.5 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
11 x 17 5.5 x 8.5 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
11.5 x 17.5 5.75 x 8.75 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
12 x 18 6 x 9 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
17 x 22 8.5 x 11 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS


Gate Fold
gate fold
Size (flat) Size (folded) File Type
5.5 x 17 5.5 x 8.53 JPG       EPS
8 x 9 8 x 4.53 JPG       EPS
8 x 10 8 x 5.03 JPG       EPS
8.5 x 7.5 4.28 x 7.5 JPG       EPS
8.5 x 11 8.5 x 5.56 JPG       EPS
8.5 x 14 8.5 x 7.03 JPG       EPS
9 x 12 9 x 6.03 JPG       EPS
9 x 16 9 x 8.03 JPG       EPS
10.5 x 17 10.5 x 8.36 JPG       EPS
11 x 17 11 x 8.54 JPG       EPS
11.5 x 17.5 11.5 x 8.78 JPG       EPS
12 x 18 12 x 9.03 JPG       EPS
17 x 22 17 x 11.03 JPG       EPS

Half Fold (Landscape)
half-fold (landscape)
Size (flat) Size (folded) File Type
4 x 8.5 4 x 4.25 JPG       EPS
4 x 9 4 x 4.5 JPG       EPS
4 x 10 4 x 5 JPG       EPS
4 x 11 4 x 5.5 JPG       EPS
4 x 15 4 x 7.5 JPG       EPS
4.25 x 11 4.25 x 5.5 JPG       EPS
5.5 x 17 5.5 x 8.5 JPG       EPS
6.5 x 9 6.5 x 4.5 JPG       EPS
8 x 9 8 x 4.5 JPG       EPS
8 x 10 8 x 5 JPG       EPS
8.5 x 3.66 4.25 x 3.66 JPG       EPS
8.5 x 5.5 4.25 x 5.5 JPG       EPS
8.5 x 7.5 4.25 x 7.5 JPG       EPS
8.5 x 11 8.5 x 5.5 JPG       EPS
8.5 x 14 8.5 x 7 JPG       EPS
9 x 12 9 x 6 JPG       EPS
9 x 16 9 x 8 JPG       EPS
10.5 x 17 10.5 x 8.5 JPG       EPS
11 x 17 11 x 8.5 JPG       EPS
11.5 x 17.5 11.5 x 8.75 JPG       EPS
12 x 18 12 x 9 JPG       EPS
17 x 22 17 x 11 JPG       EPS

Half Fold (Portrait - Horizontal)
half-fold (portrait horizontal)
Size (flat) Size (folded) File Type
4.25 x 11 4.25 x 5.5 JPG       EPS
5.5 x 17 5.5 x 8.5 JPG       EPS
6.5 x 9 6.5 x 4.5 JPG       EPS
8 x 10 8 x 5 JPG       EPS
8.5 x 5.5 4.25 x 5.5 JPG       EPS
8.5 x 7.5 4.25 x 7.5 JPG       EPS
8.5 x 11 8.5 x 5.5 JPG       EPS
8.5 x 14 8.5 x 7 JPG       EPS
9 x 12 9 x 6 JPG       EPS
9 x 16 9 x 8 JPG       EPS
10.5 x 17 10.5 x 8.5 JPG       EPS
11 x 17 11 x 8.5 JPG       EPS
11.5 x 17.5 11.5 x 8.75 JPG       EPS
12 x 18 12 x 9 JPG       EPS
17 x 22 17 x 11 JPG       EPS

Half Fold (Portrait - Vertical)
half-fold (portrait vertical)
Size (flat) Size (folded) File Type
6.5 x 9 3.25 x 9 JPG       EPS
8 x 7.5 8 x 3.75 JPG       EPS
8 x 9 4 x 9 JPG       EPS
8 x 10 4 x 10 JPG       EPS
8.5 x 5.5 8.5 x 2.75 JPG       EPS
8.5 x 7 8.5 x 3.5 JPG       EPS
8.5 x 7.5 8.5 x 3.75 JPG       EPS
8.5 x 11 4.25 x 11 JPG       EPS
10.5 x 17 5.25 x 17 JPG       EPS
11 x 17 5.5 x 17 JPG       EPS

Half-Fold + Tri Fold (map fold)
half-fold (portrait horizontal)
Size (flat) Size (folded)* OUTSIDE
of brochures
INSIDE
of brochures
8.5 x 11 8.5 x 3.68 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
8.5 x 14 7 x 2.85 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
9 x 16 8 x 3.02 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
10.5 x 17 8.5 x 3.52 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
11 x 17 8.5 x 3.69 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
11.5 x 17.5 8.75 x 3.85 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
12 x 18 9 x 4.06 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
17 x 22 11 x 5.69 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS


Roll Fold (or Barrel Fold)
roll fold (or barrel fold)
Size (flat) Size (folded) OUTSIDE
of brochures
INSIDE
of brochures
4 x 11 4 x 2.81 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
4 x 15 4 x 3.815 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
4.25 x 11 4.25 x 2.81 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
4.25 x 12 4.25 x 3.06 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
5.5 x 17 5.5 x 4.31 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
8 x 9 8 x 2.31 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
8 x 10 8 x 2.56 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
8.5 x 11 8.5 x 2.81 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
8.5 x 14 8.5 x 3.56 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
9 x 12 9 x 3.06 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
9 x 16 9 x 4.06 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
10.5 x 17 10.5 x 4.31 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
11 x 17 11 x 4.31 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
11.5 x 17.5 11.5 x 4.44 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
12 x 18 12 x 4.56 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
17 x 22 17 x 5.56 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS


Tri Fold
tri fold
Size (flat) Size (folded) OUTSIDE
of brochures
INSIDE
of brochures
4 x 8.5 4 x 2.81 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
4 x 9 4 x 3.81 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
4 x 10 4 x 3.35 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
4 x 11 4 x 3.69 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
4 x 15 4 x 5.02 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
4.25 x 11 4.25 x 3.69 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
5.5 x 17 5.5 x 5.69 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
6.5 x 9 6.5 x 3.02 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
7 x 8.5 7 x 2.85 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
8 x 9 8 x 3.02 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
8 x 10 8 x 3.29 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
8.5 x 3.66 2.85 x 3.66 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
8.5 x 5.5 2.85 x 5.5 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
8.5 x 7.5 8.5 x 2.85 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
8.5 x 11 8.5 x 3.69 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
8.5 x 14 8.5 x 4.68 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
9 x 12 9 x 4.06 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
9 x 16 9 x 5.35 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
10.5 x 17 10.5 x 5.69 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
11 x 17 11 x 17 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
11.5 x 17.5 11.5 x 5.85 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
12 x 18 12 x 6.02 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
17 x 22 17 x 7.35 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
25.5 x 11 17 x 8.56 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS


Z Fold
Z fold
Size (flat) Size (folded) File Type
4 x 8.5 4 x 2.83 JPG       EPS
4 x 9 4 x 3 JPG       EPS
4 x 10 4 x 3.33 JPG       EPS
4 x 11 4 x 3.67 JPG       EPS
4 x 15 4 x 5 JPG       EPS
4.25 x 11 4.25 x 3.67 JPG       EPS
5.5 x 17 5.5 x 5.67 JPG       EPS
6.5 x 9 6.5 x 3 JPG       EPS
7 x 8.5 7 x 2.83 JPG       EPS
8 x 9 8 x 3 JPG       EPS
8 x 10 8 x 3.33 JPG       EPS
8.5 x 3.67 2.83 x 3.67 JPG       EPS
8.5 x 7 8.5 x 2.33 JPG       EPS
8.5 x 11 8.5 x 3.67 JPG       EPS
8.5 x 14 8.5 x 4.67 JPG       EPS
9 x 12 9 x 4 JPG       EPS
9 x 16 9 x 5.33 JPG       EPS
10.5 x 17 10.5 x 5.66 JPG       EPS
11 x 17 11 x 5.66 JPG       EPS
11.5 x 17.5 11.5 x 5.83 JPG       EPS
12 x 18 12 x 6 JPG       EPS
17 x 22 17 x 7.33 JPG       EPS
Business Cards
Business Card Type / Size Corners Horizontal Layout Vertical Layout
Standard Size 
3½″ x 2″
Square JPG EPS JPG EPS
¼″ Radius JPG EPS JPG EPS
⅛″ Radius JPG EPS JPG EPS
Credit Card 
3⅜″ x 2⅛″
Square JPG EPS JPG EPS
¼″ Radius JPG EPS JPG EPS
⅛″ Radius JPG EPS JPG EPS
Slim Card
3½″ x 1¾″
Square JPG EPS JPG EPS
¼″ Radius JPG EPS JPG EPS
⅛″ Radius JPG EPS JPG EPS
Slim Card
3½″ x 1½″
Square JPG EPS JPG EPS
¼″ Radius JPG EPS JPG EPS
⅛″ Radius JPG EPS JPG EPS
Oval Card 3½″ x 2″ JPG EPS JPG EPS
Fold-Over Card
3½″ x 4″ JPG EPS JPG EPS
7″ x 2″ JPG EPS JPG EPS
Business Card Magnets
Business Card Magnets Corners Horizontal Layout Vertical Layout
Standard Size 
3½″ x 2″
Square JPG EPS JPG EPS
Rounded ⅛″ Radius JPG EPS JPG EPS
Flyers
Flyer Size Horizontal Layout Vertical Layout
4.25 x 5.5 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
4 x 8.5 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
4 x 10 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
4 x 11 JPG       EPS
4 x 15 JPG       EPS
4.25 x 11 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
5.5 x 17 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
6.5 x 9 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
8 x 9 JPG       EPS
8 x 10 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
8.5 x 3.66 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
8.5 x 5.5 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
8.5 x 7 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
8.5 x 7.5 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
8.5 x 11 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
8.5 x 14 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
9 x 12 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
9 x 16 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
10.5 x 17 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
11 x 17 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
11.5 x 17.5 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
12 x 15 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
12 x 18 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS
17 x 22 JPG       EPS JPG       EPS





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