Image Submission & Work Quality
Sometimes images received do not meet our quality standards and we will address this when the ﬁrst proof is created. At this time we will contact you for a new image to ensure the integrity of the work is maintained.
Trim, Bleed & Margin
Trim, Bleed & Margin is the most important concept of a print job. Everything else is just either technical application instructions or adjustments to enhance quality.
- Trim (Black) is where the product will be trimmed/cut.
- Bleed (Blue) is a safe zone outside the trim area.
- Margin (Pink) is a safe zone inside the trim area. Your job will look more professional if you do not crowd your information near the edges of your paper
Color Space = CMYK
For the best color reproduction design send your file in CMYK. CMYK is the recommended color space and the native printing colors of our printers. Many programs have a default color space of RGB, which is the color space of computer monitors. If you upload a file that is RGB you may see a noticeable difference between the colors of the file you upload and the final product. Since we are a digital printer and do not use inks we are unable to accommodate those looking to reproduce specific spot / Pantone colors.
When a RGB file is printed in CMYK, many neon or bright colors cannot be reproduced so these colors will appear darker on the final product. For the best color reproduction design your file in CMYK.
Fonts = Embedded
All fonts should be embedded or converted to outlines/curves. If you are using third party or free fonts found on the internet it is best to embed these fonts when creating a PDF. Some programs like Adobe Illustrator have the ability to convert the fonts to outlines / curves which is essentially the same as embedding the fonts.
By embedding fonts you will insure that when we receive your file that your fonts look the same on our end as they do on yours. If you do not embed your fonts and said fonts are not available on our system then you run the risk of the text and possibly the layout being different on your copies.